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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 3:16pm
I was poking around make-up megastore Sephora the other day while waiting for a meeting and came across this display for Shalini Vadhera’s Global Goddess line. Come to think of it, I was actually looking for some concealer that would match my skin tone and there it was – a whole line of beauty products made by a South Asian woman, catering to different skin tones.
Neela Banerjee | May 8, 2007 - 11:49am
mayday2.gif Begrudgingly, I awoke this morning to attend a “mandatory” 9 AM class because the instructor had written me an email specifically asking me to attend. My attendance record is substandard at best. While walking along the empty streets of Telegraph Avenue, I was well aware that today was International Workers’ Day and the anniversary of the Great American Boycott of 2006, but my main objective was to get my name on the class sign-in sheet and then promptly zone out. From the estimates I’d read in most major newspapers, I was doubtful that this year’s protests would bring out millions, shut down major freeways and make the voices of 12 million undocumented immigrants and their allies heard around the world like the protests of 2006. However, despite my low expectations I was surprised by the paltry attendance of this major event by the students at the supposed activist capital of the world, UC Berkeley. Last year I remember the campus was nearly shut down as hundreds of students crowded Sproul Plaza, chanting “Si, se puede!” and holding signs that declared: “The Pilgrims Didn’t Have Green Cards!” and “No Human is Illegal!,” all in solidarity with the protests rocking the nation from March to May in 2006 – the largest protests in American history. Instead, this year’s contingent was a jumbled group of 30 or so impassioned students imploring walkers-by to join the boycott. People ignored them, figuring that it was just another ineffectual “Berkeley thing.” Embarrassed and slightly ashamed, I grabbed a flyer and sauntered off to class. As I shuffled through the door, the graduate student instructor smiled and said with more than a hint of sarcasm, “I’m glad you made it.” Racked with guilt coming from all sides, I looked at him and said, “Uhm, you know, there’s a boycott of classes today…” He looked at me incredulously and said, “Dude, are you serious? Don’t walk out. I used to do that shit all of the time and there’s nothing more useless you could do to help immigrants than walking out of class. Trust me.”
Jason | May 2, 2007 - 4:29am
Alright all you bay people, here's one for you: Celebrate APA Heritage Month by joining (H)API Hour for an event with the Coalition of Asian American Government Employees (CAAGE) at The Chinese Historical Society of America! There, you can check out the new exhibit & museum theatre piece, Remembering 1882: Fighting for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act. *The special guest will be San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, the city’s highest ranking elected APA.*
Lisa Lee | May 2, 2007 - 1:09am
In a YouTube posting, Kenneth Eng, the former AsianWeek columnist says the Virginia Tech shootings were the "funniest thing" he'd ever read about.
Harry Mok | May 1, 2007 - 2:34pm
Hello Southern California! (H)API Hour is hosting a "warm up" party for Visual Communications' VC FILMFEST 2007 this Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007. Attend and meet filmmakers and their cast members! hapihour_may2_LA.jpg
Lisa Lee | May 1, 2007 - 10:00am
karsh_lookingback.jpg Pioneering tablatronic musician, DJ, and producer Karsh Kale talks to Mr. Hyphen.
Robin Sukhadia | April 30, 2007 - 7:04pm
Don't forget, there's a Hyphen party tonight to celebrate the release of the Faith Issue. Yes, it's been out for more than a month already, but I'm sure you won't mind that we're using our latest issue as an excuse to throw a party.
Melissa Hung | April 27, 2007 - 3:13pm
It was pointed out to me the other night that I’m a living, breathing embodiment of the stereotypical quiet Asian.
Harry Mok | April 24, 2007 - 9:07am
More links to articles about the Virigina Tech shooting:
  • Story in today's NY Times about Seung-Hui Cho's upbringing and how he hardly spoke, even as a child: Before Deadly Rage, a Life Consumed by a Troubling Silence. The story quotes the pastor of Korean American church in Centreville who watched the tapes with his family and said they had never seen Cho talk in complete sentences before.
  • Also from the Times: Korean-Americans Brace for Problems in Wake of Killings.
  • Good commentary by Jeff Yang over at Salon: Killer Refelction: Cho and other Asian shooters were portrayed as "smart but quiet" and "fundamentally foreign." What do these stereotypes reveal, and what do they obscure?
  • Melissa Hung | April 20, 2007 - 5:00pm
    story.loganathan.vt.jpg G.V. Loganathan cared for 'students as if they were his own children'
    Robin Sukhadia | April 19, 2007 - 11:05pm
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