Monthly Archives: October 2021

Filipino American Nurses: Then and Now

This photo essay on Filipino American nurses dealing with the pandemic, coupled with it being Filipino American History Month, made me reflect on the long history of Filipino American nurses.  We have talked before about why so many nurses in … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang’s ‘Forward’ Book Tour – San Francisco

Earlier this month, I interviewed Andrew Yang about his new book, ‘Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy,’ where he also kicked off his ‘Forward Party.’ With the release of his new book, Andrew launched a promotional tour.  I … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of 1871 Los Angeles Chinese Massacre

Bodies of 17 dead Chinese men and boys lie in the Los Angeles jail yard on October 24, 1871 (photo credit:  Security Pacific Bank) This past Sunday, October 24th, marked the 150th anniversary of one of the worst hate crimes … Continue reading

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New Changemakers Summit to Educate and Inspire Next Generation of AAPI Youth Leaders

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Act To Change, Hate Is A Virus, and Stop AAPI Hate will co-host the first annual Changemakers Summit to educate and inspire the next generation of youth leaders from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) … Continue reading

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USC to Apologize (Finally) for WWII Actions That Derailed the Education of Japanese American Students

Image courtesy of USC. During World War II, over 127,000 Japanese Americans were interned and their lives turned upside down.  This number includes some University of Southern California (USC) students, who were treated shockingly poorly by USC, especially in contrast … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Contributions of Filipino American Sailors

Before the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, a major path to the US for Filipino Immigrants was through the US Navy.  My father came to the US that way, as well as tens of thousands of other Filipinos.  As … Continue reading

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8mm Film Review: “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres”

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres Ben Fong-Torres, Annie Liebovitz, and Cameron Crowe. Written, directed, and produced by Suzanne Joe Kai. “Ben was in the middle of this revolution from the get-go and it all … Continue reading

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8Asians Exclusive: Interview with Andrew Yang, ‘Forward’ book & Tour, Launches The Forward ‘Party’

I first met former presidential candidate Andrew Yang in July 2018 and interviewed him in August 2018 (which was published in September 2018). I recently had a chance to interview him again a few weeks ago (though I have seen … Continue reading

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San Jose Approves Resolution & Apologizes for 1887 Chinatown Destruction and Decades of Discrimination

Although I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999, I did not know much about the history of Chinese Americans in the area beyond the Chinese Exclusion Act. I was surprised to hear that back in May, that … Continue reading

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