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This Asian-American Book Collection Is On the Move in Seattle

API Flying Bookshelf in Seattle.

Inspired by the renowned Asian American Curriculum Project, a California bookstore specializing in Asian-American books, Sabrina Chen longed for a similar space in Seattle. But the cost of starting a bookstore was too high. So her friend, Derek Dizon suggested starting sma

'Don't Call Them Dropouts:' a New Portrait of Non-Graduates in America

Non-graduates.

The past decade has seen an impressive commitment to helping students graduate from high school and work toward breaking down constructed barriers. But there have always been a lack of portraits, deeper examinations and thorough investigations into the reasoning behind fai

‘Walking Dead’ Star Steven Yeun Is Writing and Producing His Own Projects to Create Better Roles For Asian Actors

Actor Steven Yeun.

“I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it's just not what has been written” he tells TheWrap. Steven Yeun took a big leap of faith back in 2005, deciding that instead of pursuing a proper — and

A Campaign to Disaggregate Data and Ensure All Students Count

All Students Count.

The simple checkbox on the most forms, denoting "Asian" or "Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander," belies the diversity behind those labels -- ranging from"Mixed Filipino," and "Hmong American," to "Samoan," and "Chinese/Japanese." That's the argument of those backing the

For Asian American students battling discrimination in college admissions, now something more startling: ‘race-based grading’

Asian American Student.

NEW YORK: That Asian American students are discriminated against in admissions to Ivy League universities is a well-known fact. In the last few years, several cases and probes have come up which involve an Indian American or a Chinese American student filing a complaint ag

This Asian-American Book Collection Is On the Move in Seattle

This Asian-American Book Collection Is On the Move in Seattle

Inspired by the renowned Asian American Curriculum Project, a California bookstore specializing in Asian-American books, Sabrina Chen longed for a similar space in Seattle. But the cost of starting a bookstore was too high. So her friend, Derek Dizon suggested starting small: a single bookshelf, that travels. The API Flying Bookshelf is a slim, understated collection currently tucked into a corner of Seattle's Eastern Café. It houses about one hundred donated books described by City Arts...

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'Don't Call Them Dropouts:' a New Portrait of Non-Graduates in America

'Don't Call Them Dropouts:' a New Portrait of Non-Graduates in America

The past decade has seen an impressive commitment to helping students graduate from high school and work toward breaking down constructed barriers. But there have always been a lack of portraits, deeper examinations and thorough investigations into the reasoning behind failure or withdrawal. A new report from the America's Promise Alliance and its Center for Promise at Tufts University, "Don't Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School before Graduation,"...

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Steven Yeun Is Writing and Producing His Own Projects to Create Better Roles For Asian Actors

‘Walking Dead’ Star Steven Yeun Is Writing and Producing His Own Projects to Create Better Roles For Asian Actors

“I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it's just not what has been written” he tells TheWrap. Steven Yeun took a big leap of faith back in 2005, deciding that instead of pursuing a proper — and lucrative — career, he'd instead move to Chicago to try his hand at acting. The risks here were twofold: First, it is...

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A Campaign to Disaggregate Data and Ensure All Students Count

A Campaign to Disaggregate Data and Ensure All Students Count

The simple checkbox on the most forms, denoting "Asian" or "Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander," belies the diversity behind those labels -- ranging from"Mixed Filipino," and "Hmong American," to "Samoan," and "Chinese/Japanese." That's the argument of those backing the #AllStudentsCount movement. A broad coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups, educators, and students converged on Capital Hill to show support for the All Students Count Act introduced by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA). There are 48...

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For Asian American students battling discrimination in college admissions, now something more startling: ‘race-based grading’

 For Asian American students battling discrimination in college admissions, now something more startling: ‘race-based grading’

NEW YORK: That Asian American students are discriminated against in admissions to Ivy League universities is a well-known fact. In the last few years, several cases and probes have come up which involve an Indian American or a Chinese American student filing a complaint against Harvard, Princeton, and Yale for non-admission despite being academically perfect, but overlooked. In fact, Harvard’s treatment of Asian-American applicants had come under the spotlight as early as 1990, when stereotyping was...

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McD's 'B-Boy' Event Targets Young Asian-Americans

McD's 'B-Boy' Event Targets Young Asian-Americans

In an example of employing nontraditional marketing to target multicultural audiences, McDonald's New York Tri-State has created a break dancing  competition designed to foster brand loyalty among the Millennial segment of the rapidly growing Asian-American consumer market. The event, McDonald's B-Boy Royale, is a competition among eight U.S. breaking crews that feature Asian-American breaker boys, or "b-boys."  First- and second-place prizes are $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. The competition will be judged by...

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Super typhoon Rammasun bears down on southern China

Super typhoon Rammasun bears down on southern China

After wreaking damage on the Philippines over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangdong provinces in southern China. The storm, which was downgraded as it passed over the Philippines, gained strength again over the South China Sea and is now battering Hainan, with its inner eye wall hugging the island's coast. Now categorized by the China Meteorological Administration as a super typhoon, Rammasun made landfall on the island province...

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Headline News

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza powe…

29-07-2014

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant... Read more

Hiker, 13, missing in California nationa…

29-07-2014

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.... Read more

Israel targets symbols of Hamas control …

28-07-2014

Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of... Read more

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netan…

28-07-2014

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a... Read more

Technology News

Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreem…

28-07-2014

Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla electric cars.... Read more

Summer's best meteor showers streak nigh…

28-07-2014

Just in time for the new moon, the Delta Aquarid showers peak on Monday and Tuesday and the Perseid showers start to get under way.... Read more

LinkedIn revamps its mobile app with a n…

28-07-2014

The social network for professionals aims to prep you for a meeting even if you're five minutes late.... Read more

Yelp lets users add videos to their revi…

28-07-2014

With the iOS app, users can now add 12-second videos to their posts that show the atmosphere or layout of businesses.... Read more

Business News

Stocks Close Flat as Markets Look to Fed

28-07-2014

Stocks ended flat, with the Dow rebounding from a one-month low, as investors looked ahead to a monetary-policy decision from the Federal Reserve.... Read more

FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against South…

28-07-2014

The FAA on Monday said Southwest Airlines failed to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on its fleet of Boeing 737 airplanes.... Read more

Business Travel Spending May Hit $1.2 Tr…

28-07-2014

China expected to top the United States for business travel by 2016.... Read more

European Peace Walk Commemorates WWI Cen…

28-07-2014

A century after The Great War began, a group of travelers will leave Vienna on a six-country walk of peace.... Read more

Sports News

Lakers appoint Scott as head coach

28-07-2014

Lakers appoint Scott as head coach

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three months after the resignation of Mike D'Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers ended a protracted search for a replacement by appointing... Read more

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Cli…

28-07-2014

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft... Read more

Man acquitted in murder of Michigan coll…

28-07-2014

(Reuters) - A man accused of murdering and robbing an Eastern Michigan University football player last October was acquitted of all charges by a jury... Read more

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale…

28-07-2014

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA's Clippers

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale... Read more

Health News

10 Things That Mess With Your Period

28-07-2014

Reasons why your period is heavy, erratic, or missing altogether—and what to do about it.... Read more

Boy Fighting Inoperable Tumor Gets Birth…

28-07-2014

Danny Nickerson’s simple birthday request has unleashed an amazing response, and 100,000 letters have been delivered to the 6-year-old so far.... Read more

How to Prevent Ebola From Spreading to t…

28-07-2014

The Ebola virus is only a short plane ride from any city on Earth. But federal health officials say it’s not a big worry for most Americans.... Read more

Run for Your Life: 5 Minutes a Day May B…

28-07-2014

Running as little as 5 to 10 minutes per day could greatly reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.... Read more

Political News

U.S. and Europe to Impose New Sanctions …

28-07-2014

Both the United States and European Union will soon impose additional sanctions against Russia.... Read more

Watch Live: Obama Awards Arts, Humanitie…

28-07-2014

President Obama awards the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal.... Read more

Congress Unveils Compromise Bill to Help…

28-07-2014

Senate Armed Services Chairman Bernie Sanders and House Armed Services Chairman Jeff Miller announced the deal at a press conference Monday.... Read more

White House: 'Significant' Steps Coming …

28-07-2014

U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken says America and the EU will likely take additional steps this week against Russia in response to the unrest in the Ukraine.... Read more