Paper Dolls: Can’t Concentrate. Better than Britney Spears!

Asian Am Musicians

“Can’t Concentrate” is PaperDoll’s fourth official music video. The track was produced by Meteor Award Winner Michael Moloney and is available on itunes, amazon, and all major online retailers.  The multi-cultural group is currently featured in a NIKE campaign airing in Greater China.  Fronted by Chinese American Teresa Lee, PaperDoll is known for their uninhibited, high-energy live …

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The unintended consequences of racial preferences

Don't ID as Asian for College

image from American Civil Rights Institute … what if many of the minorities used in this process[Affirmative Action] are injured by it?  In six devastating words, the Heriot-Kirsanow-Gaziano brief distills the case against the “diversity” rationale for racial preferences: “Minority students are not public utilities.” Now, it seems, that Affirmative Action action hurts the very …

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hot pot, spicebox travels,

Hot Pot! With Recipe for Taiwanese Hot Pot!

Food

Taiwanese Hot Pot For many Americans, holidays brings to mind traditional meals including ham, roast turkey, gingerbread houses and dozens of cookies.  These are definitely part of my Taiwanese-American family’s holiday repertoire.  But as with other American customs and holidays, my family also included distinctively Asian food in our celebrations.  During holidays and other special …

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Kina Grannis, Hapa, Half Japanese American, singer, musician, Asian American

Discover the Next Taylor Swift: Kina Grannis

Asian Am Musicians

Thank you to Kwan Nam for this discovery! Kina Kasuya Grannis (born August 4, 1985) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from California. She is half Japanese and half English, Irish, French, Scottish, Dutch and German. Grannis was the winner of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. As a result of winning, she earned a recording contract with Interscope Records and had her music video played during …

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Deborah Jiang Stein, Deborah Stein, The unPrison Project, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus, Asian Americans born in jail

Up Close and Personal with Author and The UnPrison Project’s Deborah Jiang Stein GIVEAWAY

Asian Am Authors: Adult Lit

Deborah Jiang Stein was born in prison to a mother addicted to drugs and later adopted into a loving Jewish family. Her story is not a typical Asian American story and that’s exactly why it’s so interesting. It’s all here in her new book Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. The story of a woman whose gift for finding purpose …

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