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32 Essential Asian-American Writers You Need To Be Reading

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month by reading these 32 incredibly talented writers. For the purpose of this post, “Asian-American” refers to Americans (or those who identify as American) of any Asian descent.

America's First Ever Hindu Congresswoman Will Take the Oath of Office Over the Bhagavad Gita

Last night, Hawaii not only elected Japan-born Mazie Hirono to be the first ever Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, they also elected Democrat Tulsi Gabbard as the first ever practicing Hindu to the US House of Representatives.

Susan Anh Cuddy was born in Los Angeles in 1915 to Dosan Chang Ho and Helen Anh, who were possibly the first Korean married couple to immigrate to the U.S. Susan graduated from San Diego State in 1940. Two years later, she was the first Asian American woman to join the U.S. Navy where she achieved the rank of lieutenant. Susan was the first female gunnery officer in the U.S. military and later she served with the National Security Agency as a code breaker with top secret Pentagon clearance ~

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Bruce Lee was much more than his movie star persona. He was a philosopher, artist, husband, father, and icon. His words were both creative and influential. And during his life he fought many stereotypes of Asian American men, showing strength and intensity but also intelligence and heart.

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"I want to think of myself as a human being, because under the sky, we are but one family, it just so happens, we look different"- Bruce Lee

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Anna May Wong in Großstadtschmetterling, 1929.~~American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.

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Not Just A 'Black Thing': An Asian-American's Bond With Malcolm X

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Asian-Nation :: Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues-Educate those who would like to learn more about the Asian American population (Lots of great info!)