Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Family Fare Paired With Personal Tales in 'Cooking with Granny' - NBC News.com

This is amazing! a video on how to make daikon kim chi, my favorite, and by a grandma, too, I love grandmas. Somebody make this for me.Family Fare Paired With Personal Tales in 'Cooking with Granny' - NBC News.com

These Women Are Fast Becoming 'the Face of American Immigration' - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on new NAPAWF report on Asian American women and immigration

"Every Asian-American family in the United States is impacted by immigration policies in one way or another," Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), told NBC News. "Right now, millions of Asian-American women and their families are suffering under immigration policies that continue to deny dignity to our families."
These Women Are Fast Becoming 'the Face of American Immigration' - NBC News.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Despite Guilty Verdict, Advocates Vow to #StandWithNanHui - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on #standwithnanhui Nan-Hui Jo verdict
"We are very disappointed and saddened to hear that the jury decided to convict Nan-Hui Jo today," said Hyejin Shim, a volunteer from Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse (KACEDA) who has been observing the trial. "However, we know that when it comes to the criminal legal system, it is very common for survivors of domestic violence to be criminalized and blamed, not supported. What happened today is precisely why so many survivors fear our justice systems."
Despite Guilty Verdict, Advocates Vow to #StandWithNanHui - NBC News.com

Monday, March 2, 2015

Domestic Violence Groups Rally to #StandWithNanHui - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on #StandWithNanHui Nan-Hui Jo on trial in California

"I think Nan-Hui's story is resonating with people the way that it is because domestic violence is an unspoken trauma for so many in our communities," Hyejin Shim, a volunteer from Korean American Coalition to end Domestic Abuse (KACEDA), told NBC News. "It also provides a glimpse into a horrifying system that criminalizes survivors, so people are rightfully outraged by that."
Domestic Violence Groups Rally to #StandWithNanHui - NBC News.com

Friday, February 27, 2015

Asian Americans Set to Surpass Whites in Median Family Wealth - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on a new study re wealth and race
"Many parts of the Asian-American community are not doing so well," Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of Public Policy at the University of California-Riverside, told NBC News, "It is important to disaggregate the data not just by ethnic group, but also how much is real estate and how much is college savings and how much is where they live."
Asian Americans Set to Surpass Whites in Median Family Wealth - NBC News.com

Louisville Mourns 'Family Man' Shot After School Drop-Off - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on the tragic shooting of a Pakistani American father in Louisville
"As an Asian-American Muslim community living in America at this time, the community is very sensitive and apprehensive," Khalid Kahloon, Ahmed's family attorney, told NBC News, "This is a source of great discomfort to the community as to why a member would be murdered in this way. We cannot say it is for certain about race, but deep down in our hearts we cannot say that it was just another senseless murder on the American highway."
Louisville Mourns 'Family Man' Shot After School Drop-Off - NBC News.com

And my article was quoted in Daily Mail
Christopher L. McCullum 'shot dead Muslim father-of-three in random road-rage attack' | Daily Mail Online


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Aasif Mandvi Keeps it 'Halal in the Family' With New Comedy - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on Aasif Mandvi's new webseries, "Halal in the Family,"
"We wanted to create the web series to use satire and comedy as a way to shed light on some important issues, said Mandvi, "And make people laugh."
Aasif Mandvi Keeps it 'Halal in the Family' With New Comedy - NBC News.com

Remembering H4 Visa stories

Remembering our fascinating convo re H4 visa at the Smithsonian art exhibition on the H1B visa at Twelve Gates Arts that I had the fortune to be a part of last year. The first artwork depicted here, by Juhi Bharat, is titled, "My H4 Saga" http://twelvegatesarts.org/exhibitions/h1b

TWELVE GATES ARTS

H4 visa is in the news New Rule Allows Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders to Work - NBC News.com

The Guide to Chinese Dumplings | Lucky Peach

omg omg let's go make dumplings

The Guide to Chinese Dumplings | Lucky Peach

The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum | Lucky Peach

Contact me if you are interested in hosting a guided dumpling making party or a make-your-own-sushi party: Your house, your friends, your kitchen, and I'll teach you and your friends how to make and cook Chinese dumplings or simple sushi, with stories, history, culture, and recipes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aoki

"He wasn't the quiet type," Yuri Kochiyama on Richard Aoki, lol. Watching "Aoki" w my APIA Civil Rights Law class at the university.

New Rule Allows Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders to Work - NBC News.com

My article at NBC News Asian America
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) estimates that as many as 179,600 individuals could apply for employment authorization under this new rule in the first year, with 55,000 a year after that.
New Rule Allows Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders to Work - NBC News.com

New Filipina Barbie Inspired by Culture, Fashion, and Family - NBC News.com

My article in NBC News Asian America on the new Filipina Barbie designed by Carlyle Nuera:
"The name 'Mutya' means pearl or beauty or muse; it's a girl's name; and it is also used in the titles of beauty pageants in the Philippines," said Nuera. "My mother, Ruby, was Miss Tacloban in 1976."
New Filipina Barbie Inspired by Culture, Fashion, and Family - NBC News.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fifty Dinners: Chef Takes Filipino Food Across America - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America re Yana Gilbuena's delicious Salo Project
"It started out as a hobby that consumed me," said Gilbuena, who describes herself as an underground gypsy Pinay chef. "This is my passion, my life's work, my life. This is my way of sharing my culture through food and also giving back to my country and community."
Fifty Dinners: Chef Takes Filipino Food Across America - NBC News.com

Oahu's Honouliuli Internment Camp Designated National Monument - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America re the Honouliuli Internment site in Hawaii
"The stories of those detained at Honouliuli and internment sites like it across the country are sobering reminders of how even leaders of the greatest nation on Earth can succumb to fear and mistrust and perpetuate great injustice," saidSenator Mazie Hirono.
Oahu's Honouliuli Internment Camp Designated National Monument - NBC News.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

Multicultural Cast of 'Big Hero 6' Wins Big at Oscars - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
Asian Americans were waiting, watching, and hoping as "Big Hero 6" went on to win Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards, dubbed by many as the "whitest" Oscars in years. In an industry long accused of everything from using yellowface and race-bending to whitewashing characters of color and employing harmful stereotypes, a sweet story about a hapa Asian-American boy genius and his robot managed to win over not only millions of moviegoers but Academy members as well.
Set in futuristic San Fransokyo, the movie features a diverse, multiracial and multicultural cast of characters including the voices of Daniel Henney, Ryan Potter, and Jamie Chung.
Multicultural Cast of 'Big Hero 6' Wins Big at Oscars - NBC News.com

UPDATE: More from my friend Grace Hwang Lynch at Hapa Mama:
Diverse animated feature sees big Oscar win | MSNBC

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Data Reveals Most Popular Chinese Dish in America - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America

"Are you sure the name of this list isn't 'Quasi-Chinese foods least scary to the masses?'" asked Jocelyn "Joz" Wang, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of 8Asians.com. "The funny thing is that some of the dishes on this list (like General Tso's Chicken and Crab Rangoon) would rarely, if ever, be seen on a menu in China; they're American inventions."
Data Reveals Most Popular Chinese Dish in America - NBC News.com

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