Lifestyle Spotlight

First Summit on Asian Stereotypes Urges Empowerment to Make Change

Posted by AC Team - on Sunday, 24 March 2013

Jeff Yang writer of
Little Tokyo - Los Angeles March 23, 2013 More than 200 people attended a summit yesterday in Los Angeles, provocatively titled "Beyond the Bad and the Ugly." The meeting was appropriately named as it took aim at the continued use of offensive images, ethnic slurs and stereotypical caricatures of Asian Americans in American media, and its impact on just about every aspect of American culture, politics, education and society. applauds Jeff Yang, Wall Street Journal...


Dr. Holt Cheng - Pioneer Physician

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 22 January 2004

Recognition came nearly a century after Holt A. Cheng graduated from medical school.

Julie Soo wrote the following feature on Dr. Holt A. Cheng. I am very pleased to be able to reprint her article at, with special thanks to AsianWeek.
- Joyce Chan, AsianConnections Contributing Community Editor


By Julie Soo

Recognition came nearly a century after Holt A. Cheng graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco in 1904 and handily passed the California Medical Board examination to become the first Chinese American licensed physician in California.

Surrounded by three generations of Chengs at a formal San Francisco Medical Society ceremony on July 26, Dr. Homer Cheng, Holts 76-year-old son, said tears came to his eyes when he received a copy of a November 2002 letter.

The correspondence from Dr. Robert Lull, then president of the 135-year-old San Francisco Medical Society, written to Dean Ling of Guang Hua College (part of the medical school Holt Cheng founded) announced that the San Francisco Medical Society would honor Cheng. Even though he never practiced as a doctor in San Francisco, he would retroactively become a member of the society.

This has to be the greatest honor my father could receive in the United States, says Homer Cheng. Although he may not have accomplished all he set out to do in his relatively short life, I believe he accomplished quite a bit. In...

What's in store for the Year of the Fire Dog?

Posted by Angi Ma Wong on Sunday, 29 January 2006

What's in store for the Year of the Fire Dog?

The influence of the fire element creating earth prevails, increasing the opportunities for harmony and peaceable solutions to global and environmental challenges, even as there remain potential for fire-earth related disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, nuclear events, building and mining collapses, etc. Industries related to wood such as writing, publishing, furniture, textiles, will do well because they fuel fire. Healthwise, the fire element governs the blood circulation, heart, and the earth element affects the spleen, shoulder, stomach and digestive system, cancer and diabetes. Finance, energy, electricity, stock market and airline industries will do well.

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Marrow donor needed for Vinay Chakravarthy

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 04 June 2007

Marrow donor needed for Vinay Chakravarthy

(U.S. ASIAN WIRE)-- June 4, 2007-- Vinay Chakravarthy, pictured here with his wife, Rashmi, is 28 years old and has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He was diagnosed in November of 2006 and after chemotherapy failed, was informed he is in need of a bone marrow transplant. The donor - that could be you - pretty much has to be South Asian as well, as ethnicity largely defines compatibility (with marrow donors, that is). But first, you need to register as a potential donor, and that's quite effortless, and painless. Find out more at the website of SAMAR, the South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters.

Ethnicity is the key factor and there is a severe shortage of South Asians (people from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) on the National Registry.

Please visit http://www.helpvina to see how you can help.

NBA Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin makes appearance and Q&A after the Rockets vs Warriors Game

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 07 February 2013

Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin  Photo courtesy GQ Magazine

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin made an appearance and talked with fans at Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night.

We will be posting images and more. Stay tuned!

 Lin's appearance at Asian Heritage Night event is hosted by the Golden State Warriors and Cache Creek Casino Resort, February 12 when the Warriors play against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California (7:30 p.m. PST). The event will also be aired live to China on CCTV.

NBA Entertainment will produce a live feed capturing the February 12 in-arena celebrations, events and activities to air live in China on CCTV.

A portion of the event night ticket sales benefit the AsianWeek Foundation to increase awareness for Hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently affects 1 in 10 members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community

The Warriors Asian Heritage Night is part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013, its largest international tribute ever from February 7-14.

Warriors players will wear specially designed Adidas shooting shirts on Friday, February 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies and Tuesday, February 12 against the Houston Rockets. Designed and developed by Adidas, the shooting shirt features “Year of the Snake” graphics that integrate the NBA logo, Chinese characters and basketball elements.

Fans purchasing Asian Heritage Night tickets for the February 12th game will receive a commemorative Heritage...

Asian American Reality Stars Join Over 300 People to Get Tested and Vaccinated for Hepatitis B at the 3rd Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Free hepatitis B screenings and vaccinations were provided by the Asian Liver Center of Stanford University

San Francisco, CA (May 22, 2007) - Yul Kwon, winner of CBS's Survivor: Cook Islands (and new CNN correspondent) along with the Cho Brothers of CBS's Amazing Race 10 , Miss San Jose 2007 Nicole Fox, San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, and members of the media were tested and vaccinated for hepatitis B during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) in San Francisco's SOMA district at 1025 Howard Street on Saturday, May 19th, 2007. The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University provided free hepatitis B screenings and vaccinations were available for $20 per shot.

These screenings and vaccinations are a major step for San Francisco Hep B Free, a two-year-long campaign for the city to become the first in the nation to screen, vaccinate, and treat all Asian Pacific American (APA) residents for Hepatitis B (HBV).

"SF Hep B Free is an extraordinary campaign with a message for all APAs," said Erwin Cho, Amazing Race 10. "Simply by getting the word out about how widespread hepatitis B is, and then encouraging people to get tested and vaccinated, we will be one step closer to eliminating this disease."

"Awareness of the hepatitis B campaign is critical to the health and well-being of all Asians," said Yul Kwon, Survivor: Cook Islands. "I am proud to be involved in this very important issue in the APA community."

San Francisco's APA residents comprise of 34% of the...