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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 3:16pm
harrison.jpg Been getting lots of info about this 2-year-old boy in my inbox lately. Harrison Leonardo has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. He’s spent most of this year fighting cancer, which went into remission in August. The cancer relapsed just before Thanksgiving. I have seen adults struggle hard in the fight against cancer. I can't imagine what it is like for a child. Harrison is currently hospitalized and undergoing another round of chemotherapy while his doctors and family search for a donor. Harrison is biracial (Filipino and Caucasian) which makes it hard to find a donor since few minorities are registered as donors. It's believed that a good match would be someone of the same background. According to the Mavin Foundation approximately 130,000 people are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases like leukemia and other blood cancers and it is estimated that at least 12,000 of these patients will not be cured without a bone marrow transplant. Thousands die every year waiting for a transplant. His parents and brother are not matches, so the family, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, is looking for help from others and is organizing several donor drives with the help of the Asian American Donor Program (AADP).
Melissa Hung | December 13, 2006 - 2:56pm
Rosie O'Donnell raised a ruckus by using "ching chong" on The View last week to describe how Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on the show is making the news, even in China.
Harry Mok | December 11, 2006 - 1:02pm
A organization calling itself Vietnamese for Fair Immigration was actually co-founded by white guy who espoused his views on Web sites and in letters to the editor while pretending to be Vietnamese, according to the Oakland Tribune.
Harry Mok | December 7, 2006 - 11:37am
The crucible of finals week in any academic environment is intense for all of us...it sure has been for me trying to crystallize a semester's worth of knowledge all in the heavy anticipation of wanting to get through to the glorious holidays. I used to feel that pressure differently being an undergraduate Biochemistry major. But now, being a graduate student at an Art school, it takes on a whole new creative dimension. Yep, I went from a science degree to a Fine Arts degree…imagine explaining that to all the Indian parents out there! IMG_6133.jpg Preparing for a tabla concert alongside instrument inventor Kitundu at CalArts Here at CalArts (The California Institute of Arts), where I have been for the past 1.5 years working towards an MFA in World Music,
Robin Sukhadia | December 6, 2006 - 7:32pm
James Kim and Daughters Unfortunately, searchers have found James Kim's body, who had been missing in the Oregon wilderness. Read some of the coverage: AP via Yahoo Mercury News SFGate You can donate to family here.
Colbert | December 5, 2006 - 12:44am
taj.jpg Kal Penn gets a starring gig in National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise Taj, which opens today, and he didn't have to sue to get the role.
Harry Mok | December 1, 2006 - 6:00am
So what and who exactly, you may ask, is Mr. Hyphen? IMG_0775.jpg The coveted Mr. Hyphen Blinged Out Belt
Robin Sukhadia | November 28, 2006 - 4:08pm
mrhyphen.jpg It's been about six months since Mr. Hyphen was crowned Asian American royalty. We were wondering what exactly he's been up to ...
Neela Banerjee | November 28, 2006 - 2:57pm
Back in June, 1st Lt. Ehren Watada -- a Japanese American Honolulu native -- refused deployment to Iraq because he believes the war is illegal and immoral. Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to "the unlawful Iraq War and occupation."
Neela Banerjee | November 28, 2006 - 2:33pm
  • Well, I don't know how I missed this news, but People Magazine's latest Sexiest Men Alive issue (that would be George Clooney, again, according to People) includes actors John Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, and Edison Chen (star of the Grudge2 and a Hong Kong pop star), and also Survivor's Yul Kwon (profiled in the mag's section entitled "Sexy Men in Sexy Environments.") Jeff Yang comments on the men in his Asian Pop column Do You Think We're Sexy? From Gedde Watanabe in 16 Candles to Daniel Dae Kim in Lost, it seems like the image of the Asian male has come a long way, baby. Or ... has it?
  • Melissa Hung | November 22, 2006 - 1:17pm
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