Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Despite Protests, Construction to Continue on Hawaii's Mauna Kea Telescope - NBC News

my article for NBC News Asian America on TMT in HI
"[The Governor's] statement demonstrates a kind of contempt for the law and the people of Hawai`i," activist Kealoha Pisciotta, President of Mauna Kea Anaina Houpreservationist group told NBC News. "The people have spoken in very large numbers from Hawai`i and from around the world--No TMT!--We are maintaining our stand for the the Mauna and so there are likely to be many more arrests."
Despite Protests, Construction to Continue on Hawaii's Mauna Kea Telescope - NBC News

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Was Race A Factor in Sherry Chen's Espionage Case? - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America re Sherry Chen case
"We strongly urge the Department of Justice to do all that is possible to establish appropriate controls, procedures and rules that require reasonable oversight of government investigators and prosecutors," OCA Chief Executive Officer Ken Lee said in a statement. "We fear that absent these controls, in the rush to curtail suspected espionage or information leaks, a failure to exercise proper restraint of racially based suspicions will lead to many more Sherry Chens in the future."
Was Race A Factor in Sherry Chen's Espionage Case? - NBC News

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Leadership Camp Focuses on Low-Income, Immigrant Youth - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America re Enlightened Initiative
With the Enlightened Initiative (EI), I want to empower and invest in the immigrant youth, especially those who come from low-income households, to reach their full potential and dreams in the U.S. society," Cuong Quy Huynh, President of Enlightened Initiative and WK Kellogg Foundation fellow, told NBC News. "By participating in EI, the immigrant youth learn practical and useful leadership, academic, and cultural competency skills as they prepare to enter colleges/universities. Ultimately, EI wants the immigrant youth to be servant leaders in their communities and families."

Summer Leadership Camp Focuses on Low-Income, Immigrant Youth - NBC News.com

Friday, May 15, 2015

Jason Chu on Asian Privilege and Freddie Gray - NBC News.com

"As artists who have been mentored/inspired by MANY Black men and women, my director Ben and I were moved to loudly and definitively voice our solidarity with the Black community - while acknowledging that our communities are viewed/treated differently," Chu told NBC News. "We also wanted to oppose expectations of Asian Americans as silent, complicit, voiceless bodies who tend to 'go with the flow' of dominant culture. Words and video are our craft, and our hope was that this piece would spark conversation, challenge people, and stir action."
Jason Chu on Asian Privilege and Freddie Gray - NBC News.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Leaders Urge Solidarity After Baltimore Unrest - NBC News.com

"All officers who kill must be held accountable, or there will continue to be more Rekia Boyds, more Akai Gurleys, more Freddie Grays, and yes, more Yong Xin Huangs," Cathy Dang, Executive Director of CAAAV, told NBC News as theindictment of the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray was announced. "It's a sign of progress that much like NYPD Officer Peter Liang, who shot killed Akai Gurley at the end of last November, these officers will now go through our court system."
Leaders Urge Solidarity After Baltimore Unrest - NBC News.com