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Sen. Daniel Inouye passes away at 88

Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, president pro tempore of the Senate and the first Japanese American elected to Congress, passed away Monday afternoon at 88....

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The How I Learned to Love College By Rejecting the Model Minority Stereotype

Ever since Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother came out in early 2011, mainstream American media has paid special attention to the academic...

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Our Favorite Budding Asian American Politicians—And Why We Should Be More Like Them

At 12-years-old, Olivia Lee became involved in politics before she even hit her teens. With two politically active older brothers, she was encouraged to...

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Make Your Voice Heard on Election Day With 18 Million Rising

At Mochi, we make it our mission to inspire and empower our readers to voice their opinions, follow their passions, and make a difference in their communities....

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George Takei, Steve Aoki, and More Look Back At Japanese American Internment Camps

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the Executive Order 9066 that led to the internment of about 120,000 Japanese Americans residing...

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What Can Kim Jong Il’s Death Do For North Korea?

It’s been two weeks since Kim Jong Il died and a week since his fiasco funeral, but questions about what kind of man he truly was still remains. Like any...

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Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen: The Amazians Behind Disgrasian

One night several years ago, Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen found themselves sitting by a fireplace, drinking scotch and making jokes about disgraceful Asian...

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Margaret Cho: The No-Holds-Barred Entertainer

There are no tattoos, bold makeup or crazy costumes present as Margaret Cho sits down for our video interview. Instead, she cradles a mug and excuses herself...

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Lela Lee: The Original Angry Little Girl

Traditionally, Asians are brought up to respect all forms of authority, be silent unless called upon and above all, always have a calm and courteous demeanor...

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Evan Low: The Nation’s Youngest Asian American Mayor

At age 23, most of us have just graduated from college. We might be wrapping up a summer internship, looking into medical or business school or starting a...

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