Monday 25th May 2015,

Chinese American

Want China Times: Congress Wants to Know If Race A Factor in Dropped Case Against Accused Chinese Spy

posted by Randall

FBIMembers of Congress are calling for an investigation into the dropped charges against a Chinese American National Weather Service employee falsely charged with spying for China, reports the Want China Times.

Sherry Chen was accused of using a stolen password to gather information for China about our nation’s dams.

The charges were abruptly dropped … Read more

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Daily Kos: Memo Reveals What U.S. Army Thought of Its Japanese American Soldiers in WWII

posted by Randall

442nd InfantryThe Daily Kos published the memo below issued by the U.S. Army about the men fighting in the 442 Infantry.


4 April 1945

SUBJECT: Facts concerning 442 Infantry

TO: : Organization Commanders

1. Below are listed some facts and statistics concerning the 442d Infantry. It is … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Filmmaker Challenges Millennial AAPIs to Determine Their Legacy

posted by Shirley Ng-Lew

Edward Lee

By Shirley N Lew, AsAmNews New York Correspondent


Edward Young Lee, a filmmaker and activist in the Asian Pacific American community, finds his passion in telling stories that need to be heard.  He has a big heart for improving the lives of disadvantaged people and to close the gap on the disparity they face.… Read more

Asian Americans

NY Post: Asian Americans Disappear from Hawaii in New Bradley Cooper Movie

posted by Randall

AlohaThe Media Action Network for Asian Americans is voting the new movie starring Bradley Cooper Aloha off the island, reports the NY Post.

Hawaii is 58 percent Asian American and Pacific Islander and the only majority Asian American state in the nation.

Yet the only Asian Americans seen in the movie are background actors … Read more

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Bangalore Mirror: Sim Bhullar Prepares for Next Season

posted by Aasim Ali

Sim BhullarThe first player of Indian origin ever to play in the NBA is determined to extend his 15 minutes of fame beyond his brief playing time in the NBA last season.

After months of playing for the Reno Bighorns in the NBA D-League, Sim Bhullar made NBA history when he entered the game for the … Read more

Community Issues

Koream: Struggling With the Korean “Culture of Drinking”

posted by Jason Fong

Korean drink BaeksejuIn many Korean households, children are exposed to alcohol consumption on an almost daily basis at a young age, as attitudes towards underage drinking are relatively relaxed.  

Korean American Sam Joo, in his interview with Koream, talked about growing up exposed to excessive drinking, which he, like many young Korean Americans, considered “normal, … Read more

Asian Americans

NY Post: American Girl Introduces New Asian American Doll After Uproar

posted by Randall

American GirlJust a year after removing its only Asian American doll from its collection, New American Girl has quietly introduced a new Asian American doll, reports the New York Post.

Diane Clehane has a daughter born in China and was among those who raised quite a stink a year ago in response to American Girl’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Washington Post: Asian Americans Struggle to Deal with Depression

posted by Jason Fong

depressionMany Asian Americans are less inclined to seek out mental health care and therapy that they might need, due to an apathetic attitude towards mental health issues, as well as a relative lack of information about available mental health care.

As stated in the Washington Post, according to 2007 data derived from the National … Read more

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KABC: Japanese American Family Befriended by William Kellogg Forced to Leave Family Home

posted by Randall

Yuge CottageA Japanese American family that has lived in their home for a century must vacate by June 1 for a parking lot, reports KABC.

The Yuge family lived at the home thanks to the generosity of philanthropist and cereal magnate William Kellogg.

Hanjiro Yuge worked at the Scripps-Kellogg estate, known as Scripps Hall, in … Read more

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Film on Filipino American Farm Labor Struggle Nominated for Emmy

posted by Randall

Larry ItliongDelano Manong, a film about the Filipino American farm laborers’ role in the Delano strike of 1965, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best Cultural/Historical Program.

The film is directed by Marisa Aroy and features the role labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz played in the historic movement.

“Growers like … Read more


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