There are more than 245 Asian Pacific Islander Americans running for office this year, the most ever, according to the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. I highlighted some of the candidates and races in a story for the Center for Asian American Media’s blog.
8Asians.com put me in its APA Spotlight feature last week. You can read the Q&A on the 8Asians blog. Some of the insights gleaned about me are that I’m no good in math, and I like dim sum.
With David Chiu joining the fray, San Francisco has three Asian Americans running for mayor, perhaps the most APA mayoral candidates for any American city outside of Hawaii.
I blogged at Hyphen magazine about Â a Bruce Lee porn parody that’s being produced. And while the pop icon probably is turning in his grave over being immortalized in an adult movie, the prospect does raise issues of race, sex and stereotypes, particularly of Asian American men. “Bruce Lee XXX: A Porn Parody” stars Keni […]
The “Asian Power” headline from theÂ Â San Francisco Examiner encapsulates what’s happening in politics for Asian Americans, especially in San Francisco, where Ed Lee is about to become the first Asian American mayor.
Congratulations to former Congressman and cabinet secretary Norman Mineta, who is now part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.Mineta was a pioneer and part of the first wave of Asian Americans politicians to make an impact on our country. “It is with great pride that we see Secretary Minetaâ€™s […]
The NBA draft is tonight and Harvard’sÂ Jeremy Lin probably won’t be picked, but could catch on with a team as a free agent. The NBA draft only has two rounds, and most prognosticatorsÂ don’t believe Lin will be chosen. He played against inferior competition in the Ivy League, and some scouts say that while he’s a […]
Sim and Tanveer Bhullar areÂ 7-foot Indian brothers who are emerging as two of the top high school basketball players in the country. There areÂ few Asians or Asian Americans playing major college sports and even fewer South Asians at such a high level. And unlikeÂ Jeremy Lin, the brothers haveÂ recruiters at big-time college basketball programsÂ salivating at the […]
The new “Hawaii Five-0,” with Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, will feature two of the most high-profile roles for Asian Americans on TV this fall.
Goodwin Liu’s nomination to be a judge on the US Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has moved a step closer to fruition with the Senate Judiciary Committee vote to move it to the full-floor for debate.