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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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