THE ONLY ASIAN AMERICAN IN THE ROOM 9/22/2014 By: Kenny Sui-Fung Yim Have you ever been the only Asian American in a room or around a dinner table? I have, a lot of times; it happens when you grow up in a rural town and attend a predominately white college. I’ve learned to flip the… Continue reading Boston Asian American Film Festival
In the time you read this article, chances are an American man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. With 189,000 new cases annually, it is the most common internal cancer in American men, and second only to lung cancer among malignant causes of death. The death rate peaked in 1992 and has been falling. Age is… Continue reading What is prostate cancer?
May 6, 2014 Since 1977, May has been designated as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. However, for Newton resident Betty Chan, it wasn’t an annual tradition for Asian Americans to organize a celebration. She reversed that by putting together the first citywide heritage celebration, hosted by the Newton Asian Pacific American Network (NAPAN)… Continue reading Newton celebrates inaugural Asian American heritage event
April 27, 2014 Ursula Liang never set out to make a film about Boston, yet the hometown crowd came in droves for the premier of the documentary “9-Man”. All seats at the Somerville Theatre were filled with raucous cheering at the Sunday afternoon screening. “9-Man” revolves around a game invented in Toisan and played among… Continue reading ‘9-Man’ premiere showcases Chinese-American street volleyball
April 25, 2014 With Massachusetts voters’ approval of marijuana for medical purposes in 2012, it will soon be available as a drug therapy option in the state once legislation passes through Mass. bureaucracy. According to federal law, recreational marijuana is illegal and is listed as a category 1 drug in the U.S. Controlled Substance Act.… Continue reading What is medical marijuana?
Martha Coakley March 31, 2014 - Current Attorney General, and governor aspirant of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, visited Tantric Bistro in Chinatown. Coakley’s achievements include being a national leader during the recent recession, holding banks accountable for foreclosures, and keeping 400 million people in their homes. She supported the Defense of Marriage Act, worked to protect… Continue reading Governor candidates Berwick, Coakley and Falchuk visit Chinatown
April 2, 2014 The Chinatown Safety Committee welcomed the newly instated president of Tufts Medical Center, Michael Wagner, MD. He had been serving as interim president for six months. Afterwards, Capt. Ken Fong introduced himself. He has worked with the Boston Police Department for 27 to 28 years, and was happy to serve as commander… Continue reading Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC and CRA