NYPD's Wenjian Liu, Killed In Dec. Shooting, Is Laid To Rest: Thousands of police officers from across the country paid their respects to NYPD detective Wenjian Liu, one of two patrolmen who were gunned down while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn last month in an unprovoked attack.
Streets to Be Renamed for NYPD Officers Killed in Brooklyn Ambush: New York City plans to honor police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by naming streets near their homes for them.
For Officer Liu's Funeral, Blending Police Traditions With Chinese Customs: The funeral ceremony for Wenjian Liu, who is believed to be the first Chinese American police officer killed in the line of duty in New York, included both police department protocols and traditional Chinese burial customs.
A Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch to an Officer's Funeral: Zhao Ru, a Chinese calligrapher who lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, has been making ceremonial scrolls for much of his life. On Friday, he undertook one of his most high-profile jobs, creating a pair of scrolls for the wake and funeral of Wenjian Liu,
In New York City, a Toll Is Newly Felt as Asians Rise in the Police Ranks: "Within the last few weeks, Asian-American officers have been in the middle of a series of wrenching incidents involving the New York Police Department. Their front-line roles are more than just coincidence: They testify to a little-noticed but significant surge in their ranks."
21 Kick-Ass Muslims Who Changed The Narrative In 2014: In a year of bad news, these Muslims kicked butt and took names, from politics to sports to comedy and comic books.
"There aren't a lot of you out there": What? Let's fix our female Asian-American writer blind spot now: "Why is there such a blind spot when it comes to Asian American women writers? Women, writers of color, and Asians are all often overlooked, so this particular demographic faces a triple challenge. But after putting together this list, I suspect there may be some other factors as well."
Our Featured APIA Poets and Writers Recommend Their Favorite APIA Writing: The Hyphen Reader asked featured poets and writers to recommend and share some of their favorite poems, essays, books and more by APIA writers over the last year.
The misleading lawsuit accusing Harvard of bias against Asian Americans: "The narrative that underlies the Students for Fair Admissions lawsuit -- that Asian Americans need higher SAT scores to get into elite schools -- is powerful. But it is also deeply misleading. It feeds the myth that elite universities have required scores for applicants and that meeting these requirements should guarantee acceptance. In reality, in elite admissions, a high SAT score is generally a necessary but insufficient condition."
World War II veterans show pride with 'Go for Broke' Rose Parade float: On New Year's Day, the 126th Rose Parade included a "Go For Broke" float -- a tribute to the service and sacrifice of Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who fought in World War II.
Filipinos who fought to aid U.S. in World War II still await green cards for grown children: For their military service, about 26,000 other Filipino nationals were granted U.S. citizenship under a 1990 immigration law signed by President George H.W. Bush, and many of them received a one-time cash payment of $15,000 in 2009. But they are still waiting for a final piece of compensation: green cards for their grown children to join them here from the Philippines.
Santa Ana Deliberately Burned Down Its Chinatown in 1906--And Let a Man Die to Do It:"The atmosphere was jovial as more than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Santa Ana on May 25, 1906, to watch their civic dream come true: the burning of the city's Chinatown." Recounting a nasty piece of Orange County history.
Why is United Airlines suing a 22-year-old? Last year, 22-year-old computer whiz Aktarer Zaman launched a website, Skiplagged.com, to help people buy cheap plane tickets using a strategy called "hidden city" ticketing. But United Airlines and Orbitz have filed a civil lawsuit to shut him down, calling it "unfair competition."
Mental illness shouldn’t be a death sentence: "Dealing with the breakdowns of severely mentally ill people, in short, is – as it always has been – a fundamental part of police work. Yet over and over, law enforcement officers prove lethally unable, unwilling or unprepared to handle it."
2014's Five Most Influential Asian Americans in Sports: Dat winning looks back on a big 2014 for Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the sports world. Whether she was a snowboarding phenom, an NBA YouTube star, or a major league journeyman turned playoff hero, there was plenty to cheer for in the past year.
Ishikawa's NLCS-clinching homer an enduring memory: More than two months later, it remains a source of wonder. Giants fans will forever cherish and be amazed by the night of October 16, when Travis Ishikawa's walk-off homer beat the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park and sent the Giants into the World Series.
A Master of Childhood Dreams: The nominations won’t be announced until January 15, but it’s safe to say that the greatest filmmaker associated with the 2015 Academy Awards has already received his Oscar, delivered a modest but revealing acceptance speech and flown home to Japan and, perhaps, retirement.
"The Interview" Breakout Diana Bang on Her Controversial Movie and Seth Rogen's Sex Appeal: Canadian actress Diana Bang talks about her role as North Korean propaganda minister Sook, who helps James Franco and Seth Rogen bring down Kim Jong-un's regime in the controversial comedy The Interview.
'Grimm': Reggie Lee's Wu struggles with the truth about Wesen: Actor Reggie Lee talks about the tumultuous year his character Sgt. Wu has had on the NBC supernatural drama Grimm.