• John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu are Honorees at V3 June 24-25, 2016

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    2016 V3 Honorees are announced!: John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu Tickets are available now to the 2016 V3con Digital Media Conference! Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Actor John Cho, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson and blogger Phil Yu will be honored at this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference special awards ceremony on June 24, to kick off the full day V3 conference on June 25. Cho will receive the Visibility Award. He has starred in a number of film and television shows, including successful franchises such as “Star Trek” and “Harold & Kumar,” and was recently featured in #StarringJohnCho, a viral social media campaign promoting the need for Asian American leads in Hollywood.  ...
  • Helping to fix the Academy's Diversity Problem - Los Angeles Times

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    June 4, 2016 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership decides who gets to win the Oscars and up to now the members are 94% white and 77% male. The Los Angeles Times has issued its own tip sheet on 100 potential member candidates to help diversify the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership. Lisa Nishimura, NETFLIX's VP Original Documentary/Comedy and Alex Cabellero, NALIP's Executive Director are two executives on the Los Angeles Times' list. (image left)  As we write this, industry professionals are meeting this weekend in a private 'summit' on what should be the next steps to take after the initial protest letter signed by 25 members was sent to the Academy. The #OscarsSoWhite and ongoing Whitewashing - white actors playing Asian characters are t...
  • Author Jae W. Oh Demystifies Medicare

    Posted by AC Team

    If you are one of the 10,000 people turning 65 everyday in the United States, you are eligible to apply for Medicare but you might want to wait, or apply three months before the month you turn 65. Confusing? Yes. Medicare expert Jae Oh recently published a valuable resource, Maximize Your Medicare, 2016 Edition.   Medicare currenly has 55 million beneficiaries. Many Americans eligible for Medicare have no idea how Medicare works and the many choices that each individual must make can be confusing or easily misunderstood. Maximize Your Medicare explains how to choose and why. What you can choose may be very different from what you should choose. The book provides analysis and advice in plain-spoken English with NEW, UPDATED 2016 Pr...
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to late Minoru Yasui by President Obama

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    November 16, 2015 President Obama will award the late civil rights pioneer Minoru Yasui with the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House's highest civilian honor on November 24, 2015.  "A posthumous award to Minoru Yasui would close the circle of honor that surrounds the three men (Minoru Yasui, Fred Korematsu and Gordon Hirabayashi) who, in 1942, challenged the forced removal and imprisonment of over 100,000 persons of Japanese ancestry," Holly Yasui, Minoru Yasui's daughter and co-chair of the Minoru Yasui Tribute Committee told NBC News.  Fred Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. Gordon Hirabayashi was awarded posthumously in 2012.  Photo credit: 1983 Coram Nobis Litigants (LtoR) Gordon Hirabayashi, Minoru Yasui, and Fr...

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