random stories from the community

Amidst all the talk about contaminated Chinese food products and toothpaste and all that, you'd think everybody would be changing their shopping habits... but many Chinese grocers in the San Gabrial Valley are apparently seeing little effect on their business: Food from China scares some, tantalizes others

Here's a great story in the San Jose Mercury News on a real community hero, 25-year-old leukemia patient Michelle Maykin, who is seeking a bone marrow match, but has also embarked on a mission to find a match for a fellow patient: Ill woman takes on man's struggle to live. Learn more about Michelle at projectmichelle.com.

Some cool South Bay teens pulled together their knowledge, resources and multi-media experience to reach out and educate their schools and communities about Hepatitis B: Sunnyvale, Saratoga teens educating peers about Hepatitis B virus. That's pretty damn awesome. These kids have done a whole lot more than I ever thought to accomplish (or care about) when I was in high school...

The University of California Davis has received a five-year, $3.9 million federal grant with which to create a national center to study Asian American mental health issues: UC Davis granted $3.9M for Asian American mental health studies. The National Institute of Mental Health grant will establish the Asian American Center on Disparities Research on the UC Davis campus. The center will support and coordinate the efforts of a network of researchers studying Asian American mental health. Brothers and sisters, we need this.

The National Education Association is calling for a series of changes to improve opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities facing educational challenges: NEA Highlights Education Needs of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. The model minority myth must go!

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