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The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres
The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres   Well, hasn’t THIS been a fun 365? As we approached the anniversary of the shelter-in-place orders for the San Francisco Bay Area, on March 16, I thought of some of the changes we’ve been through.  In February, our calendar was packed with restaurant dinners and a large, loud gathering at Harbor Villa, saluting our friend, the civil rights attorney Dale Minami. And there was my 24th time as co-anchor of the...

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Go See Linsanity!

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 04 October 2013

Go See Linsanity the documentary  Photo: Jeremy Lin in the Knicks locker room at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012 Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai for AsianConnections.com

Update: October 11, 2013

Look up show times and purchase your tickets today 

by clicking on the city of your choice.  

Take a look at the trailer HERE!

CALIFORNIA:

  Sundance Kabuki, San Francisco

  Bluelight Cinemas, Cupertino

AMC Atlantic Times Sq, Monterey Park

  South Coast Village, Santa Ana 

  AMC Mission Valley, San Diego

HAWAII: Cons Pearlridge West, Aiea

ILLINOIS: 

  AMC Barrington, South Barrington

MARYLAND/DC: AMC Rio, Gaithersburg

MASSACHUSETTS: AMC Boston Common, Boston

NEW YORK:

  AMC Village 7, New York, NY

  Main Street Cinemas, Flushing

  Soundview Cinemas, Port Washington

TEXAS: AMC Studio, Houston

WASHINGTON

 AMC Alderwood, Lynnwood

 Sundance Cinemas Seattle, Seattle

 AMC Pacific Place, Seattle

For other cities click here: http://www.tugg.com/titles/linsanity


Update: October 8, 2013

As "Linsanity" the documentary screens in the U.S., Jeremy Lin was met by fans as he arrived yesterday to the Philippines for a Houston Rockets preseason game. Fans greeted Jeremy as he was on board a bus at the Ninoy Aquino international Airport, south of Manila. Photo credit: Jeremy Lin's Facebook page.

October 6, 2013

Go see "Linsanity" the documentary about Jeremy Lin! Bring your friends and family. Show Hollywood that a film about...

TRANSCENDING - THE WAT MISAKA STORY

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 10 April 2009

TRANSCENDING - THE WAT MISAKA STORY tells the story of Wat Misaka, the first Asian American pro basketball player.

The Basketball Hall of Fame has an entire case devoted to "Diversity in the NBA", but the first Asian American pro basketball player Wat Misaka, is nowhere to be found.

Not only was he the first Asian American pro basketball player, he was the very first draft pick of the New York Knicks in 1947. The first non-white person to be drafted into professional basketball.

Award winning filmmakers Bruce Alan Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson set out to correct this disgraceful omission with a new documentary TRANSCENDING - THE WAT MISAKA STORY. The documentary profiles Wat Misaka, a Nissei born and raised and still living in Utah.

TRANSCENDING - THE WAT MISAKA STORY, includes in depth interviews with Wat and his family, teammates from his championship teams (including All-American star Arnie Ferrin of the Minneapolis Lakers) sports authorities (including Knicks Historian Dennis D'Agostino and ubiquitous New York sportscaster Spencer Ross), and many who continue to look up to him as both a role model and personal hero.

The film also has video clips from his 1944 and 1947 college games, rare footage from a visit to the Topaz Internment Camp, and countless photos of his triumphant career.

Overcoming the national political climate during World War II, Wat was a star player for the University of Utah 1944 and 1947 championship teams, taking 2 years off in between to...

In Memoriam - Hideki Irabu 1969-2011 former NY Yankees Pitcher

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 28 July 2011

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead Wednesday at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California a suburb in Los Angeles county.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office is investigating the case as a suicide.

AsianConnections' Suzanne Kai spoke with Irabu at a CAPE holiday event in 2009.

Click here for the Irabu's comments, and here for updates on this story.

 

Another controversial broadcast by ESPN titled "Has Society Become Oversensitive About Race?"

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Another controversial broadcast by ESPN titled

Update

February 29, 2012

The blogosphere an social media erupted again - This time over a conversation about race and Jeremy Lin between ESPN.com's Lynn Hoppes, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.

Just take a look at the running comments about ESPN's commentary on the video replay page online at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7624785

The conversation was titled by ESPN "Has Society Become Oversensitive with Race?"

Jeremy Lin reports on his Facebook page his knee is healed and he's ready to start training again

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 04 June 2012

Jeremy Lin reports on his Facebook page his knee is healed and he's ready to start training again


Jeremy Lin reported on Saturday June 2 on his Facebook page that his knee is healthy and he's ready to start training again. His Facebook page shows a happy Lin holding a freshly caught marlin, which he caught and released on a vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Photo credit: Jeremy Lin's Facebook page