Monthly Archives: November 2012

PBS’s The Mind of a Chef With David Chang

Watch The Mind of a Chef – Preview on PBS. See more from PBS.  Before the election, I caught ‘celebrity’ chef David Chang was also on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he mentioned that he would have a new … Continue reading

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Southern California’s ‘Little Saigon’ Elects First Vietnamese American mayor

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times did a nice profile on Tri Ta, the newly elected mayor of Westminster, California – which happens to be the epicenter of the Vietnamese American community, also known as ‘Little Saigon’: “Since his … Continue reading

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Remembering Asian American Veterans: Lou Sing Kee, World War I Hero

On U.S. Veteran’s Day, we should also remember Asian American veterans, whose long history of valor may not be known to many. When I first saw this picture in the San Jose Mercury News, I wondered, “who is this kid … Continue reading

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Cung Le Trying To Hold It Together With Movie Release And Upcoming UFC Fight

Cung Le is a busy guy:  he has been simultaneously been promoting The Man with the Iron Fists and preparing for a headlining fight against Rich Franklin this weekend at UFC on FUEL 6 in Macao.  This video follows him … Continue reading

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Asian American Voters Side With Democrats Over Republicans

One interesting (and not very surprising) statistic to come out of Election Day is the racial and gender disparities between political parties. Francis Wilkinson from Bloomberg View writes about how Asian American voters are sending a message to the Republican … Continue reading

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Asian American 2012 Congressional Election Results Wrapup

http://youtu.be/uHVOMQpkeno Well, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 came and went and President Barack Obama was re-elected. However, other electoral news happened. This was a record year for Asian Americans running for the U.S. Senate and House. Five new Asian American and … Continue reading

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Admissions Test Prep: Stepping Stone to Asian Americans, Considered Unfair by Others

New York City’s top academic high schools like Bronx Science (pictured above) and Stuyvesant have one entrance criteria:  performance on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). While many Asian American families look at SHSAT preparation courses as a stepping … Continue reading

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VOTE! If Frank Tanabe Could Do It, So Can You

Vote! If Frank Tanabe could get his absentee ballot filled out while bedridden, you too can vote. Dying of liver cancer, this WWII veteran made his choices after having his daughter read him the options. Tanabe was forced to drop … Continue reading

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Highlights Of Voter Suppression In Asian America

Since the sixth of November is 2012’s election year, Mother Jones recently put out an article on the timeline of voter suppression in America. What’s interesting about the piece is that many individuals from Asian American history are right there … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Advocate For Obama And Romney

While large numbers of Asian American voters are nonpartisan, many are definitely not!  In case you have yet decided who you will vote for president, here are some links where Asian Americans advocate for Obama and Romney.

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Election 2012 – Congressional Campaign Ads

Back in 2010, I highlighted Asian Americans running for public office and their television commercials. Now, with a record number of Asian Americans running for Congress, it’s even more important to highlight leadership role models such as these individuals. After … Continue reading

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16th Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival – Film Highlights

The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival celebrates it’s Sweet 16th Nov 6-11 in Toronto and Nov 16-17 in Richmond Hill. For the TL;DR types, check out our video interview with the festival’s Program Director, Aram Siu-Wai Collier. The Opening Gala … Continue reading

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