Tuesday 29th July 2014,


KNBC: Four Arrested in murder of USC Grad Student

posted by Randall

Xinran JiPolice in Los Angeles have arrested four people in the murder of a USC grad student, reports

Authorities believe 19-year old Jonathan DelCarmen and 18-year-old Andrew Garcia, along with two minors, had been on a crime spree last Thursday when they robbed, beat and killed Xinran Ji at 5 a.m.

The charges include … Read more

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Hollywood Reporter: Pioneer Asian American Actor James Shigeta Dead

posted by Randall

James Shigeta James Shigeta who is best known for his starring Hollywood roles in the late 50s and 60s has died at the age of 81, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Shigeta was born in Hawaii and is of Japanese ancestry.

He starred in the Rodger’s and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song in the 1960s after making … Read more


Daily Emerald: A Different Form of Racism on College Campuses

posted by Randall

I am Too OSU CampaignWords are powerful and if used with ignorance, words can also be hurtful.

That’s what’s behind a campaign at Oregon State University called I am Too, OSU, reports the Daily Emerald.

What happened to many of the students in this campaign happens at campuses and communities all across the country.

Asian Americans are … Read more

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Film on Incarceration at Heart Mountain wins three LA Emmys

posted by Randall

David Ono & Jeff MacIntyreWitness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain has been honored with three Emmy
Awards by the 66th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

David Ono, co-producer, won for Outstanding Writer – Programming and
Jeff MacIntyre, co-producer, won for Outstanding Editor – Programming and
Outstanding Videographer – Single Camera Programming.

“This isn’t just a win for the … Read more

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ABC7: Maxine Hong Kingston Awarded Medal of Arts from President Obama

posted by Randall

Maxine Hong Kingston Receives National Medal of Arts Maxine Hong Kingston enjoyed a long hug and handshake from President Obama as she received the National Medal of the Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artists, reports KGO/ABC7.

Kingston taught at UC Berkeley and is best known for her best selling novels Women Warrior and China Men.

Fellow Chinese American author Amy … Read more

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NPR: George Takei Shares Life Story in New Documentary

posted by Theodore Tae

George TakeiStar Trek star-turned-LGBT advocate George Takei stars in a new documentary shedding light on his personal life, reports NPR.

To Be Takei narrates Takei’s journey as a Hollywood actor in the 1960s to his present-day role as an activist for LGBT rights. Lesser-known aspects of his life, such as his time in the Japanese … Read more

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Rafu Shimpo: Japanese American Nominated to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

posted by Theodore Tae

Karen NarasakiPresident Barack Obama announced July 24 his nomination of Japanese American civil rights leader Karen Narasaki to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, reports Rafu Shimpo.

Narasaki is best known for her role as the former president and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Asian American Justice Center from 1995 to 2012. Prior to … Read more

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China Daily: Dating Site Finds Cultural Connection for Chinese Americans

posted by Randall

2 Red BeanAn online dating site targeting Chinese Americans living in North America has filled a need not met by more general sites like eHarmony or match.com, reports the China Daily.

2RedBean serves single Chinese Americans searching for both a soul mate and a cultural bond.

“I found many services were quite general when they do … Read more

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Seattle Times: Doing the Mikado the Right Way

posted by Randall

Mikado by Mu Performing ArtsThe recent Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of Mikado was largely blasted by the Asian American community, but as Minnesota’s Mu Performing Arts has shown, it’s possible to present the Mikado without using white actors in yellowface and portraying Asians as exotic Orientals.

Skylark Opera had approached Mu Performing Arts about collaborating in … Read more

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Mail Online: Vanessa Hudgens Wins Young Hollywood Trendsetter Awards

posted by Randall

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens received the Trendsetter Award at the Young Hollywood Awards Sunday, reports Mail Online.

The 25-year old actress attended the red carpet affair with her younger sister Stella.

Hudgens dazzled with her white high-waist flaring trousers by designer Badgley Mischka and a midriff revealing blue halterneck top.

‘It’s young, fresh, sexy and effortless,” … Read more

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