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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

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    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Filipino WWII Veterans Celebrate California Governor Signing of CA Assembly Bill 199 recognizing their contributions.

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    News ReleaseOctober 13, 2011  Assemblywoman Fiona MaCalifornia Speaker Pro Tempore 12th Assembly District  California Assembly Bill 199 will help ensure that the contributions of Filipino veterans who fought side by side American troops are properly recognized and remembered by future generations. Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties), announces the signing of Assembly Bill 199 this Friday October 14, 2011 at Bessie Carmichael Middle School in San Francisco. Bessie Carmichael, whose school population is 50% Filipino, sits in the SOMA district of San Francisco, home to many Filipino WWII Veterans. When this bill was originally introduced in 2004, 98 Filipino WWII veterans were still alive to tell their stories. Today, there are only 17 veterans still alive....
  • California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Accurate Collection of Information on AAPIs

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    LOS ANGELES – APALC News Release: October 10, 2011   Bill co-sponsored by APALC requires the disaggregation of data on Asian ethnic groups in key state departments. Legislation requiring key state agencies to collect and post information about job programs participation and employment and housing discrimination faced by Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday. Assembly Bill (AB) 1088, introduced by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) and co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice; Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE); and Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network (APIsCAN), requires two key state agencies to include the full spectru...
  • Port Authority Police Officer David Lim Remembers - He was In the North Tower when it Collapsed

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    Port Authority police officer David Lim and his K-9 Sirius were inside the World Trade Center's North Tower when it collapsed on September 11, 2001. He shared his memories recently at the 2011 conference for the National Asian Peace Officers Association in San Diego. Click here for the full story and a video interview by 10News.Click here - CNN Heroes of 9/11 AMERICA REMEMBERS Port Authority Officer David Lim and K-9 Sirius. Click here - Sirius is among dozens of Rescue Dogs honored posthumously by the American Humane Association. Story from CBS New York. ...
  • David L. Kim Joins AARP to Head Outreach to Asian-Americans 50+

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    Congrats to David L. Kim who has joined AARP as vice president for multicultural markets and engagement. In this newly-created position, he will lead AARP’s outreach to Asian-Americans 50+.  “AARP understands that while all Americans 50+ share the same goals of aging with dignity and peace of mind, each of the communities in our lives offers unique opportunities and contributions toward helping us get there,” said Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, executive vice president for multicultural markets and engagement at AARP. “David understands how the experiences and contributions of AARP and the aging Asian-American community are relevant to each other, and we’re excited welcome him to our team.” Kim joins AARP from Washington-based public affairs firm The Raben Group, where as a principal he p...