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Hello Kitty Air Awards Golden Ticket

Hello Kitty Air Awards Golden Ticket

An Asian-American youngster who flew his seventh trip on EVA Airways’ Hello Kitty-branded airplane received a golden ticket with Sanrio characters etched on it, as well as his name, becoming the most frequent-flier of kitty airspace: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-25/ flying-the-friendly-and-cutesy-skies

By Justin McCraw
Republicans Look for Asian Voters

Republicans Look for Asian Voters

The Republican party, unattractive to the Asian-American community recently for its yellow-scare, anti-China rhetoric, should look for more support from its Asian constituents, former Virginia congressman Tom Davis says: http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/06/25/are-republicans-also-losing-the-asian-vote/

By Justin McCraw
Arizona Anti-abortion Bill May be Targetting Asian Americans

Arizona Anti-abortion Bill May be Targetting Asian Americans

A new bill in Arizona that would make an abortion illegal because the mother isn’t happy with the sex of the baby appears to be targeting Asian immigrants, where sex selection within that community is more prominent than this country […]

By Justin McCraw
Asian Americans Hit Hardest by Unemployment

Asian Americans Hit Hardest by Unemployment

Anneline Waldman from Job Mouse suggests Asian Americans were hit hardest for long-term unemployment during 2011: http://thejobmouse.com/2012/05/30/data-shows-asian-americans-suffered-the-most-from-long-term-unemployment-in-2011/

By Justin McCraw
Mark Zuckerberg Marries Asian Girlfriend

Mark Zuckerberg Marries Asian Girlfriend

One of the richest men in the world and the founder of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg, married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, today, May 19, 2012, a day after his company went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange: http://mashable.com/2012/05/19/zuckerberg-married/ Photo: Mark […]

By Justin McCraw
Asian American Children’s History Books

Asian American Children’s History Books

Grace Hwang Lynch offers her suggestions on books to teach children about Asian-American history: http://www.blogher.com/don-t-know-much-about-asian-pacific-history-booklist-kids?wrap=blogher-topics/family/big-kids-510&crumb=32403

By Justin McCraw
It’s an Asian-American Wedding Over Ice

It’s an Asian-American Wedding Over Ice

A new McDonald’s commercial for iced coffee features an Asian-American bride with a hankering for coffee: http://www.channelapa.com/2012/05/mcdonalds-ice-coffee-wedding-asian-american-commercial.html  

By Justin McCraw
$1 Million Headed to Asian-American Communities

$1 Million Headed to Asian-American Communities

A new grant worth some $1 million is heading to Asian-American communities as part of the Department of Education’s efforts to uplift the community: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=376500013&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

By Justin McCraw
Asian American Film Lab Seeks Entries

Asian American Film Lab Seeks Entries

The Asian American Film Lab is looking for entries in its 72-hour Film Shootout competition that runs June 15 – 18, 2012, in Brooklyn, N.Y.: http://www.aafilmlab.org/72hours/step-by-step/

By Justin McCraw
Smithsonian Offers Chinese Takeout Exhibit

Smithsonian Offers Chinese Takeout Exhibit

Did you know the Smithsonian has an exhibit on Chinese food takeout? http://apanews.si.edu/2011/03/04/sweet-and-sour-showcase/

By Justin McCraw
Tips for Asian-American Girls

Tips for Asian-American Girls

EthnoBlog contributor and Chinese American Frances Kai-Hwa Wang offers her tips for Asian-American girls growing up in a sometimes harsh climate towards ethnic minorities and those with body issues: http://ethnoblog.newamericamedia.org/2012/04/helping-asian-american-girls-and-women-navigate-a-crossroads-of-stereotypes-and-expectations.php

By Justin McCraw
Race and Revenge

Race and Revenge

A new study suggests blacks are more likely to confront people in regards to race, whereas Asians prefer understated acts of revenge: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/04/study-of-the-day-blacks-confront-racists-asians-prefer-quiet-revenge/255845/

By Justin McCraw
NPR Looks at Racial Insensitivity in Media

NPR Looks at Racial Insensitivity in Media

NPR looks at recent examples of racial insensitivity in the media, including Acura’s casting call for an African American who isn’t “too dark” and the fact that no people of color have been chosen to lead reality TV shows The […]

By Justin McCraw
“What’s Your Story?” Leads to Questions

“What’s Your Story?” Leads to Questions

The White House’s Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ “What’s Your Story?” Champions of Change program is drawing questions from one nominated group after its video seemingly had the most views of the contest but failed to place in […]

By Justin McCraw
Girl Without Hands Wins Penmanship Award

Girl Without Hands Wins Penmanship Award

Annie Clark, who was adopted from China and born with hands, won a penmanship award and a place in our hearts: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20589127,00.html

By Justin McCraw
Asian-America: It Doesn’t Describe Me

Asian-America: It Doesn’t Describe Me

Asian-American opinion writer for Autostraddle Whitney Pow offers her take on Asian America, and it isn’t all milk and honey: http://www.autostraddle.com/thats-not-who-i-am-calling-out-and-challenging-stereotypes-of-asian-americans-136205/ Clarification: Updated to reflect Whitney’s full name.

By Justin McCraw
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day?

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day?

Apparently, today is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day, according to a CNN article: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/04/09/national-chinese-almond-cookie-day/

By Justin McCraw
Asian Americans Compete to be Next Food Network Star

Asian Americans Compete to be Next Food Network Star

Asian Americans are among those competing to become Food Network’s next star in its culinary contest akin to American Idol: http://www.channelapa.com/2012/04/food-network-star-season-8-asian-american-edition.html

By Justin McCraw
Design Leader Publishes Book on Human Centered Design

Design Leader Publishes Book on Human Centered Design

Leading design firm IDEO published a guidebook on using human-centered design, the idea that design should feed from human feedback, emotion and empathy, in the nonprofit sector, which is available free in digital format or for around $20 in hardbound […]

By Justin McCraw
New Diabetes App Released For Asian Americans

New Diabetes App Released For Asian Americans

The Joslin Diabetes Center, as part of its Asian-American Diabetes Initiative, released a cooking app for diabetics to help them make healthier options in the kitchen: http://asweetlife.org/a-sweet-life-staff/featured/joslin-asian-american-diabetes-initiative-launches-cooking-app/25907/

By Justin McCraw
Asians More Likely to Marry Interracially

Asians More Likely to Marry Interracially

Several studies suggest that Asian-Americans, while still the most likely ethnic group to marry interracially, are trending towards Asian-Asian pairings: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/fashion/more-asian-americans-marrying-within-their-race.html?_r=1  

By Justin McCraw
Asian-American Mockumentary Seeks Funds

Asian-American Mockumentary Seeks Funds

Kazu Nagahama is an aging comedic actor looking to make the switch to drama in this film from director Jeff Fong, which is seeking $10,000 in funds from Kickstarter: http://www.examiner.com/indie-filmmaker-in-national/mockumentary-explores-life-of-an-asian-american-comedic-actor

By Justin McCraw
Elderly Chinese-Americans Targeted in Scam

Elderly Chinese-Americans Targeted in Scam

Elderly Chinese-Americans are the targets of a scam in San Francisco, which plays off of a swindled person’s superstitious nature: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8599175

By Justin McCraw
Movie Reduces Korean Americans to “This” and “That”

Movie Reduces Korean Americans to “This” and “That”

New film The Five-Year Engagement reduces two Korean-American women to “This” and “That”: http://www.salon.com/2012/03/27/judd_apatows_racist_new_trailer/singleton/

By Justin McCraw
First Asian-American Appointed Nevada Federal Judge

First Asian-American Appointed Nevada Federal Judge

Miranda Du, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, is the first Asian American to sit as a federal judge in Nevada: http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Reno_Lawyer_Becomes_First_Asian-American_144727925.html

By Justin McCraw
Asian-American Group Aids Local Food Pantry

Asian-American Group Aids Local Food Pantry

Asian Americans for Change, based in Mississippi and formed after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area, plans to join forces with other local area groups to help bolster family support for Vietnamese fishermen caught in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon […]

By Justin McCraw
A Wok in Williamsburg

A Wok in Williamsburg

A preview of new Williamsburg, Brooklyn, establishment The Wok Shop, which is run by husband-wife combo Edric and Melissa Har: https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/williamsburg-brooklyn-wok-shop-takes-chinese-takeout-a-notch-article-1.1048155

By Justin McCraw
Magazine Looks at Asian-American Privilege, Alliances

Magazine Looks at Asian-American Privilege, Alliances

Hyphen Magazine looks at Asian-American privilege and how we can use it in allying the African-American community and beyond: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2012/03/there-privilege-being-asian-american

By Justin McCraw
Asian Americans Recover Most Jobs During Downturn

Asian Americans Recover Most Jobs During Downturn

Asian Americans, at 6.8 percent, ranked the highest for most gains in employment between 2009 and 2011, according to a Pew Research Center study: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2225/workforce-employment-hispanics-whites-blacks-asians-immigrants

By Justin McCraw
Chinese, but Not Enough

Chinese, but Not Enough

NBC looks at Chinese-Americans who may not be Chinese enough for those on the mainland: http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/23/10644657-not-chinese-enough-in-china-chinese-americans-caught-between-2-worlds?chromedomain=usnews

By Justin McCraw