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July will see some exciting changes, such as the following:
  • Info on how to support our APA political leaders, such as Norman Mineta
  • Documentation of which Asian American WWII heroes were honored by President Clinton in our "Timeline" Section
  • Background on the (hopefully) incoming Cabinet member Norman Mineta
  • Appearances by Frank Wu, upcoming AAJA Convention, film festivals, etc. are listed in our "Events" Section

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us by clicking HERE


TIMELINE
Often our past history dictates the present-day actions to accomplish where we want to be in the future.

  • On June 21, 2000 - President Clinton honored long-neglected Asian American WWII soldiers. The names of the respective people are listed HERE.
  • One of the 46 founders of the present day Los Angeles was Antonio Miranda in 1781.
  • John F. Aiso of Los Angeles became the first judge of Nisei origin on the mainland in 1953.
  • 1872 law prohibiting entry of "Orientals" without a permit and a 1905 law banning "the import of an oriental woman with the intent to sell her" are repealed in 1972!
  • Vietnamese are allowed to immigrate to the United States legally in 1980.
  • All American Girl, featuring Margaret Cho is on the air in 1994!
  • Ah Toy worked to escape the limited work opportunities to become a highly skilled and popular Madam in 1870.
  • Laws against bringing Asian women for prostitution, or laborer's wives and inability to become citizens were law in 1870.
  • In 1869, Pastor S.P. Aheong starts preaching.
  • Norman Minetta's career started in 1971.
  • Refugee camp used for Southeast Asians receiving center opens in 1975.
  • David Henry Hwang wins a Tony for M.Butterfly in 1989.
  • Sung v US Supreme Court stated that unreasonable search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishment, and trial without jury are acceptable in deportation proceedings.
  • JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) was formed in 1929. They are the oldest and largest Asian American organization in the U.S.
  • Washington State made attempts to stop any "Interracial Marriages" between somebody White and Black/Brown/Yellow Race in 1937.
  • California lifts the ban on "Interracial Marriages" in 1948.
  • M. Night Shyamalan's SIXTH SENSE is available on video in 1999.
  • First California census that included Chinese Americans was in 1850
  • California Governor George C. Perkins made March 4, 1882 a legal holiday for anti-Chinese Demonstrations.
  • Korean American Coalition (KAC) is a non-profit, non-partisan community advocacy organization established in 1983.
  • OUR GOALS

    This section's purpose is to provide:
    OPPORTUNITY
    to discover more about the dreams of US Asians / Asian Pacific Americans
    UNDERSTANDING
    our reasons for our fears and our hope for our future and
    UNCOVERING
    little known historical information that are not often illustrated in today's books

    APA & MEDIA NEWS

    MY CADDY WAS TIGER WOODS:
    If you had the world's best golfer as your caddy, don't you think that you should at least qualify for a golf tournament? Read about Jerry Chang's (Tiger's ex-roomate) experience by clicking HERE.

    MINETA IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE!
    Click HERE to transform your "Voice of Support" to a "Tangible Action" and have Norman Mineta be the first APA Cabinet member!

    JET LI IS "THE GREEN HORNET!"
    "Romeo Must Die" star will earn $5.2 million advance vs. 5% of the movie's gross to the Christopher McQuarrie-penned script.

    TOM CRUISE AND JOHN WOO:
    Click HERE to see what these two have planned together for MI2!

    MI2 & SHANGHAI NOON FIGURES
    As of June 24, 2000 - MI2 has grossed $188,889,787 in 4 weeks and Shanghai Noon has grossed $51,743,113 during the same time!

    GORE'S WORDS ON THE DNC:
    Read Gore's transcript of his interview with the federal prosecutor regarding the DNC fund raising by clicking HERE.

    M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN & INDY?!?!
    M. Night Shyamalan is talking with Spielberg and others about scripting the 4th "Indiana Jones" film. .

    WANNABE A FILM STAR!
    Blockbuster will give one English-speaking indie film $100,000 prize. Click HERE for more details.

    WANNABE A ROCK STAR!
    Lance Bass of 'N Sync needs talent for his record label. Click HERE for further info.

    DJ TOWA TEI'S C.D. RELEASED!
    Towa Tei's just released "Last Century Modern" provides great turntablist/hip-hop music with a vast spectrum of dazzling sounds.

    MARGARET CHO'S NEW MOVIE!
    Check out her new movie that was just released by clicking HERE.

    PAUL YUEN BUYS TVGUIDE!
    Henry Yuen's Gemstar pending $9.4-billion purchase of TV Guide Inc. makes Yuen the owner of very valuable media assets.

    CHARLES WANG & THE ISLANDERS:
    Charles Wang's $190 million dollar purchase of the New York Islanders provided entrance to the chic-tech billionaire club of Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks), Paul Allen (Portland Trailblazers) & Ted Leonsis (Washington Capitols / Wizards).

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