4.26.2015

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How to help Nepal: 7 vetted charities doing relief work following the earthquake: As images of devastation and tragedy in Nepal and neighboring countries rattled by Saturday's earthquake pour across social media and TV, the natural question for many people is, "What can I do to help?"

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Regrettable Things Our White Relatives Have Said to Us: Noah is a multiracial Korean American. Nicole is a Korean American adoptee with multiracial kids. They both have a large number of white relatives and, to date, have not managed to turn a single one of them even a little bit Asian. Here's a list of regrettable things their white relatives have said to them

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When Being Chinese Is Not Enough: Peter Liang and the Future of Ethnic Solidarity: As Chinese Americans plan a national rally in defense of NYPD officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot Akai Gurley in 2014, Ellen Wu urges people to remember the long history of race and racism in this country.

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"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." - Malcolm X "We all know that not all lawbreakers or rulebreakers get caught and punished. Some get away with cheating the system. But the fact that some get away with rule breaking doesn't invalidate punishing those who are caught."

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Decision on Asian-American band's name is wrong: For years, members of the Oregon indie band The Slants have been attempting unsuccessfully to trademark the name. Why this fight is different from cases like the "Redskins" debate.

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Photo Essay: What Do You Do When the Homeless Man on the Street is Your Father? Photographer Diana Kim shares about documenting the difficult experience of reconnecting with her homeless father.

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People cared for Tuan Nguyen in life but the homeless man's body goes unclaimed: Six months after Tuan Nguyen was suddenly killed in a car crash, his body still goes unclaimed.

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"Do you understand that your baby goes away and never comes back?" Adoption is embraced in the Marshall Islands, but in the Ozarks, it means something very different. The tragic consequences of cultural misunderstanding.

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Congressman Mike Honda's Transgender Granddaughter Makes Him Proud: A few months ago, California Congressman Mike Honda posted a photo with his transgender grandchild that went viral. More on Malisa and her family's story

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A 'Coerced' Confession And Its Aftermath, Onstage: Coerced is a documentary play about the case of Nga Truong, a 16-year-old who was forced to "admit" to a horrific crime.

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Naomi Hirahara, Geraldine Knatz recover L.A.'s hidden history in 'Terminal Island': Terminal Island was a fishing village with a thriving Japanese American community -- that is, until February 1942, when the community was evacuated an interned. The new book Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor recovers this erased Southern California history.

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Hard Row to Hoe: Japanese Farming in the Santa Clara Valley: This year marks the 125th anniversary of San Jose's Japantown, one of three historic Japantowns still thriving in the United States.

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Meet one of Detroit's last remaining Hmong families: Many of Detroit's immigrant Hmong families have left the city. Michigan Radio talks to one of the few families who still remain, like the Changs.

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Notes on Questioning Whiteness as a Literary Practice: Author David Mura talks about why race is an essential lens to literature -- not an optional one.

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Vietnamese as the 'Backdrop' & the 'Invisible' Cultural Producer : A personal essay from filmmaker Ina Adele Ray on Vietnamese representation in media productions and where her own films intervene.

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Asian-American YouTube celebrities aim to change perceptions, break into Hollywood: When it comes to Asian American representation, broadcast television is slowly making strides, but still has a long way to go. KPCC's The Frame talks to Asian American content creators who have found a voice on YouTube.

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We crunched the numbers: Asian people are severely under-represented on TV: According to Fusion, of the 800 main cast members on 100 network TV shows, just 52 (6%) are of Asian descent

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'Off the Cuff' Podcast: Constance Wu Warns, "Will Smith Better Watch Out!" The Fresh Off The Boat star sets her sights on Hollywood while explaining why the first Asian-American-centric series in decades can't possibly please everyone -- and why she doesn't want it to.

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Every Hip-Hop T-Shirt Eddie Huang Wore in the First Season of "Fresh Off the Boat": A list of the 90s-era tees that Eddie wore in Fresh Off the Boat, including information on where you can get your own.

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