Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 15.4: Rejecting Donald Trump and Religious Delusions that Threaten the Separation of Church and State!

By Contributed | September 21, 2020

By Ravi Chandra September 21, 2020 Donald Trump has made a mockery of the Constitutional separation of Church and State. This raises important questions about the role of religion in the American psyche, as well as foundational questions about Christianity itself. Is Christianity in its current form compatible with democracy, science or harmonious civic life?…

Fletcher Bowron, Not in his Name

By Contributed | September 19, 2020

By Steve Nagano. Few of Los Angeles Japanese know of Mayor Fletcher Bowron (1938-1953), fewer of us know of a square adjacent to city hall, and probably fewer of us know of his role in our lives. It was over a year ago that I first learned of the square. I had seen photos of…

A hui ho, Carl Imiola – A Sister’s Remembrance

By Contributed | September 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: You can read the East Wind ezine story on Carl Imiola Young by clicking on Carl Imiola Young’s Journey from the Civil Rights Movement to Hawaiian Sovereignty by Jade Young. A few weeks ago I was going through old family photos.  And always delighted when I run across a couple of gems, like these…

Asian Americans and Jesse Jackson – From Vincent Chin to the Rainbow Coalition – A Conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson

By Contributed | September 10, 2020

by Eddie Wong with May Louie, Mike Murase, Cindy Ng, Mabel Teng, and Butch Wing. One of the questions that arose among Asian Americans in the aftermath of the huge demonstrations protesting the murder of George Floyd is how Asian Americans can become allies in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The short answer is…

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 15.3: Rejecting Donald Trump’s Racist Visions!

By Contributed | September 7, 2020

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 15.3: Rejecting Donald Trump’s Racist Visions! By Ravi Chandra. September 7. 2020 Donald Trump’s supporters seem to think he’s a heroic visionary, bringing their angry, antagonistic view of America to fruition. Let’s kick the tires of this “vision” as we head into the final stretch of the 2020 election. Have…

Gearing Up to Dump Trump – Join Seed the Vote!

By Contributed | September 6, 2020

By Eddie Wong. There are many Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) efforts in play at this crucial period prior to the election on Nov 3.  It is imperative that we remove Trump from the White House because his re-election would surely mean a rightwing lock on the Supreme Court and more rollbacks on gains won by women, people…

Interview with Gene Yang: The Man Behind the Genius

By Contributed | September 3, 2020

By: Katie Quan. Gene Luen Yang is an award- winning cartoonist. Best known for work like American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile, Avatar: The Last Airbender comics, and New Super-Man. Yang was selected as a MacArthur Fellow and served as a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He is currently on the board of directors…

Memoirs of a Superfan Vol. 15.2: Lama Rod Owens and the Emotional Body of Asian Americans

By Contributed | August 24, 2020

By Ravi Chandra. August 24, 2020. Memoirs of a Superfan was supported for 14 years by the Center for Asian American Media. East Wind ezine is proud to continue this series as it branches out from its primary focus on CAAMFest to broader cultural issues and resonances. More East Wind MOSF posts here. I fit…

The Sounds of Summer 2020

By Contributed | August 22, 2020

By Eddie Wong. Summer 2020 is not what we wanted it to be.  Like you, I had high hopes in early May that shelter-in-place orders would be removed by summer and that we could go to the beach, enjoy some mountain scenery, and gather again with friends.  Alas, that was not to be. Instead of…

Memoirs of a Superfan Vol. 15.1: The Silencing of Asian Americans, and the Murder of George Floyd

By Contributed | August 10, 2020

by Ravi Chandra. Memoirs of a Superfan was supported for 14 years by the Center for Asian American Media. East Wind ezine is proud to continue this series as it branches out from its primary focus on CAAMFest to broader cultural issues and resonances. Audre Lorde writes in her magnificent essay, The Transformation of Silence…