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Searching for Lady Kung Fu: Angela Mao was as famous as Bruce Lee when she was a martial arts film star during the 1970s. Then she seemed to vanish. It turns out she’s been in Queens this whole time.

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Opinion: As President, I Will Stand With Asian Americans and Pacific Islander: In this statement, Hillary Clinton responds to Senator Mark Kirk’s racist remarks to Illinois Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth and resolves to act in solidarity with AAPIs when she is elected president.

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#WhyImWithHer: Constance Wu Of ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ On Voting For Hillary Clinton: Fresh Off The Boat star Constance Wu explains why she is voting for Hillary Clinton this Tuesday.

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I’m Asian American And My Voice Counts In This Election: Giselle Cheung reclaims the importance of being an Asian American voter in this election.

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Overcoming Asian-American Apoliticism: Because Asian Americans don’t see ourselves represented by political candidates, we’re less likely to participate in the political process.

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Meet the gay, Vietnamese candidate who could be the first member of Congress born in a refugee camp: Bao Nguyen is running for Congress in Orange County, and if elected will be the first in the office to have been born in a refugee camp.

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The ‘Minnesota 8’: Defending their right of no return: The “Minnesota 8” is a group of men of Khmer decent who escaped the “killing fields” and resettled in Minnesota as children in the 80s and are now facing deportation. The majority of these men, who are facing banishment to Cambodia, were born in refugee camps in Thailand and have never even set foot in Cambodia.

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Kids, race, & bias: A thank-you note to my mom.: Paul Song reflects on his childhood, his mother, and raising race-conscious children.

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All the Things I Thought About When We Were Naming My Nephew (aka A गुलाब by Any Other Name; aka Song for Kian): “How will non-Indians pronounce it?”

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Rafu Shimpo, one of the last Japanese-English daily papers in the nation, won’t shut down — for now: The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, one of the last Japanese-English dailies in the nation, was in danger of closing its publication for good. Thanks to community support, it’s announced that it has enough new revenue to stay open through 2017.

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How Doctor Strange went from being a racist Asian caricature to a magical white savior: “Looking back at Ditko’s early drawings of Dr. Strange, it’s difficult to argue that he wasn’t (at the very least) inspired by Hollywood’s racist caricatures of Asian people that were incredibly common in the late ’50s.”

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‘Doctor Strange’: Wong’s Journey from Stereotype to Unlikely Symbol of Progress: The character of Wong from Doctor Strange has had a troubled past in the comics, but Clyde Kusatsu, the first actor to play him in 1978’s Dr. Strange TV movie, says the role was a step forward.

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‘Doctor Strange’ and the tiresome, stereotypical journey east to discover magical Asian awesomeness: Why are superhero stories so obsessed about white characters discovering Asian mysticism?

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DC Comics’ Chinese Superman rights a wrong dating back to 1937: Gene Luen Yang’s latest comic casts a Chinese Superman, and he starts out like other Supermans — like a jerk.

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Meet Ronny Chieng, ‘The Daily Show’ Correspondent Who Took on Fox News’ Racism: When Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng saw Jesse Waters’ racist Fox News segment set in New York’s Chinatown, he decided to respond with his own segment.

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Race & Theatre: No Asian Actresses for Christmas Eve? Then You Don’t Get to Produce Avenue Q: Time and time again there have been instances where stage roles that were written for Asian actors are performed by white actors dressed and made to look Asian. The latest example: a white woman playing the role of Christmas Even in the Vagabond Players’ Avenue Q.

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Yuna Shares Her Healing Playlist Starring Jhene Aiko, James Bay, Lauryn Hill & More: Malaysian singer Yuna, whose latest album Chapters was partly inspired by a serious breakup, shares a playlist for healing.

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The Sikh Captain America takes his beard and shield to Southern California: Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh, the self-proclaimed “Sikh Captain America,” visited Southern California this week, speaking at UC Riverside.

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The great gay subversion of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”: With Vincent Rodriguez playing Josh Chan, the CW is smashing the stereotype that LGBT actors can’t “play straight.”

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Meet the artist behind the Starbucks green cup design: Artist Shogo Ota created the continuous line art on Starbucks’ new limited green cup.


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