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3 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

BLOG: A silver lining for the Korean community

Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn't get Gov. Jay Inslee's appointment for King County Superior Judge.


Related Topix: Korean-American, US Governors, Jay Inslee, King County, WA

7 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

ACLU, NAACP Seeking to Overturn Arizona's 'Racist' Ban on Race-Based AbortionsCNS

The ACLU claims that the The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 "relies on harmful racial stereotypes to stigmatize, shame, and discriminate against Black women and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who seek abortions."


Related Topix: ACLU, Abortion, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Maricopa County, AZ

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

A sona s first visit to Korea, his parentsa homeland

Think of the most put-together traveler you can imagine. James Bond with a tux and a passport, perhaps.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea Travel, Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, Korean-American

9 hrs ago | Eater

wire: Red Star Opens; 16 Course Forbidden Chinese Dinner

Asian-American sandwich shop Red Star opens at 176 Smith Street today. The menu sports some creative takes on classics like a miso BLT made with miso marinated slab bacon, a korean fried chicken sandwich with twice fried chicken, spicy gochujang and pickled daikon, and a roast pork sandwich with a cabbage and apple slaw and fried egg.


Related Topix: Meat, Life, Food, Pork

12 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

"Yellowface" controversy over the "The Mikado" - Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

Protestors at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Front kneeling: Christina Seong. Middle row: Lizzie Lin, Iris Carrera, Diane Laguerta, Sonia Huang, Gei Chan, Iris Parker Pavitt, Laurie Shiratori.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera

16 hrs ago | DNA India

US lawmakers ask International Basketball Federation to review policy on Sikh turbans

Appalled by reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top US lawmakers have launched a campaign asking the International Basketball Federationa to review the discriminatory policy.


Related Topix: Indian-American

20 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances

Two remarkable graphic novels being released this week are themed around shadow-selves, legacies and second chances: Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds is about a woman given the opportunity to magically undo past mistakes, while Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew's The Shadow Hero revises a mysterious golden-age superhero called the Green Turtle by fleshing ... (more)


21 hrs ago |

Twitter says it hired "too many white and Asian men" to fill workforce

Twitter released their "diversity data" in response to a campaign by Reverend Jesse Jackson, which works to "protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world."


23 hrs ago | The Newberg Graphic

Alice Sumida learns to dance through history - Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:00

Nearly everyone at Edgewood Downs retirement center in Garden Home makes a beeline for her at some point during the day, wishing her a happy birthday, or telling her how happy they are to know her.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Garden Home (Portland, OR), Japanese-American

23 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Ex-Jerome internee speaks Aug. 6 in LR

Frank Sata, one of thousands of Japanese-Americans who was forced to live in an internment camp in Arkansas during World War II, will be in Little Rock on Aug. 6 to discuss his experiences and how it shaped his father's art and his own work as an architect.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, Little Rock, AR

23 hrs ago | Truthdig

Gaza As Sarajevo

After the publication earlier this week of my Truthdig commentary about Israel's repetitively compulsive and rabid behavior , I got a lovely note from a dear longtime friend who was in general and quite anguished agreement with much of what I'd written.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Japanese-American, US News, Liberal Political News

Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

18-year old beauty crowned Miss Philippines Quest USA

MANILA An 18-year-old summer camp counselor was crowned as the first-ever Miss Philippines Quest USA winner at the Symphony Space in Manhattan, New York City, last July 12. Alexa Kirby, who was also adjudged as Best in Evening Gown, will represent the Filipino-American community in the 2014 Miss World Philippines pageant to be held in Manila on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Filipino-American, Demi Lovato, Dance, Pop/Rock

Wed Jul 23, 2014

$1.2 mn bash planned for Modi in New York

Narendra Modi, then an RSS karyakarta , seen above on a visit to New York in the early 1990s.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Indian-American, us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North America Travel, Chicago Travel,

A Cultural Maifesto: Meditation on art & violence

That's just one of the expletive-laced threats I hear a middle-aged man scream at a young woman across several lanes of traffic at Meridian and St. Clair.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Religion, Falun Gong, Indianapolis, IN

Malaysian National News Agency

NAAM To Be Agent To Empower Indian Commmunity - Saravanan

SUNGAI PETANI, July 23 -- The New Affirmative Action Movement Foundation established throughout the country, will act as an agent between the government and the Indian community, towards enhancing their economic status.


Related Topix: Surya Sivakumar, World News, Malaysia, Indian-American,

The Georgia Straight

Sid Chow Tan: Homeless no more, evicted no more, silenced no more

Editor's note: Sid Chow Tan, community organizer and media and communications producer, delivered this speech in front of the Ming Sun building.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, North America, Canada, World News

BBC News

Police 'spied on dead man's family'

A mother campaigning for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover Scotland Yard officers.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel,


Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women

A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Genetics, Biology, Science, World News, Japan,

Arirang TV

Former sex slaves travel U.S. to call attention to issue

When they were in their teens, Lee Ok-son and Kang Il-chul were forced to serve as sex slaves at a military brothel.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Glendale, CA, Japanese-American

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan to Star in 2g's GALOIS at the 2014 Ice Factory Festival, 7/23-26

Second Generation Productions , a major incubator and producer of Asian American theater, announced today that Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan lead the cast of 2g's commissioned musical, Galois, by Sung Rno and Aaron Jones, directed by Victor Maog and produced by Jane Jung.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts