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…

Love, Elsie – Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | November 12, 2022

by Charlie Chin. Posted November 12, 2022. Tuesday, June 8, 1909 My Dearest Leong Lim,      Never doubt that I love you, deeply and without reservation.  What more can I do to prove it?  Please don’t turn away from me, I beg you. With kisses, your loving, Elsie.      Patrolman Gilliespie shook his head, “I…

Asian Americans Fight Voting Restrictions Before Midterm Elections: Interview with John C. Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian American Justice Center

By Eddie Wong | October 28, 2022

Interview by Eddie Wong. Posted Oct. 28, 2022. Eddie Wong: Please tell us about the Arizona case where Advancing Justice – AAJC and AZ Asian Americans Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders for Equity Coalition were able to win an injunction against voter purges. John C. Yang: What was most damaging about HB 2243 was that…

Progressive Sheng Thao’s Historic Run for Oakland Mayor

By Contributed | October 24, 2022

By Joyce Xi. Posted October 24, 2022 If Oakland voters elect Sheng Thao this November, she will be the first Hmong American woman to be mayor in the country. Identity is not an end all be all in politics, especially in a mayoral election with critical issues at stake. However, it is meaningful that Thao…

Asian American films at PBS and DOC NYC, November 2022

By Ravi Chandra | October 23, 2022

November features important new Asian American documentaries on PBS, as well as films at DOC NYC. Plus a look at the dedication of Vicha Ratanapakdee Way in San Francisco on October 1, 2022.

My Summer/Fall Playlist: Films, Music, Books and Art. Enjoy!

By Contributed | October 23, 2022

By Valerie Soe. Posted Oct. 23, 2022. As summer winds down into fall I wanted to share my most recent playlist of films, music, books, and art that I loved this year. In no particular order, here are some of my Asian/American cultural highlights from the past few months. Everything Everywhere All At Once I…

Asian American Power Network Gears Up for Midterm Elections: Interview with Nadia Nisha Belkin

By Eddie Wong | October 20, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted Oct. 20, 2022 Introduction:  The Asian American Power Network (AAPN) formed in 2022 and consists of eleven state-based Asian American C4 organizations in ten different states across the country; the map is ever expanding.  These organizations, including groups such as the Asian American Advocacy Fund in Georgia, Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance in Pennsylvania,…

KULARTS’ “Nursing These Wounds” by Alleluia Panis, SF Artistic Legacy Awardee and Musical Score by Joshua Icban, Composer and Educator, Delves Deep in Dark Spaces About Pilipinx Nurses in the Diaspora. Opens in SF on Oct. 21, 2022.

By Contributed | October 19, 2022

Touches on the Immigrant Labor Story of Pilipinx Americans, Self-Care, and The Noble Hero Role vs. The Reality of the Hard Work of Nursing.  Also, the physical, emotional, and spiritual toll of the profession.  The dances and the choreography are a “Prayer and Meditation” to the Pilipinx  American Experience that is Distinctive to the Diaspora.…