Meet Kisha Mays, Fearless Leader of Operation Unify

What does a thirty-something jet setting entrepreneur do in her free time? If you're Kisha Mays, founder of Just Fearless—a consulting firm aimed at empowering diverse female business owners, you start a non-profit initiative to counteract the divisiveness that's becoming altogether too common in this political season....more

Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Hits Home

Image Credit: Grace Hwang Lynch I had this conversation with my son last fall, when Donald Trump was just one — albeit the most provocative...more

Sarong Party Girls Book Review and Giveaway

Image Credit: William Morrow Need a beach read? With a title like Sarong Party Girls, (Amazon affiliate link) Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan‘s new novel is a perfect summer vacation book, but it’s much more than that. Main character Jazzy is a modern-day Singapore party girl with a dead-end job as executive assistant to a newspaper publisher, whose main goal in life is to nab a rich ang moh husband and pop out some “Chanel” babies ....more

Best Posts About Asians and #BlackLivesMatter

It’s been a tragic and mind-numbing week for police shootings of Black people, and the shooting of police officers in Dallas, and it makes me so bordering on hopeless about America that part of me wants to throw my hands up and not think or write about race or politics anymore. But that’s not going to happen. Because we’re living in a time that is so volatile and critical that ...more

Fruit Iced Tea

Is there any more refreshing drink on a hot summer day than iced tea? Maybe iced green tea. Or fruit iced tea ....more

Disney Moana Trailer Features Dwayne Johnson

Last fall, we told you about Disney’s upcoming animated film Moana, which is set in Oceania, featuring a Pacific Islander storyline, and starring Native Hawaiian...more

What Caused the Shootings in Orlando? What Didn’t Cause Them?

I was still processing the Brock Turner sentencing (and reeling from reading his mother’s letter pleading for leniency) when I woke up Sunday morning to see the alert on my phone that 50 people had been killed in a mass shooting at a Florida night club. Clicking on the link, I read that the club, Pulse, happened to be one geared toward LGBT patrons… and the shooting was being investigated as an act of terrorism....more

PRI: Interview With Bah Tsang Experts for the Dragon Boat Festival

Image Credit: Grace Hwang Lynch Last week, I had the chance to publish a story on PRI that I’ve been curious about for a long time. What are the secrets to making Taiwanese bah tsang (zhong zi , in Mandarin) and who are the ladies who are known for making them? It was tougher than I expected to track down these experts who were willing to do interviews, but through the help of relatives and friends in the Taiwanese American community, I found two ladies who were generous in sharing their stories and expertise with me ....more

Should Loving Day Be a National Holiday?

Image Credit: Focus Films Happy Loving Day! June 12 is Loving Day, the anniversary of the 1967 Loving v. Virginia ruling, the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage ....more

Q & A With Dmae Roberts, Author of Letting Go Trilogies

Dmae Roberts reading from Letting Go Trilogies I’ve gotten to know journalist Dmae Roberts through social media and was excited to read her new memoir, The Letting Go Trilogies, (Amazon affiliate link) about growing up as a mixed-race Taiwanese American. It’s an engaging read — I finished it in a day — and was even surprised to find out she once lived on the same street where my mother grew up! Want to learn more? ...more
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