M.I.A. Faces $15.1 Million Fine Over Superbowl Shenanigans

India West, News Report, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Sri Lankan-origin hip hop star M.I.A.’s raised middle finger during a Super Bowl XLVI performance raised eyebrows two years ago, and led the NFL and its broadcast partner, NBC, to issue apologies. Now, she is facing a huge, new additional fine.

 

Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

 

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 06, 2014

As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, photographer Robert Dodge offers us a compelling new view of Vietnam,

 

Fil-Ams Cry Foul Over Lack of Pinoy Labor Leaders in Cesar Chavez Film

 

Balitang America, News Report, Steve Angeles, Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Filipino activists have been critical of the new Cesar Chavez biopic for ignoring the historical role of Filipino Americans in the farmworker movement.

 

Indie Rock Band Wins Over Toughest Critics: Their Immigrant Parents

 

KoreAm, News Feature, Steve Han, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Performing on TV "gave us another year before our parents asked why we weren’t in law school," said Run River North singer Alex Hwang.

 

San Diego School Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

 

Enlace, News Report, Irasema Mayoral, Posted: Mar 25, 2014

The principal at J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary in Chula Vista says music instruction has enhanced his school’s implementation of the new standards.

 

New Play Looks at How Bruce Lee Changed Hollywood

 

PRI's The World, News Report, T. J. Raphael, Posted: Mar 21, 2014

Bruce Lee had a tough road to Hollywood stardom. And while those difficulties aren't unique, they are now the subject of a Broadway play.

Jose Antonio Vargas’ Film ‘Documented’ Will Be in Theaters

 

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2014

Jose Antonio Vargas’ remarkable journey from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to leading undocumented activist is coming to the big screen. “Documented” is a documentary film that chronicles Vargas’ path to becoming a crusader for immigration reform.

Oprah Set to Raise Money for Va. Democrat

 

Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Mar 19, 2014

Television mogul Oprah Winfrey, who played a key role in the election of President Obama in 2008, will hold a fundraiser for Lavern Chatman, the former president of the Northern Virginia Urban League who is vying to replace U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D).

ABC and Asian American Orgs Take On Jimmy Kimmel Skit

 

Asian Fortune News, News Report, Mary Tablante, Posted: Mar 08, 2014

Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations collaborated to share their concerns regarding the October “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit that used hate speech.

Will '12 Years a Slave' Change Hollywood’s Race Problem?

 

The Root, News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

Admirers of 12 Years a Slave are still basking in the Academy Awards’ afterglow. The fact that a film by a black screenwriter and black director—depicting a black man’s painful but ultimately triumphant true life story—won several Oscars, including the top prize for best picture, is a dream come true, particularly for moviegoers of color.

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