Archive for August 28th, 2008

  • DNC Convention Updates 8/28/08

    DNC Convention Updates 8/28/08

    » Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Take Part in Historic Democratic National Convention »Hawaii Represents at the DNC »Rubber necking; Kelly Hu and Daniel Dae Kim fill in; Maya »Irene Natividad Scolds »Rollcall

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  • Daily Dose: 08/28/08

    Daily Dose: 08/28/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Indian Americans Flex Muscle at Democratic Convention » Judge Lowers Bail for Man Charged With Rape » Oakland Restaurant Owner Foils Robbers » Student Reflections from Studying Abroad in Japan » OCA San Mateo’s 21st Annual Asian American Achievement Awards […]

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  • Obama’s Minority Dream

    Obama’s Minority Dream

    And Our Doubts DENVER — There’s nothing quite like the hot air inside the arena of a political convention. Despite the frigid air conditioning, the rhetoric is so thick and duplicitous, after four days, it’s hard to know what’s true anymore. But the truth of […]

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  • Jon Chu Steps Up To Hollywood

    Jon Chu Steps Up To Hollywood

    Directs ‘Step Up 2 the Streets’ now on DVD When film producer Adam Shankman approached Jon Chu with a script for Step Up 2 the Streets and asked him to direct it, Chu was completely against the idea. Even though Shankman had given him carte […]

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  • Retracing An Older Vietnam

    Retracing An Older Vietnam

    A glimpse into the country’s evolution HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — While Democrats gather this week in Denver to usher in a new era in American politics and society, here in Vietnam, a small group of American students are gaining a glimpse into some […]

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  • DNC Convention Updates

    DNC Convention Updates

    Excerpts from Asian American delegates and writers blogging from Denver at AsianWeek.com: The Hawai‘i delegation got an update this morning on Denver’s three-year-old homeless initiative. Good reminder that issues need to be dealt with in a holistic way — not just providing job help but […]

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  • An Artist’s New Era

    An Artist’s New Era

    Chinese Immigrant Overcomes Odds to Open Art Studio SAN FRANCISCO — She is a single mother of two, a part-time worker, an art teacher and a fully committed artist. Some might call her Superwoman, but she is just Zheng Xiaojie, owner and founder of New […]

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  • Hot Shots: 08/29/08

    Hot Shots: 08/29/08

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  • Cal Student Crowned Miss Asian America

    Cal Student Crowned Miss Asian America

    SAN FRANCISCO — In the absence of celebrations such as a quincea-ñera or bat mitzvah, the Miss Asian America pageant marks the coming of age of Asian American women with a distinctly American tradition. For the 23 contestants of this year’s pageant, it was an […]

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  • New Orleans: A New Bond for Us All

    New Orleans: A New Bond for Us All

    Is there a common line that connects all humanity? In the midst of tragedy, there is one that intertwines people, near and far. There is some greater force that compels people to act when others cannot. During the second week of July, 12 teenagers and […]

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