Meet some of the 245 APIAs running for office

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.

Add Bruce Lee to list of porn parodies

I blogged at Hyphen magazine about  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 […]

Norman Mineta added to National Portrait Gallery

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 Mineta’s […]

Jeremy Lin takes shot at NBA

The NBA draft is tonight and Harvard’s 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 prognosticators 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 […]

7-Foot Bhullar brothers have NBA prospects

Sim and Tanveer Bhullar are 7-foot Indian brothers who are emerging as two of the top high school basketball players in the country. There are few Asians or Asian Americans playing major college sports and even fewer South Asians at such a high level. And unlike Jeremy Lin, the brothers have recruiters at big-time college basketball programs salivating at the […]

Goodwin Liu nomination moves forward

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.