Category Archives: Current Events

POV Presents A Special Encore Presentation ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin’ in Recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 Hate Crime

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022, and one of the most consequential events in APA history is the killing of Vincent Chin, whose murders never got the justice they deserved. The documentary, ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’ will air … Continue reading

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The Outsized Economic Contributions of Asian Americans according to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs recently released a report on the outsized economic contributions of Asian Americans.  Highlights include Asian Americans creating 19% of high impact patents between 2003 and 2019, and driving 23% of US economic growth during that period despite being … Continue reading

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Documentary ‘Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story’ – Available for Free Streaming

With the recent death of Norman Mineta, the Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story documentary is available for free streaming here, courtesy of the Mineta Legacy Project. I had the great pleasure of viewing this documnetary back in … Continue reading

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Historic Japanese American Norman Y. Mineta Dies at 90

Former Secretary of Transportation and Japanese American Norman Y. Mineta died on Tuesday at age 90: “Norman Y. Mineta, a second-generation Japanese American who was held in an internment camp during World War II and later became one of the … Continue reading

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8Books Review: New From Here by Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang’s latest book New From Here is a middle grade reader about a young boy and his family during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been at this pandemic so long that there … Continue reading

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San Francisco apologizes for discrimination against Chinese immigrants

In early February, San Francisco became the fourth city in the United States to apologize for its historic systemic racism against the Chinese: “The Board of Supervisors passed the apology resolution presented by city supervisor Matt Haney on Monday, coinciding with … Continue reading

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The University of Utah honors Wat Misaka, first person of Color in the NBA

Long before Linsanity or even before any African Americans would play in what would become the NBA, Wataru “Wat” Misaka became the first person of color to play professional basketball in the Basketball Association of America, playing three games for … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: NBC Sports – 2022 Winter Olympics Tie-In with Nathan Chen & Jurassic World Dominion

I’m not sure if this is airing on television – I think I caught this on the web – but this has to be one of the strangest commercials I’ve ever seen! NBC is promoting the Winter Olympics (which it … Continue reading

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San Francisco Asian Justice Rally & Remembering Vicha Ratanapakdee

This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee being assaulted while on a walk in San Francisco and died. The Asian Justice Rally, held in five other cities along side San Francisco (Atlanta. Chicago, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Asian American Segregation and Income Inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Othering and Belonging Institute recently issued an update to their report on segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area using 2020 census data, and the section on the most segregated Asian American neighborhoods caught my eye.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Gives Birth to Her First Child

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michelle Kwan (@michellewkwan) Soon-to-be nominated ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan is a first time mom: The two-time Olympic medalist announced the birth of her first child, a baby girl named Kalista Belle Kwan, on Instagram Wednesday with … Continue reading

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US Mint to Produce Anna May Wong Quarter

The US Mint will produce a quarter in 2022 featuring pioneering Asian American Actress Anna May Wong.  The quarter is part of the America Women Quarters program.  On th web site for the Anna May Wong coin it says: Anna … Continue reading

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