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October is Filipino American History Month

October is Filipino American History Month (sure, it’s already almost halfway done, but some could argue that would be culturally appropriate). Filipino American History Month was made official by the US Congress in 2009.  This year, the Filipino American National … Continue reading

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Vicki Manalo Draves, The First Asian American Female Gold Medalist, Passes Away

Vicki Manalo Draves, a biracial Filipina American diver, who was also the first Asian American female Olympic gold medalist, passed away a week ago. In 1948, nearly 40 years before Greg Louganis, the first male Olympic diver, who won both … Continue reading

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