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REVIEW: A Web Series Starring and Directed by Asian-American Men: ‘Munkey in The City’

I’ve recently had the pleasure of being introduced to a web series called, Munkey in The City, by the series’ director Michael T. Nguyen. On top of blogging about Asian-Am culture, I happen to also be a visual artist. Having been a graphic design major, I’ve been exposed to a film or two and happen […]

“Highest Ranking Asian American Labor Leaders Arrested in Peaceful Protest,” the APALA reports

This press release was originally sent out by the APALA November 15, 2017 and was originally posted on their website here. Washington, DC – Today, 19 Asian American peaceful protesters, including two of the highest-ranking Asian American leaders in the labor movement, were arrested in an action to demand Congress pass a clean DREAM Act […]

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance’s (APALA) Call to Arms: “Tomorrow We Fight” for a Clean DREAM Act

Received this via email from our friends over at APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance): Tomorrow, we fight. We’re mobilizing over 120 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant youth and leaders from across the country to demand that the passing of a clean DREAM Act become Congress’s top priority before the end of the […]

The 7 Different Types of Asian Aunts – A Visual GIF Story

Aunt. Auntie. Tía. Tita. Gūmā. Oba. Imo. Chaachee. Bibi. Cô Dì. The list goes on… She’s your Asian aunt! Here’s a list of 8 different types of Asian aunts that we all know and (sometimes) love: The Nosy, Gossip-Crazy One The Sweet, Cute One The Fashionable, Boujee One The Strict, Religious One The Anxious One […]

Why the Next Generation Needs to See Themselves on TV & Film

It’s the YLWRNGR here, reporting on something that is really close to my heart: diversity in Hollywood. As a first generation Asian American women who grew up in the ’90s, my frame of reference for characters played by other AsianAms was few and far between. When I saw Thuy Trang on TV playing the original […]

Why Filipinos Have Spanish-sounding Last Names

“You’re Filipino? So, you’re like basically Spanish.” If you’ve heard something like this before or said it to a Filipino person, you’re in the right place. Chances are you’ve come across a Filipino and wondered why they have Spanish-sounding last names, like Garcia or Rodriguez. They have chinky eyes, brown skin, eat rice with everything […]