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Asian American entertainment site AATheory has a project in the works calling on Asian Americans to submit their experiences with racism. This project called Project CSTT will feature weekly various letters, post-it notes, pictures, etc. as submitted by project participants on the AATheory site. For more details, watch this informative video: More »


There aren’t many Asian American athletes to admire in football. But it can all change in the upcoming NFL draft. Ed Wang, a Chinese American football player who plays offensive tackle for Virginia Tech is considered an NFL prospect. His body is like bulldozer, which is a prototypical body of a tackler . If drafted, Ed Wang would be the first full Chinese American player in the NFL. This is perfect opportunity to inspire and open doors for other Asian Americans to follow suit. More »


While Asian people may be among the most underrepresented minority groups on TV, we’ve managed to compile the Ningin Fall Asian TV Guide to this Fall’s hottest TV shows featuring Asian actors. I don’t know about you people, but I’ve already flagged down Thursday evenings as my “Do Not Disturb Night.” Why? Check the guide to find out. More »


Last week, Lillian brought White On Rice to your attention as a comedy film devoid of the usual Asian stereotypes. This week, I thought I’d take advantage of this White on Rice pin game post to talk to you all about a subject very close to my heart (rice) and an issue that has been eating at my soul since I’ve discovered Whole Foods. Folks, rice…isn’t just white. It’s brown, red, black, purple, yellow, etc. Thus, the saying, “white on rice,” is a stereotypical statement in itself. Am I being serious? No. Take me serious in saying this: More »


This past Saturday the Secret Identities people held their first ever Asian American ComiCon. It was one of those getting back to roots and community type events that Ningin is always happy to sponsor. I was only able to catch the last 30 minutes of the event, but from what I can tell, everything looked very well organized and the new Museum of Chinese in America is a gorgeous place in the heart of Chinatown, New York. Photos after the jump. More »


Hey New York City Ningin readers, I have a gentle reminder for you about the upcoming Asian American ComiCon event this Sat, 7/11, from 10am to 5pm. This event is the first of its kind and features some prominent people in the comic and animation industry. It’s a definite must-attend event if you want to make connections in this field. All the proceeds benefit the Museum of Chinese Americans which is just great. What else do you have on a lazy Sat afternoon? Read more about it on Lillian’s original post. More »


July 11, 2009 will mark a momentous day in comic book and Asian history. This special event will take place at the Museum of Chinese in America on 215 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan between 10 AM and 5PM. More »


Vienna Teng played an intimate show at Housing Works Bookstore last Friday, and because it’s crazy Asian and Asian-American film festival time here in NYC, I couldn’t make it. So I sent Tina Chou instead. More »


This weekend will be the sixth year Loving Day, nationwide celebrations marking the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Multiracial Americans are the fastest growing demographic group according the latest census figures (AP). This year holds special significance because of the election of Barack Obama, the first multicultural US president. June 12 marks the anniversary of the court ruling, but Loving Day Celebrations are typically held the closest weekend. This year it’s Sunday, June 7! More »


For the sixth year in a row, the Asian American Film Lab (AAFilmLab) will be hosting the 72 Hour Film Shootout! This year’s contest takes place from June 26-29, 2009. Filmmaking teams have 72 hours to complete short films up to five minutes long. Teams are given a common theme at the start of the competition to use creatively any way they want. More »


It’s been a long time since I was that idealistic college freshman taking an Asian American history course. The first assignment in that class had us reading Strangers From a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki. I remember thinking how great it was that someone took the time to make a textbook on Asian American history. More »


As promised we’ve got the video recap of the MAP THE SOUL New York City show! Epik High, Far East Movement, MYK, Kero One, Dumbfounded and Beatbox DG made a hot stop at Irving Plaza to kick off Memorial Day weekend. More »


Photo galleries for this weekend’s New York City MAP THE SOUL show are now up! Check out Epik High, Far East Movement, Kero One, Dumbfounded and MYK getting down and dirty at NYC’s Irving Plaza. Also known as the concert venue without A/C! Photographer Tina Chou got up close and personal at the show (or should I say she got sweated on by Tablo?). Stay tuned… the Ningin video recap will be online soon… More »


SECRET IDENTITIES gets a West Coast introduction on Saturday, May 30! The entire SI editor staff of Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma will fly out to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles to present and autograph SECRET IDENTITIES. A number of the creative contributors to the book are also planning on attending the event! To cap it all off, there will be a reception after the SI presentation. More »


Asian American filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park will host an advance screening of their latest feature film project 9500LIBERTY this Thursday, May 21. Acclaimed author John Grisham (THE PELICAN BRIEF, A TIME TO KILL, THE CLIENT, THE FIRM, THE RAINMAKER) will be Master of Ceremonies for the event. More »


We’re halfway thru Asian Heritage Month and what better time to announce the winner of the SECRET IDENTITIES Contest! The winner receives a copy of SECRET IDENTITIES — the first graphic novel anthology of Asian American superheroes — with original artwork by SI Editor Jerry Ma. Edited by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma, with a ton of creative contributors like Jeff Castro, Tak Toyoshima, Sung Kang, Tanuj Chopra, Michael Kang, Kelly Hu, Yul Kwon, Dustin Tri Nguyen, and Greg Pak. More »


Da Mouth (dà zui ba / 大嘴巴) is officially a Taiwanese Mando-pop group, but it may just be THE United Nations music group of East Asian. It’s not just because they mix your classic Asian pop sounds with American hip hop and RnB touches. Just take a look at the backgrounds of its members: More »


Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the fourth annual Fiesta Asia – National Asian Heritage Festival in Washington, DC, on Saturday, May 16. It’s FREE to the public and hosted by the Asia Heritage Foundation. The Grand Celebration will be from 11am to 7pm along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd St & 6th St. The day’s schedule includes performances by musicians, vocalists and dance artists, lots of delicious foods, an outdoor marketplace, martial arts performances, and exhibits of traditional and contemporary Asian crafts. More »


The 2009 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival closed on Thursday night with a screening of the Oscar winning film DEPARTURES (directed by Yojiro Takita). The winners of this year’s 25th festival were also announced and it was a lineup of the usual suspects who have been cleaning up at Asian film festivals throughout 2009… More »


The SECRET IDENTITIES editors are going coast to coast to celebrate Asian Heritage Month this weekend! They’ll be making separate appearances in Baltimore, Los Angeles, and New York City speaking about SECRET IDENTITIES, the first-ever graphic novel anthology of Asian American superhero stories. More »


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