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    The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’: Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

    In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a dog is shown lounging by a pool and saying to a pup: “Youtube’s one thing, but cats will never make it on the big screen.” A funny commentary, surely, but in America that statement could just as easily […]

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  • Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosts controversial Kids Table segment .

    Kimmel’s Shameful “Kill Everyone In China” Remarks

    On October 16, 2013 late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel featured a skit called “Kids Table” and invited four youngsters of diverse ethnicities to chat and discuss issues related to the recent Federal government shutdown.  How do you explain the national government shutdown to 5-6 year […]

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  • Salvation Army of San Francisco honors Pius Lee with a plaque

    Reflections on the Last 50 Years of San Francisco Chinatown

    By Pius Lee, Chair, Chinatown Neighborhood Association My wife and I immigrated to San Francisco from Hong Kong under President Kennedy’s refugee program in 1963. Like many new immigrants we came here for freedom and for better opportunities but faced many problems upon our arrival to […]

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    Pan Asia: The Cultural Sphere Expands

      Nichkhun Horvejkul, 25, is a cultural phenomenon. Born and raised in Southern California, his high school friends told him that with his looks and winning smile, he should be a Korean pop star, never mind that his parents are immigrants from Thailand, and that […]

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  • Nina Davuluri the first Indian American Miss America.

    Nina Davuluri is America’s Future

      Nina Davuluri is the first Indian American to hold the title of Miss America and it should be something for all Americans to celebrate. Her story, after all, is one of the more optimistic news about immigration in recent times. Alas, it’s a victory […]

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King

    Deportation and Dr. King’s American Dream

        Wednesday, Aug. 28th marked the 50th anniversary of the “Great March on Washington,” led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a coalition of civil rights, labor and religious organizations to pass civil rights legislation, desegregate schools and address entrenched poverty among African […]

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    Can You Trust The IRS To Do Your Taxes?

        It is alarming to hear that the IRS has proposed a plan to Congress that will take away our independence as tax filers and instead force us to rely on the IRS to do it for us. The IRS claims that it can […]

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    LIVING WITH PG&E, OUR NEIGHBOR

        A cheap tease – months of complementary cable TV by one utility. Savvy consumers easily sober up when they see the sticker shock in the next bill. That is not the same with PG&E, applying for a rate adjustment with the California Public […]

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    Former Asian American Smokers Speak of Tobacco’s Dangers

          Rico Foz’s story is a cautionary tale for any smoker. Rico, now 47, began smoking when he 14 years old in the Philippines. He became a heavy smoker by college, smoking two packs a day. Flash forward to 2011. Rico, now a […]

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    Q&A: After N. Korean Test, Should South Korea Go Nuclear?

      BY New America Media‘s Peter Schurmann Editdor’s Note: Soon after North Korea conducted its third and to date most powerful test of a nuclear device on Feb. 12, calls emerged in South Korea pushing for the country to develop its own nuclear deterrent. As the country prepares for […]

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