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’38 At The Garden’ Premieres October 11th on HBO Max
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Back in June, I had blogged about a community event about an upcoming documentary, ’38 At the Garden’ about Jeremy Lin’s performance against Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers back on February 10th, 2012, its effects, and the current state of Asian hate and discrimination. The official broadcast / streaming date has been announced (October 11 on […]

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San Francisco Street Renamed ‘Vicha Ratanapakdee Way’ for 84-year-old Thai Killed
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Back in January of this year, I had attended the one year anniversary of the deadly assault against 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee while on a walk in San Francisco. Recently, there was a ceremony to rename the street where ‘Grandpa Vicha’ used to go for walks: More than 600 days after the brutal killing of an […]

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Democratic and Republican Parties make moves to attract Asian American Voters
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Both the Republican and Democrat Parties and their partisans have been making moves to encourage Asian American to vote their way in the coming mid-term elections.  The Republican Party has reportedly invested millions in courting non-white voters, including Asian Americans through outreach centers in places such as Georgia. The Asian American Power Network has dedicated […]

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Cornell Quarterback Jameson Wang Signs NIL Deal with Degree
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Image courtesy of Cornell University When I saw Jeff’s blog post on Gonzaga Basketball Players Kayleigh and Kaylynne Truong, I knew had to write about Cornell University’s Jameson Wang, a quarterback on the Ivy League school’s football team and his NIL (name, image and likeness) deal with Degree (which was reported back in August): ““I […]

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McKinsey & Company: Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges
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Earlier in September, the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company published this Executive Briefing: ‘Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges’: “Events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the murder of George Floyd and the rise in anti-Asian violence, have increased the prominence and urgency of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public […]

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Asian American Medical Hazard:  US Western States Drought
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(photo credit: USDA) It might be seem like a stretch to call the Western States Drought a medical hazard particular to Asian Americans, but one aspect of the drought will affects certain Asian Americans more drastically:  an increase in Valley Fever.  Valley fever, also known as Coccidioidomycosis, long since since been a problem (an increasing […]

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TargetSmart: Asian American Voter Registration Trends in 2022
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New AAPI Registrants: 2020 vs 2022 (photo credit: Tom Bonier) I forget when I first started following Tom Bonier of TargetSmart (“a Democratic political data and data services firm”), but he had recently tweeted out some interesting Asian American voter registration stats: Interestingly, since Dobbs the Dem margin among AAPI new registrants has been even […]

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Asian American TV Trailer Watch: NBC’s Reboot of ‘Quantum Leap’
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I remember the original ‘Quantum Leap’ TV series, which aired on NBC for 5 seasons from 1989 to 1993. I wasn’t a big watcher of TV back then, mostly because I was in college during most of that time and had little time to watch TV. There’s a re-boot, or more exactly I would say, […]

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