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48 min ago |

James Shigeta, Star of Flower Drum Song Film, Passes Away

According to Variety , Asian-American actor James Shigeta , known for his role as 'Wang Ta' in the 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical FLOWER DRUM SONG, died today, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Flower Drum Song, Musical Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Animation Movies, Mulan, Adventure, James Shigeta, Nancy Kwan

48 min ago | WNYC-AM New York

Ethnic Identity and Plastic Surgery

Maureen O'Connor , columnist for New York Magazine and The Cut, explores the issues around the rise in plastic surgery among Asian-Americans, Hispanics and African-Americans and what it means for ethnic identity.


Related Topix: African-American

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Anna May Wong Biopic in the Works; Fan Bing Bing in talks to play lead

Shanghai-based Fundamental Films is developing "Dragon Lady" about Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star.


Related Topix: Bingbing Fan, Chinese-American, Hollywood, Drama Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Douglas Fairbanks

The Washington Post

3Indian American woman mistaken at hearing as a foreigner had been a staffer on same committee

Adding a layer of irony to last week's embarrassing performance - you know, when a U.S. congressman mistook a non-white U.S. official for a foreigner - the Indian American woman witness once was a staffer on the same committee.


Related Topix: Indian-American, US News, US Politics

United Methodist Church

'A dream for peace on the Korean Peninsula'

Walking the route from Foundry United Methodist Church to the White House, marchers shout, "Peace for Korea Now!" while holding signs and banners during Korean Peace March on July 28, 2014.


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

The Japan Times

Paternity blues: Social hurdles still high for Japanese men seeking hands-on fatherhood

An increasing number of Japanese fathers are taking a more active role in raising their children, but some also feel beaten down by a society that doesn't support their efforts.


Related Topix: Japanese-American, World News, Japan

African Affairs

"Magic body" and "cursed sex": Chinese sex workers as "bitch-witches" in Cameroon

The author would like to acknowledge a fellowship received from the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam from January to June 2012.


Related Topix: Travel, Cameroon Travel, Africa Travel, World News, Cameroon, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel, Chinese-American

KUOW-FM Seattle

Memories Of Exclusion Inspire Seattle Architect's Work

Seattle Architect Johnpaul Jones will receive the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama on Monday.


Related Topix: Japanese-American

Sys-Con Media

Fractal Analytics Wins Fast 50 Asian American Business Award for Second Consecutive Year

The award recognizes the outstanding economic achievements of Asian American-owned businesses and their exemplary growth in the national economy.


The Chinese community in Malaga has quadrupled in a decade and continues to grow

Going against the general decline of foreign residents living in the province, the amount of Chinese registered on the padron continues to rise with them now being the seventh highest, having risen above French.


Related Topix: Europe, Spain, World News, Chinese-American

Sun Jul 27, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Anti-abortion laws often rooted in racismAnti-abortion laws often...

Anti-abortion laws often rooted in racism Some states' legislators propose abortion restrictions based on racial myths.


Related Topix: Abortion, Opinion

New York Magazine

Is Race Plastic? My Trip Into the \"Ethnic Plastic Surgery\" Minefield

"You've got some nice Caucasian features," Dr. Edmund Kwan says, inspecting my face at his Upper East Side plastic-surgery practice, where the waiting room includes an ottoman larger than my kitchen table.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, African-American, Sports

Montreal Gazette

Asian stem cell donors are rare in Quebec

Two months since she suffered a relapse of leukemia, Mai Duong still hasn't found a compatible stem cell donor, but her friends haven't lost hope.


Related Topix: Vietnamese-American


Curt Clawson, congressman from Fla., mistakes U.S. officials for Indian diplomats

Rep. Curt Clawson addresses what he believes are members of the Indian government at a House hearing on July 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Indian-American

Psychology Today

Get Rid of These 3 Asperger Myths Once and For All

The other day, I saw this YouTube video called, What Kind of Asian Are You? It's funny, but also painful, as it exposes many Caucasian stereotypes of their Asian Americans in the United States.


Express India

100 Indians committed suicide in the UAE every year since 2011

Around 100 Indians have committed suicide in the United Arab Emirates every year since 2011, India's ambassador here said, calling on the expatriate community to help people in distress, particularly those with financial problems.


Related Topix: Suicide, World News, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Indian-American

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Pulling Park's leg?

Last week, the U.N. Committee on Human Rights called on Japan to ensure that effective, independent and impartial investigations be launched into wartime sex slavery and to offer an apology to "comfort women," who were forced to work in its military brothels.


Related Topix: Yasuo Fukuda

Northwest Asian Weekly

Asian American unemployment rises according to study

The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Why Does America Tolerate Indian Immigrant Medical Fraud?

Third World levels of corruption in our health care system are an inevitable consequence of welcoming Third World doctors, especially when large amounts of money can so easily be extracted from our loosely monitored Medicare and Medicaid bureaucrats .


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Indian-American, Prison

San Francisco Chronicle

Supervisors' soda tax vote isn't good omen for backers

Heather Knight, City Insider columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, is seen on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Chinese-American, University of San Francisco