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Alice Guo, Making an Impact with Speaking Academy

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Everyone has a turning point in life. Something, an event or perhaps a decision, dramatically changes things. For Alice Guo, Founder and CEO of Impact Speaking Academy, her turning point came “when my aunt in China nudged me to leave my comfort zone and come to America with two bags of dreams.” She taught at a …

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Preparing Asian American Teens for the English SAT [BLOG]

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By Tamara Treichel These past few months, I had a stint teaching an English SAT Class at the Chinese Community Center in Houston on Saturday mornings. I thought it would be a nice way to become more familiar with the Chinese community in Houston. As I was feverishly preparing myself for my first class on a Friday night, my husband …

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Recent Headlines Reinforce Stereotypes

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By Surjeet Ahluwalia, Executive Director On April 8, The Washington Post published two pieces that serve to reinforce stereotypes of Asian Americans: “Demographics shift at Thomas Jefferson High as Asians make up 66 percent of new class,” and “Why Asian American kids excel. It’s not ‘Tiger Moms.’” These headlines reinforce that Asian Americans excel academically – and while this may …

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Mulberry Stories: Conversations Between An American Daughter And Her Mother [BLOG]

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As a nod to this month’s theme of food, mother and daughter blogging team  Jian and Lisa are tackling cultural traditions around eating and drinking. Jian: Do you remember as a teenager, you’d never want to have Chinese food when we went out to eat? Whenever I asked you what kind of cuisine you’d like, you always gave me the …

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President Obama and President Xi Ji Ping Discuss Relations and the Environment

President Obama and President Xi Ji Ping Discuss Relations and the Environment

By Jenny Chen Rancho Mirage, Ca. – In the picturesque Sunnyland Estates in Rancho Mirage, California, President Obama greeted President Xi Ji Ping in a historic meeting that signified stronger communication between the United States and China. The two leaders met from June 7-8, 2013. “Our decision to meet so early, I think, signifies the importance of the U.S.-China relationship.  …

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OCA Talk on Asian American Immigration

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By CeCe Wang April 28, 2013 – Today, an enormous number of Chinese students and young professionals fly to the United States via airport with their legal student and work visa to seek better life opportunities. However, in the 19th century, Chinese civilians who were seeking to escape war and poverty by selling labor to American and Canadian railroad recruiters …

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Qulture Matters: Individual Success and Community Success

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By: Lily Qi The two largest Asian communities in the Washington metro region, Chinese and Indians, are often being talked about by public figures in the same manner and even in the same breath. True, there are many similarities between them, including the highly-educated human capital, the large concentration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) talents, the amazing achievement …

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Happy 4711 at Lakeforest Mall

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The Lunar New Year celebration at Lakeforest Mall was underway in a swirl of color and high energy, an annual tradition celebrating old world values in the new world. Organized by the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC), the 2013 festivities ushering in 4711, the Chinese “Year of the Snake,” attracted happy crowds. The celebration included crafts workshops, cultural …

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Hope Chinese School College Park Campus’ Spring Festival Gala

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After finishing up a regular Chinese language class on Sunday, February 10, Hope Chinese School College Park staged its annual Spring Festival Gala in a multi-level, tiered classroom at the University of Maryland in College Park. Principal Qun Gao gathered all the kids into the room, transformed from a lecture hall to a lantern-filled, Chinese-themed theatre. Several hundred people, including …

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Asian American Unity: What is It?

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By Janelle Wong The hallmark of the Asian American community is diversity. We are made up of people who hail from distinct nations and places, we encompass many religious traditions, we speak a plethora of languages, and we represent a vast array of cultural practices and migration histories. Given these and many other distinctions that cross-cut our community, what binds …

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Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng being Honored

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The Wei Way: A Passion for Fashion

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Designer and Fashionista Anchyi Wei starting off 2013 with her usual flair. “If you’re really passionate about something, you’ve just got to go for it,” says Anchyi, whose New Year’s resolutions center around building her new jewelry design business. Originally from Tapei, and raised in Gaithersburg, Wei blends Chinese cultural influences and antiques with modern materials. Wei and hubby Michael …

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