MOSF 16.2: AMERICANISH, a Rom-Com Window into Identity Formation for Asian American Women

By Ravi Chandra | May 17, 2021

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 16.2: AMERICANISH, a Rom-Com Window into Identity Formation for Asian American Women by Ravi Chandra May 18, 2021 AMERICANISH is the must-see, groundbreaking debut feature from award-winning director/producer/writer and University of Florida Professor Iman Zawahry, one of the first hijabi (hijab-wearing) Muslim American women filmmakers. It premieres as a gala…

No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger – The historic solidarity between Black and Asian Peoples – A View From the Battlefield

By Contributed | May 9, 2021

by Jamala Rogers, Black Commentator Editorial Board, and Sadie Lum. Intro: We wish to thank Jamala Rogers, the Black Commentator Editorial Board, and Sadie Lum for allowing us to reprint this timely analysis. For a fleeting moment, it seemed like the conditions of Asian-Americans would get some overdue and deserved attention—even if prompted by a…

Siu Fong Yee Wong – Kindness was her guiding light

By Contributed | May 8, 2021

By Eddie Wong. Each Mother’s Day, I’m prompted by Facebook to write something about the remarkable woman who brought me into this world. In previous years, my short pieces touched on her generosity, e.g., she once reached into her sewing kit and pulled out $10 so that I could buy a baseball mitt after I…

Asian American Youth Energize Movement against Hate – An Interview with Grace Xia

By Contributed | May 7, 2021

By Eddie Wong In response to the onslaught of anti-Asian hate, Asian Americans and allies have organized hundreds of rallies, marches, and workshops in large cities, suburban enclaves, and small towns throughout the U.S. Several of these rallies were organized by Asian American youth, often in collaboration with new multi-generational Asian American community organizations.  My…

Jean Tren-Hwa Perkins – A Life in China and the U.S. 1931-1951

By Contributed | April 14, 2021

Introduction:  We are pleased to present this excerpt from “Spring Flower” A Tale of Two Rivers, Book 1: 1931-1951 (Earnshaw Books 2021) by Jean Tren-Hwa Perkins.  Lovingly crafted by Richard Perkins Hsung, son of Jean Tren-Hwa Perkins, from thousands of pages of manuscript left by his mother, the book covers the tumultuous years of war…

Only Love Can Drive Out Hate – SCLC Rally to Support Asian Americans

By Contributed | April 9, 2021

Editor’s Note:  My sister Donna Wong shared this speech by Bonnie Youn from the April 3 rally, which was sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and others in Marietta, GA. Thank you so much Donna Wong, Dr. Ben Williams, the Cobb County SCLC, and the Coalition of organizations that invited me to speak today…

Good Medicine – A Short Story

By Contributed | April 9, 2021

 by Charlie Chin. “There’s a raccoon in the laundry room again.”  My wife scurried off to the kitchen throwing a look of concern over her shoulder at me.   She worried constantly that a mountain lion or Grizzly Bear, might show up at our front door.  It was one of the things I didn’t think of…

“Pandemic Postscript” and more – Poetry by Amy Uyematsu

By Contributed | April 3, 2021

by Amy Uyematsu. Introduction: I’ve been writing poetry since my involvement in the early Asian American movement of the late 60s.  Japanese-American and Asian-American themes have been important in much of my writing through the decades.  While I also take on many other topics – among some of my favorites, are stones, women, culture –…

Justice for Asian Americans requires greater understanding and addressing economic realities beyond stereotypes

By Contributed | April 2, 2021

Intro:  We are pleased to repost Anu Kumar’s article of March 30, 2021 at Working Economics Blog at the Economic Policy Institute.. Please sign up to receive weekly updates on policy recommendations and progressive analysis focused on winning economic equality. by Anu Kumar In the wake of the mass shootings in Atlanta on March 16, we…

Anti-Asian Violence through a Working Class Lens (Part 1)

By Contributed | March 27, 2021

Individual acts of anti-Asian violence are offsprings of corporate anti-Asian violence. by David Monkawa. Our parents, grandparents and great grand parents have fought against anti-Asian violence (AAV) for more than 150 years. Individual racists acts, organized white supremacists, corporate anti-Asian violence and state sponsored anti-Asian violence in the form of mass incarceration. Obviously, we have…