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 – Full Program Video Available

By Contributed | September 21, 2020

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 21, 2020.  HERE’S LINK TO THE FULL PROGRAM AS PROVIDED BY FILMMAKER ROBERT SHOJI. 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,…

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…