Is Cultural Appropriation OK? Blackface?

Is Cultural Appropriation OK? Blackface?, the1janitor

Is it OK for white people to have dreadlocks? He gets asked this question weekly. But the question that people ask isn’t really about a hair style; it about racism and political correctness. The 1 Janitor puts this into perspective including blackface which he says you do have to take history into account: Why don’t people like […]

Why Harvard Didn’t Take Death Threats Seriously

Why Harvard didn't take death threats seriously

On Oct 3rd and in the days following, hundreds of Harvard Asian and Asian-American students and affiliates, primarily women, were emailed a racist death threat. The author referred to the recipients as “slit eyes” and threatened to come to Harvard to “shoot all of you” and “kill you individually.” A Harvard police spokesperson responded that […]

Elmo Demonstrates The Right Way To Point Out Someone’s Skin Color

Watch Elmo Demonstrate The Right Way To Point Out Someone's Skin Color

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has a lesson for kids of every shade. Watch Elmo Demonstrate The Right Way To Point Out Someone’s Skin Color

GLAD Promotes the Creation of Middle School GSAs

GLAD Promotes the Creation of Middle School GSAs with New Video and Online Resources Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders today launched a campaign to encourage the creation of more gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in middle schools across Massachusetts and in New England. “Young people are coming out at a younger and younger age,” said Vickie […]

Asian Festival at City Hall

Asian Festival at City Hall Newton MA

Asian Festival at Newton City Hall Saturday, October 11, 2014 Noon to 5 pm City Hall (inside and on back lawn), 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton This festival celebrates Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese cultures and more.  Taste varieties of Asian foods.  Enjoy performances from different Asian Cultures, activities and more.  For more information visit here.

Chinese Historical Society of NE Annual Dinner

Chinese Historical Society of New England annual dinner Boston

The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) annual meeting and dinner is just a few weeks away—Wednesday, September 24—at China Pearl restaurant in Boston.   This year, CHSNE will be honoring Boston Dragon Boat Festival, Inc for its 35-year dedication to promoting and sharing a Chinese tradition on the Charles River, across New England […]

Jon Stewart’s Best Rant Ever. Because Ferguson.

Jon Stewart's Best Rant Ever

“If, after watching this, you are still thinking to yourself, “Being black can’t be that much harder,” here are some questions for you. Then, as a favor to me, I’d love it if you shared this. I’d owe you one.” Jon Stewart: “Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about […]

Chinese Historical Society of New England Events

John Kuo Wei (Jack) Tchen

SAVE THE DATE! – CHSNE Annual Meeting & Dinner Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 pm China Pearl, 9 Tyler Street, Boston Featuring Boston Dragon Boat Festival/Sojourner Award Celebrating 35 years of promoting and sharing a Chinese tradition on the Charles River, across New England and beyond. John Kuo Wei (Jack) Tchen/Guest Speaker Co-founder and senior […]

New Opera Immortalizes Tragedy of Chinese-American Soldier

New Opera Immortalizes Tragedy of Chinese-American Soldier

A Foreigner in His Own Country “Why are Asian Americans disproportionately targeted for abuse? A harmonic convergence of factors. There’s the perception — and in some cases, the reality — of the “nerd” stereotype. The trinity of social awkwardness, physical frailty and academic overachievement has always served as a magnet for bullies. There’s the rising tide of […]

KuumUnity Performing at NNHS

KuumUnity will be performing at Newton North High School.  They will perform the music of the African diaspora, negro spirituals, and gospels. KuumUnity Collaborations was created by Sheldon K. X. Reid, who is the director of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, and of the Jubilee Singers of Newton North High School. Newton North High School […]