The Wakame Kid by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | September 15, 2021

A short story by Charlie Chin. Posted Sept. 15, 2021. Intro:  Charlie has done it again! A wry and wonderful tale, part fancy all funny.      Coconut Bowling is probably the biggest secret that AAPI community has.  Legend says it started in Hawaii.  It came to the Mainland after WWII and quietly spread throughout the…

“1975” by No-No Boy: Music of the Asian American Experience

By Contributed | September 14, 2021

By Peter Horikoshi. For those who haven’t heard of No-No Boy or Julian Saporiti and you like country/folk music with a message or you have been wondering where the Asian American songwriters have gone, you’re in for a treat. For those who have heard the album “1942” or have seen the band live, you know…

Pennsylvania APIs Lay Groundwork for Victories in 2022: An Interview with Mohan Seshadri, Co-Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance.

By Contributed | September 8, 2021

Posted Sept. 8, 2021. Asian American and Pacific Islander voters certainly made their mark in the 2020 elections, delivering critical votes in Pennsylvania, where Biden/Harris beat Trump/Pence by 1.2% and Georgia where the Democratic margin of victory was only .23%.  APA voters are also the fasting growing electorate in key battleground states such as Arizona…

HUNG LIU: A Painter’s Painter (February 17, 1948 – August 7, 2021)

By Contributed | September 8, 2021

By Lenore Chinn. Posted Sept. 8, 2021. Words alone cannot express the bittersweet sadness at the untimely passing of our beloved artist and friend, Hung Liu. On the eve of what would have been a crowning achievement to her illustrious career with the opening of a solo show at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, “Hung…

A Tale of Two Summers

By Contributed | September 2, 2021

By Abe Ferrer. Posted Sept. 2, 2021. As we trundle headlong into another season without measurable rain in Tha City of Angels (or anywhere else, for that matter — climate change is real, folks), another thing seems real: the lack of a distinctive sound to help us define what is shaping up to become a second FULL YEAR…

Summer Mood: There Will Be Better Days

By Contributed | September 1, 2021

by Valerie Soe. Posted on September 1, 2021. As we continue to endure the deprivation of the extended COVID-19 pandemic, this summer I’ve been in a melancholy mood.  Although there was a brief moment of hope back in late spring when vaccines seemed to be working and before the delta variant threw everything back into…

MOSF 16.4: Film as Metaphor, Myth, Virtual Reality and Stepping Stone from Dismemberment to Belonging

By Ravi Chandra | August 27, 2021

Memoirs of a Superfan Vol. 16.4: Film as Metaphor, Myth, Virtual Reality and Stepping Stone from Dismemberment to Belonging by Ravi Chandra, M.D. August 27, 2021 As I relate to my patients, my friends, our communities, nations and world, in compassion and distress, I find myself dismembered. Shattered, even. Haiti, subject to so much trauma,…

Soundtrack for the Bittersweet Summer of 2021

By Contributed | August 27, 2021

By Eddie Wong. 2021 – the bummer summer.  It was what it was – a maddening shitstorm of anti-science, anti-vaxxers driving us back into a fearful state of anxiety plus the ravages of heat storms and floods across the planet as carbon emissions rose up to pre-pandemic levels. The smoke is thick, the hour late,…

Japanese American redress marks 40th anniversary with Aug. 26 virtual program on Reparations Now! – FULL VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

By Contributed | August 19, 2021

Reparations Then!  Reparations Now! – CWRIC 40 to HR 40 -UPDATED Sept. 6, 2021 By Miya Iwataki. …I’ve never been able to talk about this.  More people come up to me and say that I must speak out.  My own children don’t even know…that my brother was shot in the back… (by camp guards at…

Benny and the Greenhorn – A Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | August 14, 2021

Introduction: Charlie Chin presents another indelible portrait of Chinese Americans, this time it’s restaurant workers and a legendary manager, Benny Chu, whose story wends and winds through the back alleys and byways of a long-gone New York. If you like O. Henry and Damon Runyon, you’ll appreciate these wry and wicked licks from Charlie Chin.…