Monthly Archives: September 2016

8Books Review: “We Gon’ Be Alright” by Jeff Chang

Author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and Who We Be, Jeff Chang’s latest book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation is an incisive series of essays looking at race in America. Drawing on recent events, including Donald Trump, Black Lives … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: “Aubergine” by Julia Cho

Aubergine, a new play written by Julia Cho, opens today at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Running through October 2, it’s an emotional story about family, death, and food. Ray’s father is home on hospice with his son Ray, a … Continue reading

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City of Fremont restricts Mission Peak parking

A survey conducted by New America Media shows that people of color do care about the preservation of public lands.   This is confirmed by the fact that Fremont’s Mission Peak is a favorite place for Asian Americans to hike, and … Continue reading

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Meeting Stephanie Murphy for Congress (Florida – CD7)

I had first heard of Stephanie Murphy while seeing a DailyKos headline on Facebook titled, Dems come through at the last minute with competitive district (FL-7) … and what a candidate!: “Murphy isn’t just a young up and comer—she has quite … Continue reading

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8Questions: Interview with an Old 8A Friend, Author of ‘Holistic Tarot’ and ‘The Tao of Craft’

Our very own Akrypti has been quite busy since she went on a hiatus from covering APA social politics for 8Asians. She’s taken the tarot world by storm with her first book Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Not Your Sidekick” by C.B. Lee

It has been a good summer for fun-loving, ass-kicking Asian American superheroines, and if you’re not already, get on board for C.B. Lee’s Not Your Sidekick. Its biggest flaw? Being the first in the series, leaving us on the edge waiting … Continue reading

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“What Would You Do?” – White Woman Introduces Asian Fiance To Disapproving Parents

Recently, ABC’s tv show, “What Would You Do?” did a segment to see what would strangers do or react if they happen to see a white woman introducing her Asian male fiance to disapproving parents: “While out to lunch, a white woman … Continue reading

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Elaine Quijano of CBS News to moderate vice presidential debate

Excerpted from CBS News: CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano has been named the moderator of the 2016 vice presidential debate, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced today. Quijano will be the first anchor of a digital … Continue reading

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8Asians At DNC 2016: Day 3 – Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus – Session 2

0:00:00 – 0:04:30 – Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence for Joe Montano (Northern Virginia Regional Representative for Senator Tim Kaine), Welcome – DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong Hong 0:04:30 – 0:08:10 – Amy Dacey, CEO of the Democratic … Continue reading

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