Monthly Archives: August 2016

8Questions with Actor Scott Watanabe

Currently starring in Broadway Bounty Hunter at Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires, Scott Watanabe has had a long career as an actor, including roles in Allegiance and The Phantom of the Opera. In the tradition of 8Asians, we asked him eight questions … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Rayven Choi” by Shequeta L. Smith

I’m going to let you behind-the-scenes here at 8Asians: Publishers who have any content featuring Asians usually approach the site looking for some publicity with the APIA audience. The requests are then sent out on our internal email list, I … Continue reading

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8Asians At DNC 2016: Day 2 – Philadelphia AAPI Community Luncheon

Master of Ceremonies – Cynthia Gouw Speakers: 0:00:00 – 0:01:20 – So Jun Lim, Korean American Association of the Washington Metro Area 0:01:20 – 0:03:10 – Bob Nash, Bob J. Nash & Associates 0:03:10 – 0:05:45 – Congresswoman & Congressional … Continue reading

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Teen’s death inspires a new law and an Asian American Studies Endowment

Conflict with a child can be painful to deal with for any parent – for an Asian American parent, when the conflict stems around one’s ethnic Asian background, it can be extra painful.  If that child’s life is cut short … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: “Green Card: A New Musical”

Green Card: A New Musical takes on immigrant artists and the American dream in a new musical from young director Dimo Kim. Playing at Theatre at St. Clement’s until August 26, it focuses on the story of Han, an actor … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Back to School with Walmart – Own the First Day

I saw this “Back to School” Walmart commercial while watching the Olympics and really liked it: “Smell that? That’s the new school year approaching and you are ready for the challenge. At Walmart, we have everything you need to own … Continue reading

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APIAVote & AAJA co-host historic 2016 Presidential Election Forum

Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) &  Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) co-hosted the 2016 Presidential Election Forum on Friday, August 12th: “Since 2008, the Presidential Election Forum has served as a forum for AAPIs to push for AAPI issues to … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Bones of Grace” by Tahmina Anam

Tahmina Anam’s The Bones of Grace is a beautifully written love letter that weaves in family, desire, and the fossil of a walking whale. Zubaida, the woman at the center of this novel, is on the eve of leaving her PhD program … Continue reading

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8Asians At DNC 2016: Day 1 – APIAVote – Briefing & Kick-off Reception

Briefing 0:00:00 – 0:05:00 – Christine Chen, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) 0:05:00 – 0:12:30 – Gregory Cendana, Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement (IAPALA) 0:12:30 – … Continue reading

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8Asians At DNC 2016: Day 1 – Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus – Session 1

0:00:00 – 0:03:00 – Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome, Moment of Silence for Congressman Mark Takai (D-Hawaii, 1st District) – DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong Hong 0:03:00 – 0:07:48 – Tribute to Congressman Mark Takai (D-Hawaii, 1st District) – Jadine … Continue reading

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Space Jam 3 Anime Parody Featuring Jeremy Lin

With all kinds of grim videos out there from police shootings to cringe inducing videos about “Neenjas” and Xenophobic videos about Chinese buying American farms, this NigaHiga/Jeremy Lin collaboration really made my day.  It pulls in some popular Anime characters … Continue reading

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15th Cycle of Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera (AWC) is Accepting Applications

Visual Communications is now accepting applications for its prestigious Armed With a Camera Fellowship! In its 15th cycle, the Armed With a Camera (AWC) fellowship has helped over 120 emerging filmmakers to launch careers and give voice to their Asian Pacific American heritage and communities. … Continue reading

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