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The University of Utah honors Wat Misaka, first person of Color in the NBA
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Long before Linsanity or even before any African Americans would play in what would become the NBA, Wataru “Wat” Misaka became the first person of color to play professional basketball in the Basketball Association of America, playing three games for the New York Knicks in 1947.  In January 2022 , he was honored by the […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: P&G: Chloe Kim & ‘Always There’
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Love you always, dad. Couldn’t have taken this wild ride without your and mom’s constant love and support. Check out our story from @proctergamble #sponsored pic.twitter.com/wjFspVMAmi — Chloe Kim (@ChloeKim) February 4, 2022 I saw Chloe Kim tweet this Proctor & Gamble television ad, which is also available on YouTube (but for some reason not embeddable): […]

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Golden State Warriors 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration Night
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The highly popular and successful Golden State Warriors play in the San Francisco Bay Area , which overall is almost 25% Asian. San Francisco, where the Warriors play in Chase Center, is itself 35% Asian, so it’s no surprise that Lunar New Year is a big deal in the Bay Area, as well as to […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: NBC Sports – 2022 Winter Olympics Tie-In with Nathan Chen & Jurassic World Dominion
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I’m not sure if this is airing on television – I think I caught this on the web – but this has to be one of the strangest commercials I’ve ever seen! NBC is promoting the Winter Olympics (which it is broadcasting), with a tie in with the next upcoming ‘Jurassic Park’ series of films: […]

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This Former Food Blogger’s Still Life Photos Showcase Asian American Experiences Through Art
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“When you start digging into the history of these photos, you see so much from other cultures that goes unacknowledged.” View Entire Post ›

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San Francisco Asian Justice Rally & Remembering Vicha Ratanapakdee
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This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee being assaulted while on a walk in San Francisco and died. The Asian Justice Rally, held in five other cities along side San Francisco (Atlanta. Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia), all of them seeking justice for Asian Americans who have been harassed, […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Progressive’s ‘Sign Spinner | Stay’
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I saw this Progressive Insurance company commercial while watching the San Francisco 49ers edge the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs this past weekend and thought it was hilarious.  The commercial that is, not the defeat of the Packers, which was kind of hilarious but not as hilarious as when then 49ers beat the Cowboys. […]

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HBO Max: Take Out with Lisa Ling Premieres on January 27th
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Lisa Ling has a new television series beyond the one she’s had with CNN, and this one is focused on Asian food in America: “In Take Out with Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist Lisa Ling — whose own family story began in a Chinese restaurant — travels from the bayous of Louisiana to Orange County’s Little […]

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Asian American Segregation and Income Inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area
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The Othering and Belonging Institute recently issued an update to their report on segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area using 2020 census data, and the section on the most segregated Asian American neighborhoods caught my eye.  Some of the poorest and historically segregated neighborhoods were on that list, such as urban areas in and […]

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8mm Film Review:  Try Harder
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Before Try Harder came out in theatres, Number Two Son mentioned to me that he had a friend who worked on the marketing of the film, and so we decided to watch it together while he was home on winter break.  I once did college recruiting at Lowell High School, drove by it dozens of […]

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