Asian Americans Are Key Voters in Georgia U.S. Senate Run-off : Interview with Chany Chea, Communications Director of Asian American Advocacy Fund

By Eddie Wong | December 2, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted December 2, 2022. The midterm elections in Georgia garnered national coverage because of the tight race between Sen. Raphael Warnock and football star/Trumper Herschel Walker and the electrifying rematch between former State Rep. Stacey Abrams and Governor Brian Kemp. Abrams’ strong run in 2018 sparked a massive Black, Latinx, Asian American…

A Kpop primer: Ten random facts to get you started

By Contributed | November 30, 2022

by Valerie Soe. Posted November 30, 2022. #1: The term Kpop was first seen in print back in 1992 but Korean music industry insiders had used the term before then. The literal translation in Korean, gayo, (가요), just means Korean popular music, and Kpop is only one aspect of South Korea’s large pop music universe.…

CNBLUE at Budokan, November 2022 – A Rockin’ Return

By Contributed | November 30, 2022

By Valerie Soe. Posted November 30, 2022. Last month I made a relatively snap decision to attend two CNBLUE concerts at Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo. I was at one of CNBLUE’s final concerts before their military enlistment, back in 2017 in Taipei, which was also right before I started my treatment for breast cancer. And…

A (1918) Pandemic Story

By Eddie Wong | November 29, 2022

by Linda Wing. Posted November 29, 2022 Preface During the 1970s, I was a frequent visitor to my grandparents’ home. I loved listening to my grandfather tell stories about how he immigrated from China to California despite the Chinese Exclusion Act and achieved his dream of buying a cafe in Wyoming. My grandfather invariably said…

NCAAT in Action Staying Strong for the Long Term: Interview with Chavi Koneru

By Eddie Wong | November 22, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted November 22, 2022. Introduction:  During the intense 2022 midterm elections, the eyes of the nation were focused on the open U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina and several hot Congressional races.  In the end, the Democratic hopeful Cheri Beasley, the former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, lost to…

MOSF 17.13: EAAPAAO Part 1: Dutybound Model Minorities, Dependent Sense of Self, and Dying Inside

By Ravi Chandra | November 21, 2022

erin Khuê Ninh does a stellar cartography of pain points in the Asian American psyche in her two monographs to date, Passing for Perfect: College Impostors and Other Model Minorities (2021), and Ingratitude: The Debt Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature (2011).

API PA helps bring Dems to victory in Pennsylvania 

By Eddie Wong | November 19, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted Nov. 19, 2022 Intro:  When CNN announced that Democrat John Fetterman had won the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania on election night, progressives throughout the country screamed with joy.  Perhaps the night would not be as terrible as predicted for the Dems. Although Trump made several appearances on behalf of Republican…

Multi-Ethnic Coalition Victorious in Michigan – Interview with Rising Voices Interim Executive Director Jungsoo Ahn

By Eddie Wong | November 17, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted November 17, 2022. Democratic candidates in the 2022 midterm elections exceeded expectations in many states as voters pushed back on the extreme right.  In Michigan, Rising Voices along with other progressive organizations mounted an aggressive ground game and reached thousands of voters to deliver victories for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of…

Hong Kong 1975 – When You Can’t Remember, Be Grateful You Have Photographs

By Eddie Wong | November 15, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted November 15, 2022. I’m at that point in life when it’s time to sort out piles of photos and figure out what is worth passing along to friends and family.  I’ve been blessed to have taken photographs since the 1970s and even made a few documentary films.  Photographers and filmmakers sometimes…

Reflections on Ryan Lee Wong’s Which Side Are You On? (2022)

By Contributed | November 13, 2022

By Susie Ling. Posted November 13, 2022. I just finished the audiobook version of Ryan Lee Wong’s “novel,” read by Scott Takeda. It’s funny and so thought-provoking. The story is about “Reed”, a 21-year-old who has a lot of questions about how to be an effective Asian American activist. From his father’s side, Reed is…