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Chinese American churches have often avoided pro-life activities
as too political, worldly, or culturally embarrassing - but
they are beginning to slowly change that perspective.
ON DVD (SEPT 9, 2003)
Debut" will be available in North America starting 9/9/03
for rental on videocassette AND for sale on Special Edition
DVD (only $24.95, suggested retail price).
KONG'S RECOGNITION OF BRUCE LEE
his fans in Hong Kong, the fate of Lee's old house is not
just an embarrassment; it's evidence that their city doesn't
know how to make the most of its best cultural assets.
POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED
APA police officers Craig Daniel Lee, 40, and Michael Kan,
25, is charged in the racial-related beating of Palo Alto
resident and community college counselor Albert Hopkins.
five world figure skating titles, seven U.S. titles and Olympic
silver and bronze medals to her credit, . . .but this summer,
she's just another UCLA student.
"ONLY CHILD" POLICY
ubiquitous only child has become the focus of Chinese parents'
indulgence and high hopes. It's affecting the economy &
cannot just glimpse at Zhou Hai's photographs; the grimy factory
workers and miners in them catch your eye and peer into your
soul as you are drawn to look into theirs.
HIV POSTIVE COUPLE MAKE HISTORY
HIV-positive couple has wed publicly for the first time in
China in a ceremony widely reported in state newspapers, a
sign more sufferers may be ready to tackle rampant discrimination.
HAHN WANTS TO DIRECT
for me, is more of what I like to do, and doing the music
is more of an extra thing," Hahn said. "My first love is film,
and that's what I was doing before the band took off.
CANDIDATES FOR CA. GOVERNOR
Arif (Pakistanian), Calvin Louie (CPA), Shu Yih Liu (CEO of
Stuttz Automobile Company), Donald Wang, Vip Bhola and Vic
Bajwa (Entrepreneur) are among the hundreds of candidates
that are running for governor in the state of California.
Chinese rapper guy wants to make something clear. He's Jin,
not "that Chinese rapper guy."
HOUSE MEETS PIXAR
a new Korean animation caught the eye of a major U.S. movie
studio - Pixar, the company responsible for such films as
``Finding Nemo'' and ``Toy Story.'
IN CONGRESSIONAL ARTWORK
portrait of Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce's (1st Black American
to serve a full Senate term) new prominence is the result
of a quiet campaign by Senator Christopher J. Dodd, a Connecticut
Democrat, who is seeking to correct . . . a longstanding injustice.
was developed by cooks in Hanoi and not until after the French
arrived late in the 19th century, importing their love of
beef to a pork-eating culture. In Hanoi, pho is a cult: the
Vietnamese give special meaning to the phrase "street food."
government is considering its first ratings system.
is no denying that Chinese immigrants have transformed the
San Gabriel Valley. . . . Which Chinese?
announced the formation of the CBS Diversity Institute, complementing
existing network programs designed to increase cultural diversity
within the writing and directing ranks.
150th anniversary of Perry's arrival in Japan have made clear,
he and his black ships still have a profound resonance - even
more than MacArthur.
. . . may become governor of California, but he can't become
God. That privilege is reserved for the Indian movie-star-turned-politician
N. T. Rama Rao.
JOLIE'S ASIAN INFLUENCES
Jolie's role as UN Goodwill Ambassador & globe-trotting
experiences in her two Lara Croft Tomb Raider movies have
changed her outlook on life (i.e. her Cambodian adopted baby)
CHANG - HEISMAN CANDIDATE?
quarterback Tim Chang's campaign for the Heisman Trophy was
launched with the distribution of 120 promotional DVDs.
Lahiri's first book made her an overnight literary celebrity.
Her latest novel will be her `acid test.'
total number of both Asian-Pacific and Native American roles
decreased in 2002. Asian/Pacific Islanders' 2.5% share of
total roles cast represents no change from 2001.
there a particular type of character that you will never play
for personal or moral reasons? Yeah. This one project came up,
and it was kind of a spoof on everybody's stereotype.
LIU JOINS GAME OVER
joining the cast of Game Over, UPN's midseason computer-animated
comedy series, the network announced.
KATHURIA RUNS FOR OFFICE
Chirinjeev Kathuria became the second businessman to announce
his candidacy for the GOP nomination to fill U.S. Senator
Peter Fitzgerald's soon-to-be open seat in 2004.
Bureau's first profile of adopted children shows that 1.6
million adopted kids under 18 are now living in U.S. households.
. . . report shows 87% of adoptees under 18 were born in the
WINS LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
East Boynton Beach players joined their Japanese opponent's
victory celebration after they won the Little League's World
40 YEARS AFTER MLK
Luther King's "I
Have a Dream" speech endures four decades later because
it gave Americans a vision of a nation free of racial discrimination.
It has come to be regarded as a pivotal
moment in the civil rights movement.
LIU'S ROAD TO SUCCESS
Liu may be a household name these days, but her relatively
short career seems to embody many of the frustrations and
contradictions of being an Asian-American woman in Hollywood.
Church Resources has designed VBS curriculum called Rickshaw
Rally—and yes, it's as bad as it sounds.
WHILE BROWN" CASE
Indian-American doctor who was nabbed by U.S. Air Marshals
on a Delta airlines flight because they "did not like the
way he looked at them" has won $50,000 in compensation.
GANG: CRIMINALS OR KIDS
Kang writes "It's pretty easy to identify the K-Town gangs
of the young generation these days. Shaved heads, tattoos,
football jerseys, and Nike Cortez, are familiar sights at
some of the hot spots in K-Town."
WITHIN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES
blacks and immigrant Muslims are holding separate conventions
just three miles apart -- underscoring the divide between
the two groups that Muslim leaders have been struggling to
bridge for years.
WONG'S NEW ROLES
1988, B.D. Wong made Broadway history as the only actor to
receive the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Clarence
Derwent Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award & Theater
World Award for the same performance.
Movie Channel has scheduled to air a series of Charlie Chan
films in September . . that will be accompanied by an Asian
American panel commentary.
AMERICANS' POLITICAL POWER
power among Bay Area Chinese is rapidly migrating from the
older established San Francisco community to newer enclaves
in Silicon Valley, as evidenced by the rising number of Chinese
American candidates for top local offices.
OF THE WORD "KOREAN"
District Judge A. Howard Matz has issued a preliminary injunction
that prohibits Los Angeles Clipper owner and real estate mogul
Donald Sterling from using "Korean" in his building names,
as well as advertisements and billboards related to the sale
of his buildings or rental of units.
OF ASIAN GOLFERS
of LPGA'S 2003's 23 events have been captured by Asian-born
players. Of the top 50 money winners, 10 come from the continent,
8 from South Korea.
IS NOT ACCEPTED
of Korean and Chinese immigrants have chosen Cerritos over
other U.S. communities because of Whitney High School's reputation.
with the world's largest workforce, will have more influence
on your job than any single factor in the years to come.
scouts are scouring China for another giant with the skills
of Yao Ming - last season's sensational rookie. This 6-ft.
11-in. teenager, Yi Jianlian, just might be the one
- ASIANS INVADING BRITISH MUSIC
music documentary and social documentary, MUTINY: Asians Storm
British Music is an engaging look at the meteoric rise of
Asian music in 1990s Britain, set against the decades of cultural
and political struggle that led up to that historic moment.
& ASIAN SPONSORS
Honda Element, International Management Group, ESPN (X Games),
Phillips Electronics, Fusion TV, WB (The Boarding House: North
Shore) MTV (Surf Girls), Outdoor Life Network and others are
trying to tap into surfing's "lifestyle."
APA ACTORS' SUCCESS IN HK CINEMA
Terence Yin, Michael Wong (Russell
Wong's brother), Daniel Wu (represented by Jackie Chan's
talent agency), Michelle Yeoh, Los Angeles-born Eugenia Yuan
and others have found success in Hong Kong cinema.
MICHAEL CHANG'S GOOD-BYES
Chang's "Farewell Tour" extends
to the Mercedes-Benz Cup tournament in Los Angeles as he leaves
personal legacy to the Asian American tennis
players to players such as Paradorn
Srichaphan who is the first Asian player to break the
top 10 since the men's tour went to computer ratings in 1973.
lastest film, Le Divorce, stars two "A List" actresses - Kate
Hudson and Naomi Watts. Read a film review by clicking HERE.
ARNOLD'S VIEW OF MARTIAL ARTS
I love the Hong Kong type of action movies
but that only looks good for smaller guys. I think that the
reason why that whole style was developed over there was because
those guys were very puny guys. Read Arnold's
past views on his tv
FACING FAR EAST DANCE AND MUSIC EVENT
"Held So Close" is a multimedia dance and live
music production exploring the little known years in U.S.
history when Chinese immigrants had limited entry to the United
CHINESE ANCESTORS REBURIED IN THE U.S.
might be the ultimate act of relocation, thousands of deceased
Chinese have been exhumed by their descendants and reburied
in places like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, often
places they had never visited in life.
DIVERSITY IN THE MEDIA
acceptability in the media are changing with the start of
various cable programs, along with the tales of infidelities
of recently deceased stars. The status of the Jewish
communities is also changing, along with women