Monthly Archives: October 2014

North Korea Refuses Envoy for Three Americans

As reported by CBS News, North Korea has refused to allow a high level envoy to retrieve three American citizens from their detainment. The three include Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, CA; Jeffrey Fowle of Miamisburg, Ohio; and Kenneth Bai of … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Who We Be” by Jeff Chang

Race. Multiculturalism. Diversity. Culture. Big words that it sometimes seems we talk around and around. Jeff Chang’s new book Who We Be: The Colorization of America–released today–takes a big step in helping to provide a vocabulary and a history to America’s … Continue reading

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Thai American Amanda Carr Wins Gold at Asian Games As reported in Bankok Post, Thai American BMX racer Amanda Carr wins Gold at the Incheon Games, beating out competitors from all over Asia, including China, South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. Born in Florida, Carr plans to represent Thailand … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Part 21 of 24)

My family lineage actually comes from south Taiwan (and South China further back), and Kaohsiung is my heritage city on my mother’s side of the family. One of the must-see attractions of the city is the Lotus Pond, which is … Continue reading

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SNL Skit on Kim Jung Un

A recent episode of Saturday Night Live featured a skit about Kim Jong-Un’s disappearance.

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US Department of State: Scholarship for High School Study Abroad

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships for American high school students (ages 15-18) to study one of seven critical foreign languages including Chinese (Mandarin) and Korean in summer or academic year immersion programs overseas. The … Continue reading

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Jenny Liou Shriver to fight Jamie Moyle at Invicta FC 9

Jenny Liou Shriver is now an Invicta FC signed fighter, and on top of that, she will be in the upcoming Invicta FC 9 event on November 1st fighting against Jamie Moyle. Shriver has a 2-0 record whereas Moyle has … Continue reading

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Sumi Sevilla Haru, First and Only Woman of Color to Serve as SAG Interim President, Dies at 75

Last year, I had the honor of conducting a number of interviews of notable figures for a documentary celebrating East West Players’ 50th anniversary. One of the interviewees was Sumi Sevilla Haru, who came with a copy of her book, … Continue reading

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Neel Kashkari Running for Governor of California and Will Lose

Living in California, I almost forgot that there is an Asian American running for governor for the state – Indian American candidate Neel Kashkari. If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely that you’ve heard of Kashkari due to his … Continue reading

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Gene Luen Yang Revives The First Asian American Superhero

Miss @geneluenyang in Mt. View last week? Have no fear-He'll be sharing #ShadowHero 8/16, #SanMateoLibrary, 2PM! — Books Inc. (@BooksIncEvents) August 15, 2014 As featured on NPR’s Code Switch, Illustrator Sonny Liew and accomplished writer and graphic novelist Gene … Continue reading

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‘Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion’ Exhibition Opens in NY If you want a really quick run-down of Chinese American history, you can read this article on the exhibit in New York City, brought to you by the New York Historical Society, featured in the New York Times. Entitled … Continue reading

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Vietnamese American Nina Pham is 2nd U.S. Ebola Patient

The second Ebola patient is a 26-year old Texan and Vietnamese American named Nina Pham. She’s a nurse who treated the first ebola patient, and she is featured on CNN.

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