Monthly Archives: May 2010

Words of Wisdom from Skater Dr. Michelle Kwan

Last weekend, two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan was a commencement speaker at Southern Vermont College and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. She noted that she’s probably the only current student (at Tufts) who is also giving a graduation … Continue reading

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Miss USA Breaks Through Another Racial Barrier

Say what you will about the Miss USA pageants, but when I learned today that the winner of the beauty pageant competition was Rima Fakih (who won Miss Michigan on September 19th, 2009), I whooped at my computer screen and … Continue reading

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Will San Jose Balance its budget on the backs of Asian-American Gamblers?

(Flickr photo credit: tobyleah) One of the ways that San Jose is dealing with an upcoming budget deficit is Proposition K.  Proposition K proposes to the voters that the two card clubs in San Jose, Bay 101 (pictured) and Garden … Continue reading

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[May 19] DC: National Rally Against Hepatitis and Liver Cancer in DC

If you’re in the DC area next Wednesday and are concerned about hepatitis B & C (it causes 80% of liver cancers and disproportionally affects AAPIs, so you should), please join hundreds as they rally to demand Congress fully fund prevention and education programs.

Congress members and community health leaders from across the country will be in attendance, including representatives from over a dozen AAPI groups sponsored to fly in by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Orgs (AA… Continue reading

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POP 88 #42 – The House of Suh

While there were a lot of really fascinating documentaries shown at this year’s Hot Docs World Documentary Festival in Toronto this past week, one of the more stand out ones was “The House of Suh”. Directed by Iris Shim, the … Continue reading

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From the Mailbox: Huffington Post Runs Baiting Article about Chinese Eating Dogs

This e-mail came in from Frida: The only reason I can think of for the very popular news blog Huffington Post to devote a whole story called “Chinese Astronauts Ate Dogs in Space” is to incite gawkers over how “weird” … Continue reading

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[May 15] NORTHERN CA: Tree Show VI

Group Art Show

Tree Show VI at GRSF, May 15, 2010 – Jun 9, 2010
Reception: Saturday, May 15, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Giant Robot is proud to present Tree Show VI. In the tradition of its predecessors, this group exhibition will feature arbor-inspired pieces by painters, illustrators, and other creators from street art, indie comics, printmaking, design, and crafty art backgrounds.

A reception featuring many of the artists will… Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Violence: Frustration from the Philadelphia High School Attacks

I can’t remember how long attacks on Asian students have been going on at this Philadelphia high school, but I remember seeing links to it on Angry Asian Man a while back — in December, over thirty Asian immigrant students … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: General Mills

Here’s a General Mills cereal commercial with a bunch of cute kids, including an Asian American boy swimmer. I’m glad they didn’t make him wear the martial arts outfit, since we don’t all know Karate, Kung Fu or Tae Kwon … Continue reading

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Hair Raising Unknown: A Call For APA Hair Representation

By Leanne So I was watching clips online of the Fashion & Beauty portion from The Today Show, which covers all the really important things that women need to know about, like  “saving the planet and looking good” or  “keeping … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Writers Talk About: My Comfort Food

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month! Welcome to our compilation series featuring all of our 8A bloggers celebrating, sharing and even complaining about our collective APA backgrounds. What better way to kick this off than talking about food? Comfort … Continue reading

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My First Encounter with Hollywood (and Stereotypes)

Republished with permission from Projekt NewSpeak. Ever since I moved to Los Angeles from Williamsburg, VA over two months ago, I’ve been living my dream of becoming a social justice activist and actor. During my time here so far, I’ve … Continue reading

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