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6.10.2018

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This valedictorian began to talk about sexual misconduct at her graduation. Then her mic was cut.
When Lulabel Seitz, valedictorian at Petaluma High School, started to speak about sexual misconduct allegations at her school during her commencement speech, school officials shut off her microphone.

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The Other Asian.
Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed reflects on learning about Asian American movement history, and then learning about South Asian American movement history.

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This Vanderbilt doctor got political. Then he sued Trump and won. Now he's out of a job.
Dr. Eugene Gu, who became a social media sensation because of statements on President Donald Trump, racism and Colin Kaepernick -- and who later sued the president over First Amendment rights -- is losing his job at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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How my grandparents taught me about loss, memory and the power of Pyongyang cold noodles
Michelle Ye Hee Lee on naengmyun, her family, and the significance of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-recently sitting down to share the cold noodle dish.

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The Quiet Rage Of Mazie Hirono
A profile of the amazing Democratic Senator Mazi Hirono, who some may assume is polite and quiet -- the apparent "good girl" of Hawaii politics -- but she's one tough, funny cookie. And a fighter.

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Quantico, Twitter Trolls, & Resisting The Erosion of Truth
Writer Sharbari Zohra Ahmed shares her experience resisting the erosion of truth on social media, after she was recently attacked by Twitter trolls for a fictional storyline she did not write for ABC's Quantico -- a show she hasn't written for since 2016, "a fact that had escaped these people's notice."

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The Groundbreaking Queerness of Disney's 'Mulan'
Jes Tom makes the case that Disney's animated feature Mulan is a queer Asian American narrative. However unintentionally, the film depicts a queer narrative that explores both gender identity and sexual orientation.

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How Awkwafina Went From Rapping To Ocean's 8 And Crazy Rich Asians
"What would you do to get out of Queens? What would you do to have a better life?" After years of hustle, Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians actor Awkwafina is bound for superstardom.

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3 Questions With 'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Tan Kheng Hua
Colorlines talks to Singaporean actress Tan Kheng Hua, who appears in this summer's Crazy Rich Asians, about her relationship with Asian America and why representation matters.

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Every Bruce Lee Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best
Most people don't know that Bruce Lee was a child actor. By the time he was 18, he had made nearly 20 Cantonese films -- none of which were kung fu flicks. Here, Matthew Polly, author of a new biography on Bruce Lee, ranks all 24 of his films, from Lee's on-camera debut at two months old to his final film Enter the Dragon.