Hello, Pacific Citizen readers! You’re probably still blurry eyed from the weekend. While you recover from your wild weekend, take a look at the latest Asian Pacific American news stories we’ve posted online.
Online now is a Q&A with Teresa Lee, lead singer of the indie rock band PaperDoll. Lee talks about what it’s like to be on tour with three guys, the band’s latest album and more! Read that story here.
Also available on the P.C.’s website is a story about Korean “comfort women.” A small plaque in New Jersey honors Korean comfort women who were abducted by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Why is the plaque causing international controversy? Find out by clicking here.
To check out our other online stories, visit www.pacificcitizen.org.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Pacific Citizen’s special Food Issue is now available online to subscribers and JACLers! Click here to download the full PDF issue. A selection of articles from our Food Issue are also now posted online.
The special issue features interviews with chefs, cooks, a baker, a foodie and more! Inside the June 15-July 5 issue is an article about “Top Chef: Texas” winner Paul Qui, the first Filipino American to win the title in the history of the show. Find the full story by clicking here.
Also inside this issue is a story about Marian Bacol-Uba, aka Marian the Foodie, who started a blog about her love of food. She used the popularity of her blog, her love of food, and PR skills to launch her career. Read that article here.
For these stories and much more, head to www.pacificcitizen.org.
Hi, Pacific Citizen readers! It’s been awhile since our last post, but that’s because we were busy working hard on the print issue. The June 1-14 print issue is out and here’s what you can find inside:
Japanese American Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano was an important community leader in Nebraska and Colorado. He arrived in the United States in 1916. Nebraska Episcopalians will hold celebrations July 29 and July 30 to honor Kano. Read more about the celebrations, here.
Another story in the latest P.C. issue looks at the nationwide effort by students at institutions of higher education to create new Asian American-related programs. Read more about that, here.
For more info and news, head to www.pacificcitizen.org
Michael Yama may not be a household name yet but as one of the pranksters on the new NBC hit show “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” the 68-year-old is fast making a name for himself. As one of the seniors playing pranks on various youth, Yama is earning chuckles and accolades for his convincing performances. From playing a blind man flinging birdseed on unsuspecting bystanders to getting his tie stuck in a car’s tires as folks walk by, Yama’s straight-faced pranks are hilarious. Reporter Nalea J. Ko recently spoke with Yama on his rising career. Read her in-depth Q&A here.
Happy Friday Pacific Citizen readers. Our latest issue is now ready for download for those who can’t wait for the hard copy to arrive in the mail. In this issue we are featuring the third and final installment of our series on HIV/AIDS and the Asian Pacific American community. Read Reporter Nalea J. Ko’s in-depth article here. Also check out how the folks involved with preserving the Topaz concentration camp are looking to raise funds to purchase historical land and build the Topaz Museum. Read about their efforts here. If you are planning to head to the JACL National Convention in Bellevue July 5-8, get to know the candidates running for national board office here. (You’ll have to be a JACL member or subscriber to access this one. Just use your JACL member or subscriber number plus the password “membership1″). Thanks for reading!
Hello, Pacific Citizen readers! Have you stopped by our website recently to check out the new stories? If not, here’s a snippet of what you can read online now:
Ben Huh, founder of the uber-popular Cheezburger websites sits down for a chat about his new reality series that’s in the works. Read about Ben and his new series “Huh?” here
Online now is a story about Japanese American animator Willie Ito who worked in animation for 45 years. Ito was one of 17 recipients of the Extraordinary APA Award. Find out more about this animator here. Another Extraordinary APA Award winner is two-time Super Bowl champ Hines Ward. Read more about him here.
Also online is a story about efforts being made by the Topaz Museum and the Conservation Fund to preserve Topaz. What can you do to help? Read more here.
To read these stories and more head to www.pacificcitizen.org.
Happy Friday Pacific Citizen readers! It’s time again for your web upload roundup. Take a peek at what’s new on the P.C. website:
Former American Idol contestant Heejun Han talked with the P.C. about his experience on the show. The Korean American is still cracking jokes and preparing for the Idol summer tour. Read that article here.
Also online is a story about how Asian Americans are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. The anniversary comes as many L.A. residents say they feel safer in the city, according to a new study. What have we learned and how have racial relations improved since 1992? Find out here.
Find these stories and more on www.pacificcitizen.org.
Hello, Pacific Citizen readers. Are you ready for our new Asian Pacific American web uploads? Ready or not here’s your APA news roundup:
For more APA stories, head to www.pacificcitizen.org
Greetings, Pacific Citizen readers! The results are out for the P.C.’s 2nd Annual Extraordinary APA Awards! And the winners are (drum roll please): animator Willie Ito, NFL star Hines Ward and the trio behind the Jubilee Project. These are some of the Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders to win the P.C.’s Extraordinary APA of the Year Awards, which honor an individual’s positive and headline-making achievements in the Asian Pacific American community.
“This year the Pacific Citizen editorial board had a difficult time selecting our winners since there were so many worthy nominees,” said Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, P.C. executive editor. “The group of individuals who are being honored this year are truly leaders in the APA community and we are proud to bring you their stories.”
The winners will be featured in the May 4 issue of the PC, which also celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The award honors community leaders who have contributed to the APA community and were previously reported in the P.C.
Disney Star Roshon Fegan made his debut on “Dancing With the Stars” with a well performed Cha Cha. Now this Hapa – his father’s African American and his mother is Filipino American — must take on the challenge of ballroom dancing. See the interview he recently did with Pacific Citizen Reporter Nalea J. Ko here. We’ll be posting more new stories soon so don’t forget to check back regularly with the P.C.