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Suni Lee Earns a Spot at the Tokyo Olympics
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18-year-old gymnast will be the first Hmong American athlete to compete at the Olympics. On Sunday, 18-year-old gymnast Suni Lee placed second at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, automatically earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and qualifying for the Tokyo games. Lee, the three-time 2019 World Championships medalist who finished second to Simone […]

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They Call Us Bruce 128: They Call Us Justin Lin
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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Andrew Yang Concedes NYC Mayoral Democratic Primary
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Earlier this week, the New York City Democratic and Republican mayoral primaries occurred, and candidate Andrew Yang did not perform well: “Andrew Yang, a former 2020 presidential candidate whose name recognition once made him an early front-runner in the New York mayor’s race, conceded on Tuesday night after trailing badly in early vote tallies. Mr. […]

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Volunteers, Data, and Trauma:  Behind the scenes of Stop AAPI Hate
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The organization recording hate anti-Asian crimes, Stop AAPI Hate, has had a large profile during the surge in hate toward Asian Americans during the pandemic.  Because of this high profile, two articles that talk about the people working behind the scenes of this organization caught my attention.   The first one from Calmatters, among other subjects, […]

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The Monster Roars: On From Little Tokyo, With Love and Asian Girl Rage
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Guest Post by Sarah Kuhn I have always had an explosive temper. As a kid, it felt too big for my body—a monster that lived inside of me, pounding against the walls of my chest, screaming to be released into the wild. My anger burned fast and fierce and bright, and I quickly learned that […]

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Walt Disney Animation Studios to partner  for a "Week with Raya and the Last Dragon"
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Sponsored Post This week, Disney Animation Studios will celebrate the release of its movie Raya and the Last Dragon by working with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to spread joy through a series of virtual events for St. Jude patient families and its generous supporters. Raya and the Last Dragon is an epic journey to […]

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CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY
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Seated from left to right: Imelda Bosing Wood, Princess Torres, Bernie Targa-Ganon and Kay Ortiz. Standing: Rey Ganon. Vics Magsaysay, Tony Garcia, Robert Gamo and Nikki Arriola. A motley group of Filipino Americans commemorate the 123rd Philippine Independence Day at the Signal Hill Hilltop Park in Long Beach. The park on the summit overlooks L.A. […]

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver talks about Asian Americans
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This Last Week Tonight segment on Asian Americans hosted by John Olliver gives an overview of Asian American history and the current issues facing Asian Americans, done in his usually satirical style.  I was pleasantly surprised by how thorough it was in its breadth, given, as Olliver mentions, the poor history of white men describing […]

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