“Asian Americans such as Judy Chu, former mayor of Monterey Park and incoming member of the State Board of Equalization, and Stewart Kwoh, founder of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, are recasting our cultural, economic and political priorities…(tags: asianamerican)
“Salma Hayek, apparently hoping to duplicate the success of Ugly Betty…is developing another telenovela, an untitled medical drama based at an Ivy League university…”
“Spike Lee is coming aboard a new film from Imagine Entertainment about the run up to the L.A. riots of 1992, and the aftermath, with a script written by John Ridley (“Three Kings” and “Undercover Brother”).”
“So why are some Latino and Indigenous people praising Mel and the film? In my opinion because he is throwing the community crumbs. People of color are so deprived of positive images of ourselves in film that any portrayal is seen as a cause for celebrati
Thanks Rachel! “by creating an erroneous causal link between “bad culture” and black poverty, the “Cosby consensus” prevents the country from recognizing success and building on it to create the economic opportunities that are missing for too many African
“Rene Syler, lame-duck coanchor of CBS’s The Early Show, will undergo a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy next month. Syler’s mother and father both had breast cancer, and she has endured several breast cancer scares and painful biopsies…”
“Before the 2005 season, F1 added its first ever driver from India. Now comes word that f1 is about to have its first Black driver, Lewis Hamilton from Britain, whose grandparents came from the West Indies..”
Hat tip to TheThink. “A young black man and an elderly black woman each die in a hail of police bullets; a comedian invokes the era of lynching, and suddenly it feels like a crime to be caught breathing while black.”
“Rush’s new Diamond Empowerment Fund is sponsored, in a round about way, by DeBeers, the family that controls the bulk of the international diamond trade, and is part of a much larger PR campaign designed to discredit the new film Blood Diamond…”
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