A short story by Charlie Chin. Posted Sept. 15, 2021. Intro:  Charlie has done it again! A wry and wonderful tale, part fancy all funny.      Coconut Bowling is probably the biggest secret that AAPI community has.  Legend says it started in Hawaii.  It came to the Mainland after WWII and quietly spread throughout the…

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By Peter Horikoshi. For those who haven’t heard of No-No Boy or Julian Saporiti and you like country/folk music with a message or you have been wondering where the Asian American songwriters have gone, you’re in for a treat. For those who have heard the album “1942” or have seen the band live, you know…

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Posted Sept. 8, 2021. Asian American and Pacific Islander voters certainly made their mark in the 2020 elections, delivering critical votes in Pennsylvania, where Biden/Harris beat Trump/Pence by 1.2% and Georgia where the Democratic margin of victory was only .23%.  APA voters are also the fasting growing electorate in key battleground states such as Arizona…

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By Abe Ferrer. Posted Sept. 2, 2021. As we trundle headlong into another season without measurable rain in Tha City of Angels (or anywhere else, for that matter — climate change is real, folks), another thing seems real: the lack of a distinctive sound to help us define what is shaping up to become a second FULL YEAR…

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by Valerie Soe. Posted on September 1, 2021. As we continue to endure the deprivation of the extended COVID-19 pandemic, this summer I’ve been in a melancholy mood.  Although there was a brief moment of hope back in late spring when vaccines seemed to be working and before the delta variant threw everything back into…

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By Eddie Wong. 2021 – the bummer summer.  It was what it was – a maddening shitstorm of anti-science, anti-vaxxers driving us back into a fearful state of anxiety plus the ravages of heat storms and floods across the planet as carbon emissions rose up to pre-pandemic levels. The smoke is thick, the hour late,…

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Rooted in Legacy: Towards A New World Beyond Borders & Across Oceans – Keynote Address to APALA Convention, Aug. 6, 2021.  By Pam Tau Lee. Editor’s Note: We are proud to post the unabridged version of PamTau Lee’s keynote address to the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance’s annual convention.  A shorter video version of this…

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Posted Aug. 4, 2021 Editor’s Note: Janice Mirikitani, San Francisco Poet Laureate (2000-2002) and co-founder of the Glide Foundation, joined the ancestors on July 29, 2021. Introduction to “Breaking Our Silence” by Genny Lim Janice Mirikitani’s voice embodied the courage and self-determination it took for Japanese Americans, formerly incarcerated in the US Relocation camps, to…

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Byline: Amanda Mei Kim, Social Movements Contributor, and Mai Vang, Sacramento City Councilmember Photos by: Channing Vang and Chewie Yang. Additional Reporting by: Sunita Sohrabji, Contributing Editor, Ethnic Media Services. Article posted July 28, 2021 YREKA, CA — On June 28, 2021, while evacuating the Lava wildfire, Soobleej Kaub Hawj, was killed at a roadblock…

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