Efforts to bring families back into the equation in the immigration reform debate sustained a harsh setback this week.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 against an amendment by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hi) to allow citizens and permanent residents to continue to sponsor their own brothers and sisters to come to the United States.
Family … Read more
Filipino Americans who fought for the United States during World War II could finally be reunited with their families under an amendment passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday night, reports the Malaya Business Insight
The amendment by U.S. Sen. Maize Hirono (D-HI) would fast track visas for adult and married children of Filipino … Read more
Is Matt Lauer still in the line of fire at NBC? According to the International Design Times, the answer is yes.
It’s been well documented that he’s taken much of the blame for the nasty way Ann Curry was thrown off the anchor desk on Today.
Now the New York Times is reporting … Read more
Jeremy Lin no doubt gets his share of press. Criticism of him is sure the attract the wrath of his legions of loyal fans. But a similarly vocal crowd considers Lin overrated, and the product of a PR machine.
A Korean American employee of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a US Nuclear Research facility, is in the midst of a three year battle fighting charges that he leaked sensitive US secrets to a news reporter, reports Hankyoreh
The Washington Post reported earlier this week that investigators seized phone records of a Fox News reporter who … Read more
The Bravo Network has removed a racist anti-Japanese slur from a new show following a protest from an Asian American member of the US Civil Rights Commission, reports SF Gate.
Commissioner Michael Yaki heard the slur j*p during a commercial used to promote the new show, “Princesses: Long Island.”
The term was meant … Read more
When NBC unceremoniously tossed Ann Curry from the Today Show set, Angelina Jolie vowed no one from NBC would ever interview her again except Ann.
The two have struck a close relationship after Ann interviewed the Hollywood celebrity several times.
Here’s what we do know. Charice has radically changed her appearance.
Her mother says she doesn’t like the new look … Read more
Asian-Americans have the highest income and education levels of any racial group in the country. Yet they also have a higher poverty rate than non-Hispanic Whites, 12.3% versus 9.3%, according to Minnesota Public Radio
“The Asian American population is quite diverse. But … Read more
“It’s different. The one thing I’ll say is I really have the best fans. The most passionate and enthusiastic and diehard fans, said Lin. “Every month, every day that goes by I appreciate … Read more
The Indian American teenager received a check for $50,000 as one of just two runner ups at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
She beat … Read more
According to Cho, the pilot has already been written and now the producers are moving on to Episode 1.
“Right now there’s a deal that was struck for an animated … Read more
The city of Rancho Cucamonga near Los Angeles is fighting efforts by preservationists to save the last remaining remnants of Chinatown in Southern California’s Inland Empire, reports the Daily Bulletin.
The Cucamonga Valley Water District says it plans to appeal a decision by the Planning Department to the put the demolition of the house … Read more
The group has been at the forefront of protests advocating for the rights of Muslims and immigrants in Queens.
“Our community, the South Asian immigrant community, needed an organization … Read more
Racism is felt at all levels of society, and according to a new book, the church is no exception, reports the Christian Post.
The book “Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions” is edited by Anthony Bradley and includes writings from 9 evangelical theologians. One … Read more
If the playoffs are any indication, putting the ball in the hands of a superstar does not take you very far, according to a blog by Greg in Sportige.
Greg called the Knick’s decision to let Jeremy Lin walk to the Houston Rockets one about the “egos of James Dolan (Knick’s owner) and … Read more
The National Transportation Safety Board is denying accusations that it used faulty data to justify the shutting down of 26 Chinatown bus lines for safety violations, reports Bloomberg.
The study concluded that most Chinatown bus companies are seven times more likely to have passenger fatalities than traditional bus companies that use terminals.
The … Read more
Much has been made of the playoff performance of Jeremy Lin (photo by Howard Chen). The injury and what Lin himself describes as a “subpar performance” was the talk of the bloggersphere during the Houston Rockets brief run in the playoffs.
CSN Houston’s Howard Chen (seen here) recently sat down for a 1-1 interview with … Read more
American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez will be appearing on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars this Tuesday on ABC, reports Carter
Jessica is expected to appear in a duet with Pitbull and perform “Feel this Moment,” his hit he normally performs with Christina Aguilera.
Pitbull is also scheduled to appear on the … Read more
The story of undocumented Asian Americans has rarely been told. But a new theater group debuting Monday hopes to change that. The NY Daily News reports a group known as RAISE–Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast- is kicking off the new theater group, UndocuAsians.
1.3 million of the nation’s 11.5 million undocumented … Read more
As part of the first lady’s initiative, a White House chef joined together with fellow chef Ming Tsai and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to release a video on healthy eating and … Read more
It has less to do with him being Filipino American and more to do with him being surrounded by some superstar talent.
There’s a glimmer of hope today for Korean American Kenneth Bae who was recently sent to a special prison camp in North Korea after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, reports Fox News.
People familiar with the North Korean prison system say a sentence like that received by Bae could mean the inmate … Read more
But according to a report in the International Business Times, the songtress’ Godfather told TV 5 the controversy over Charice’s new look and tattoos has forced Oprah Winfrey to drop Charice from her preferred talent list.
Robert Ybera made … Read more
Piara Singh (pictured here) told KFSN the attack came out of no where without any warning.
“He did not say a single thing, I did not say anything,” said … Read more
It’s a story so powerful that Hollywood producers are negotiating for the rights to tell Mike Kim’s story, reports NBC Washington.
It was in 2003 when Kim met a North Korean refugee during his visit to China. She was just 16-years old and had escaped North Korea into China in search for food, only to … Read more
Padilla wrote about it in the LA Times.
“You see him?” someone asked. “He was in the 442,” apparently spotting the cap with the 442nd logo his father was wearing.
Another … Read more
Actor John Cho says he’s down for Harold & Kumar 4, reports the Hereford Times.
This time Cho sees the zany pot smoking pair as having children, but being as irresponsible as the first three movies.
The Korean American actor has played Harold Lee with his sidekick Kal Penn as Kumar Patel in three … Read more
There’s no waiting for some guy to come rescue Kono. This anti-crime tech expert can take care of herself, thank you.
“They always come a beat late and it’s handled,” … Read more
Among the prostitutes walking the streets of Manilla are children catering to the sexual needs of tourists
Cecilia Flores-Oeband set up the Visayan Project in 1991 specifically to stop the human trafficking of children.
Her project received a big boost over the last … Read more
The CW announced Nikita will return next season for a limited six episode run for what the network says will be the show’s final season.
“My dream was … Read more
The New York Daily News reports that Vivek Ranadive hopes to build the Kings into a global brand.
Ranidive dipped his toes into the NBA a few seasons ago when he became a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors.
He won 65 percent … Read more
The life of an undocumented immigrant in the Asian community can be a lonely existence, according to the The Atlantic.
Asian American lack the numbers of Hispanics and thus lack the support network that Hispanic undocumented immigrants find in their communities.
There are also fewer undocumented immigrants from the Asian community out in the … Read more
OWN television host Lisa Ling is showing off her new baby girl, Jett, to US Weekly.
Ling suffered two miscarriages in 2010 and 2011, so she consider Jett her miracle baby.
The 39-year old Ling says she and her husband weren’t even trying.
“My travel schedule is erratic, and I only saw Paul once … Read more
Karina Kainth has been named a recipient a Fullbright Scholar for 2013-2014, according to Seton Hall.
Kainth was born in the United States to Sikh Indian American parents. She’s an honor student and senior at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
“What has been most rewarding so far is the overarching concept … Read more
Seven months after stepping down as head of Citigroup, Vikram Pandit has bought a 50 percent stake in a subsidiary of JM Financial, reports Forbes.
The new partnership will open up many new opportunities for the ousted Citgroup Chief Executive.
Along with his partner Hari Aiyer, Pandit plans to open a new bank in … Read more
Six months ago, the Kulessa family home in Jersey Shore, New Jersey was three feet underwater following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
“At 11:10 on the night of the 29th we got hit with what was essentially a tsunami. I’ve never seen anything like it,” homeowner Rob Kulessa told ABS CBN.
The family … Read more
A new report from the American Council on Education finds Asian Americans are likely to graduate at a “traditional age” after enrolling in college, but may face tougher prospects after entering the job market.
According to the report, Diversity Matters in US Higher Education, Asian Americans had the lowest rate of continuous employments at 27 … Read more
My Daily reports that the actress has been holding exhibitions under the name of Yu Ling for 20 years. Just recently did Yu reveal her true identity.
An exhibition … Read more
A Sikh man beaten outside his temple while he volunteered there remains in a Fresno, California hospital ten days after the horrendous crime, reports Sikh 24.
81-year old Piara Singh (pictured here) suffered injuries to his head and a punctured lung after being beaten with a steel rod.
Former NFL player Dat Nguyen (pictured here) led a panel of Asian American pioneers who each distinguished themselves in careers that go against stereotypes of Asian Americans, reports the Dallas Morning News.
There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big,” said the ESPN sportscaster. “But you have to put time and effort in order to gain … Read more
The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan as a judge to the DC Circuit Court, reports the Business Standard.
If confirmed by the full senate, Srinivasan would be the first Indian American judge ever to serve on the federal bench.
“Sri is widely regarded as one of the best … Read more
The CW has announced that it will bring back Nikita for one final season in 2013 – 2014, reports RTE.
The series starring Maggie Q as a rogue spy has been renewed for just 6 more episodes.
No word on when those episodes will run.
But the show’s executive producer is promising Nikita will … Read more
The Los Angeles School District voted today to name a school after Korean American legendary US Olympian Sammy Lee, reports New American Media.
The new elementary school’s name will be the “Dr. Sammy Lee Medical and Health Science Magnet Elementary School,”
Lee competed in the 1948 London Olympics and the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. … Read more
Many still have vivid memories of the Vietnam War and suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
When the planes hit, they feared they would have to live in a war zone all over again, according to NewsTimes.com.
Yet many did not seek mental health … Read more
The comments made by the Mayor of Osaka that comfort women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military “were necessary are contemptible and repulsive,” said Rep Mike Honda. (D-California)
“Mayor Hashimoto’s comments demonstrate why a formal acknowledgement, apology, and acceptance of historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner by the Government of … Read more
The Koran American Association of New Jersey is asking school districts to use text books that “correctly” refer to the Sea of Japan as the East Sea, reports NorthJersey.com.
“We knew it as East Sea, and we want our children to learn the correct term,” said association Vice President Sonny Kim. “To us Korean-Americans, the … Read more
Charice’s mother, Raquel Pempengco, is prepared to let her daughter do things her way in her own time, according to AceShowBiz.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, Pempengco says when her daughter decides to “confirm her real identity.” she’ll support her the way only a mother can.
“What my heart and mind is telling me … Read more
Filmmaker Justin Lin reviewed in an interview with ComingSoon.net that the character played by Sung Kang in Better Luck Tomorrow is really the inspiration for Han, the part played by the same actor in Fast & Furious.
When I did “Better Luck Tomorrow,” the ending was so dark and open-ended. Everyone asked, “What happened … Read more
Kim Wong Keltner published her new book, “Tiger Babies Strike Back,” just weeks ago. The non-fiction book is considered by some the antithesis of Chua’s book.
The San Gabriel Valley is the new home of Asian American internet sensations, the Fung Brothers, reports the LA Weekly.
The pair’s video 626, named after the Valley’s area code, has generated a half million views on You Tube. They have their own show on You Tube’s the Hungry Channel.
The brothers who … Read more
Jesuit High in Tampa Bay,Florida is on a roll.
Not only did the Tigers win the state basketball championship this season, but on Tuesday the team got to scrimmage for 90 minutes with Jeremy Lin.
The Tampa Bay Times reports Lin agreed to the scrimmage on the condition that no media be allowed.
Jesuit … Read more
No official announcement has been made. But Playbill reports a representative of the production confirms it’s going to happen.
Allegiance own twitter account, @allegiancebway, has been a twitter, about the expected upcoming announcement. “It’s an industry only lab this month… … Read more
The San Francisco District Attorneys Office will launch a new public awareness campaign today warning the Chinese American community of a crime targeting its elderly, reports ABC7/KGO.
The new campaign continues a year long effort and builds on the momentum of recent prosecution of several suspects in the so called blessing scam. According to … Read more
A predominantly Asian American crowd packed Macy’s in San Francisco for a special appearance and performance by Far East Movement, reports 8 Asians,
It was the second stop of six city Macy’s tour which continues Sunday in Houston as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The group just returned from performing in … Read more
Tufts Medical Center is located in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown.
Boston Magazine reports the hospital has seen an inordinate number of rare cancer cases of late.
Doctors there have found cancer in the upper part of the throat, Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, in more than 1 out of ten cancer screenings.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a … Read more
It’s a taboo in mainstream media to publicize the names of rape and sexual assault victims. The thinking is that the victims have gone through enough. Unless they choose to go public, their identity, even their faces, are usually never shown or revealed.
A blog in Jezebel by Dodai Stewart raises a touchy subject. Why does Mindy Kaling only date white men on her show, more specifically white blonde men?
Stewart praises Kaling for her body positive message, for breaking barriers for Indian Americans and South Asian Americans, and for her sometimes feminist message on the Mindy … Read more
The You Tube K-Pop sensation will sing his new single, Gentleman, according to Wet Paint.
Wet Paint also reports Jennifer Lopez and Phillip Phillips will also perform in the star studded finale.
If another movie is made, Cho would like to take the controls himself
“It was fun to sit in the captain’s chair,” said Cho referring to a scene in the next movie. “Sulu, not in our movies but … Read more
A settlement has been reached between the Department of Justice and a school district in Atlanta, GA over the constant harassment and bullying of a Sikh middle school student, reports Sikh 24.
It’s the first federal settlement ever involving bullying of a Sikh student. The district was accused of doing little to stop it.… Read more
A study from Media Matters For America found guests on Cable News Programs are overwhelmingly white and male, with Asian Americans making up just three percent of the guests on the liberal MSNBC and two percent on the conservative Fox.
Of the three big cable news networks, only CNN invited Asian Americans at a rate … Read more
Her gift was getting to meet her bone marrow donor for the first time, reports ABC7 News
“He saved my life and if he hadn’t, I would still be in the hospital … Read more
Moua and his wife Maivang Her have been hiding out there, surviving on anything that was edible. Moua believed that General Pao … Read more
The mayor of Osaka, Japan defended the practice during World War II of forcing women into prostitution for Japanese enlisted men, reports the NY Times.
Some estimate as many as 200,000 women known as comfort women were rounded up from Korea and other Asian countries.
Mayor Toru Hashimoto also suggested that American soldiers … Read more
Asian Americans blasted a taxpayer funded video of non-Asian actors playing geishas at the Los Angeles City Council meeting Monday, reports CBS LA.
The video was produced by the City’s Public Works Department to promote the city’s water conservation efforts at a Japanese garden. It was widely condemned as racist for not only … Read more
Imprisoned Korean American Kenneth Bae who is serving 15 years of hard labor has called his family and urged them to plead to Washington to push for his amnesty, reports ABC.
According to section chief of the North Korea Academy of Social Sciences Institution of Law, Bae also told his family he is unable … Read more
A philanthropic project to feed the hungry in India by five Indian American freshman at UCLA is up for a $1 million dollar prize, reports India West.
Aditya Aggarwal, Anushka Bhatia, Varadh Jain, Sajal Khanter and Sagar Patel are still in contention for the Hult Prize, which provides $1 million in seed funding for … Read more
In a 1 on 1 interview with CSN‘s Howard Chen, Lin critiques his playoff performance and sets high goals for improvement next season.
“I’d say I’ll definitely remember a lot … Read more
The boycott of Israeli Education Institutions by the Association of Asian American Studies received some support from a well known scientist, but was condemned by the American Association of University Professors, according to Inside Higher Ed.
Last week, noted scientist Stephen Hawking of the University of Cambridge said he would not attend a … Read more
K-Pop viral sensation Psy took his act to the Ivory tower of Harvard University, not to perform a concert, but to give a lecture at one of the most prestigious academic university’s in the world, reports First Post.
Psy described his appearance at Harvard as weird. joking his nickname as a student used to … Read more
A new exhibition of photographs of a Chinese American family in the 70′s depicts a part of American society that most people miss, according to Stephen Wirtz of Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco where the exhibition is being held.
The month which happens every year in May, laments Guillermo, is an “afterthought” on many college campuses where finals take precedence over recognizing Asian American history.
Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel reiterated the National Park Service’s commitment to documenting the rich history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, reports the Marianas Variety.
“From Angel Island (pictured here courtesy California State Parks) where more than one million Asian immigrants arrived on these shores, to the Chinese immigrants who helped build … Read more
15 percent of the marriages in the United States these days are multi-racial and inter-ethnic, according to NPR.
The family of Larry Bright is becoming more of a norm. He is African American. His wife is Vietnamese American. They have two children.
A lot of people assumed the mother was the nannie. Then one … Read more
” I was fearful of them,” he told Fan Share.
” People worked me into a frenzy about how the fans might take a dislike to the things I did, but they’ve been very warm. I’ve been blown away by the variety … Read more
The next big push for diversity on corporate boards may come from the South Asian Amerixan community and the LGBT community, reports Crain.
“There are many more people like me. The South Asian community is putting down its philanthropic roots now.” said Adnaan Hamid who serves on the Goodman Theater Board.
Talking about Goodman, he … Read more
Jessica Sanchez performance on Glee of Clarity was exactly what you might expect, reports Carter.
According to Carter, Jessica excels in the music this generation of fans want.
You can expect a big push of her new album this summer.
Once Upon a Time’s co-creator tweeted it. But Jamie Chung who stars in the recurring role of Mulan in the ABC series is mum about whether she’ll appear in the season finale of Once Upon a Time, according to Wetpaint.
A landmark documentary on race and civil liberties inspired by the injustices of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans is getting a wide airing on Comcast on Demand, reports Rafu Shimpo
The film “Conscience and the Constitution.”debut in 2000 and focuses on 85 individuals who refused to be drafted to fight for … Read more
Twenty Hmong Americans, many who took part in a secret covert operation in Vietnam with US serviceman, remembered their dead during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary, reports the Fresno Bee.
“We would like to remember our friends, who lost their lives defending freedom,” said Wangyee Vang, president of the Fresno-based Lao Veterans of … Read more
Reports out of the Philippines indicated that Charice would make an announcement about her sexual preference during an appearance on a talk show Sunday. Not only did Charice not make the announcement, she wasn’t even a guest on the show.
A new Asian American theater group on the Harvard Campus hopes to open up more major roles for Asian American actors, reports UWire
The Dis-Orient Player’s mission is to stimulate discussion about cultural awareness in the Asian American community while at the same time opening up more roles for AAPI actors.
“I realized that there … Read more
Filipino American immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas was lauded as “an icon, a hero, a man that stands up for what he believes in, ” reports the Inquirer.
Vargas received the Community Leadership Award May 8 in Washington, DC.
“I come to you as Filipino, as gay, as undocumented, as American. And my … Read more
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings debut on PBS Friday night, according to the Channel Guide.
The movie is described as “a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential.”
If you missed it, you can still enjoy a … Read more
Her appearance caps months of promotional appearances for the young R&B/Pop singer to publicize her new album, You, Me & the Music. The album debut at number 26 on the charts. You can … Read more
Harris ranked 54th in this year’s Maxim Top 100 list, according to Breitbart.
Maxim said this about the Indian American/African American Harris: The current Attorney … Read more
A video from the city of Los Angeles featuring white actors made up to look like Geishas speaking in heavily accented English has been taken down, reports the LA Weekly.
The You Tube video paid with tax dollars was uncovered by CBS Los Angeles and produced by the city’s Department of Public Works to … Read more
NBC correspondent Ann Curry has no plans to write a tell all book and rat out Matt Lauer and her colleagues at NBC, reports Radar.
In Touch reported yesterday that publishers were offering Ann $8 million dollars to tell her story. But a source tells Radar its not going to happen.
“Ann isn’t writing … Read more
The Asian American Alliance tonight released a statement signed by more than 50 student groups condemning a racially motivated attack on the Columbia University campus against an Asian male.
NJ.com reports a football player from Columbia has been arrested and charged with a hate crime in the attack.
Police say defensive lineman Chad Washington … Read more
Seema Jilani wrote about her experience in a blog for the Huffington Post.
That blog has reportedly gone viral.
In it, Seema Jilani explained how she attended the cocktail reception … Read more
Amy Chua became a household name when her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother came out two years ago. According to Chua, the typical Asian mom puts emphasis on academic and musical accomplishment over sleepovers and play dates. In fact, sleepovers and play dates were banned in Chua’s household.
Asian American Pacific Islander leaders met with President Obama at the White House this afternoon and described the meeting as “really productive.” reports the Washington Post.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies president Floyd Mori (pictured here) and Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together and the chair of the National Council … Read more
Pop/R&B singer Jessica Sanchez promises fans will see her “strutting her stuff ” on the season finale of Glee, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
A video released previewing Thursday’s Glee shows her doing a musical number accompanied by nearly a dozen men who fawn on the diva like she’s Britney Spears.
The video includes a comment … Read more
The so called Gang of Eight is expected to turn over its immigration reform package to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, reports the Daily Sundial.
The senate bill differs in many key areas from the White House plan. It puts a greater emphasis on border security and includes a guest worker program for … Read more
Sihk 24 reports one suspect is in custody and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
It happened outside the Gurdwara Nanaksar where Piara Singh volunteers to perform daily chores.
He suffered severe head injuries … Read more
Asian American students at the University of Washington are re-establishing on campus the Asian Coalition of Equality, a civil rights organization dating back to 1969, reports The Daily.
The Coalition disbanded in 1972 after members went their separate ways.
We have over 30 organizations that [the Asian Student Commission] oversees,” senior Tony Vo said, … Read more
Houston Rocket and Taiwanese American Jeremy Lin will return for a visit to Taiwan in August, reports Focus Taiwan.
The point guard will once again return to the role of basketball ambassador and is expected to hold several basketball promotional events with his fans.
He’s also expected during the off season to work on … Read more
His daughter confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that he died Saturday in a convalescent home of complications of pneumonia
Manny Pacquiao will fight Brandon Rios on November 23 (US Time/ November 24 China time)in Macao, China, according to Yahoo.
Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz told Yahoo Sports the fight will take place at The Venetian and can be seen in the United States on HBO Pay Per View.
“Rios isn’t going to get in … Read more
Charice’s Godfather has identified the other girl in recent photos of Charice that have had the social media world buzzing, reports ABS CBN.
Bum Tenorio, who also happens to be a newspaper columnist, tweeted the girl is actually the girlfriend of his nephew, Nikko Tenorio.
“For the record, the ‘girl’ the tabloids link to … Read more
New York City Controller and candidate for mayor John Liu called police spying of Muslim Americans unconstitutional today at a forum on Muslim and Arab American issues, reports the Daily News.
Liu became the most prominent of the candidates to take such a position.
“No offense to you guys here – how can anybody think … Read more
Los Angeles’ first Asian American newscaster is dead at the age of 78, announced CBS LA
Mario Machado(pictured here courtesy CBS2) won eight emmy awards and was prominent in the nation’s number two television market beginning in the 1960′s.
He was born in Shanghai and is of Chinese and Portuguese descent.
May 1 marked the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To celebrate, a Google Plus hang out was held with television host Lisa Ling; Angry Asian Man blogger Phil Yu; the director of the Smithsonian APA Center, Conrad Ng; and Kiran Ahuja, director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.… Read more
According to ABS CBN, Tess Relicio told the Buzz the sudden change in Charice has hurt her. Relicio says she appealed to her Granddaughter to revert to her old look.
Relicio says she loves Charice and is trying … Read more
It is spotlighted in a new traveling exhibit now at the Smithsonian American History Museum–I Want a Wide American Earth, the Asian Pacific American Story.
Materials from the exhibition are also … Read more
Lin came back for game six, but was limited to just 13 minutes and did not start.
A blog in … Read more
The North Koreans say they have no plans to invite a high level American to negotiate the release of Korean American Kenneth Bae, reports the Bangkok Post.
Bae (known in North Korea as Pae Jun Ho) has been held captive since November. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “unspecified crimes … Read more
The monument, which began construction last May, is the fourth of its kind built in the U.S.
Police are asking for help finding a missing Norwich, CT woman, reports The Day
Jocelyn Butcher is a 5-foot 3-inch tall Pacific Islander weighing 150 pounds and having brown eyes. She also goes by the name of Jocelyn Velabutcher.
She was last seen a week ago wearing a blue shirt and grey sweatpants.
Authorities … Read more
Republicans in South Carolina are expressing outrage over a remark made by a Democrat that some perceive as a knock on her Indian American heritage, according to Mail Online
Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian said his party would challenge Gov Nikki Haley in the next election and send ‘Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell … Read more
One of Jeremy Lin’s biggest fan, a Taiwanese American, fears #Linsanity as we know it, may be over, he wrote in Slam
Lin’s back up, Patrick Beverley played well while Lin was out of the playoffs with a chest contusion. He played so well that when Lin came back for game 6, Lin played … Read more
Asian American officials are demanding that the San Gabriel City Council allow an elected Chinese American to take office, reports KPCC.
Chin-Ho Liao was elected in the March election, but a resident challenged the outcome saying Liao did not meet the residency requirement.
The Council which is made up of two candidates Liao … Read more
A coalition of Asian American groups in Los Angeles has raised nearly $72,000 for the quake victims in China’s Sichuan province, reports CRI English.
The magnitude 7.0 quake killed at least 196 people and left 13,000 others injured.
We want people in the earthquake-hit area to feel the love and sympathy from us who … Read more
Two Filiipino Americans will be among the 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander women to be honored as Champions of Change at the White House Monday. reports the Asian Journal.
Myrna Baldonado is a former domestic worker who has dedicated her life to helping household workers gain dignity and respect. She works with the … Read more
Fresh off a controversy over her routine poking fun of John Travolta’s sexuality, Margaret Cho is calling on all Gay celebrities to leave the closet.
By Rizalyn Vargas, APA Legacy
History brings us a series of events-often troublesome but sometimes triumphant. Whichever way it navigates, its stories are left behind from one generation of storytellers to another-ideally, anyway. I remember scanning my high school history textbook only to find a western ethnocentric presence. I kept seeking the tiniest mention of the … Read more
Comedian and bi-sexual Margaret Cho current tour “Mother” is of course, about her mother. Cho’s mom has long been fodder for her comedy routine.
But according to the blog, The Conversation, Cho also spends a lot of time on the show on the sexuality of John Travolta.
Wrote Lauren Rosewarne: “She (Cho) belabored how … Read more
According to Time, Mindy Kaling “embodies the trifecta of being brilliant, wonderful and hilarious.” and “simultaneously commands respect and affection.” She is an author and winner of numerous Screen Actor Guild … Read more