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Celebrate! Ben Fong-Torres co-hosts Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade Feb 24, 2018

Posted by AC Team - on Saturday, 03 February 2018

Celebrate! Ben Fong-Torres co-hosts Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade Feb 24, 2018
February 15, 2018 San Francisco Happy Lunar New Year! The Lunar New Year begins Friday, February 16, 2018! Ben Fong-Torres and Julie Haener co-host Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade on February 24 in San Francisco beginning at 5:15pm PST. Organizers expect 1.2 million people will be attending in person. The Parade will be broadcast live on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26 6:00-8:00pm Saturday February 24, 2018 on television! Watch the Parade live from the streets in...

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Black-Asian Divide: Lessons from History

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Renowned journalist and author William Wong shares historical context about the recent black-on-Chinese-street-crime story in Oakland and San Francisco.


The Black on Chinese street crime story in Oakland and San Francisco has generated a lot of heat, anger, fear, frustration, and searches for solutions.

Renowned journalist and author William Wong is blogging about this, and has received a lot of response, some of it nasty.

In his latest commentary, Wong explores some historical context to this bewildering subject.

Click here for the full commentary.

Click here for William Wong's previous blog posts.

Emails Reveal Deep Seated Anger and Fear in Asian Immigrant Community

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Renowned journalist and author William Wong posted two blogs about the recent Black-on-Chinese-street-crime in Oakland and San Francisco, and has received a lot of response, some of it nasty.

The Black-on-Chinese-street-crime story in Oakland and San Francisco has generated a lot of heat, anger, fear, frustration, and searches for solutions.

Renowned journalist and author William Wong posted two blogs, and has received a lot of response, some of it nasty.

Click here for the full commentary.

Lack of Respect - Citizen Blames City of Riverside and Press-Enterprise Newspaper on Community Fight to Save Historic Chinatown Site

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 06 March 2009

When his Letter to the Editor was edited before it was printed in the newspaper, longtime Riverside resident Jim Glenn decided to set things straight.

March 6, 2009 - Riverside, California

Riverside resident Jim Glenn wrote a letter supporting the community fight to save the historic Riverside Chinatown site and sent it to the editor of the Press-Enterprise Newspaper, the local newspaper in Riverside, California.

His letter was edited before it was printed in the newspaper and he's angry and wants to set things straight.

Here are his personal comments to Judy Lee, one of the organizers of the Riverside SaveOurChinatown.org which are reprinted here with permission:

J. Glenn Comments on his Letter to the Editor, Sat. 2/28/09 Press Enterprise

Date: Tue 3 Mar PST 2009
From: Jim Glenn
Subject: RE: Letter to the Editor

To: Judy Lee

Hi Judy,

Thanks for the e-mail! You already know how I feel about what's happening
with the Chinatown project. The developer was plainly, and blatantly out of
line, so I couldn't keep my mouth shut after reading the articles about what
happened culminating in Scott's article. I really don't think our city
leaders really care about preserving the Chinatown location.

I'm very angry with the Press-Enterprise. They changed some of the words in
the letter I originally sent to them. In the original I referred to George
Wong as "Mr. Wong" to show him the proper respect. The newspaper changed it
to "Wong". Since my name is attached to the letter that was printed, it
makes me sound disrespectful to him. So it seems the Press-Enterprise shows
the same lack of respect that the City of Riverside does. Below is what I
wrote and sent to the newspaper:

After reading the stories recently concerning the project the City of
Riverside is undertaking for a new office building on the site of the old

Former Washington State Governor Gary Locke nominated as U.S. Commerce Secretary by President Obama

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Former Washington State Governor Gary Locke was the first Chinese American Governor in the U.S. He is now nominated by President Obama to become U.S. Commerce Secretary.

February 25, 2009

President Obama Nominates Former Governor Gary Locke for Secretary of Commerce

President Barack Obama officially nominated former Washington Governor Gary Locke for Secretary of Commerce. In this key role on the administrations economic team, Locke will work to foster and promote the nations economic development at home, and serve as an influential ambassador for American industry abroad.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create three and a half million jobs over the next two years, and 90 percent of these jobs will be created in the private sector. As Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Locke will ensure American workers can prosper, businesses can thrive, and the economy can grow.

Gary will be a trusted voice in my cabinet, a tireless advocate for our economic competitiveness, and an influential ambassador for American industry who will help us do everything we can especially now to promote it around the world, said President Obama. Im grateful hes agreed to leave one Washington for another, and I look forward to having him on my team as we continue the work of turning our economy around and bringing about a stronger, more prosperous future for all Americans.

Our nations economic success is tied directly to America continuing to lead in technology and innovation and in exporting those products, services and ideas to markets around the globe, Governor Locke said. The Department of Commerce can and will help create jobs and the economic vitality our country needs.

About Former Washington Governor Gary Locke - a statement from the White House:

Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke is a tireless and successful champion of American products, services and jobs. As the popular two-term governor of...

Ti-Hua Chang Reports on Asian American Poverty in New York City

Posted by Lia Chang on Sunday, 22 February 2009

Ti-Hua Chang Reports on Asian American Poverty in New York City.

In reporter Ti-Hua Chang's story on Asian American Poverty in New York City, which airs tonight on Channel 9 ( WWOR-TV) at 10pm, the segment begins with Asians picking through garbage for food. According to Chang, "In New York City, Asians and Asian Americans are poorer than African Americans if you count government programs. "

I caught up with the award-winning journalist and his family in New York Chinatown after the Chinese New Year parade. Over dinner, he shared the news of his move to WNYW/Fox 5 in 2009 as a general assignment reporter from sister station WWOR/My9, where he served as a general assignment and investigative reporter since 2008. He has worked as a general assignment and investigative reporter at WCBS-TV, as a reporter with WNBC, and as the host of his own talk show, New York Hotline at WNYC-TV. Before he began his on-air career, he was an investigative producer at ABC News.

The recipient of numerous awards, in 1996, Chang won the Peabody Award for a series of reports he filed on accused drug-dealing murderers. In 2004, he won a New York Press Club award for his reports on a shooting at City Hall. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005 for a piece exposing police officers using a helicopter and high tech infra-red equipment to spy on private citizens. Chang is especially proud of discovering the four witnesses to the 1963 murder of Medgar Evers, which led to the reopening of that famous case. He has also received four Emmys; the Philadelphia, Denver and Detroit Press Association awards; and the Associated Press and United Press International awards.

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