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  • Kala Kaawa wears his Malo to accept his diploma from the University of Hawaii

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Kala Kaawa wears his Malo to accept his diploma from the University of Hawaii
    Honolulu, Hawaii 23 year-old native Hawaiian Kala Kaawa graduated from the University of Hawaii and was receiving his diploma during the winter commencement ceremony. He earned two bachelor's degrees from the School of Hawaiian Studies. He texted his Mom that he was contemplating taking his robe off to his malo when he received his diploma. Photo Credit: Lei Mahi   Click here...

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  • Mabuhay Inc. Culture School students discover books by Filipino authors in the Library of Congress’ Asian Division Reading Room

    Posted by Lia Chang

    Library of Congress’ Asian Division Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington D.C. Photo by Lia Chang On the first Saturday in May, I was in the Library of Congress’ Asian Division Reading Room, located in Room 150 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E. in Washington, D.C., to photograph the Performing Arts Images from the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection, on display through May 31, 2012. Selected scripts from the Performing Arts Playwright Series in the Library of Congress’ AAPI Collection. Photo by Lia Chang Sponsored by the Library of Congress’ Asian Division, the display of 54 of my “In Rehearsal” photographs, drawn from the AAPI Collection’s Lia Chang Theater Portfolio, along with select working scripts from the Playwrights’ A...
  • March 11 marks one year anniversary of Japan's quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

    Posted by AC Team

    Sunday March 11 marks the first anniversary of Japan's 9.0 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Japan's Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and millions of others paused at 2:46 p.m. for a moment of silence, prayer and reflection to mourn the more than 19,000 people lost to the disaster. For the full story. ...
  • Vote for your favorite video in the White House AAPI "What's Your Story Video Challenge"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      More than 200 videos were submitted by members from the AAPI communities to a video challenge called "What's Your Story" sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Here are the top eleven finalists. You may vote only once, for one of these eleven video entries. The deadline to vote is March 1, 2012. A group of finalists will be selected to come to the White House in March, 2012 to share their stories at a White House Champions of Change event.  White House staffers Eddie Lee, Associate Director, Office of Engagement, and Miya Saika Chen talk about the "What's Your Story" video challenge.      ...
  • "Linsanity"- Jeremy Lin: ESPN fires writer and suspends broadcaster for its racist headline and remarks -New York Knicks Sensation has Captured our Hearts

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      Update: July 17, 2012 Goodbye New York, Hello Houston!    After weeks of speculation, Tuesday night the New York Knicks announced it would not match the Houston Rockets' offer.   Emotions have been running high with Knicks fans. To quote writer Ian O'Connor at, "Jim Dolan just made one of the dumbest moves of his basketball life"...   Meanwhile, Lin remains a gentleman, thanking the Knicks and showing enthusiasm for Houston.    Twitter comments: (@JLin7)   "Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! ‪#RedNation‬" "Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year...easily the best year of my life ‪#ForeverGrateful‬"   For the latest on Jeremy ...