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Monday, June 02, 2008

Word from the mouths of bloggers and beyond:

Rajiv Gowda to run for NYC City Council

Rajiv Gowda, the first Indian American/South Asian to be elected to public office in Staten Island has decided to run for New York City Council in 2009 from District 49, Staten Island.An engineer by profession, Gowda is a life long public servant.
Asian Americans First Won Olympic Gold 60 Years Ago

Sixty years ago, Sammy Lee and Victoria Manalo-Draves became the first Asian-American athletes to win gold medals at the Summer Olympics. Overcoming discrimination to train and compete, the two paved the way for the many Asian-American Olympic athletes who would follow.
Newsarama interviews Ming Doyle

Newsarama has interviewed Asian American illustrator Ming Doyle, who drops a hint that she may be contributing to the "Secret Identities" anthology.
Report Cites Asian-Americans' NCLB Issues

Schools are failing to identify struggling Asian-American students under the No Child Left Behind Act and to get them the academic interventions they need, a report says.
Video Link: If Asia Could Vote in the US Elections

During the Asia Society's 36th Annual Williamsburg Conference in April in Bali, Indonesia, we asked policy leaders from across Asia which US presidential candidate is most favorably viewed in their part of the world.
the five asians in sex and the city

List of Asians spotted in the Sex and the City movie, which opened number one at the box office this weekend (yes, I watched it, and I ain't ashamed to admit it):

1. Charlotte's cute adopted daughter from China, Lily, played by Alexandra and Parker Fong (twins). The gals teach her to say "sex." I guess it had to happen sooner or later.