Tuesday 22nd July 2014,

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Jeremy Lin likely to play bigger role for Los Angeles Lakers

posted by Randall

Jeremy LinAll indications point to Jeremy Lin playing a bigger role for the Lakers this season.

Lin told reporters Los Angeles promised him a more playing time  than he had with the Houston Rockets.

Eveything he’s said since then seems to point in that direction.

“I wish my role could become bigger and more important, and … Read more

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CBS: Daniel Dae Kim speaks about a post-racial society and those who inspired him

posted by Randall

Daniel Dae KimCBS News continued its series of interviews with major figures in the arts, business and politics by talking to Daniel Dae Kim of Lost and Hawaii Five-0 fame about his experiences with the civil rights movement.

Kim disagrees with those who maintain Americans live in a post racial society.

“To those people, I will only … Read more

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Inquistr: Contract dispute could spell end of Big Bang Theory

posted by Randall

Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar and much of the cast of the Big Bang Theory have yet to sign their contracts for the new season, putting the start of its eighth season in jeopardy, reports the Inquisitr.

Production for the new season is supposed to start on July 30.  CBS this past spring renewed the show for … Read more

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New York Post: Changes in NY Elite School Admissions Will Hurt Poor Asians

posted by Theodore Tae

Stuyvesant high SchoolEntrance into one of New York City’s eight highly selective specialized high schools has long been considered a ticket to future success.

But calls for changes in the admissions criteria for these schools will punish lower-middle-class Asian immigrants and Asian Americans, writes Dennis Saffran for the New York Post.

In March, New York City … Read more


Asian Fortune: Teach for America launches #AAPI initiative

posted by Randall

Teach for American AAPI InitiativeAn initiative has been launched by the non-profit Teach for America to help underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander students, reports  Asian Fortune.

The program is being headed by Sarah Ha who comes fro the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and who experienced first hand the negative impact of educational inequalities when … Read more

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Mercury News: Does Ro Khanna have enough left to defeat Mike Honda?

posted by Randall

Rep Mike HondaThe story line has reversed on Ro Khanna, challenger for congress against seven-time incumbent Mike Honda in California’s Santa Clara Valley (Photo by Photologue_np).

In the primary, the media focused on Khanna’s huge fundraising advantage over Honda. He at one point had raised nearly four times more money than Honda.

Now coverage is focusing … Read more

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Asian American celebrities fodder for comic videos

posted by Randall

Manny PacquiaoTwo videos spoofing prominent Asian American athletes are making their way around the internet.

The first featured actor and rapper Drake playing Manny Pacquiao in the recording studio. Those who’ve followed Pacquiao’s career closely know that the champ has dabbled in performing as a singer.

Don’t know if Drake is saying something about Pacquaio’s potential, … Read more

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SI: Asian American woman finalist for General Manager for San Diego Padres

posted by Randall

 Kim NgSports Illustrated is reporting that Kim Ng is one of four finalists for general manager of the San Diego Padres.

Ng is currently the senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball.  She was interviewed July 11 and was one of at least eight candidates interviewed for the position.

She  also interviewed for  … Read more

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“Chink in the armor” used in reference to Mayor Jean Quan in News column

posted by Randall

Jean QuanThe offensive phrase chink in the armor has once again surfaced in a news piece about a Chinese American.

This time it occurred in a column written for the Bay Area News Group  about Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the credibility issues raised by a recent accident involving the mayor. The column included the following … Read more

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Mikado yellowface controversy sparks forum on race & the arts

posted by Randall

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Mikado, A Comic OperaThe Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced it will be holding a forum to discuss race, art and cultural representation in light of the recent controversy over the all white casting of the Mikado by Seattle’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

The play includes 40 Japanese characters, all played by non-Asians dressed up with clothing and make … Read more

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NBA.Com: Natalie Nakase dreams of coaching in the NBA

posted by Randall

Natalie NakaseNatalie Nakase has done something no other women has done before her.

She has sat on an NBA bench as an assistant coach, reports NBA.com.

The 34-year old doesn’t mince words when it comes to her dream.

“To be a head coach in the NBA,” Nakase said.

She had worked two years as a … Read more

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