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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 ...
  • 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 m...
  • 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 mor...
  • 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 ...

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