Thursday 26th March 2015,

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ESPN’s Prim Siripipat Adds A Strong Woman’s Voice to Sports Radio

posted by Randall

Prim SripipatBy Emily Liu

Prim Siripipat was made for television. A former Duke University tennis star, the ESPN sports broadcaster’s poise and voice translate well across this particular medium. The strength of her voice, however, holds its own alone. Siripipat also hosts an ESPN radio show, Spain and Prim, with colleague Sarah Spain and has … Read more

Asian Americans

Rap Artist Dan Matthews Expresses Identity Through His Music

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Dan AKA Matthews at his 2015 New York Concert

Story & Photos By Shirley N Lew

Dan Matthews is an emerging alternative rap-artist and a Korean adoptee. He’s been using his his first album Stuntman to express an identity shaped by his search for his biological family in Korea.

His second album Asian-ish is being released this year.

Born as Park In Soo, Matthews … Read more

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Lin & Clarkson Combine for 39 in Lakers Victory

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin

The second act of the first all Asian American starting backcourt in the NBA went even better than the first act.
 
The Lakers behind 20 points by Jordan Clarkson and 19 from Jeremy Lin beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime last night 101 – 99.
 
The funny thing is that the Lakers acted … Read more

Asian Americans

Huffington Post: Why Whites Have an Advantage to Get Into Harvard

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American AssociationThere’s been a lot of talk in and outside of the Asian American community about  discrimination against Asian Americans in college admissions.

But a statistical analysis by Julie Park, an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, concluded that the real culprit are students admitted through special preferences.

In her blog in the … Read more

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NY Post: Prison Time for Four in Alexian Lien Biker Beating

posted by Randall

motorcycle chaseThree suspects in the Alexian Lien biker beating in New York have received a two year prison sentence, reports the New York Post.

The sentences were all part of plea bargains in which suspects Craig Wright, James Kuehne and Kaliq Douglas admitted to felony assault and riot. The three also admitted to having hit … Read more

Asian Americans

Bloomberg: Asian Americans Cite Lack of Diversity in Video Games

posted by Randall

cosplayResearch conducted by Nielsen Games has found while Asian Americans are more likely to play video games, they are less likely to see themselves depicted in these games, reports Bloomberg:.

49 percent of Asian Americans surveyed disagreed with the statement ““All races have ample representation/inclusion in video-game characters.” That’s more than twice the number … Read more

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Nerds of Color: Bruce Lee Must Be Rolling in His Grave

posted by Randall

Bruce Lee StatueBruce Lee was not only a bad ass for his martial arts prowess and on screen presence, he knew how to represent Asian America.

If a producer handed him a scene that didn’t seem authentic, he would speak up.

If a script included a demeaning line about Asian Americans, he would voice his objections.

If … Read more

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Diffuser.FM: Legendary Prince Releases Judith Hill’s New Album as Free Download Today Only

posted by Randall

Judith HillJudith Hill, best known as Michael Jackson’s back up singer and a contestant on The Voice, has released her new album under the guidance of the legendary Prince.

The Purple One invited a small group of 50 fans and 8 reporters to his Minneapolis recording studio Sunday night to listen to the release, then … Read more

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