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First Summit on Asian Stereotypes Urges Empowerment to Make Change

Posted by AC Team - on Sunday, 24 March 2013

Jeff Yang writer of
Little Tokyo - Los Angeles March 23, 2013 More than 200 people attended a summit yesterday in Los Angeles, provocatively titled "Beyond the Bad and the Ugly." The meeting was appropriately named as it took aim at the continued use of offensive images, ethnic slurs and stereotypical caricatures of Asian Americans in American media, and its impact on just about every aspect of American culture, politics, education and society. AsianConnections.com applauds Jeff Yang, Wall Street Journal...

Astronaut Leroy Chiao blasts off for his new adventure in Space

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 13 October 2004.

Astronaut Leroy Chiao blasts off in Soyuz for his new adventure in Space

Astronaut Leroy Chiao is on his way to a new adventure in Space. The Soyuz TMA-5 spaceship carrying Dr. Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer, cosmonaut Salizhan S. Sharipov, Russias Federal Space Agency flight engineer and Soyuz commander, and Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin to the ISS, blasted off at 11:06pm EST on Oct. 13 (9:06 a.m. Baikonur time (306 GMT) on Oct. 14).

The crew is scheduled to dock to the Station on Oct. 16.

Chiao and Sharipov will replace the current Station crewmembers, cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka, Expedition 9 commander, and astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, who will return to Earth Oct. 24 with Shargin.

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy.