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When Asian Americans are “too American”: Filipino Americans in the 1930’s

A recent poll suggests that many Americans think that Asian Americans are more loyal to their country of origins than to the United States.  In contrast, a blog post from the JSTOR Daily describes a time when Asian Americans immigrants … Continue reading

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Actor James Hong *FINALLY* Receives Star Hollywood Walk of Fame

Last week, actor James Hong, at age 93, *finally* received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: “Hong, 93, who was joined by celebrity guest speakers Daniel Dae Kim and Jamie Lee Curtis, unveiled his star in a ceremony, becoming … Continue reading

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What Asian American Kids Watch on the Internet: Atban Klann’s Puddles of H2O

When Number One Son asked me to look at this video, I wondered “what is ‘Atban Klann’?”  Before they formed the Black Eyed Peas, apl.de.ap and will.i.am (then Will 1x) were part of the group The Atban Klann (ATBAN stands … Continue reading

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Hapas, Quapas, and More: Multiracialism Redefining “Asian American”

“I’m half Japanese, and my husband is all Irish.  Our kids have very Celtic coloration — pale skin and fair hair. They’re not obviously Asian in appearance at all, and yet they still feel very connected with that part of … Continue reading

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Asian American Grammy Nominees: Apl.de.Ap and DJ Replay

“Kuya Ryan got nominated for a Grammy!” shouted The Daughter.   While annoyed at her shouting (“indoor voice please” I keep telling her), I was happy to hear that news and I wasn’t surprised.  “Kuya Ryan” is her cousin and my … Continue reading

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An Asian-American in the Music Business: Interview with Ryan Buendia (Part 1)

In addition to being a music producer working for Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Ryan Buendia is an artist and performer in his own right. As a DJ and turntablist, he has performed in various parts of the world. … Continue reading

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