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  • 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  ...
  • John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu are 2016 Honorees at V3

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    2016 V3 Honorees!: John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu Actor John Cho, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson and blogger Phil Yu were honored at this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference special awards ceremony on June 24 to kick off the full day V3 conference on June 25, 2016. Cho received the Visibility Award. He has starred in a number of film and television shows, including successful franchises such as “Star Trek” and “Harold & Kumar,” and was recently featured in #StarringJohnCho, a viral social media campaign promoting the need for Asian American leads in Hollywood.  Yuh Nelson, the director of Dream Works Animation’s  “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” was honored with the Vision Award for being at the forefront of the ...
  • A Father's three decade search for his kidnapped son - an amazing story by writer Scott Herhold

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    September 27, 2015 Glendale, California Journalist Scott Herhold working for the San Jose Mercury News has uncovered a story of a father who never gave up hope searching for his son who was 5 months old when he was kidnapped aboard a Thai fishing boat 31 years ago. The family was escaping Vietnam to find a better life. Herhold learned about the father's three-decade efforts to find his son through friends of the father's daughter who lives in San Jose, California. Even though the father, Viet Vam Ngo lived 350 miles away in Southern California, Herhold decided to follow through and go beyond the San Jose Mercury News' local readership region to chronicle the story. Scott Herhold's report transcends time and place, and is a must read here. ...