W H A T ' S N E W
DECEMBER 2003 NEWS
is our heartfelt hope that your holiday season has been
filled with joy and good cheer for you and loved ones
during these tumultous times. It is, however, during difficult
times where one must count and treasure the blessings
that one has in one's life.
2003 ends, we would like to highlight some of the past
entertainment pioneers that have often been unfortunately
forgotten by the American and Asian American communities.
ARTISTS & LEADERS
complexion was described as "aa rose blushing through old
ivory;" she was beautiful, tall (5'7"), slender, and Chinese-American.
The last fact kept her from attaining the highest echelon
among Hollywood's pantheon of stars, but it did not affect
her popularity, nor keep her from becoming a household name.
She was Anna May Wong,
nee Wong Liu Tsong, a name which translates to "Frosted
Yellow Willows," and she was born, appropriately enough,
on Flower Street in Los Angeles' Chinatown on 3 January
1905, above her father's laundry.
Congressman Dalip Singh Saund as the first among Asian
Americans and also the first
Indian American to be elected to the US Congress.
far, he is the only Indian American who has been elected
to this honorable position.
was first elected in 1956 from 29th congressional district
comprising of Riverside and Imperial Counties of California
and was re-elected twice.
did set a precedent for many Asians
to follow in the U.S. Congress. He remains a beacon
of hope and an example for many Indian Americans to
man, the myth and the legend? It is an incontestable
fact that Bruce Lee was a great martial artist. His
on and off screen persona oozed with charismatic flair
making him one of the most popular action hero's of
his time. In death, his popularity seemed only to grow
had goals and ambitions that drove him to levels of
physical agility, strength and flexibility that none
have been able to compare to as of yet.
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our fears and our hopes and
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& MEDIA NEWS
The bizarre and colorful nightmare world of Chairman Mao's
Cultural Revolution comes alive in an extraordinary new documentary.
Smash the Old World!
Stephen Fong knows the facts. He understands that the Republican
Party could be more sensitive to ethnic and immigrant issues.
He also realizes that the number of Asian American voters
is increasing while the number of APIs registering as Republicans
BUSH SPEECH AT APA HERITAGE MONTH
I'm so proud to be the President of a diverse nation, a nation
with 13 million Americans of Asian or Pacific Island heritage.
What a great country, to welcome such diversity. Whether you're
here by birth, or whether you're in America by choice, you
contribute to the vitality of our life. And for that, we are
HWANG'S "TRUTH AND REMEMBRANCE"
Tribute and Remembrance: Asian Americans After 9/11, commissioned
by the Asian American Federation of New York, produced by
Renata Huang, and narrated by David Henry Hwang, is a 69-
minute documentary that examines the multitude of ways the
September 11th tragedy impacted the Asian American community.
MIKE HONDA - DNC DEPUTY CHAIR
Congressman Honda was appointed by DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe
to be the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
ASIAN COMEDY NIGHTS
If the Asian comedy nights lack anything at all, it's a fully
developed atmosphere — a distinct vibe like the nightclub
air of Mo Betta Mundays or the freshly scrubbed date-night
feel of Latino Monday, but that can't stop it from providing
the best 1 a.m. laughs in the city and an important opportunity
for Asian American comedians.