Thursday, April 16, 2015

Auction of Internment Items Halted After George Takei Intervenes - NBC News.com

My article on how George Takei and Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation save the day
"There is an essential discussion to be had about the sale of historical items that are a legacy of man's inhumanity to man. It extends beyond what is legal."
Auction of Internment Items Halted After George Takei Intervenes - NBC News.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'Battle for Talent Is Global': Rust Belt Seeks Visa Reform - NBC News.com

My article on H-1B H1B visa reform for NBC News Asian America
"It's hard for us to find the kind of people who can do the math and communicate with others," Don Hicks, CEO of LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain software design, said at his Michigan headquarters. "I struggle with the terms foreign-born or immigrant, but they're just people. They're just our guys. And we're just waiting around to see who are we going to have to help move."
'Battle for Talent Is Global': Rust Belt Seeks Visa Reform - NBC News.com

Meet the Cartoon Kid Superheroes of Pakistan - NBC News.com

My article re 3 Bahadur, Pakistan's first full-length animated feature film, re three 11yo superheroes
"If I had Amna's powers, I would save my country from danger," said one girl student, "These characters represent all the children of Pakistan."
Meet the Cartoon Kid Superheroes of Pakistan - NBC News.com

Friday, April 10, 2015

Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal in the Family' Premieres on 'Funny or Die' - NBC News.com

my article for nbc news asian america re Aasif Mandvi's "Halal in the Family"

"With Halal in the Family I had a chance to create an all-American Muslim family dealing with common forms of ignorance and prejudice, resolving them - in classic sitcom fashion - by the end of each episode."
Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal in the Family' Premieres on 'Funny or Die' - NBC News.com

Reading "Asian Americans in Michigan"

Reading today at University of Michigan.



The official version, plus me and Durriya too: The Critical Ethnic and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop and the United Asian American Organizations enthusiastically invite you to participate in A/PIA Experiences at the University of Michigan, an open-forum discussion between graduate students, undergraduates, staff, and faculty discussing the state of A/PIA studies and campus climate at the University of Michigan on Friday, April 10th 1-3pm at 3512 Haven Hall. We will also be featuring the School of Social Work's Professor Joseph Galura's recent publication in the book Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from The Midwest. This event is part of A/PIA Heritage Month at the University of Michigan. Snacks and bubble tea will be provided.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Speaking Thursday and Friday


I'll be speaking Thursday at Ann Arbor North Rotary Club.

I'll also be speaking Thursday on "A/PIA Media and Stereotypes" at a UM Intro to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies class in North Quad 2:40-4:00, 2435 North Quad (105 S. State St).

On Friday, I'll be part of a reading for "Asian Americans in Michigan" at University of Michigan Department of American Culture, 3512 Haven Hall, 1-3. Free food and bubble tea.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Could This Amendment Save Adoptee Adam Crapser From Deportation? - NBC News.com

my article for NBC News Asian America on Amendment to Child Citizenship Act 2000 to #KeepAdamHome

"For the U.S. to deport adoptees to a country they likely do not speak the language, do not understand the culture, and do not have any connections or resources is a reprehensible and shameful act," said March. "If members of Congress do not support this amendment, it is equivalent to objecting to the fundamental purpose and values of adoption."
Could This Amendment Save Adoptee Adam Crapser From Deportation? - NBC News.com

The World's Premiere Hula Competition is Happening Now - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on Merrie Monarch
"Having our ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi become a part of this broadcast is momentous, and hopefully will continue to grow in presence and content coverage," Hiapo Perreira, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Literature at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, told NBC News, "joining current normalization efforts that support the life and proliferation of our language. E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! (The Hawaiian language shall live!)"
The World's Premiere Hula Competition is Happening Now - NBC News.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Native Hawaiians Arrested in Protests of Massive Telescope - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on the arrests of TMT Protectors in Hawaii
"We are so proud of the young protectors as they have stayed truly in the Kapu Aloha and have been training others to prepare themselves for staying in Kapu Aloha."
Native Hawaiians Arrested in Protests of Massive Telescope - NBC News.com

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Single Mom's Sentencing Postponed as Supporters #StandWithNanHui - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on #StandwithNanHui Sentencing Postponement
"We are alarmed by the continued threat of detention or deportation of Nan-Hui as it would mean permanent separation from her six-year-old daughter,"
Single Mom's Sentencing Postponed as Supporters #StandWithNanHui - NBC News.com

Dharun Ravi Conviction in Tyler Clementi Case Could Be Reversed - NBC News.com

my article in nbc news asian america on nj bias intimidation law change
"Unlike any other bias-crime statute in the country, N.J.S.A. 2C:16-1(a)(3) focuses on the victim's, not the defendant's, state of mind," wrote Justice Albin in his opinion. "The defendant's fate depends not on whether bias was the purpose for the commission of the crime but on whether the victim 'reasonably believed' that was the purpose."
Dharun Ravi Conviction in Tyler Clementi Case Could Be Reversed - NBC News.com

Monday, March 30, 2015

Michigan Muslim Man Finds Stranger Buried Next to Wife, Again. - NBC News.com

My article at NBC News Asian America

"There have been reports about double-selling of plots in this cemetery and others, and it is truly disturbing," he said. "The family has demanded that the cemetery take immediate remedial actions to ensure the family that this can never happen again."
Michigan Muslim Man Finds Stranger Buried Next to Wife, Again. - NBC News.com

The Best Single Malt Whiskey in the World Is From Taiwan - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on Taiwan's Kavalan Whiskey
"Because Yi-Lan has really clean water and the hot/humid weather is extremely helpful to maturing the whiskey, Kavalan has been able to produce some great whiskey even though it has been aged for a shorter period of time," Samuel Wang, founder ofAkufuncture and producer of a film about Taiwan, "Picture Taipei," told NBC News, "This has been making waves because a lot of people have realized that some of Taiwan's products can be at the top of the world."
The Best Single Malt Whiskey in the World Is From Taiwan - NBC News.com

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Sikhs, Hindus Will Now Be Tracked - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on FBI DOJ updated hate crimes database and training manual
"Tracking hate crimes is more than the questions of who, or when, or how," said Crowley, "It's about why? What could have prevented this? What could be done to better protect this community?"
Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Sikhs, Hindus Will Now Be Tracked - NBC News.com

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From Pork Belly Buns to Bubble Tea, Book Captures Food of Taiwan - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
Cathy Erway's new book, "The Food of Taiwan—Recipes from the Beautiful Island" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is a tantalizing and mouth-watering exploration of Taiwan's cuisine and country—ranging from the excitement of night market street food to the familiarity of home-cooked comfort dishes. Punctuated by photographs of people cooking and eating across the island's varied landscape, the writing is warm and personal, and captures the essence of Taiwan's obsession with food.
From Pork Belly Buns to Bubble Tea, Book Captures Food of Taiwan - NBC News.com

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