Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dominic Pangborn Finds Artistic Evolution through Revolution - NBC News.com

My article in NBC News Asian America about hapa Korean American adult adoptee Detroit-based artist Dominic Pangborn:
"Then I discovered that art didn't require English, and Heaven’s gate opened."
Dominic Pangborn Finds Artistic Evolution through Revolution - NBC News.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Asian-American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth - NBC News.com

My article for NBCNews Asian America on #celebrateNVRD:

"Today APIAVote-Michigan staff and volunteers successfully registered over 100 voters on University of Michigan and Michigan State University campuses,” said Theresa Q. Tran, Executive Director of APIAVote-Michigan. Her group was one of over 2,000 groups across the country—including 317 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups—participating in National Voter Registration Day, the largest single-day effort of the year to register voters. Despite their success, experts say there is much work to be done.
Asian-American Voter Registration Not Matching Population Growth - NBC News.com

Monday, September 22, 2014

AARP Film Asks, Are Families Ready to Care for Their Elderly? - NBC News.com

my article at nbc asian america:
According to a 2001 AARP multicultural survey, 73 percent of Asian Americans feel that children are expected to take care of their parents in their old age, as opposed to 57 percent of Hispanic Americans, 52 percent of blacks, and 47 percent of whites.
AARP Film Asks, Are Families Ready to Care for Their Elderly? - NBC News.com

'Hapa-palooza' Celebrates Canada's Mixed-Heritage Residents - NBC News.com

My article at NBC News Asian America:
“Growing up there was little to no awareness about the experiences of being mixed,” says festival co-founder Zarah Martz. “Canada prides itself on being a multicultural country, and Hapa-palooza explores the blending of various cultures and backgrounds.”
'Hapa-palooza' Celebrates Canada's Mixed-Heritage Residents - NBC News.com

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FCC Deadline Passes But Debate Rages On Over Net Neutrality - NBC News.com

My article at NBC News Asian America
“The FCC deadline has passed, but that doesn't mean the fight is over,” said leaders from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) activist group, 18MillionRising, who hosted a #Fight4NetRights Twitter Chat this week on net neutrality to continue to push for minority voices to be considered as the FCC considers public opinion.
FCC Deadline Passes But Debate Rages On Over Net Neutrality - NBC News.com

Ray Rice Video Prompts Asian Americans to Break Silence on Abuse - NBC News.com

I noticed that there were not that many Asian American voices in the #whyistayed #whyileft convo so I went out to find them. My (very short) article at NBC News Asian America. So many more sad stories out there... Thanks to all the activists who do this work, I couldn't...

Ray Rice Video Prompts Asian Americans to Break Silence on Abuse - NBC News.com

Jack Ma, Malala Among Asia Society's 'Game Changer' Honorees - NBC News.com

This article took so long to research because the projects these folks are doing are all so interesting I kept getting distracted! My article for NBC News Asian America on Asia Society's Asia Game Changer awards

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

International Basketball Relaxes Religious Headgear Rules - NBC News.com

my article for NBC News Asian America:
"FIBA has taken a step towards change, but this policy alteration will continue to lead to an unequal playing field," said Jasjit Singh, executive director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF). "We hope that FIBA will soon recognize Sikhs, Muslims and Orthodox Jews can freely play with their respective articles of faith and not require process or paperwork to play beyond their home countries.”
International Basketball Relaxes Religious Headgear Rules - NBC News.com

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | Brain Pickings

from the master...

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | Brain Pickings

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Report: Asian American ACA Enrollment 'Disproportionately High' - NBC News.com

Great data from Karthick Ramakrishnan and AAPI Data as always. My article for NBC News Asian America on Asian American Affordable Care Act Enrollment:
“Linguistic and cultural barriers are very significant problems for Asian Americans in the health care context,” say Ramakrishnan and Ahmad, “And our understanding of the prevalence of this problem and its effects are limited by the lack of good administrative data on the provision of language assistance and culturally competent care.”
Report: Asian American ACA Enrollment 'Disproportionately High' - NBC News.com

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