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"Yeah, I said it like that" When the Fairy Princess went to #LAStageDay: Erin Quill delivered an kickass speech on diversity and theater for LA Stage Day. Watch the video and read the speech (with photos).

The Forgotten Amerasians: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration reform bill that would gradually make citizenship possible for as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants. But who has it forgotten?

The Questions People Get Asked About Their Race: NPR's awesome new beat on NPR covering race, ethnicity, and culture. Kat Chow asked America, "What's the most ridiculous question you've been asked?" And oh, did people have a lot to say.

"What Kind of Asian Are You?": Earlier this week, a man who goes by "Ken Tanaka" making fun of all the white dudes who say stupid crap to Asian women. But some don't find this question and its implications -- and who this video excludes -- a laughing matter.

Why We Need to Talk About Race in Adoption: "We cannot have an honest discussion about transracial adoption if we aren't willing to discuss race, prejudice, and privilege. Adoptees need to feel safe when we talk about the instances of racism we encounter. This may not sound easy -- because it isn't easy for white parents to raise children of color."

Seeking Serenity in a Patch of California Land: Fresno, California's efforts to rethink mental health issues and suicide prevention has led to the creation of community gardens.

Elk Grove teen goes 9 for 9 in elite college admissions: Lloyd Chen grew up in a single-parent household, hand-me-downs, and federal aid. After years of hard work, he's achieved his dream: to get into Harvard. Congratulations to Chen and his family.

Mark Twain - Asian American Activist: Lauded as the father of American literature, few know that one of Mark Twain's first written, rejected, and finally published articles was a satiric criticism of the poor treatment of Chinese Americans, "Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy," published in The Galaxy Magazine in 1870.

Berkeley Walking Tour Opens Up The Conversation On South Asian Radical History: In Berkeley, California, you can take a walking tour of Berkely's South Asian radical history, from small revolutions to gatherings in the aftermath of 9/11.

The Greatest "Thing" in America: Giant Robot visits the White House in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

Aasif Mandvi: We still need a South Asian leading man: The actor and comedian talks Jon Stewart, Jon Hamm and why Asian actors have a long way to go in Hollywood

Notable Asians in American Indie Film: Independent film producer Mynette Louie compiles her own list of Asian Americans in the indie film world.

M. Night Shyamalan: He Who Must Not Be Named: M. Night Shyamalan's new movie is out, but the marketing department for After Earth downplayed the director's role. Why?

Exclusive Interview: David Kwong on Now You See Me: Magic consultant David Kwong talks about the real illusions in Now You See Me, who came up with that piranha trick, and his secret project with J.J. Abrams.

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