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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Kala Kaawa wears his Malo to accept his diploma from the University of Hawaii

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Honolulu, Hawaii 23 year-old native Hawaiian Kala Kaawa graduated from the University of Hawaii and was receiving his diploma during the winter commencement ceremony. He earned two bachelor's degrees from the School of Hawaiian Studies. He texted his Mom that he was contemplating taking his robe off to his malo when he received his diploma. Photo Credit: Lei Mahi   Click here for the full story from Huffington Post writer Carla Herreria.  Kaawa told the Huffington Post's Carla Herreia he wanted to use the traditional Hawaiian malo garment to remind people "not to be ashamed of your culture, whether you are Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, Tongan, etc." and to "know your roots, represent and perpetuate! Not just for yourself, but for your family, your ancestors and the future gener...
  • Win a $2,500 Scholarship from!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

        Go to for information on the next round of scholarships!   Here is the link to the application!       The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association will award several 2015 scholarships of $2,500 each to full-time college students in the Greater Los Angeles Area. If you are a student, we hope you will take part. We are here to support your studies and career advancement. If you are not a student but know of one, please forward this information. We are grateful for your help in getting out the word. December 10, 2014   WIN A SCHOLARSHIP FROM AAJA-LA.ORG!     The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is plea...
  • 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 a 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...
  • Jeremy Lin officially joins the Lakers today and helps charity effort in LA's Skid Row

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 24, 2014 Los Angeles As his first day as an official Lakers player, Jeremy Lin joined fellow teammates guard Nick Young and shooting guard Xavier Henry at an event in Los Angeles' skid row to hand out a thousand gift bags with supplies to people at Midnight Mission. a community organization which helps homeless people and others in need. Click here for the full story by Los Angeles Times writer Frank Shyong Related: ESPN   July 13, 2014 Update Here's the Lakers official announcement released today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak about Jeremy Lin joining the Lakers. “This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility...