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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    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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  • Commentary: Writers Richard Jean So and Hua Hsu on Donald Sterling's Racism and Asian Americans

    Posted by AC Team

    May 8, 2014   Racism is not all black and white. In the May 6, 2014 edition of, writers Hua Hsu and Richard Jean So wrote an op-ed about Donald Sterling and his connection to Korean Americans. As of May 8, their commentary has attracted 641 comments online.   Read the full version at "What Donald Sterling's Love of Koreans Reveals About Racism In America." About the authors: Hua Hsu teaches in the English department at Vassar College and is completing his first book, A Floating Chinaman. Richard Jean So is an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago. ...
  • U.S. State Dept. Announces 'No Visa' Policy for Filipinos

    Posted by AC Team

    April 22, 2014 Washington, D.C. The State Department has announced a life-changing new policy for Filipinos. Visas will no longer be required to travel to the United States. The policy to take the Philippines off the list of countries that are required to obtain visas for travel to the U.S. is effective immediately. For more on this announcement click to related stories: ...
  • Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      Update February 7, 2014   Donate and enter a contest through February 20, 2014 to win a trip to London to meet the Downton Abbey cast on set. Members of the cast of Downton Abbey are running a special campaign to help the Tsunami victims rebuild in the Philippines. Donations at $10 and up made by February 20, 2014 through will be entered into a chance to win a day on the set in London with the cast of Downton Abbey for two people including flight and lodging. Funds donated will benefit Be the Change's efforts to create programs and partnerships to help the victims rebuild their lives. Be the Change is founded by Linda Cruse.    View the video with cast members of Downton Abbey here.   For details: htt...
  • NAM surveys ethnic media: Impact of the U.S. Government Shut-down

    Posted by AC Team

    October 3, 2013 Report by New America Media Pres. Barack Obama summoned top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, where he was expected to urge them to pass measures to finance the government and increase the debt ceiling, without placing limits on the Affordable Care Act. But, no progress was made to end a budget impasse that resulted in a government shutdown since 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday. News of the shutdown, which includes the closure of all national parks and a work furlough for 800,000 federal employees, generated a big response in the ethnic press. Key areas of concern included the shutdown’s effect on federal workers, loss of funding for social services, ramifications for immigration reform, and environmental impacts.  Read the full report by, a con...