Friday 31st October 2014,

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MLB.com: Jeremy Guthrie Will Always Be A Champion

posted by Randall

Jeremy GuthrieKansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie may not be a world champion just yet, but don’t tell that to the family and friends of Dan Purtell.

The 35-year old lifelong Royals fan was buried yesterday after dying of cancer. He died shortly after Guthrie pitched game 3 of the World Series, a game which the … Read more

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Updated: Google & You Tube Showcase George Takei’s Allegiance

posted by Randall

Updated with video of George Takei’s Google Talk and performances from Allegiance.

The presentation starts 21 minutes into the video.

AllegianceWhile fans of George Takei patiently wait for his critically acclaimed  play Allegiance to find a Broadway venue, they’ll have to settle for the next best thing.

In just a few hours, 10am Pacific … Read more

Campus

ABC7/KABC: Conviction in Murder of Two USC Chinese Students

posted by Randall

Wu, YingA jury today in Los Angeles convicted a 22-year-old man in the 2012 murders of two Chinese students from the University of Southern California, reports ABC7/KABC.

Javier Bolden now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down Ming Qu (pictured below) and Ying Wu (pictured left) in a robbery while … Read more

Blogs

Uproxx: Adoptive Parents Learn Not All Asians Are Same

posted by Randall

Forbidden CityThis story has to fall into the Oh, Sh*t file.

Uproxx reports white parents adopted a child from an Asian American family 17 years ago.  The couple decided they wanted their child to learn about his own culture so they sent him to Chinese school,  took him out for dim sum, learned all the Chinese … Read more

Campus

Daily Cardinal: Students at UW-Madison Push for Ethnic Studies

posted by Randall

University of Wisconsin at Madison Asian American StudiesStudents this week at the University of Wisconsin in Madison launched efforts to establish a school of ethnic studies, reports the Daily Cardinal.

Right now only the Department of African American Studies has tenured track faculty.
Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies and American Indian Studies do not have department status and are only considered … Read more

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DNA: Did Governor Nikki Haley’s Opponent Call Her a Whore?

posted by Randall

Nikki HaleySouth Carolina Governor Nikki Haley received an apology from her opponent after some accused him of calling the Indian American governor a whore, reports DNA.

Democrat Vincent Sheheen told a radio interviewer his words were “garbled” but the damage had been done.

During a campaign appearance, Sheehan said “We are going to escort her/whore … Read more

Blogs

Public Radio East: Halloween Difficult for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

HalloweenSteve Haruch can’t quite get into the Halloween spirit (Halloween file photo by Eddie.)

In his piece for Pubic Radio East, he shared the uneasiness he felt seeing a four-year-old young white girl dressed in a purple kimono.

“I felt an involuntary uneasiness. I wanted to ask her parents who she was supposed … Read more

Asian Americans

Baritone Pats: Response to Racist Rant about Chinatown Troubling

posted by Randall

Tour Guide's racist rantAn examination to responses on social media to a tour guide’s racist rant about San Francisco’s Chinatown unfortunately uncovered more racism.

Baritone Pats reviewed comments left on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of popular Asian American blogger, Angry Asian Man.

While the comments are not a reflection of the site’s editor Phil Yu, they may … Read more

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Run River North to Perform at Kollaboration Star

posted by Randall
Run River NorthRun River North, the folk-indie band formerly known as Monsters Calling Home and past Kollaboration finalists, have confirmed that they will headline Kollaboration Star on November 15th.

 

 
The band topped the Billboard Heatseeker’s charts at #3 back in the spring, joined the Goo Goo Dolls on their Spring Acoustic Tour, and has been featured
Read more

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Japanese American to Start Game 7 of World Series

posted by Randall

Jeremy GuthrieJeremy Guthrie will get the start for the Kansas City Royals and could give the city its first World Series championship since 1985.

“Whatever I bring to Game 7 will be my best,” Guthrie told MLB.com. “Hopefully it’s good enough, but if not, all the preparation, all the work has paid off thus far, … Read more

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