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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Texas Court Ruling 'Temporary Setback' for AAPI Undocumented - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
"I strongly disagree with the ruling by a Texas judge that will temporarily delay the implementation of President Obama's executive action on immigration,"Congressman Mike Honda told NBC News. "President Obama was well within the Constitutional rights of his office when he took his executive action on immigration."
Texas Court Ruling 'Temporary Setback' for AAPI Undocumented - NBC News.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Nine Years, 50 Weddings, 50 States: Meet Maria the Korean Bride - NBC News.com

The next time your parents pressure you to hurry up and get married, tell them about ‪#‎MariaTheKoreanBride‬. Maria Yoon was sick of parental pressure to get married. So she gave them what they wanted. 50 times. In 50 states. to 50 husbands. my article for nbc news asian america

Nine Years, 50 Weddings, 50 States: Meet Maria the Korean Bride - NBC News.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Health Care Supreme Court Case Draws in AAPI Groups - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
"Many [AAPIs] were able to have health insurance for the first time in their lives because they were able to access subsidies," said Iyanrick John, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) Senior Policy Analyst. "But if these subsidies are taken away, millions will not have insurance again."
Health Care Supreme Court Case Draws in AAPI Groups - NBC News.com

Indian Grandfather Paralyzed After Encounter With Alabama Police - NBC News.com

my article for NBC News Asian America
"There is nothing suspicious about Mr. Patel other than he has brown skin."
Indian Grandfather Paralyzed After Encounter With Alabama Police - NBC News.com

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Are You A 'Good' or 'Bad' Muslim? These Two Will Help Figure Out - NBC News.com

My article at NBC News Asian America
Many of our conversations stem from how surprised everyone is that we exist: radical, funny, feminist self-identifying Muslim women. I love that we add complexity to "neat and tidy" definitions, despite pressure from Muslims and non-Muslims to engage in those "Will the real Muslim please stand up?" type conversations.
Are You A 'Good' or 'Bad' Muslim? These Two Will Help Figure Out - NBC News.com

Monday, February 9, 2015

Elder Boom: Ai-jen Poo Is On a Mission to Change Caregiving - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America on Ai-Jen Poo's new book, Age of Dignity
"My grandparents played a critical role in raising me into the person I have become," said Poo about her inspiration for this work. "After caring for so many, it seems obvious that they should have the care and support they need to live well as they grow older. But as a country, we don't yet have a plan in place to support that."
Elder Boom: Ai-jen Poo Is On a Mission to Change Caregiving - NBC News.com

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Korean Music Concert and upcoming Chinese and Taiwanese New Year's Celebration

Today at University of Michigan (UMMA) traditional Korean music
주간미시간 / 미시간교차로


Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese/Taiwanese New Year's Celebration
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 3-5pm, Washtenaw Community College
I'll be MC


University of Michigan Chinese Students and Scholars (CSSA) Chinese New Year's event
一年一度的密歇根大学CSSA春节联欢晚会即将到到来

网上买票:https://squareup.com/market/chinese-student-and-scholar-association
春晚时间:2月7日 7:00 pm
春晚地点:Michigan League,Mendelssohn Theater
期待您的到来!


Confucius Institute at the University of Michgan
A vocal concert celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 21st

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Reception: Chinese New Year Celebration
6-6:45 pm @ Rackham Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Concert: A Musical Celebration of Chinese New Year
7-9 pm @ Rackham Auditorium
No RSVP is required.


Ann Hua Chinese School Chinese New Year's Celebration
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AAPI Union Membership Grows, Bucking National Trend - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
"It may be a one-year blip, so we really need to see what happens over the next couple of years to determine if this is real," said Nicole Woo, CEPR Director of Domestic Policy. "But on the other hand, this may be the start of a new trend."
AAPI Union Membership Grows, Bucking National Trend - NBC News.com

Speaking Tuesday Greenhills School Diversity Day

SNOW DAY!!  postponed
Speaking to students about Asian Pacific American History and Heros today at Greenhills School Diversity Day.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Korematsu Case and What it Means to Us Today - The Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Thanks to Keith Kamisugi for publishing my Korematsu Day remarks at Fred T. Korematsu Institute. It was a fun two days talking all around the state with Roland Hwang Ron Aramaki Mary Kamidoi Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

The Korematsu Case and What it Means to Us Today - The Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Artist Transforms Bananas Into Works Of Art | Bored Panda

for everyone who knows our story about the great banana case war
Artist Transforms Bananas Into Works Of Art | Bored Panda

Guy Kawasaki Is on a Mission to Get America Plugged In - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
"Technology is a fantastic way to stay connected, relevant, and up-to-date on every level," said Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva, former advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google, and former chief evangelist of Apple. "My goal is to evangelize technology because it can enhance so many people's lives, including AARP's membership."
Guy Kawasaki Is on a Mission to Get America Plugged In - NBC News.com
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