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  • Update: Detained 8 hours and Released - Journalist and Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas is released by U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas

    Posted by: AC Team


    July 16, 2014

    Immigration activist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was released eight hours after he was detained at U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located within 45 miles of McAllen, Texas.

    Washington Post writer J. Freedom du Lac reports Vargas was released with a notice to appear before an immigration judge. "As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed light on children who parts of America and many in the news media are actively turning their backs on," Vargas said in a statement after his release. 

    For the full story by J. Freedom du Lac at the Washington Post click here. 

    July 15, 2014

    McAllen, Texas

    Immigration activist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained this morning at U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located within 45 miles of McAllen, Texas. He was on his way to board a plane to Los Angeles. Before he was detained, he was expected to attend a screening of his documentary Documented in Los Angeles,

    Vargas, who is Filipino, and an undocumented immigrant founded Define American, a non-profit devoted to a media and culture campaign on immigration. Vargas was in the Texas borner area with a camera crew to interview and film undocumented minors who are fleeing their home countries in Central America. 


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  • Jeremy Lin heads to the Lakers

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Jeremy Lin March 11, 2012 in the locker room at Madison Square Garden Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai

    July 13, 2014 Update

    Here's the Lakers official announcement released today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak about Jeremy Lin joining the Lakers.

    “This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility,” said Kupchak. “In addition to what he’ll bring us on the court, we think Jeremy will be warmly embraced by our fans and our community.”

    July 11, 2014

    Sports writers are abuzz that Jeremy Lin is heading to the Lakers! 

    After weeks of speculation during this free-agent season, Los Angeles Times writer Mike Bresnahan reports that Jeremy Lin is headed to the Lakers! 

    Orange County Register staff writers Bill Oram and Janis Carr say that Lin's agent, Roger Montgomery has confirmed the deal.


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    Jeremy Lin in the Locker Room March 11, 2012 by Suzanne Joe KaiLinsanity - a series of 5 columns on Jeremy Lin by former Wall St. Journal writer William Wong for 



  • Its Live! Go to! "A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America" Exhibition

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

     Update July 4, 2014


    Curated by Eddie Wong for!

    Update May 22, 2014

    Eddie Wong's bright idea to produce and guest curate an online digital exhibition "A Day in the LIfe of Asian Pacific America" is now in preparation to open on July 4, 2014 at

    Submissions are now closed, and the curators are busy making selections to include in the online exhibition.

    The ambitious exhibition is the largest open-submission project for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, which attracted 300 creatives from all over the world, contributing 1500 pieces. 

    Update May 11, 2014

    Post the images or videos you shot on May 10 by May 14! 

     The steps to upload are below. Enjoy!

    March 29, 2014

    Eddie Wong has an exciting photo and video exhibition and wants you and thousands of your friends and family to participate!

    Wong, the former executive director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation ( and former executive director of the Center for Asian American Media ( is guest curating an exciting one day photo and video shoot on May 10, 2014 called "A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America." 

    The results will become an online photo/video exhibition which will appear at the end of May on the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's website -




    1. Request an invitation to the SMITHSONIAN APAC: A DAY IN THE LIFE Flickr group by sending an email to Please send the email via your registered Flickr email address, or include your Flickr username in the email. Please also include your full name, and location you plan to be* on May 10, 2014 (the day of content capture). You will receive your invitation to the group...

  • National Screenings: The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai


    July 8, 2014

    New US Screenings:


    Forgotten Heroes of the United Farmworkers Movement


    CHICAGO - Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Gallery 400 in Chicago is pleased to partner with AFIRE Chicago, Chicago Coalition of Household Workers (Latino Union), the Committee on Pilipino Issues, GK-USA Chicago Chapter, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and the UIC Asian American Studies program.

    NEW YORK Premiere - Thursday, July 17th, 2014

    Support CAAAV and BAYAN USA by joining us for New York City's documentary premiere of Delano Manongs

    Purchase tickets here:

    SAN DIEGO - Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 

    The Delano Manongs is proud to be screening at the Filipino American National Historical Society Conference in San Diego, CA. The director, Marissa Aroy, will be in attendance and will speak at the conference.

    NEW YORK - Saturday, August 2nd, 2013 

    The Delano Manongs will be screening at the NY Asian American International Film Festival as part of the shorts program, "Memories of the Strike." Festival website below:

    FRESNO, CA - Saturday, August 9th, 2014 

    Dulce UpFront in Fresno, CA is sponsoring a screening of the Delano Manongs.



    June 21, 2014

    Delano, CA

    Please join the United Farm Workers of America and the Cesar Chavez Foundation at the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the Paulo Agbayani Retirement Village on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Forty Acres just outside Delano.

    This celebration also honors the Manongs, the heroic Filipino American members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee led by Larry Itliong, Peter Velasco, Andy Imutan and Philip...

  • "Mozart of Math" UCLA Math Star Terence Tao wins $3 million prize

    Posted by: AC Team

    June 28, 2014

    Los Angeles

    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao, 38, is one of five winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

    The award provides $3 million to each of the five recipients from a fund established by high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and Russia. A child prodigy, Tao earned his bachelor's degree at age 16 and finished his doctorate at Princeton University at 21. In a 2006 interview with staff writer Larry Gorden at the Los Angeles Times, Tao said that alot of mathematicians liken what they do to rock climbing. 

    “You want to get to the top of the cliff. But that's not what you focus on immediately. You focus on the next ledge just beyond your reach, because you need to do one clever thing to get up there. And then once you get there, you do it again. A lot of this is rather boring and not very glamorous. But you can't jump cliffs in a single bound.”

    Click here for the full story by Larry Gordon at the Los Angeles Times.

  • Congratulations to Michelle Wie - U.S. Open Winner!

    Posted by: AC Team

    Michelle Wie Wins US Women's Open - USGA photo by Matt Sullivan

    June 22, 2014

    Pinehurst, North Carolina

    Michelle Wie wins U.S. Women's Open - Photo by USGA - Matt Sullivan. 

    A child prodigy golfer at age 4, she was the youngest player at age 10 to qualify for a U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship, and the accolades have kept coming with more wins, publicity and sponsorships. 

    Today, at age 24, the veteran golfer and Stanford graduate won the biggest tournament of her career, the 69th U.S. Women's Open Championship - victory couldn't be sweeter. 



    Michelle hugs her new U.S. Women's Open trophy. Photo by Ap Photo/Bob Leverone

    Article by Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer



  • Playwright David Henry Hwang appointed to Faculty at Columbia University

    Posted by: AC Team

    Associate Professor David Henry Hwang Photo by Lia Chang

    June 20, 2014

    New York City

    Playwright David Henry Hwang has been appointed to the faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts. He will be director of the Playwriting Concentration, and an Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting. 

    Photo by Lia Chang

    For more on this story:

  • Lucy Li, 11, of Silicon Valley is the Youngest Golfer to Qualify for the U.S. Women's Open

    Posted by: AC Team

    Lucy Li -- an 11-year-old girl from Silicon Valley -- has become the youngest golfer to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open by winning the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in California.

    And her coach, Jim McLean, thinks the grade-school girl with braces and a hard swing from Redwood Shores will be “No. 1 in the world real soon. She’s a prodigy, even though I didn’t think so at first."  Click here for the full story by Cheryl Hurd, NBC Bay Area. 


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    Lucy Li, from Wikipedia

  • Don't Miss! V3 Digital Media Conference June 20-21 in Los Angeles

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Sign-up now for V3 Digital Media Conference. Join hundreds of online journaliists, creative social media communicators and seasoned bloggers.

    In this unique, one-day conference setting, all are invited to share their experiences, knowledge, endeavors, and visions with others during interactive panels and worksops. 

    V3con 2014 is presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. (AAJA). 

    V3con Opening Awards Reception

    Friday, June 20, 2014 6:00-9:00pm

    Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Hosted by the Japanese American National Museum

    100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    See more at:


  • KSAN FM Radio Reunion June 4 at Yoshi's in San Francisco

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Former Rolling Stone editor and writer Ben Fong-Torres is one of the co-emcees at the KSAN FM Radio Reunion June 4 at Yoshi's in San Francisco.

    Rock and roll artists are flying in from around the country to honor KSAN, on the eve of its induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.  This rare event will feature original members of Janis Joplin's former band Big Brother and the Holding Company, Imperial Messenger Service, Country Joe McDonald, Cold Blood with Linda Pense, and more! 




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