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For Love of Money by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team - on Monday, 06 February 2012

For Love of Money by Marilyn Tam
Have you heard this before? “Love or Business, you have to choose.” The message is direct - you have to decide what you value more, something/one you love or your work/business. Actually, there is a more factual statement – Love is Good Business. February is the month of love. A great deal of thought and energy will be spent on expressions of love, usually for a romantic partner. The truth in the old axiom, Love makes the World Go Round, applies to all aspects of life, not only to...


Asian Americans Post Slight Gains in Numbers working in Television News

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 06 July 2006

Latest report shows more Asian Americans are working in television news, but the numbers still do not reflect the Asian American population in the U.S.


MCLEAN, Va. - UNITY: Journalists of Color is encouraged at the small growth in diversity in television stations but remains extremely concerned about the continuing erosion in the percentage of people of color in radio news.

The annual survey by the Radio and Television News Directors Association and Ball State University released July 6 showed that the percentage of people of color in America's radio newsrooms has plunged by nearly two thirds since 1998, when strict federal equal opportunity rules were scrapped. Local radio newsrooms reported just 6.4 percent of their workers are people of color, down from 16 percent eight years ago.

The news was a bit brighter in local television news, where the proportion of people of color rose one percentage point to 22.2 percent. The percentage of minority news directors in local television also increased, to 13.2 percent from 12 percent last year. Nationwide, the percentage of people of color in the U.S. population is 33.6 percent.

"Apparently, the nation's radio stations just don't get it," said UNITY President Mae Cheng. "As our country grows more diverse, so should the staffs which bring Americans their news. While diversity increased slightly in local television, these numbers...

2007 SAJA Journalism Awards Announced

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 09 July 2007

2007 SAJA Journalism Awards will be handed out at the 13th annual dinner on July 14, 2007 in NY.

SAJA Group, Inc. and the South Asian Journalists Association will honor the winners of the 2007 SAJA Journalism Awards contest at its 13th annual gala awards ceremony and dinner on Saturday, July 14, at the Roone Arledge Auditorium at Columbia's Lerner Hall (115th St & Broadway) as part of the four-day SAJA Convention ( in New York. These annual awards recognize excellence in reporting about South Asia, as well as outstanding reporting by South Asian journalists and students in the U.S. and Canada.

CBS correspondent Hari Sreenivasan and Aditi Roy, an anchor with NBC 10 News in Philadelphia will emcee the gala. Sendhil Ramamurthy, who plays Dr. Mohinder Suresh on NBC's hit show "Heroes", is the keynote speaker. Ramamurthy, who got his start in acting at Tufts University and then studied in London, has performed in theater in New York and England. He's also worked in film and in television, with guest appearances on "Numbers" and "Grey's Anatomy."

The four-day convention opens with a day of workshops on Thursday, July 12, and a reception at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where journalism deans Steve Shepard of CUNY and Nicholas Lemann of Columbia University will speak. Friday opens with a conversation with Keller. After a day of workshops and panels, the evening reception at Bloomberg News will be headlined by Amanda Bennett, executive...

AALDEF Opening Reception for Newark, NJ Office on July 12

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 11 July 2007

NJ-AALP opens its doors to Asian American residents with employment and immigration questions.

Newark, NJMore than 600,000 Asian Americans live in New Jersey, but few resources exist that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the complex needs of the Asian American community . On July 12, AALDEFs New Jersey-Asian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP) will formally open the doors to its new office on 89 Market Street, 8th Floor in Newarkthe Asian American Legal Defense and Education Funds second office.

WHAT: Opening Reception for AALDEF New JerseyAsian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP)

WHEN: Thursday, July 12th, 4:30 p.m.

89 Market Street, 8th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

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AALDEF NJ-AALP Director and Staff Attorney Alexander Saingchin will discuss the organizations services and resources, including a...

Judge Lucy H. Koh Among Five Obama Nominees to Serve on the U.S. District Court Bench

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Judge Lucy H. Koh is among five nominees by President Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court Bench.

White House Media Affairs Office


January 20, 2010

President Obama Nominates Five to Serve on the United States District Court Bench

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Jon DeGuilio, Judge Audrey Goldstein Fleissig, Judge Lucy H. Koh, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson and Judge Tanya Walton Pratt to be United States District Court judges.

I am honored to nominate these five distinguished candidates to the United States District Court bench, said President Obama. They represent some of the best in American jurisprudence and they will serve the American people with integrity. I am grateful for their commitment to public service and look forward to their appointment to the federal bench.

Judge Lucy H. Koh, among Five nominated by President Obama to Serve on the United States District Court Bench

Judge Lucy H. Koh: Nominee for the United States District Court, Northern District of California

Judge Lucy H. Koh currently sits on the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Clara, the state's trial court of general jurisdiction. Prior to being appointed to the bench by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008, she was in private practice in Palo Alto, where she was a litigation partner representing technology companies in patent, trade secret, and commercial civil matters. Prior to her work in private practice, Judge Koh was an Assistant...

Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp


Photo Credit: Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page Photo credited to David Scott, the Scott Family, and Little Landers Historical Society. David Scott is the grandson of Merrill Scott who was the superintendent of TCDS. Photo circa 1941-1943. The structures were removed, but the oak and sycamore trees dating back to World War II still live on this site. 

June 25, 2013 UPDATE:

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support an amending motion by Council member Richard Alarcon to declare an approximate one acre live oak and sycamore grove as a historical-cultural monument at the former Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Tujunga in Southern California.

The site was the U.S. Department of Justice internment camp for Japanese, German and Italian Americans during World War II. 

The live oak and sycamore trees date back to World War II when the internment camp was in operation.

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission had recommended against monument status because the original internment camp structures were removed years ago to make way for the Verdugo Hills golf course. The site is now being planned by a developer for a housing development. 

Council mmember Richard Alarcon argued that Los Angeles has designated many monuments at sites where the original structures are gone, and he pointed out that trees have also been designated as historic. 

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