Archive for August 29th, 2003

  • Dreams Past, Present and Future

    Dreams Past, Present and Future

    Forty years ago this week, over 250,000 people (including my father and myself) came to Washington to join Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who were calling for jobs and equality for African Americans.

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  • Still Shrimping: Vietnamese American shrimpers 25 years after the second wave

    Still Shrimping: Vietnamese American shrimpers 25 years after the second wave

    Sau Van Nguyen, 21, located a policeman and surrendered to him, saying, “I am a murderer. I killed a man.”

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  • Lead, Not Divide

    Lead, Not Divide

    Parents making racial stereotypes about crime, drugs, and welfare in San Francisco schools are intolerable. However, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman took the wrong approach as she insisted that some Chinese parents were racist in a recent magazine story about her school district’s controversial student assignment policy.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Larry Is Better Than Old Blue Eyes

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  • Of APA Journalists and Proctologists

    Of APA Journalists and Proctologists

    I’m still dwelling on my experience at the annual convention of the Asian American Journalists Association held recently in San Diego. You know, that organization where I used to be a chapter president (Washington, D.C.) and national board member, as well as local peon. But […]

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  • UpFront News Briefs

    UpFront News Briefs

    Overheard“They searched our car. I was scared out of my mind. They finally let us in, but I learned you ought to have a passport.”

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    ‘Banzai’ and Fox APA Executives DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in response to “‘Banzai’ Premieres to Protests” (July 17) and “‘Banzai’ Boycotted” (July 24) by Irwin Tang.

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  • Wanted — Chinese and Arab Americans: New group of recruits joining CIA’s ranks

    Wanted — Chinese and Arab Americans: New group of recruits joining CIA’s ranks

    The CIA, looking to double its ranks of clandestine operatives, recently graduated the largest class of new officers in the agency’s history, officials said.

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  • Crime and Punishment: Korean American vet to be kicked out of the United States

    Crime and Punishment: Korean American vet to be kicked out of the United States

    To his family, Peter Pak is an American hero who fought bravely as an Army Ranger in the first Gulf War.

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  • Economy and Direction Overshadow AAJA Convention

    Economy and Direction Overshadow AAJA Convention

    Newspapers and other media outlets are cutting costs. Radio and television industries are consolidating and sharing reporters and writers. In this state of the economy, tough times have come also to the Asian American Journalist Association’s (AAJA) annual convention.

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