• ROSE PAK (1947 - 2016) San Francisco's Tireless Leader

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    ROSE PAK (1947 - 2016) San Francisco's Tireless Leader
    September 18, 2016  San Francisco by Suzanne Joe Kai Its not fair, Rose. You left us way too soon. This portrait of you looking good was taken just a week ago on September 9 by photographer Frank Jang, another San Francisco treasure.  So many stories are running through my mind... We shared some great, crazy times. I will miss you dearly.  I'll never forget the evening...


  • AsAmNews Reports: White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency

    Posted by AC Team

    January 21, 2017 By Ed Diono for AsAmNews In President Barack Obama’s first year in office, he reinstated the White House Initiative for AAPI that was first created by President Bill Clinton but had lain moribund during George W. Bush’s two terms. As President Donald Trump took office, the White House website was redesigned within a hour of his swearing in. Gone are any mentions of civil rights, environmental protections and climate change. In their places are jobs and law and order. Unfortunately, the Initiative appears to be another casualty in the change of leadership. The link to the Initiative has been taken off the White House website, a pretty good indication that the Initiative is no longer in existence. Click here to full story at AsAmNews  ...
  • Disney Animator Tyrus Wong 1910 - 2016

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    December 30, 2016  Los Angeles  One of America's most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century, Tyrus Wong has died at age 106. Despite his immense artistic talents and signficant contributions to Walt Disney's "Bambi," as well as other works such as “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and “The Wild Bunch” (1969), his life and career was largely unknown to the public until his 90s.  "Tyrus" a feature documentary released in 2015 by filmmaker Pamela Tom is the first in-depth portrait of Tyrus Wong's life and career. Tom's documentary is currently screening at film festivals. For current screening information and broadcast dates go to: For more about Tyrus Wong's life and career: New York Times&...
  • 2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    December 29, 2016 Photo: Asian American Demonstrators San Francisco Bay Area Circa 1968  2016 will go down in history as the year that sparked a movement. This was the year that Asian Americans came together en masse to fight for fair representation and visibility in our American society, and to stop racist, irresponsible and inaccurate coverage of our communities in the press, and the continuing practise of whitewashing, and outright erasure of Asian Americans in Hollywood movies. Not since the late 60s - early 70s have Asian Americans stepped forward so boldly to fight back, when community leaders held press conferences and threatened lawsuits against San Francisco television stations to force them to hire Asian Americans to work in the white male dominated newsrooms in front of and behi...
  • I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I'm Not Jeremy Lin - New York Times commentary by Andrew Keh, Video by Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 25, 2016 As Jeremy Lin takes to the basketball courts for the Brooklyn Nets just minutes from Manhattan where "Linsanity" began back in 2012 when he played for the New York Knicks, New York Times filmmakers Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo produced this video looking back on it - "the good, the bad and the gaffes."  Accompanying the video is commentary by New York Times writer Andrew Keh.   Click here for the full story and video at the New York Times. Photo by New York Times. Actor Randall Park appears in New York Times video. Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai, In the locker room with Jeremy Lin, March, 2012  ...

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