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3 hrs ago | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Go for Broke: Exhibit features stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts in Wwii

World War II veteran Sanford Yanagi of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gives his great-granddaughter, Leana Yanagi, 2, a kiss on the cheek Tuesday morning during the inaugural opening of the "Go for Broke" exhibit at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, Life, Veteran Affairs, Hilo, HI

6 hrs ago | SFGate

Surprising findings from a global breastfeeding survey

The 2014 Lansinoh Global Breastfeeding survey revealed what women think about breastfeeding in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Turkey, the UK and the U.S. Americans say breastfeeding is natural. The French find it embarrassing.


Related Topix: Chinese-American

10 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho describes herself as role model, mentor

Our Asian community is abuzz now that the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant, the second one, is Sept. 28 at Palazzo.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Atlantic

Black, White, Asian, Hispanic: The Disparities in Household Income

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released their annual report on income and poverty for 2013. Median household income remained steady from 2012 to 2013, although median household income in 2013 was eight percent lower than in 2007 when adjusted for inflation.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

$1b business being done in brothels

IN SOUTH Korea corporate credit cards are used to do business in karaoke bars, gambling dens and brothels. But the tax man is cracking down on sleaze.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Korean-American

Comedian Alingon Mitra Finds Inspiration in-and-out of his Bengali-American Heritage

Alingon Mitra, a Bengali-American comedian has been making a name for himself after beating a particularly talented group of contestants at the 2013 Boston Comedy Festival Contest. Mitra, a 20-something from Worcester, MA , also won the 2013 "Funniest Comic in New England" contest and was invited to perform on NBC's Last Comic Standing.


Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Indian-American, Entertainment

Arlington Times

Multicultural Fair in Marysville Sept. 20

The 1st Marysville Multicultural Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to celebrate diversity in Marysville-Tulalip.


Related Topix: Bollywood, Filipino-American

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Diverse culture needs diverse theater

The El Gallo taco truck parked smack in front of the entrance to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Thomas Theatre Friday morning was the first sign that something out of the ordinary was going on. Inside, a panel of theater experts agreed that in a changing America, increasing diversity is already a given.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

South China Morning Post

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

Dispute between unions and government has lasted three months and seen pupils go more than two weeks without classes since new school year was due to have started Members of a Chinese activist group, the BC Parents' Federation, clash with rival pro-union protesters at a rally in Vancouver on Sunday amid a strike by teachers in British Columbia. Photo: CBC Members of a parents' group forged within Vancouver's Chinese community to oppose an ongoing school strike have gone to ground after they gatecrashed a rival teachers' union rally and were involved in angry scuffles.


Related Topix: Activism, Canada, Chinese-American, University of Washington

Express India

Narendra Modi's speech to be beamed live at New York's Times Square

For the audio, people can either dial a toll free number to listen the speech live or download an app on their smart phone, people familiar with the event told PTI. Summary Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans in New York during his US visit... Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square.


Related Topix: Indian-American

DNA India

Narendra Modi's speech to Indian Americans to be beamed live at New York's Times Square

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square . His speech at the Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan , New York, on September 28 will be shown at Times Square with Indian American Community Foundation , organisers of the mega event, signing a memorandum of understanding in this regard with Times Square Alliance.


Related Topix: Indian-American

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, indian women dance during a ritual at Twry Pataxo's home in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Born and raised in an indigenous community in the northeastern state of Bahia, Twry, member of the 11,000-strong Pataxo tribe, revels in her identity.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Indian-American

Whittier Daily News

Alhambra to honor WWII Japanese-American veterans with 2015 Rose Parade float

Masao Takahashi, 90, of Torrance, a Japanese American veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, attends the September 11, 2014 showing of “The Unknown Warriors of WWII,” about the “Go For Broke” Japanese heroes, produced by David Ono of ABC 7. Alhambra >> At the 126th Rose Parade, this 47 percent Asian city will highlight nisei veterans who served the United States during World War II while their friends and family were stuck in relocation camps.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, Alhambra, CA


Long road to creation of Filipino museum nearly over

The vision through two decades has been the establishment of a museum honoring and chronicling the struggles and successes of Stockton's Filipino community. Exhibits for the museum are hidden for the moment in two storage units in north Stockton.


Related Topix: Filipino-American, Stockton, CA, Tracy, CA

Peach Pundit

Obama Lends His Voice to DNC Ads, But Will They Play in Georgia?

The first ads, aimed at African Americans, are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million. Future spots were set to target Hispanics, Asian Americans, younger and female voters.


Related Topix: African-American

Phoenix New Times

Gila River Indian Community Federal Lobbying Tab Reaches Nearly $11 million

The Gila River Indian Community has spent nearly $11 million in federal lobbying since 2009, the year its sister tribe, the Tohono O'odham Nation announced its plans to open a West Valley casino. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community joined GRIC in its battle to block the casino, and it has dropped nearly $2 million on federal lobbying.


Related Topix: Indian-American, Pima, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Trent Franks, Republican, Jeff Flake

Fiji Times

The unsolved murders of Wailada

The reason why the four men, including an iTaukei and three Asians were shot to death at point blank range, is also not known. While many people believe it was the work of an organised Asian crime gang, this has not been confirmed yet as no one has been arrested for the killings.



Your Guide To The Explosive Airbag Recall That Affects 14 Million Cars

While the world may be burned out on hearing about automotive recalls after General Motors' acknowledged their ignition switch defect and then recalled just about every car they've made in the last 17 years, drivers now face a safety problem that is much larger and far more widespread. This latest problem is the recall of more than 14 million cars with airbags made by the Japanese parts supplier company Takata , airbags with the potential to explode and injure or even kill vehicle occupants.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, Autos

Medical Daily

Eating Rice Helps Japanese Men And Women Get To Sleep, And So Do These Other High Glycemic Foods

You've heard of the glycemic index , but you weren't really sure what that meanta until now. The GI involves a list of foods ranked by how they affect a person's blood sugar.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Life, Nutrition

Weekend Balita

Vigan finalist for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Vigan , the Heritage City makes it to the Top 21 Official finalist in the search for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World . Vigan is the only city in the Philippines that has been chosen for this prestigious search, giving our country and the Filipino people pride and honor.


Related Topix: Filipino-American