Category Archives: Current Events

Fastest Growing Foreign Language in the US is an Indian Language You Might not Expect

The fastest growing Foreign Language in the US as of 2018, according to this study by the Center for Immigration, is Telegu.  I was surprised, thinking it would be Chinese or Tagalog, but numbers of speakers does not equate with … Continue reading

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Chinatown Block Watch: Fighting Xenophobia in New York’s Chinatown

In response to xenophobic attacks in New York’s Chinatown, activist Karlin Chan formed Chinatown Block Watch.  He is interviewed here in an episode of PBS’s Brief but Spectacular (included is a transcript of the interview). In a Bowery Boogie interview, … Continue reading

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Awkwafina, Andrew Yang, and Dino-Ray Ramos make the A100 list of Influential Asians

For the past three years, Gold House has published the A100 list of Asians and Asian Americans who have been highly influential in the past year.  2020’s list includes well known people like Awkwafina and Andrew Yang, plus others that … Continue reading

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Filipino American Nurses and Medical Workers Hit Hard by Coronavirus

If you are a Filipino American, it is highly likely that you know lots of nurses and other medical workers.  It also is highly likely that news that that Filipino American nurses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic … Continue reading

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CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home – May 13-22, 2020

When I first moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and then eventually discovered the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), now known as CAAMFest (CAAM = Center of Asian American Media), is one of my favorite annual … Continue reading

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Passing Pauses: Reflections on a Single Death in a New York City ER

When patient M.M. died during her shift, Emergency Room Nurse Laura Ng didn’t feel much at the moment.  Only after she had a day off did she have a chance to do some justice to that death. Of the accounts … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Runner takes Boston Marathon Postponement in Stride

72 year old Jeannie Rice is still motivated to run, even after the Boston Marathon, which she was scheduled to run, was postponed to September 14, 2020 because of the coronavirus.  While I am sure that many people were disappointed, … Continue reading

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The Darkness Has Not Overcome It: Jeremy Lin on the Coronavirus, Hate, and What he is Doing about It

When I saw an e-mail called titled “The Darkness Has Not Overcome It” this morning, I thought to myself, “some Players Tribune article, maybe I’ll read it later.”  I was surprised when I did read it later after seeing some … Continue reading

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Bay Area Town Hall on Coronavirus and Hate

You might think that a heavily Asian American area like the San Francisco Bay Area would be immune to coronavirus related racial harassment, but these days, the large Asian American population means a lot more targets to hate.  KGO, a … Continue reading

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Reporting Coronavirus Anti-Asian Racism Incidents

With Coronavirus anti-Asian racism incidents on the rise, such is this virus-inspired robbery in New York City, a website has been launched to document such incidents.  The Stop API Hate website will be used to record incidents for pushing for … Continue reading

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California Assemblymember Evan Low Introduces Universal Basic Income Bill

Since Andrew Yang dropped out of the presidential race, Assemblymember Evan Low, who was Andrew’s former campaign co-chair has been keeping busy – on February 25th, introduced a statewide universal income for Californians: “He just introduced AB 2712, proposing a … Continue reading

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Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Launches ‘Humanity Forward’

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced on ‘The View,’ email, and elsewhere the launch of ‘Humanity Forward’: “The entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who last month ended his long-shot presidential campaign in which he promoted a universal basic income, argued for data … Continue reading

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