Monthly Archives: July 2012

CNN: With Surging Numbers, Asian Americans Look for Congressional Gains

I’ve meant to blog about this trend, and I sort of have, blogging about Asian Americans such as Nate Shinagawa, Grace Meng, and William Tong (though he pulled out of his Senatorial primary race). This year, there are a record … Continue reading

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The Uphill Battle For Elite Teenage Asian American Athletes

By Mina T Son During film school, my filmmaking partner Sara Newens and I came across a story that we thought should get told. Three teenage athletes competing and training around the world for a shot at Olympic glory in … Continue reading

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The 5 Types Of Asian American Expats In Asia You Don’t Want to Be

There are some times when I’m happier being amongst my Third Culture Kid crowd than I am amongst the Asian American crowd. Having grown up in Manila and Hong Kong, spent extended time in Bangkok and Singapore, and now currently … Continue reading

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Where Are The Asians In La Jolla Playhouse’s The Nightingale?

Within the Asian American theater and entertainment community, a huge uproar is in the air after the announcement was made on who the cast members were for La Jolla Playhouse‘s The Nightingale, a musical set in feudal China. This came … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s Nike Air Force One Has Landed

Nike had announced back in May that they would be releasing a Jeremy Lin shoe as part of their Air Force One series. Well, Air Force One landed on July 7th and is available in limited quantities for $100 at … Continue reading

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CNN: Growing Clout of Asian Americans

I caught this CNN piece last weekend. With the release of that Pew Research a few weeks ago, there has been a slew of reporting on Asian Americans. As I cover the political angle in a lot of my posts, … Continue reading

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Andy Choi and Michael Chang of Greystripe: Is the Bamboo Ceiling Coming Down?

Bamboo Ceiling? Not anymore. At least, not for Greystripe cofounders Michael Chang and Andy Choi. Although there have been several stories about the Bamboo Ceiling and how it plagues immigrant Asians because a lack of self-promotion, now there’s a happy … Continue reading

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NYT: Japanese Americans Seek Answers at “Internment” Camp

Recently, there was a New York Times article about the stigma surrounding the Japanese Americans who were unlawfully incarcerated in the Tule Lake concentration camp (after it became segregated).  Even though more than 70 years have passed, the Tule Lake … Continue reading

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NYC Ticket Giveaway: 35th Annual Asian American International Film Festival

UPDATE 7/17/2012: Congrats to the winners: Jacky C, Jennifer B, and Lysabeth L! 8Asians is proud to be a media partner for the 35th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York City. AAIFF is the first and … Continue reading

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Welcome to K-Town Reality Show

Finally. “K-Town”, the Korean West Coast produced-by-Tyrese version of “Jersey Shore” has arrived… on YouTube where, at this writing, the first episode has clocked a little under 13,000 views. Which isn’t too bad considering how little happened in this premiere. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prize Package

UPDATE 7/18/2012: Congrats to the Grand Prize winner: Kim P and also to our Runner-Up winners: Alexandra, Jeanne C, John K, Megan Q, Debra S, Lesley F, Tim G, Khiemosabi, Anthony G and Stephen N! It’s Anime/Comic expo season! And … Continue reading

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Asian American MMA Fighters go 1-1 on UFC on Fuel 4

Asian American MMA Fighters went 1-1 on UFC on Fuel 4 last Wednesday, as Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso won his flyweight bought but Mark Munoz saw his title shot chances go away after he was knocked out by Chris Weidman.  They … Continue reading

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