Archive for October 12th, 2007

  • Lt. Ehren Watada: ‘Experience Makes You Stronger’

    Lt. Ehren Watada: ‘Experience Makes You Stronger’

    In June 2006, Lt. Ehren Watada publicly refused deployment orders to Iraq, becoming the first commissioned officer of the United States Army to do so since 1965. After battling the military justice system for more than a year, he currently faces six years in federal […]

    Full Story

  • Gay and Lesbian Task Force Honors Judy Chu

    Gay and Lesbian Task Force Honors Judy Chu

    LOS ANGELES — Judy Chu, vice chair of the California Board of Equalization, received the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual leadership award at a Sept. 30 luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Chu was the first Asian American political leader to speak out […]

    Full Story

  • Federal Judge Blocks Court-Martial: Watada claims double jeopardy

    Federal Judge Blocks Court-Martial: Watada claims double jeopardy

    TACOMA, Wash. — A federal court judge has temporarily blocked a military trial scheduled for Iraq war objector and Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. The second court-martial of Watada had been scheduled to start Oct. 9. The first ended in a mistrial in February when […]

    Full Story

  • ‘Desperate’ Slur: A good reason for Filipino American History Month

    ‘Desperate’ Slur: A good reason for Filipino American History Month

    The sad part about the Desperate Housewives slur on Asian Americans of Filipino descent is that few people got it: not the perpetrators from ABC, and incredibly, not even some Asian American watchdogs. But the Filipino community felt the sting, and that’s all that matters […]

    Full Story

  • Arts Briefs

    Arts Briefs

    2007 Taiwan Film Festival EVENT: Thirteen Taiwanese feature and documentary films DESCRIPTION: Features young and upcoming film directors who have created independent, documentary and experimental films that attract international attention. Directors Hung Hung, Cheng Wen-tang, Monika Treut, Kuo Liang-Yin, Chuan Chung and documentary producer Sylvia […]

    Full Story

  • Bay Briefs

    Bay Briefs

    Indus Women Leaders 2007 Leadership Summit EVENT: Fifth annual leadership summit, titled “Globalization: Women, Wealth and Well-Being”

    Full Story

  • Political Glass Ceiling

    Political Glass Ceiling

    EXTENDING TERM LIMITS: Until last year, Asian Pacific American political power was at its highest – particularly among the three women, Judy Chu, Carol Liu and Wilma Chan, who chaired committees or held major assembly leadership positions. However, because of the limits of three two-year […]

    Full Story