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  • V3con Honors Actor Randall Park, Yahoo Style's Joe Zee and Buzzfeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Los Angeles by Suzanne Joe Kai, board member AAJA-LA.org Photo: Dao Nguyen Publisher, Buzzfeed The fourth annual V3con, presented this Friday evening and all-day Saturday by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, recognizes the “Vision. Visibility. Voice.” of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media. An awards reception will take place Friday evening June 26, 2015 and an all day conference the following day June 27 with a full schedule of panels and workshops at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.  Honorees recognized at this year's awards reception Friday evening are Dao Nguyen, the publisher of Buzzfeed (photo), actor Randall Park of ABC TV's “Fresh Off the Boat,”...
  • What happened to "Aloha?"

    Posted by AC Team

    June 1, 2015 After reading the reviews, a few of us still bravely ventured out on Monday, after the opening weekend curious to see what all the bashing and yammering was all about. We sat in a theater that was unexpectedly full of moviegoers who also bought tickets to see "Aloha." Surprise - We thought the movie was entertaining. So that puts us in RottenTomatoes' 40% positive audience score and 18% positive critics ratings. Despite some reviewers saying the film was hard to follow, we got it, including the 'surprise' twist at the end. Ok, we like Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, and John Krasinski, but would have loved to see Asian faces on the screen in lead roles. Come on - even just one! (Sigh) The fact that Cameron Crowe intended one of his lead chara...
  • JANM Announces Acquisition of Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    May 2, 2015 UPDATE: JANM Announces Acquisition of Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts   Public auction of the items averted through aligned interests of museum, Japanese American community, auction house, consignor. Painting by Estelle Peck Ishigo - Photo by Rago Arts and Auction Center   The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) tonight announced it has acquired a collection of more than 400 pieces of historical art and artifacts created by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.  The announcement was made by JANM president and CEO Greg Kimura, during JANM’s annual Gala, which also honored actor and activist George Takei with the museum’s Distinguished Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement and Public Service.     LOS...
  • Eddie Huang Tweets "I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    April 8, 2015 Eddie Huang, whose life and memoir inspired the ABC TV show Fresh Off the Boat went on Twitter last night to say, "For the record I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork."  In separate messages, he continued to Tweet: "I'm happy people of color are able to see a reflection of themselves through #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork but I don't recognize it." "My only goal was to represent my Taiwanese-Chinese-American experience & I did that. We also proved viewers want diverse content so make it! "I had to say something because I stood by the pilot. After that it got so far from the truth that I don't recognize my own life. I don't think it is helping us to perpetuate an artificial representation of Asian American lives and we should address it." Eddie Huang has a poi...

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