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From Homeless Single Mother to Oakland Mayor: Sheng Thao wins through Ranked Choice Voting
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In an amazing journey from being a homeless single mother living in a car, Sheng Thao was elected mayor of Oakland. The journey is even more amazing considering that in the initial count of votes, Thao was in second place.  Because no Oakland mayoral candidate won a majority of votes, instant-runoff voting, also known in […]

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Study finds that Cyberbullying of Asian American Youth increased during Pandemic
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Generating a result that should surprise no one, a study concludes that while all youths (teens 13-17) experienced increased cyberbullying compared to before the pandemic, Asian American youths endured were increasingly targeted because of their race after the pandemic started. Asian American teens saw the largest increase in cyberbullying, as well as the biggest increase […]

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Nothing Against Chris Evans But Jimmy O. Yang Got ROBBED!!!
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That I’m aware of I don’t think Chris Evans is a racist ass hat, and he’s mildly good looking, and yes, has played some good parts, and it’s not like I’m saying I’d throw him out of bed for eating cookies or anything, but I mean, you know, there is this history of People going […]

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Remembering Asian American Veterans:  Richard Hoy
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As the “Americanness” of Asian Americans is often questioned these days despite the long history of Asian Americans in the United States, Veteran’s Day is a good time to point out the contributions that Asian Americans to the country.  In this StoryCorps excerpt also featured on NPR, Richard Hoy tells how he joined the Army […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Lanhee Chen for California State Controller
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I first heard of Lanhee Chen when he had first worked for then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as a policy advisor, and I met him the first time when he was a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University discussing his observations on the Taiwanese elections in 2020, which was really interesting. Chen is now currently […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Sheng Thao for Oakland Mayor: “Determined”
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Although I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (since 1999), I’ve never lived in Oakland and rarely make it there, but I do know that Oakland City Council member Sheng Thao is running for Mayor of Oakland this November. I don’t think I’ve ever met Thao. If Thao wins, she won’t be the first […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Creative Planning’s ‘Wealth-Changing Question’
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I was watching 60 Minutes recently and saw this commercial by Creative Planning: “Is your advisor giving you incomplete advice? Besides investing, there’s also taxes, insurance, estate planning, and other elements that can be stressful to organize. At Creative Planning, we provide all the expertise, all the advice you need, all in-house. Ensuring all aspects of […]

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Reporter David Louie retires after 50 years with ABC7
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If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the last 50 years, you probably have seen local television reporter David Louie. After working at ABC7 News for over 50 years, he will be retiring in October: After 50 and a half years in news, reporter David Louie has retired from ABC7. He joined […]

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NYC Theater Review: peerless at Primary Stages
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Sasha Diamond and Shannon Tyo in peerless at Primary Stages at 59E59. Photo by James Leynse Jiehae Park’s dark comedy peerless about the high pressure stakes of elite college admissions is now playing at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. This twist on Macbeth features twin Asian American sisters, M and L, […]

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Margaret Cho And Lisa Ling Talked To Meghan Markle About Asian American Stereotypes — And It's One Of The Most Illuminating Conversations I've Heard All Year
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It’s so rare for these things to be talked about in such a nuanced way on a mainstream platform. View Entire Post ›

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