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“REUNIFICATION” – Award-Winning Film on Contemporary Chinese Immigration To Screen at DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival April 23

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REUNIFICATION, a feature-length documentary that gives an insider’s view of the contemporary Asian immigrant experience, will have its Washington, D.C. premiere at DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival at Landmark Theatres Atlantic Plumbing Cinema in Shaw/Howard University Neighborhood on Saturday, April 23, 6:00 pm.  Award-winning Director Alvin Tsang will be present for the screening.   Between faded family photographs, old video footage, and interviews collected through the years, Alvin …

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SXSW Favorite “KTOWN COWBOYS” with Ken Jeong Hits Theaters and VOD in March 2016

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Washington, DC (March 14, 2016) – Freestyle Digital Media, the recently-acquired Digital Film Distribution division of Entertainment Studios, announced that the coming-of-age dramedy KTOWN COWBOYS will have a limited theatrical release on March 18, 2016 at the Cinema Arts Theatre located at Fair City Mall, followed by nationwide VOD release on March 25th. Specifically for the March 19th evening screenings, …

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MGM National Harbor awards two new contracts to Asian American Minority Business Enterprises

At MGM National Harbor, diversity and inclusion is a core value that is not only found in their workforce, but equally in the creation of their ideas and minority business engagement. The vision for MGM National Harbor is a resort that provides a world-class experience to all of its guests, and is built, designed and operated by a team representative …

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APAICS Commends the Recognition of Minoru Yasui for Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) commends the announcement by President Obama that Minoru “Min” Yasui is a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. Mr. Yasui is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously for his commitment to civil and human rights, and his continuous defense of the ideals of …

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3 Reasons to Always Use Video Streaming Hosting

By Jake Anderson Once you understand the benefits of video streaming for your business, you should know it’s never a good idea to self-host them. This is something you probably haven’t put much thought into until now, but there are three reasons why you should always use a host. Have the Bandwidth You Need Available When You Need It Most …

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Parties Promote Ideas at the 3rd Annual Multicultural Forum

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By Corih Kim   On October 4, Asian-American Chamber of Commerce led by Cindy Chao held a special event for the 2015 election candidates. In spite of it being Sunday afternoon, cars packed the parking lot of the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. This forum was in preparation for the upcoming November election and represented a cross section …

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Asian-American Chamber of Commerce Successfully Hosts “Business Summit & Job Expo”

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By Corih Kim Asian-American Chamber of Commerce held its Fourth Annual Business Summit and Job Expo at Fairfax Government Center on October 16, 2015, with nearly a thousand people showing up to this hugely successful event. The event was filled with many speakers, workshops, and Job Fair event representing around sixty companies, from Morgan Stanley to US Department of Veterans …

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Rubbing Shoulders with Jackie Chan in China

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By Barbara Stillwater This September, I had the good fortune to see Jackie Chan while visiting the set (actually, it was one of many sets, with filming also to take place in India and China’s Xinjiang region) of his upcoming action movie, Kung Fu Yoga, which is set to be released next year. As an American expat living in China, …

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Cross-Country Cycling For Comfort Women Cause

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By Corih Kim On August 26, Deok-Yeol Baek, and Yong-Seok Sim arrived in DC, after two months of cross-country cycling. They left Los Angeles on June 27 with the intent to end their trip in New York, to spread awareness of the comfort woman issue, and to show their opposition of the way Abe administration continues to meander around the …

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The Essentials Needed for a Vegas Themed Night at Home

Las Vegas has a unique appeal, unlike any other destination in the world. No matter where you’re from, the appeal of rolling up to a casino and being treated like royalty is almost universal. Sadly however, not everyone has the opportunity to take the time out of work to disappear into the sun and sands of the Mojave Desert. Fortunately, …

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Brainstorming in the Digital Age

By Jake Anderson   Brainstorming isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time everybody just used to get together in a room, or even a bar, put the problem on the table then work on dismantling it. Finding solutions, coming up with innovations, and cutting loose creatively has been lost to a meeting culture that is stifling and …

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Understanding the Basic Distinction between Gambling and Betting

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Entertainment has several mediums. One of such mediums is the century old gambling and casino games. The other prominent one is betting. With the invention of the online platform, both of them have gained immense popularity and acceptance. Many times, the players really get in to a dilemma about whether to go ahead with their favorite casino games or continue …

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The Technology Entrepreneur that’s Making Science Fiction a Reality

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    This post is by VK Media In 1982, Tan Le left Vietnam in a fishing boat, together with her sister, mother and grandmother, to start a new life in Australia. Fast forward to 1998 and Le was hailed Young Australian of the Year and named one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30.  But these achievements just …

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Travel Questions You May be Too Embarrassed to Ask

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Wondering how much you should tip travel vendors at hotels in Singapore? Want to know if you can check luggage when taking a train? Is it even possible to get approved for a frequent flyer credit card when your credit isn’t so hot? If you’re too embarrassed to ask these more-common-than-you-realize travel questions, read on for the answers. How much …

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Op-Ed: Promoting Bilingualism from an Early Age

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By Sammi Wong Sammi Wong is a Teach For America—Chicago corps member. She teaches at a bilingual English-Chinese pre-K. Week of the Young Child is April 12-18. Imagine yourself as a little three-year-old child going to school for the first time in your life. Imagine dealing with all the emotions that come with separating from your parents, being thrown into …

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Virginia University of Oriental Medicine’s New Approach to Health

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By Corih Kim As healthcare cost becomes ever increasingly high, alternative medicine focuses on maintenance of health through long-term care and lower cost to maintain such health. As a result, homeopathy or alternative medicine is increasing in popularity within the US, due to its holistic view of treatment and maintenance of the human body. Virginia University of Oriental Medicine’s Masters …

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Together, We Can Save Lives, Educate, Empower, Eradicate

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Save the Date Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 5PM 5th Annual Benefit Gala & Award Dinner China Garden Restaurant 1100 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA 22009 Hepatitis B and C are liver diseases that are “silent killers” and are leading causes of liver cancer.Please join our efforts to increase testing, vaccinations and education!  Hepatitis B is preventable and treatable while hepatitis …

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Color Coordinated: How to dress for the colors naturally in your eyes and your skin

By Erin Sartori Have you ever noticed how your eyes “pop” and your hair looks more vibrant when wearing certain colors? Or how some days you look washed out and sickly and just plain tired? Dressing to complement your skin tone is one of the simplest ways to look and feel your best. Just by wearing the right colors you …

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Asian American Community Leaders Meet with Congressman Chris Van Hollen

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  On March 11, 2015, leaders of Coalition of Asian American Democrats discussed with Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen about his candidacy for U.S. Senate and issues important to the Maryland’s Asian Pacific American communities.  Congressman Chris Van Hollen, the only member of the Maryland delegation on the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, discussed his extensive work in supporting small …

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Department of Justice Provides Legal Aid to Unaccompanied Child Immigrants

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By Sarah Guan In May of 2014, 10,579 unaccompanied children crossed the border, and 10,628 unaccompanied children crossed the border in June[1] 2014. However, these children are crossing the border illegally, and their presence is inundating our immigration courts. In response to this occurrence, the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Corporation of National Community Service (CNCS), announced grants …

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Asian American Environmental Activism

Richmond, California, August 3, 2013 - Over two dozen members of Brown and Green: South Asians for Climate Justice marched through the streets of Richmond, California today to the gates of the Chevron 

refinery, the most climate-polluting facility in the state of California, demanding that Chevron stop  refining dirty Canadian tar sands oil, and reduce its impact on the climate—a factor in disasters like the 2010 Pakistan flood and the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand, India.  Photo from brownandgreen.org

By Jennifer Chang Barnali Ghosh, coordinator and co-founder of South Asian Americans for Climate Justice, a volunteer group in the San Francisco Bay area, said that in the last five years, she has become more aware of global climate issues that affect South Asians. Ghosh said that the U.S. is one of the biggest polluting countries in the world, and …

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Fashion: Holiday Dresses

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  by: Erin Sartori ‘Tis the season to start planning party outfits. With all the cozy get-togethers and holiday parties lined up, you can start pulling out your sparkly, flashy items from the back of your closet. Just remember to balance your outlandish dresses with some more toned-down options and you’re all set! Lace Sleeve A-Line Dress For after-work drinks …

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Foreign Investment in U.S real estate

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In Mid-March of 2014, foreign direct investment in real estate sector in the United States reached up to approximately $9 billion, with several billion-dollar agreements still in process. Since the Chinese economy has gradually slackened and the Canadian market has become more saturated in the real estate cycle, foreign investors are turning their attention to the U.S. market now more …

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After Haiyan: La Granja Farm Promotes Sustainability Through Organic Agriculture

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By Amanda L. Andrei There’s no denying that the city of Tacloban is a busy, noisy hub. The constant sounds of sawing, drilling, and hammering mingle with traffic and the occasional thunderclap as the city rebuilds its infrastructure. With more than 200,000 residents, this city on the island of Leyte in the Philippines became the focus of the international community …

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