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US Mint to Produce Anna May Wong Quarter
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The US Mint will produce a quarter in 2022 featuring pioneering Asian American Actress Anna May Wong.  The quarter is part of the America Women Quarters program.  On th web site for the Anna May Wong coin it says: Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. She left a legacy […]

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First Cambodian American mayor in U.S. takes office
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I grew up in Massachusetts, so I was really interested to learn about Lowell, Massachusetts city councilor becoming the first Cambodian Amerian mayor in the United States: Sokhary Chau, a city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picked by his council peers to assume the legislative body’s top post on Monday. He also became the […]

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Pixar’s Turning Red to go straight to Disney+, skipping theatrical release
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COVID-19 strikes again and disrupts yet another theatrical release. Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ is heading directly to streaming: “The animated film will be released exclusively on Disney+ in March, Disney announced Friday, becoming the third straight Pixar movie to forgo a theatrical release amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like its predecessors Soul in 2020 and Luca in 2021, Turning Red will be available to Disney+ […]

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Man Pleads Not Criminally Responsible in Cinder Block Attack
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Darryl Doles is charged with attempted murder in anti-Asian attacks on three Baltimore businesses. In Baltimore, a man accused of attacking two Asian American woman with a cinderblock inside their liquor store is pleading not criminally responsible. 50-year-old Darryl Doles is charged with attempted murder and hate crime offenses, among a list of other charges, […]

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Ivy League Olympians Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen prepare for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
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When I read about these two Olympic athletes who are favorites for gold in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, I was struck by a number of the similarities in their lives and mental approaches.  Figure skater Nathan Chen is a favorite, having recently dominated the world championships.  Chloe Kim became a household name with her victory […]

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Advocates Push for AAPI Curriculum in New Jersey Schools
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Bill would require schools to teach students about the history and contributions of AAPIs to the U.S. In New Jersey — where Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group — a coalition of teachers, students, parents, politicians, and community members are fighting for “thoughtful and comprehensive Asian American and Pacific Islander studies into K […]

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‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel Officially in the Works
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It’s on: a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is officially in the works, with Destin Daniel Cretton returning to direct and write. The filmmaker has also signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective, and is reportedly in development on a new MCU series for Disney+. […]

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The New Yorker Documentary: ‘Inside Andrew Yang’s Doomed Run for Mayor ‘
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Back in January 2021, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for mayor of New York. Yang had garnered a lot of media attention during his run, especially on his signature platform issue of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Thus, at his mayoral launch, Yang was considered the front runner due to his high […]

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