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21 min ago | CNN

'Die Hard' actor dies

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent said.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Flower Drum Song, Musical Movies, James Shigeta, Los Angeles, CA, Celebrities, Blues, Bruce Willis, Movies, Entertainment

21 min ago | CNN

'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent said.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Flower Drum Song, Musical Movies, James Shigeta, Los Angeles, CA, Celebrities, Blues, Bruce Willis, Movies, Entertainment

2 hrs ago | WJRT

Evanescence singer Amy Lee welcomes son

Nickelodeon darling Jennette McCurdy wants everyone to know she is not a role a model nor does she want to be.

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Related Topix: Amy Lee, Pop/Rock, Evanescence, Jennette McCurdy, James Shigeta

2 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Alice Sumida learns to dance through history

Nearly everyone at Edgewood Downs retirement center in Garden Home makes a beeline for her at some point during the day, wishing her a happy birthday, or telling her how happy they are to know her.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Garden Home (Portland, OR), Japanese-American

2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

George Takei shakes up perceptions for parents and kids

Actor George Takei and director Jennifer Kroot host an exclusive screening of his biographical documentary, 'To Be Takei,' on board Queen Mary 2 while in port at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

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Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Family, Kids, George Takei, Gay/Lesbian, Movies

6 hrs ago | Seattle Times

MSNBC coverage of 'The Mikado' and stereotypes on stage

If you missed it on Sunday, MSNBC aired a news segment about the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's production of "The Mikado" and the controversy about its use of yellowface, using non-Asian actors to portray all 40 Asian roles.

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Related Topix: Japanese-American, Blog News, Opinion

9 hrs ago | ImmigrationProf Blog

National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders...

National Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups as well as labor and Evangelical leaders have announced an unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score Card that shows how Congress failed on the issue of immigration reform .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

13 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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

13 hrs 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.

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Related Topix: African-American

Mon Jul 28, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SurInEnglish.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Vietnamese-American

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