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  • YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check
    July 29, 2014 YouTube celebrity rapper, comedian and videographer Tim Chantarangsu, 28, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, surprised his parents with a $210,000 check to pay off his parent's mortgage. He made a promise to his parents as kid that he would earn enough someday to do this. He didn't want his father Kongkiat Chantarangsu and his mother Sukhon Chantarangsu, owners...

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  • Maxine Hong Kingston honored by President Obama

    Posted by: AC Team

    July 29, 2014

    Washington D.C.

    Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C.

    She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. 

    The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government.

    Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal.

    Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video.

    The full list of honorees.

    2013 National Medal of Arts

    Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater Composer Jeffrey Katzenberg, Director and CEO of DreamWorks Maxine Hong Kingston, Writer Albert Maysles, Documentary Filmmaker Linda Ronstadt, Musician Billie Tsien and Tod Williams (receiving individual medals), Architects James Turrell, Visual Artist

    2013 National Humanities Medal

    M.H. Abrams, Literary Critic David Brion Davis, Historian Darlene Clark Hine, Historian Anne Firor Scott, Historian William Theodore De Bary, East Asian studies scholar Johnpaul Jones, Architect Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker Diane Rehm, Radio Host Krista Tippett, Radio Host American Antiquarian Society, Historical Organization

    Find out more about the recipients of the 2013 National Humanities Medal and the 2013 National Medal of Arts.

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  • YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    July 29, 2014

    YouTube celebrity rapper, comedian and videographer Tim Chantarangsu, 28, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, surprised his parents with a $210,000 check to pay off his parent's mortgage.

    He made a promise to his parents as kid that he would earn enough someday to do this. He didn't want his father Kongkiat Chantarangsu and his mother Sukhon Chantarangsu, owners of a Thai restaurant in California to work so hard anymore. 

    Timothy was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Paramount, California by his parents who immigrated from Thailand. 

    He attended Cal State Long Beach, majoring in art and left to pursue his career as a rapper, comedian, and director.

    Click here to popular blog Angry Asian Man and here for Timothy's YouTube video. Timothy has more than 2.4 million YouTube subscribers. 

    He is currently a cast member of MTV2's Wild 'n Out.

    Screenshots courtesy of Timothy's YouTube video.

    Related: 

    TimothyDelaghetto.com

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  • Update: Detained 8 hours and Released - Journalist and Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas is released by U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas

    Posted by: AC Team

    Update

    July 16, 2014

    Immigration activist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was released eight hours after he was detained at U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located within 45 miles of McAllen, Texas.

    Washington Post writer J. Freedom du Lac reports Vargas was released with a notice to appear before an immigration judge. "As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed light on children who parts of America and many in the news media are actively turning their backs on," Vargas said in a statement after his release. 

    For the full story by J. Freedom du Lac at the Washington Post click here. 

    July 15, 2014

    McAllen, Texas

    Immigration activist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained this morning at U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located within 45 miles of McAllen, Texas. He was on his way to board a plane to Los Angeles. Before he was detained, he was expected to attend a screening of his documentary Documented in Los Angeles,

    Vargas, who is Filipino, and an undocumented immigrant founded Define American, a non-profit devoted to a media and culture campaign on immigration. Vargas was in the Texas borner area with a camera crew to interview and film undocumented minors who are fleeing their home countries in Central America. 

    Related: 

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    Dcumentedthefilm.com

  • Its Live! Go to SmithsonianAPA.org! "A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America" Exhibition

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

     Update July 4, 2014

    It's Live! Check out A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA!

    Curated by Eddie Wong for SmithsonianAPA.org!

    www.smithsonianapa.org.

    Update May 22, 2014

    Eddie Wong's bright idea to produce and guest curate an online digital exhibition "A Day in the LIfe of Asian Pacific America" is now in preparation to open on July 4, 2014 at SmithsonianAPA.org.

    Submissions are now closed, and the curators are busy making selections to include in the online exhibition.

    The ambitious exhibition is the largest open-submission project for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, which attracted 300 creatives from all over the world, contributing 1500 pieces. 

    Update May 11, 2014

    Post the images or videos you shot on May 10 by May 14! 

     The steps to upload are below. Enjoy!

    March 29, 2014

    Eddie Wong has an exciting photo and video exhibition and wants you and thousands of your friends and family to participate!

    Wong, the former executive director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF.org) and former executive director of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAMEDIA.org) is guest curating an exciting one day photo and video shoot on May 10, 2014 called "A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America." 

    The results will become an online photo/video exhibition which will appear at the end of May on the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's website - www.smithsonianapa.org.

    THE SMITHSONIAN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CENTER + FLICKR PRESENT

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA

    HERE’S HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THIS EXHIBITION!:

    1. Request an invitation to the SMITHSONIAN APAC: A DAY IN THE LIFE Flickr group by sending an email to life@smithsonianapa.org. Please send the email via your registered Flickr email address, or include your Flickr username in the email. Please also include your full name, and location you plan to be* on May 10, 2014 (the day of content capture). You will receive your invitation to the group...

  • National Screenings: The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Updates:

    July 8, 2014

    New US Screenings:

    THE DELANO MANONGS

    Forgotten Heroes of the United Farmworkers Movement

     

    CHICAGO - Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Gallery 400 in Chicago is pleased to partner with AFIRE Chicago, Chicago Coalition of Household Workers (Latino Union), the Committee on Pilipino Issues, GK-USA Chicago Chapter, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and the UIC Asian American Studies program. 

    http://gallery400.uic.edu/events/delano-manongs-forgotten-heroes-of-the-united-farm-workers

    NEW YORK Premiere - Thursday, July 17th, 2014

    Support CAAAV and BAYAN USA by joining us for New York City's documentary premiere of Delano Manongs

    Purchase tickets here: http://delanomanongs.bpt.me/

    SAN DIEGO - Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 

    The Delano Manongs is proud to be screening at the Filipino American National Historical Society Conference in San Diego, CA. The director, Marissa Aroy, will be in attendance and will speak at the conference. http://fanhs-national.org/filam/th_event/2014-fanhs-national-conference-in-san-diego/

    NEW YORK - Saturday, August 2nd, 2013 

    The Delano Manongs will be screening at the NY Asian American International Film Festival as part of the shorts program, "Memories of the Strike." Festival website below: 

    http://aaiff.org/2014/shorts-programs/memories-of-the-strike/

    FRESNO, CA - Saturday, August 9th, 2014 

    Dulce UpFront in Fresno, CA is sponsoring a screening of the Delano Manongs. https://www.facebook.com/dulce.upfront

     

     

    June 21, 2014

    Delano, CA

    Please join the United Farm Workers of America and the Cesar Chavez Foundation at the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the Paulo Agbayani Retirement Village on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Forty Acres just outside Delano.

    This celebration also honors the Manongs, the heroic Filipino American members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee led by Larry Itliong, Peter Velasco, Andy Imutan and Philip...

  • "Mozart of Math" UCLA Math Star Terence Tao wins $3 million prize

    Posted by: AC Team

    June 28, 2014

    Los Angeles

    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao, 38, is one of five winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

    The award provides $3 million to each of the five recipients from a fund established by high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and Russia. A child prodigy, Tao earned his bachelor's degree at age 16 and finished his doctorate at Princeton University at 21. In a 2006 interview with staff writer Larry Gorden at the Los Angeles Times, Tao said that alot of mathematicians liken what they do to rock climbing. 

    “You want to get to the top of the cliff. But that's not what you focus on immediately. You focus on the next ledge just beyond your reach, because you need to do one clever thing to get up there. And then once you get there, you do it again. A lot of this is rather boring and not very glamorous. But you can't jump cliffs in a single bound.”

    Click here for the full story by Larry Gordon at the Los Angeles Times.

  • Congratulations to Michelle Wie - U.S. Open Winner!

    Posted by: AC Team

    Michelle Wie Wins US Women's Open - USGA photo by Matt Sullivan

    June 22, 2014

    Pinehurst, North Carolina

    Michelle Wie wins U.S. Women's Open - Photo by USGA - Matt Sullivan. 

    A child prodigy golfer at age 4, she was the youngest player at age 10 to qualify for a U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship, and the accolades have kept coming with more wins, publicity and sponsorships. 

    Today, at age 24, the veteran golfer and Stanford graduate won the biggest tournament of her career, the 69th U.S. Women's Open Championship - victory couldn't be sweeter. 

     

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    Article by Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer

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  • Playwright David Henry Hwang appointed to Faculty at Columbia University

    Posted by: AC Team

    Associate Professor David Henry Hwang Photo by Lia Chang

    June 20, 2014

    New York City

    Playwright David Henry Hwang has been appointed to the faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts. He will be director of the Playwriting Concentration, and an Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting. 

    Photo by Lia Chang

    For more on this story: http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3465

  • Lucy Li, 11, of Silicon Valley is the Youngest Golfer to Qualify for the U.S. Women's Open

    Posted by: AC Team

    Lucy Li -- an 11-year-old girl from Silicon Valley -- has become the youngest golfer to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open by winning the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in California.

    And her coach, Jim McLean, thinks the grade-school girl with braces and a hard swing from Redwood Shores will be “No. 1 in the world real soon. She’s a prodigy, even though I didn’t think so at first."  Click here for the full story by Cheryl Hurd, NBC Bay Area. 

    Related: 

    Washington Post

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  • Don't Miss! V3 Digital Media Conference June 20-21 in Los Angeles

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Sign-up now for V3 Digital Media Conference. Join hundreds of online journaliists, creative social media communicators and seasoned bloggers.

    In this unique, one-day conference setting, all are invited to share their experiences, knowledge, endeavors, and visions with others during interactive panels and worksops. 

    V3con 2014 is presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. (AAJA). 

    V3con Opening Awards Reception

    Friday, June 20, 2014 6:00-9:00pm

    Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Hosted by the Japanese American National Museum

    100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    See more at: http://v3con.com/about/#sthash.7VHdl8Da.dpuf

     

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