• Helping to fix the Academy's Diversity Problem - Los Angeles Times

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Helping to fix the Academy's Diversity Problem - Los Angeles Times
    Hollywood 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...


  • I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I'm Not Jeremy Lin - New York Times commentary by Andrew Keh, Video by Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 25, 2016 As Jeremy Lin takes to the basketball courts for the Brooklyn Nets just minutes from Manhattan where "Linsanity" began back in 2012 when he played for the New York Knicks, New York Times filmmakers Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo produced this video looking back on it - "the good, the bad and the gaffes."  Accompanying the video is commentary by New York Times writer Andrew Keh.   Click here for the full story and video at the New York Times. Photo by New York Times. Actor Randall Park appears in New York Times video. Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai, In the locker room with Jeremy Lin, March, 2012  ...
  • Jeremy Lin and Brooklyn Nets Teammates Show Solidarity Against Violence in Minority Communities

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Photo Credit by Suzanne Joe Kai - Jeremy Lin in the locker room faces press at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012 October 7, 2016 - Brooklyn Jeremy Lin, the Brooklyn Nets new point guard and his team mates stood with locked arms around each other's shoulders in a show of solidarity against violence in minority communities as the Natonal Anthem played before the first preseason game last night against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. Lin said, "This isn't anti-cops, this country needs cops...This isn't anti-minorities, this country needs minorities. This is what makes our nation great. We need more of both and we need compassion, more sympathy where guys can take the time and really put themselves in somebody else's shoes." Lin has matured since his explosive NBA debut. For the...
  • Firestorm Over Fox News' Jesse Watters Racist New York Chinatown 'Man-On-The-Street' Report

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 5, 2016 (updated October 9, 11, 12) The Asian American Journalists Association's MediaWatch Committee, and AAJA's president Paul Cheung issued a statement (Oct. 5th 2:30 pm ET reprint below) condemning the October 3rd segment by Jesse Watters of "Watters' World' on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor.'   AAJA MediaWatch requested a meeting with the show's producers, and announced a town hall on Sunday October 9 at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York. Check the website for updates. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, "O'Reilly Factor" goes on the air on a Fox News segment to discuss the piece by Jesse Watters. View his entire video interview below. O'Reilly said, "No, it wasn't over the line...we ran that piece on Monday of last week, okay, 5 million people pl...
  • ROSE PAK (1947 - 2016) San Francisco's Tireless Leader

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    September 18, 2016  San Francisco by Suzanne Joe Kai Its not fair, Rose. You left us way too soon. This portrait of you looking good was taken just a week ago on September 9 by photographer Frank Jang, another San Francisco treasure.  So many stories are running through my mind... We shared some great, crazy times. I will miss you dearly.  I'll never forget the evening decades ago I was driving with you through a narrow, dark alley in San Francisco Chinatown at the height of that period when gang wars were terrorizing and murdering people.   We were going out together just the two of us, and we could see youth blocking the alley and hear what sounded like a war zone between feuding gangs. As we got closer we could see their faces - Rose you grabbed and lit cherry bombs I ...

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