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Items tagged: lunar new year

New Year Resolution (Op-ed)

In Chinese-American author Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds," Waverly Jong's chess-playing ability is compared with Jing Mei's piano-playing. "Only two kinds of daughters," shouts Jing Mei's mother, "Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!" Even before society has tested Jing Mei, Jing Mei's mother is ready to scapegoat Jing Mei--beat and humiliate her into becoming Waverly Jong's "competition."


MTA to Cut Service to Flushing during Lunar New Year

New York's subways are one of the world's oldest, which makes renovation, replacement and other maintenance necessary, typically on weekends and late nights.  The 7 train, which runs from Times Square to Flushing, Queens is "quirky" on most days, yet it serves as the lifeline of several Queens neighborhoods.

Replacement of signals and other equipment along the line led the MTA to shut down weekend service on the Queens-Manhattan link (Queensboro Plaza to Times Square) for three months, starting last Friday and ending on the weekend of March 22-25.


Thank You for Being a Part of The Gift of Hope!

HOPE Comes to Asian Pacific America: Join "A Thousand Cranes for Hope" this APA Heritage Month Dear Friends, A huge, huge mahalo to everyone for being part of the National Day of Service Project, "The Gift of HOPE!" The Gift of Hope's Washington, D.C. event, and national tie-in, would not have been possible without the leadership of Vida Benevides, ED of APIAVote and President Obama's AAPI team!

Marriage Equality Marches On

This past Saturday was the annual Golden Dragon Parade in Los Angeles Chinatown.  The event, sponsored by the Chinese Chamber Commerce, attracts an estimated 100,000 spectators and it was important to get the message out there that AAPI's support marriage equality.