Archive for January, 2013

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    200 Fruit Trees Planted This Past Weekend in SF

        The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE), Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF), and hundreds of volunteers planted 200 fruit trees at 23 locations across San Francisco as part of the City’s Urban Orchards program. San Francisco is leading the nation by […]

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    NBA To Launch Largest International Tribute Ever With NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

    -League to Usher in the Year of the Snake with a Record 23 Live Games Over Eight Days Shown in China and Seven NBA Teams Recognizing the Holiday In-Arena-   BEIJING AND NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) is honoring its Chinese fans by […]

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    San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade Set for Feb. 23

        Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on […]

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    The Power of Privilege and the Privilege of Power

          “Do you speak Chinese?” I asked the police officer who drove up to the scene.   I was in the backyard doing my laundry for the week when I heard a loud crash. I thought it was merely a random ambient noise […]

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    Asian Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership and Plans for 2013

    The Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) recently announced new leadership and 2013 programming highlights. Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are the third largest ethnic population in Central Texas. The new GAACC board promises to catalyze economic development in the region. Rashed Islam was elected to be […]

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    Myx TV And Verizon Wireless to Celebrate Year of the Snake

          SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Myx TV, the fastest growing Asian American entertainment network in the United States, is proud to be a media partner of the 2013 Verizon Lunar New Year Celebration to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Snake […]

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  • Who’s Behind Militants in Mali and Hostage Terrorists in Algeria?

    Who’s Behind Militants in Mali and Hostage Terrorists in Algeria?

    Asians can find out lots of interesting stuff surfing Iranian media that evidently other Americans don’t think much of.  Take for example, the Tehran-based Mehr News Agency. It is owned by either the “Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO)” which is also  translated as ” Organization of […]

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    President Obama Inauguration 2.0 Man of Words

    Reprinted with permmission  from original by Ken Masugi (I get his posts by friending him on facebook) I wasn’t crazy about the inaugural speech, but maybe it works for what he wants to achieve. JAN 22, 2013 President Obama—Man of Words Filed Under: Abraham Lincoln, Declaration of Independence, Franklin Roosevelt’s […]

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  • Hon. Mike Honda is screened for hepatitis B at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration in 2006.

    NIH Awards AAPCHO Over $700,000 to Study Impact of Health Information Technology on Asian Americans Living with Viral Hepatitis

    First Study to Evaluate Health Information Technology Strategies for Low-Income Asian American and Pacific Islander Populations Infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) OAKLAND, CA – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) received a 3-year grant totaling over $700,000 from the National Institutes of […]

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    CAA 2013 Membership Meeting Set for Feb. 4

        CAA 2013 Membership Meeting: Coming Together for Just Immigration Policies From local communities to the halls of Congress, communities are joining forces to propose improvements to our nation’s flawed immigration system.  Hear a panel of experts discuss the common sense approaches that can […]

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