Viral Video Reflects Modern Life in Asia

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Nov 17, 2014

A Vietnamese tourist on his knees begging a Chinese storeowner in Singapore for his money back after trying to purchase an iPhone 6. Within minutes the video goes viral, capturing headlines across Asia.




Political Parties Ignore API Vote at Their Peril

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Oct 22, 2014

For Asian voters, ethnic loyalties are helping to galvanize an electorate largely ignored by Republicans and Democrats alike.




For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by ISIS militants highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.




African American Media on the Death of Michael Brown in Ferguson

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

The political negligence of black leadership over the last 30 years has produced an existential threat to the black community.




In Asia, Cheating to the Test

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Cheating is a worldwide phenomenon, and is a challenge even here in the United States, but in Asia it has reached near-crisis levels.




Robin Williams - A Genius Who Named Everything, Except His Own Depression

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 13, 2014

Of all the things Robin Williams talked about on stage, he did not manage to name the one thing that ailed him for what it was.




Iraq Fiasco Erases Memory of Vietnam

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 10, 2014

Only after two disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have the memories of Vietnam finally been erased.




White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Child Migrant Crisis

Colorlines, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 08, 2014

The White House has filed a $4 billion request with Congress to manage the flows of tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who’ve arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, the New York Times reported. The request is nearly double the amount the Obama administration projected when it announced plans to ask for emergency funds.




Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself at UC Berkeley

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 01, 2014

How did a mixed race child in rural France end up as a professor of Asian American literature?




A Hidden Tragedy -- Mental Illness and Suicide Among Asian Americans

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 22, 2014

Studies show that suicide is the second leading cause of death for Asian-Americans aged 15-34.