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Actor James Hong *FINALLY* Receives Star Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Last week, actor James Hong, at age 93, *finally* received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: “Hong, 93, who was joined by celebrity guest speakers Daniel Dae Kim and Jamie Lee Curtis, unveiled his star in a ceremony, becoming one of just 19 people of Asian descent to make it on the walk out […]

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POV Presents A Special Encore Presentation ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin’ in Recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 Hate Crime
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022, and one of the most consequential events in APA history is the killing of Vincent Chin, whose murders never got the justice they deserved. The documentary, ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’ will air nationally again on PBS on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10pm ET. PBS’s POV states: […]

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Now on Netflix: ‘Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres’
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Back in October of last year, we reviewed the documentary ‘Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres,’ which was still making the film festival circuit (I believe) and released theatrically. Now the documentary is available on Netflix. From the press release: “The film, directed by Suzanne Joe Kai, is an insightful, […]

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Sure. It’s Our Month (It’s Been Our Month) But I’m Feeling Salty (So I’m Going To Stay Clothed)
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Typically I’d say something like “It’s our month. Get naked and do anything you want to do.” And sure, technically you still can, but this year I was feeling a little salty and I didn’t feel like getting naked and running around the block. It’s like as much as we’re making all this progress, we’re […]

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8Books: AANHPI Month Children’s Book Roundup
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In honor of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, here’s not one, not two, but eight recently or about to be released children’s books to check out. I remember very few Asian American picture books from when I was growing up, so am thrilled at the diversity and creativity that’s available today. […]

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The Outsized Economic Contributions of Asian Americans according to Goldman Sachs
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(photo credit: Goldman Sachs) Goldman Sachs recently released a report on the outsized economic contributions of Asian Americans.  Highlights include Asian Americans creating 19% of high impact patents between 2003 and 2019, and driving 23% of US economic growth during that period despite being around 10% of the population.  Lowlights include income inequality with the […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: P&G’s ‘The Name’
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I saw someone retweet this P&G ad the other day, and I teared up after watching it: “Everyone has a name — and from birth through a lifetime of introductions, it becomes the cornerstone of our identity. For many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), their given names carry an even deeper history and significance. […]

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Documentary ‘Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story’ – Available for Free Streaming
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With the recent death of Norman Mineta, the Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story documentary is available for free streaming here, courtesy of the Mineta Legacy Project. I had the great pleasure of viewing this documnetary back in 2018 and meeting Mineta.  The trailer that CAAMFest had promoted for the film is above. […]

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