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Often our past dictates our present actions to achieve the future that we want to attain. As a result, we welcome you to discover the history of Asian Pacific Americans.

  • In 1940, Bruce Lee was born. This Asian American actor had the charisma, skills, passion and talent to have been a superstar for many years before he died.

  • In 1990, a Laotian man (with 2 White women) is attacked by two White suspects.

  • In 1943, Madame Chiang Kai-shek's speech at the Hollywood Bowl motivates Congress to repeal the Chinese Exclusion laws. This opened the doors for Chinese immigrants to finally have the ability to legally become citizens, own property, have families, etc. Despite the battles won, the struggle is far from over.

  • In 1990, a Laotian man (with 2 White women) is attacked by two White suspects.

  • In 1862, six Chinese district associations in San Francisco form a loose federation to impose a police tax of $2.50 a month on every Chinese.

  • In 1903, the Korean Methodist Mission Church was the first Korean church planted outside of Korea. Today, the congregation is made of Korean Americans - along with people from the Japanese, White, Filipino, Vietnamese, Black, Arabic, Hawaiian and other nationalities that reside in Hawaii.

  • In 1902, the Chinese Exclusion act was extended another ten years.

  • In 1903, the first group of Korean workers arrived in Hawaii. They also formed the Korean Evangelical Society.

  • On August 30, 1973, Lisa Ling, from ABC's "The View" is born.

  • 15 Japanese American baseball players from the WWII days were honored at Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1998.

  • In 1892, the Geary Law, renews the exclusion of Chinese laborers for an additional 10 years.

  • Spain ceded the Philippines to the U.S. in 1898, as the result of the Treat of Paris that ended the Spanish-Ameircan War. The outcome of the war was not accepted by the citizens of the Philippines that saw great attrocities committed by the US soldiers.

  • In 1923, Francisco Guilledo, a Filipino American boxer, became the World Flyweight Champion.

  • In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that the curfew law imposed on Japanese Americans during WWII was constitutional.

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80-20 SUPPORTS THE DEMOCRATS
This predominantly Chinese immigrant-gased delegates of 80-20 voted to support the Democratic Party in this upcoming election year. Click
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JACKIE CHAN NEWS
Jackie Chan is negotiating with Disney in an action comedy called "Stretch Armstrong" which is based on the elastic CAPToys superhero action figures. The project had talents such Tim Allen, Danny DeVito, etc. attached.

ANGELPOP.COM
AngelPop.Com has become the #1 Asian Entertainment e-commerce site based in the United States while having a high "Satisfaction" rating at Yahoo's Shopping Cart services department. For more information on their products and services, please click HERE.

DR. WEN HO LEE
Dr. Lee is scheduled to be released in the next few days - hopefully. On Sept. 19, the judge will rule on what information will be heard in open court. For more info, click HERE

SUNDANCE & I FILMS!
This prominent film festival will recognize and feature films produced for the Web. An Online public will vote for the best entries. For more details on how to enter your film, just click
HERE.

YOYO MA'S NEW C.D.
This talented artist's latest c.d. "Simply Baroque II" with the Amserdam Baroque Orchestra brings a welcomed tenderness to works by Bach & Luigi Bocchernini. His acclaimed interpretations of the music often showcases Ma's stunning technique. For additional details, please click
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EVOCATIVE AA WRITER
Just released is Russell Charles Leong's (poet, filmmaker, editor of Amerasia Journal & UCLA's Asian American Studies Center publication) book that describes his own take on the Asian experience in America. A collection of startling & unsettling short stories that are mostly set in the landscape of contemporary California. To see life as it happened, and to imagine other possibilities, is how Leong describes his own mission as a writer. His acute powers of observation & poet's gift for capturing the experience of transcendence are given full expression in his book -
PHOENIX EYES & OTHER STORIES!.

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