Easy Lunar New Year Super Bowl Munchies

The stars have aligned and the Super Bowl will be played on Lunar New Year’s eve, making a great opportunity for some creative Asian themed game day snacks. There are some easy ways to add multicultural flair to your spread, even at the last minute! Lunar New Year Super Bowl Snack Ideas You’re going to have chips, so think about replacing your regular munchies with one of Calbee’s potato chips with an Asian twist, including flavors such as...more

Is Lunar New Year Finally Becoming Mainstream?

The San Francisco Bay Area is rolling out the red and gold for one its biggest events of the year. Not the Super Bowl (although I hear plenty of people are celebrating that, too). It’s the Lunar New Year, most often called Chinese New Year, which begins on Monday, February 8. In a periodic alignment of the moon and the NFL calendar, football’s holiest day also lands on the same weekend as the biggest holiday for many Asian cultures, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Vietnamese....more

Fresh Off the Boat Lunar New Year? Yes, Prime Time is Going There!

Image Credit: Disney/ABC Celebrating Chinese New Year (or the Lunar New Year) in America often means being met with blank stares about why you can’t make the Super Bowl party (because it falls on the eve of the biggest holiday in Asia!) or why you’re suddenly cleaning your house and getting your hair done. Well, maybe if the traditions of Lunar New Year became more well-known in the United States, that would change. On Tuesday night, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat became the first network sitcom with an episode devoted to the...more

Why Black History Month Is For People of Other Races, Too

February is Black History Month, and unlike Stacey Dash, I don’t think Black History Month divides people, but rather provides an opportunity to consciously include the experiences of African Americans in a way that may not happen at other times of the year, just like Women's History Month, ...more
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BOOK REVIEW: Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui #ReadYourWorld

I received a copy of Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui to review as part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Affiliate links may generate a commission for HapaMama....more

Thai-Italian Lara Needs a Mixed-Race Bone Marrow Donor #Match4Lara

Image Credit: YouTube 24-year-old graduate student Lara Casalotti, who is Asian-white mixed race, needs a bone marrow donor. Because of her mixed racial background (her ethnic background is Chinese, Thai and Italian), her best chances of finding a suitable match would be from a person who has a similar genetic makeup. Lara is currently undergoing chemo for acute myeloid leukemia...more

#ReclaimMLK and Other Things You Should Know About This Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King weekend took on a new meaning this year with #ReclaimMLK. Instead of merely celebrating Dr. King’s legacy as something from the past, Black activists used social media to organize events around the country aimed at structural change in today’s society. The events organized were a little different from the choir performances or speeches we usually see surrounding the holiday....more

Eyewear Envy Has So Many Asian-Fit Frames, Your Non-Bay Area Friends Will Be Jealous

I received a pair of frames as a sample from our partners Eyewear Envy, but all opinions expressed are my own. If you’re like me, trying on eyeglasses is about as much fun as swimsuit shopping. Maybe even less so ....more

Taking a Look Back at Asian American Kids on TV in 2015… and Before

Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen of Fresh Off the Boat talk to reporters, Image Credit: ABC It’s been a big year for Asian Americans kids on TV....more