Steve Harvey tweets something resembling an apology

"Particularly those in the Asian community." But it wasn't actually an apology.

After getting slammed with a wave of criticism, comedian Steve Harvey has issued something resembling an apology over jokes about Asian men he made on his talk show. Actually, he issued a picture of an apology.

Also, it wasn't actually an apology.

As you've probably heard by now, the host of the Steve Harvey Show recently made joking comments disparaging Asian men. It was supposed to be a segment about stupid books — i.e. How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men — but Harvey devoted much of the time gleefully mocking the seemingly outrageous notion that anyone, white or otherwise, would want to go out with an Asian men.

The segment drew the ire of folks across the community, with even New York's Asian American elected officials speaking out and demanding that Harvey retract his comments and make a public apology.

On Tuesday, Harvey tweeted out his "humblest apology":

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Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists

Panel and Reception, Sunday, January 22 in Park City, Utah.

This week, the indie film world converges on cold, snowy Park City, Utah for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. And yes, it may be a little hard to find amidst all the white, but over the years there has been a small but scrappy and significant APA presence at the festival. And it's growing. So if you're headed to Park City, check out this panel discussion/reception hosted by a coalition of APA media folks.

Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists will feature a panel of creatives and industry leaders in conversation on the current and future state of Asian Americans in media. It's happening Sunday, January 22 at Bodega on Main. Here are some more details about the event:

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JCamp: Free Journalism Program for High School Students

AAJA’s all-expenses paid journalism training program for high school students of diverse backgrounds.

Attention student journalists! The Asian American Journalists Association is now accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses paid journalism training program for high school students of diverse backgrounds.

JCamp will celebrate its 17th year at the Temple University School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia, July 22-27. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists.

This program is free and open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply before the March 12, 2017 deadline.

I repeat: JCamp is an all-expenses paid program. Your travel, meals and lodging will be covered by AAJA.

The Asian American Journalists Association is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the U.S. and Asia. Part of AAJA’s mission is to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.

For further information about JCamp, including eligibility and required materials, visit the AAJA website.

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For Lunar New Year, you get two nights of Fresh Off The Boat

Episode 309: "The Best of Orlando" airs January 17; Episode 312: "Clean Slate" airs January 18.

ABC's hit Asian American family sitcom Fresh Off The Boat airs Tuesday nights at 9:00pm. The comedy, inspired by the memoir of chef Eddie Huang, tells the story of the Huang family, a Taiwanese American family getting their immigrant hustle on in 1990s suburban Orlando, in pursuit of the American dream. Previous episodes are available for viewing on the ABC website

Fresh Off The Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang Chelsey Crisp as Honey and Ray Wise as Marvin. This week, we get two nights of brand new episodes. In "The Best of Orlando" (1/17), Louis is named "Small Businessman of the Year." In "Clean Slate" (1/18), the Huangs celebrate another Chinese New Year.

Here's a preview of this week's double dose of Fresh Off The Boat:

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First of 37 Defendants in Fatal Hazing Case Pleads Guilty

Michael Deng suffered major head trauma during a Pi Delta Psi hazing ritual

The first of 37 defendants in a 2013 fraternity hazing death of a Baruch College student in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains to go on trial pleaded guilty Tuesday in Monroe County Court of Common Pleas in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ka-Wing Yuen, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to hinder apprehension by evidence tampering, a third degree felony, and conspiracy to commit hazing, a misdemeanor. Three other felony charges were dropped.

Read more at NBC Asian America.

Investigating a medical negligence claim – what should I expect?

Seeing a lawyer can be an nervous experience.  Being prepared and knowing what to expect can make that experience easier.  If you have been injured as a result of medical treatment, we can assist with investigating a medical negligence claim.

In order for us to provide you with advice as to whether a medical negligence claim should be investigated, we require a history of the events leading up to, during and following the medical treatment that caused your injury.  One of our experienced medical negligence specialists will meet with you to record a history.  You should bring to the appointment any documents you have relating to the treatment and your injuries for us to consider.

It will be necessary for us to review the medical and/or hospital records relating to the medical treatment that caused your injury.   You do not need to obtain these records.  We can obtain the records for you.

To be successful in a medical negligence claim, it is necessary to obtain an opinion from a medical expert confirming that your treatment provider was negligent and their negligence caused your injuries We have access to a number of experts that are appropriately qualified and are experienced in providing reports addressing whether a treatment provider has acted negligently.  We will put together the necessary documents to be sent to an appropriate expert so that an opinion can be obtained.

If the expert provides an opinion that is supportive of a claim in negligence against your treatment provider and that your injuries were caused by that negligence, we will assist you in putting together a claim for compensation.

If you think you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence and would like advice as to whether a claim should be investigated, we have a specialist medical negligence team that can assist you.

Please contact us today, free call 1800 324 324 or send us a message via our contact page.

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Jane Lui and Puppet Friends cover “I Can’t Go For That”

Jane gets some help from furry puppets performing a Hall & Oates classic.

I've said this many times before, but Jane Lui is a musical mad genius. In her latest video, she enlists the help of a couple of fuzzy puppet friends for a super-groovy, blippity-boop synth-tastic rendition of Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go For That." There is dancing. There are belly rubs. There are gummy worms.

Just watch:

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