“Today is a remarkable day. Today, we come together, as a global community, across continents, faiths and cultures, to renew our commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic – once and for all,” said Obama at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University. Today marks the 33rd World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day isn't just about the 1.2 million Americans infected with this virus … [Read more...] about World AIDS Day: A Day of Education and Creativity
Asian Americans have the label "model minority" for good reason. We work hard, persist, and beat everyone at everything (or try to). Our Tiger parents often came to America with nothing, but in a few years time, they established a home with educated children and a stable lifestyle. Seeing that Asian Americans succeed in so many things - e.g. medicine, law, science, business, … [Read more...] about Model Minority: Into the Lives of VietAm Models
The holiday season is a time to remember your friends, family, and the meaning of giving (and receiving too, technically). With the local soft rock radio stations blasting holiday music and malls (and internet shops) across America revving up for Black Friday and the Winter shopping frenzy, it's easy to get more involved in consumerism than say, the birth of Jesus, festival of … [Read more...] about Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Day to Celebrate Family, Friends, and Community
I adore fashion. I adore Asian in media! So when I see a white model with taped eyelids for a Dolce & Gabana shoot, I'm going to be pissed. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here: Yes, fashion is known for pushing buttons and being ultra creative, but I see no creativity in this photo shoot. Let me guess... they were looking for a model who could … [Read more...] about Taping Eyelids: Fashionable Accessory or Outright Racism?
Maybe I'm overreacting. A white comedian interviewing Asian students from USC who have accents, that's actually funny, right? Am I just not finding the humor in this piece? Fox Sports’ Bob Oschack starts off the segment saying, “Let’s give the conference’s two newest members a good old-fashioned all-American welcome by paying a visit to one of its oldest members.” Then, he … [Read more...] about Fox Sports: Slightly Racist or Really Racist?