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Apex for Youth’s Annual Gala was an Inspirational Night for Both Speakers and Attendees

May 11 • by Alice Tang

Apex for Youth, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to youth in New York City, recruits working professionals as role models, mentors, and tutors for underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families. On Wednesday April 25, 2018, Apex for Youth held its 26th Inspiration Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. This year’s…


Asian Americans in Media and Entertainment: A Conversation on the Importance of Representation, Hard Work, and Community

May 1 • by Mochi Magazine

Seeing is believing. That was the theme at a recent panel with Asian American creators in media and entertainment. Hosted by nonprofit Apex for Youth and Deloitte Consulting at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, the panel covered topics from whitewashing in today’s media landscape to the various pressures that Asian Americans face in…

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My Olympic Dream: What It Was Like to Work Behind the Scenes for Team USA, With Its Record Number of Asian Americans

March 1 • by Sora Hwang

I returned home from the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea approximately 48 hours ago from the time I’m writing this — and I’ve been on a rollercoaster ever since. No, I’m not Chloe Kim (I got asked that a surprising number of times). In fact, I’m not any of the athletes. I was…


The Brilliant “Fresh Off the Boat” Lunar New Year Episode

February 16 • by Jessica Yang

I first started watching “Fresh Off the Boat” because I had read Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name, which loosely inspired the show. The TV version follows the Huangs, a Taiwanese American family, growing up in Orlando, Florida, in the 1990s. What I love about the show is that it reflected some of the…


How Rom-Com “Entanglement” was on Actress Diana Bang’s Bucket List

February 10 • by Rosalie Chan

Known for her her role in “The Interview,” Canadian actress Diana Bang is now appearing in “Entanglement”, an indie rom-com and drama that came out this Friday, Feb. 9. Bang plays Tabby Song, the best friend and neighbor of Ben Layten, the main character and a recent divorcee played by Thomas Middleditch, most well known…


Daniel Henney of “Criminal Minds” on why he only wants to play a bad-ass

January 12 • by Rachel Yang

Daniel Henney, a star in the Korean drama circuit, was raised in a tiny Midwest town playing cowboys and cops with his dad. The “Criminal Minds” actor, who appeared in Korean hits like the TV show “My Lovely Sam Soon” and the film “My Father,” grew up “running through the woods with dogs” in his…


Kollaboration EMPOWER 2017 is here

October 30 • by Stephanie S Lee

Kollaboration is a non-profit organization that has long upheld their mission of “empowerment through entertainment” by showcasing the Asian American diversity that exists in the entertainment industry. This year, they’re hosting EMPOWER 2017, a three-day event November 3-5 at The Great Company in downtown Los Angeles. The weekend will kick off with a comedy night…


Comedian David So on Starring in His First Film, “Gook”

October 23 • by Tiffany Ngo

Comedian David So is a YouTube star with 1.4 million subscribers who started performing stand-up when he was just 16. But now, the 29-year-old Sacramento native is making his major film debut with a starring role in the award-winning “Gook,” set around the effects of the 1992 Rodney King riots. You play Daniel, who is…


Trump Ends DACA, Impacting Around 800,000 Undocumented Youth

September 6 • by Elaine Low

This morning, the White House (under the direction of Trump) announced that it is ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era initiative that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The move impacts around 800,000 children and young adults, but gives Congress a six-month window…


Creating Pepper’s ‘All-You’ Bra, a Bra that Finally Fits the Way It Should

April 23 • by Esther Cho

If you’ve constantly struggled to find a bra that fits, especially if you’re small-chested, this new company is for you. Pepper, a lingerie startup founded by Jaclyn Fu and Lia Winograd, is on a mission to tackle “awkward bra gaps and cups that never seem to fill,” claiming hashtags like #badbraproblems as their battle cry….