Pioneering Journalist: Charles Leong 梁普礼

By Eddie Wong | October 22, 2020

by Susie Ling. 16 Oct. 2020. “Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.”  – Walter Cronkite In 1953, Charles L. Leong submitted a winning article to the Freedoms Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to promote responsible citizenship, character and freedom. The article read, in part: I am a receding forty. I have…

Protesters at ICE Director’s Home Face Charges

By Contributed | October 22, 2020

By Joyce Nakamura. SEARAC, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, is calling for the Henrico Commonwealth (Virginia) Attorney to drop the charges against organizers who protested at the home of acting ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Director Tony Pham.  Mr. Pham, a career government attorney, helped ICE formulate and implement oppressive detainee policies. He was…

All Out to Win: API PA Mobilize to Dump Trump

By Contributed | October 21, 2020

Mohan Seshadri, a veteran organizer, first came to Pennsylvania after the 2016 election to work for Planned Parenthood and on the Affordable Health Care Act campaign and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fight. He became the API PA’s Political Director after previously serving in the Office of Asian Affairs for the Commonwealth of…

MOSF 15.6: On Retiring Donald Trump and White Supremacy Without Losing Either Our Aloha Shirts or Our Aloha Spirit

By Ravi Chandra | October 19, 2020

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 15.6: On Retiring Donald Trump and White Supremacy Without Losing Either Our Aloha Shirts or Our Aloha Spirit! by Ravi Chandra October 19, 2020 or Day 148     A perspective, ranging from concrete to symbolic, on the signs o’ the times, from a San Francisco psychiatrist.   What’s up…

Trump Races to the Bottom with “China Virus,” Proud Boys and QAnon

By Contributed | October 16, 2020

By Eddie Wong. With the election just two weeks away, Trump has emerged from his first-class treatment from coronavirus with his megalomania expanded to dangerous proportions. At a recent campaign rally, Trump said he did not know what drugs he took but that he “felt like Superman.” Indeed, Trump had access to first-class medical treatment…

“Yellow Rose” Debuts with Message to Vote from Diane Paragas

By Contributed | October 8, 2020

By Eddie Wong. I saw Diane Paragas’ feature narrative “Yellow Rose” at CAAM Fest 2019 and enjoyed it immensely. And I’m happy to share the good news that it was picked up by Sony Pictures and will be in theaters on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Coinciding with the release is a short video message from…

MOSF Vol. 15.5: Queer and Black, Asian and Young; Drama Del Rosario, Tchoupitoulas and Ocean Vuong

By Ravi Chandra | October 5, 2020

MOSF Vol. 15.5: Queer and Black, Asian and Young; Drama Del Rosario, Tchoupitoulas, and Ocean Vuong By Ravi Chandra October 5, 2020 Subordination, silencing and scapegoating are central traumatizing processes. Regaining our power lies in breaking silence, and in gaining receptive and collaborative capacity with our own emotions and narratives. This article focuses especially on…

The Smallest Actions

By Contributed | September 28, 2020

Editor’s Note:  I’m a huge admirer of the Rev. Duncan Ryuken Williams who writes with such clarity and compassion.  In his latest post, he cites Ruth Asawa’s wire sculptures as a metaphor to the web of connections that bind us together. The conflicts we face must be resolved for in the end we have a…

Building a Blue Wave in Georgia: An Interview with Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood

By Contributed | September 25, 2020

Editor’s Note: Georgia plays a key role for progressives in the Nov. 3 election. It is the only state in the nation with two U.S. Senate seats open and Democrats are currently within striking distance of their Republican opponents. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a small but highly organized political force which played an…

Miles Davis and Charlie Parker in Little Tokyo 1946

By Contributed | September 21, 2020

Announcing a free online program. Sunday, October 11, 2020 2:00 PM—3:30 PM Virtual Programs A Celebration of Bronzeville’s Finale Club In March 1946, an important moment in jazz history took place when Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, two all-time jazz greats, performed together at the Finale Club in Bronzeville/Little Tokyo. During WWII, forced evacuation of Japanese Americans…