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Wouldbe Asian-American Justice Denied in New Jersey

Wouldbe Asian-American Justice Denied in New Jersey

New Jersey senators denied Gov. Chris Christie’s nominee to the Supreme Court in her state, Phillip Kwon, who would have been the state’s first Asian-American Supreme Court justice: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/new-jersey-senate-rejects-nominee-who-would-have-been-first/article_43838452-7497-11e1-9b28-0019bb2963f4.html

By Justin McCraw
President Obama Names Asian American to World Bank

President Obama Names Asian American to World Bank

President Barack Obama nominated President Jim Yong Kim of Dartsmouth College to lead the World Bank, making him the first Asian-American to head the position: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/23/bloomberg_articlesM1C9R96S972B01-M1D0Z.DTL

By Justin McCraw
Asian Spouse + White Spouse = Higher Income

Asian Spouse + White Spouse = Higher Income

A Pew Research Center study suggests marriages between persons of Asian and white ethnicity yields a higher average combined income than either white/white or Asian/Asian pairings at $70,952: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/02/16/the-rise-of-intermarriage/?src=prc-headline

By Justin McCraw
Philadelphia Gangs Hassel Asian Americans

Philadelphia Gangs Hassel Asian Americans

Asian Americans are being harassed in a string of gang-related crimes in Philadelphia, including one involving a Korean-American family, threatened at gunpoint, who lost $30,000 in the attack: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120320_Vid_shows_gang_attacking_Asian_couple.html?cmpid=124488459

By Justin McCraw
Tech Guy Offers Tips to Bust Bamboo Ceiling

Tech Guy Offers Tips to Bust Bamboo Ceiling

Asian-American tech guy CEO Philip Lee offers six tips for breaking the bamboo ceiling in your own tech job: commit, prepare, network, learn, strive, mentor: https://secure.marketwatch.com/story/asian-american-technology-executive-outlines-6-strategies-to-break-through-the-bamboo-ceiling-and-achieve-top-corporate-jobs-2012-03-20

By Justin McCraw
Grace Meng Could Be First Asian-American in NY House

Grace Meng Could Be First Asian-American in NY House

Democratic New York House of Representatives candidate Grace Meng could be the first Asian-American (Meng is of Chinese descent) to reach the office: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577291942836738970.html

By Justin McCraw
Jeremy Lin Does Volvo

Jeremy Lin Does Volvo

Knicks’ point guard Jeremy Lin is the name face for Volvo, the Swedish-based and Chinese-owned car company announced: http://www.volvocars.com/us/top/community/Jeremy-Lin/Pages/default.aspx  

By Justin McCraw
Asian-American Games Peripheral Maker Funds Game

Asian-American Games Peripheral Maker Funds Game

Min-Liang Tan donates $10,000 to a Kickstarter project.

By Justin McCraw
Library of Congress Hosts Asian-American Poetry Reading

Library of Congress Hosts Asian-American Poetry Reading

The Library of Congress is set to host Japanese-American poet Garrett Hongo as part of its “Asian-American Poetry Today” event, Friday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in Washington, D.C.: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-055.html

By Justin McCraw
Open-source Geiger Counter Aids Japan

Open-source Geiger Counter Aids Japan

A co-creator for Chumby, a cute Web app device, developed an open-source geiger counter people can buy to test for radiation levels in Japan, following the country’s Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/16/bunnie-huang-geiger-counter/

By Justin McCraw
Asian Americans Bidding On, Winning Contracts

Asian Americans Bidding On, Winning Contracts

A new report indicates Asian Americans are bidding on an increasing number of government and other contracts and winning them: http://aapress.com/business/asian-american-small-business-contractors-bidding-more-win-more-federal-contracts/

By Justin McCraw
Study Identifies Five Types of Dietary Patterns

Study Identifies Five Types of Dietary Patterns

A recent study indicates five dietary patterns exist among United States citizens, with different socioeconomic factors affecting which pattern a participant placed him or herself in: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/03/17/Americans-have-five-dietary-patterns/UPI-40881331962935/?spt=hs&or=hn

By Justin McCraw
This American Life Radio Program Retracts Earlier Story

This American Life Radio Program Retracts Earlier Story

NPR’s This American Life radio program retracted part of a January show in which a performer, Mike Daisy, traveled to China to uncover the working conditions at Apple Inc. and other electronic manufacturer’s production plants, saying parts of the account […]

By Justin McCraw
NPR Interviews Joan Chen

NPR Interviews Joan Chen

Joan Chen, best known for her roles in Twin Peaks and The Last Emperor, spoke with NPR’s Michael Martin about her career and being honored at the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival: https://www.npr.org/2012/03/15/148678021/joan-chen-motivated-to-fight-asian-stereotypes

By Justin McCraw
“Saving Face” Cast Reunites

“Saving Face” Cast Reunites

Cast of the Asian-American LGBTQ film Saving Face reunited at the 30th annual San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival to talk about the film eight years later: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2012/03/saving-face-turns-eight-cast-reunites-talk-linsanity-sfiaaff30

By Justin McCraw
Google Doodle Honors Origami Artist

Google Doodle Honors Origami Artist

Today’s Google Doodle honors artist Akira Yoshizawa: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-akira-yoshizawa-google-doodle-20120314,0,4165325.story?track=rss

By Justin McCraw
Help Promote Asian-American Actor, Musician

Help Promote Asian-American Actor, Musician

Actor and musician Goh Nakamura is looking for funding on Kickstarter to master and publish his music from the motion pictures Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings, which premiered last Saturday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/393112334/motion-from-the-music-picture

By Justin McCraw
Documentary Looks at Mail Order Brides

Documentary Looks at Mail Order Brides

Debbie Lum turns the lens on Asian mail order brides and yellow fevor, or the attraction of non-Asians to those who are Asian in an almost benign manner: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/03/12/seeking-asian-female-explores-sex-and-race/

By Justin McCraw
George Takei Raises Money, Dances

George Takei Raises Money, Dances

George Takei helped raise over $158,000 to bring the musical, Allegiance, about Japanese-American internment during World War II, to Broadway.

By Justin McCraw
Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Angry, Eats Chinese

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Angry, Eats Chinese

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this new music video from The Shoes called “Time to Dance.”

By Justin McCraw
Asian-American Author Wants Your Questions

Asian-American Author Wants Your Questions

Author Gil Asakawa is answering your Asian-American related questions on his video journal site hosted on Vyou: http://vyou.com/gilasakawa/

By Justin McCraw
Takemoto’s Wooden Glasses Frames

Takemoto’s Wooden Glasses Frames

Artist Andy Takemoto has a line of wooden glasses frames perfect for prescription lenses or sunglasses on his Etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TAKEMOTO?ref=seller_info

By Justin McCraw
Wong Fu Productions Interview

Wong Fu Productions Interview

Brisbane Times in Australia interviews the people behind Wong Fu Productions: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/meet-the-masters-of-the-viral-video-20120305-1ubkg.html

By Justin McCraw
Asian-American Comedians Rise Up, Put Down

Asian-American Comedians Rise Up, Put Down

George Heymont writes about the rise of some Asian American comedians while also looking at the idea of gender roles in several LGBTQ films: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-heymont/eat-my-genrebending-gende_b_1320200.html?ref=arts

By Justin McCraw
New Asian Political Blog

New Asian Political Blog

Strategist Bill Wong started a new political blog centered around Asian Americans: thesunfire.blogspot.com

By Justin McCraw
A Look at Anna May Wong, Hollywood Star

A Look at Anna May Wong, Hollywood Star

Workers World takes a look at Anna May Wong, Chinese-American film pioneer: http://www.workers.org/2012/world/anna_may_wong_0315/

By Justin McCraw
Author Looks at Internment Camp Wives

Author Looks at Internment Camp Wives

An Oregon author looks at the wives of Asian-Americans interned in the United States during World War II who voluntarily accompanied their spouses to the camps: http://www.oregonlive.com/happy-valley/index.ssf/2012/03/happy_valley_author_examines_a.html

By Justin McCraw
America, Now With 3 Million Indians

America, Now With 3 Million Indians

Indians crossed the 3 million mark for total population in the United States, with 1 million of those able to vote: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Indians-cross-3-million-mark-in-US-1-million-have-voting-rights/articleshow/12205449.cms

By Justin McCraw
Goh Nakamura Unveils New Single

Goh Nakamura Unveils New Single

Goh Nakamura unveiled his new single off his upcoming album, Here’s a Secret: http://gohnakamura.bandcamp.com/album/heres-a-secret-motion-from-the-music-picture

By Justin McCraw
Vanessa Minnillo Pregnant

Vanessa Minnillo Pregnant

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey announced they are expecting their first child together: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/vanessa-minnillo-pregnant-nick-lachey_n_1317439.html

By Justin McCraw