Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chris Lu to Serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor

Back in early January, President Obama nominated Chris Lu as Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor. If his name sounds familiar, it may be because I had interviewed Lu back at the Democratic National Convention in September of 2012, when he … Continue reading

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8$: Singer Jane Kim’s Debut EP

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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On Chocolate Roses or Why Asian Dramas Are The Worst

By Sean Miura In high school I had a crush on this girl. She was funny and bubbly and outgoing. I was serious and self deprecating and reclusive. Perfect match. 15 year old Sean had no idea how the whole … Continue reading

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Golden State Warriors 2014 Asian Heritage Night – GenRyu Arts’ Half-Time Performance

At the end of January, the Golden State Warriors had their annual Asian Heritage Night themed game. This was the first time in a while that I recall that did not feature Jeremy Lin playing (even though he has since … Continue reading

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Join the National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 20, 2014

By Kiran Ahuja on Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), as well as government, civic and business leaders from across the country on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3 PM ET for … Continue reading

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Fred Korematsu Day Celebration 2014 – Congressman Mike Honda & Jose Antonio Vargas

To view and access the video index of the program, view the video directly online at YouTube here (in the About section). Last month, I had the honor to attend the annual Korematsu Day Celebration organized by The Korematsu Institute … Continue reading

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The Dropbox: South Korea Baby Box Rescue

I have no words. It took me a while to watch the promo because anything with babies makes me feel crazy raw and wrecks me for a few days. But this is strangely heartening. From Faithit: In Seoul, South Korea, … Continue reading

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Is This The Ghost of Elisa Lam?

A photo by a Riverside boy has been making the social media rounds as possibly being a “ghostly apparition.” Taken outside a window of The Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, The Cecil is infamous for being a part-time home … Continue reading

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Singing Couple Achieves Fame in Six Seconds

Asian Americans have made themselves known through YouTube videos, but can fame be achieved when those videos are only six seconds?  Michael and Carissa Alvarado, a husband and wife team making up the group Us, have gained notoriety by using … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” Behind the Scenes After the big kerfluffle about Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” Super Bowl ad, I was excited to go online and see these behind the scenes videos published with the real faces of the young girls who were selected to sing “America … Continue reading

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Asian Americans and Asian Canadians in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Northwest Asian Weekly recently published a list of Asian Americans in the Sochi 2014 Olympics.   While figure skater Mirai Nagasu is not going and snowboarder Chloe Kim cannot go, ice dancers like Alex and Maia Shibutani, Madison Chock, and Felicia … Continue reading

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