June 9, 2016 |
Donald Trump needed validation. At a rally Friday, Trump was discussing racial violence at his events and the perception that nonwhite people are against him when he singled out a black man in the crowd. "Look at my African American over here," Trump said, pointing. "Look at him. Are you the greatest?" The gesture - reminiscent of Trump with a Cinco de Mayo taco bowl at Trump Tower tweeting "I love Hispanics!" - was as respectful as if he had just instructed the crowd to "look at my Irish setter over here.
October 11, 2012 |
Ann Boccuti says that when people look at her, a young Chinese woman, they assume she might not speak English. It happens even on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she's a 19-year-old sophomore. "I'm treated as an immigrant," she said in an interview. Boccuti, of Lansdale, spent the first 17 months of her life in a Nanchang orphanage before being adopted by a white couple and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs. She is unique. And one among thousands.
September 21, 2010 |
About 10 bullies kicked and punched two Asian-American students in between classes Friday morning at Edward W. Bok Technical High School, authorities said. The attack, which left the immigrant students, ages 14 and 15, with cuts and bruises on their faces, was apparently part of a preplanned freshmen hazing ritual, said Fernando Gallard, spokesman for the school district. But the hallway rumble wasn't written off as a boys-will-be-boys coming of age tale. Philadelphia police charged one of the bullies, 14, with assault and related offenses, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
January 24, 2010 |
Did we really need to rediscover our inner chow mein? I didn't think so. After all, who ever thought we'd see that bland bomb of Americanized-ethnic cooking in a new restaurant - it's so mid-20th century. But just when I thought we'd arrived in a new era of sophistication in our approach to international flavors, embracing authenticity instead of hosing it down, along comes the unfortunately named Chew Man Chu, Marty Grims' campy purple wok-bar in Symphony House. This pan-Asian eatery not only distances itself from the apparently intimidating flavors of nearby Chinatown (" very ethnic . . . hard to understand for part of the Caucasian market," Grims has been told)
June 23, 2005 |
For a culinary memoir to succeed it must awaken the senses as well as the emotions. In other words, it should have you sobbing into your See Yao Gai (soy sauce chicken). Such is the success of Leslie Li, an American-born writer in town last week to read from her third book, Daughter of Heaven (Arcade Publishing), at First Person, the annual 10-day festival focused on the art of memoir. Addressing a full house gathered June 12 for a banquet at Joseph Poon Asian Fusion Restaurant on Arch Street in Chinatown, Li read from her work and enjoyed the five-course meal Poon made with recipes inspired by her book.
August 8, 2003 |
Within the last month, three Chinese Americans have been killed while working in Philadelphia restaurants. One was a young mother who smiled at her neighbors. Another was a husband who dreamed of changing careers and training in herbal medicine. Now Chinese community leaders are demanding that police step up and serve what they say is their neglected community. More than 100 people gathered at Holy Redeemer Church near Chinatown yesterday to ask Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson for help.
November 4, 2001 |
Dozens of non-Asian parents of Chinese American children turned out for the Main Line Chinese Festival at Radnor High School yesterday. Jerry Skillings and his wife, Abby Spector, had come from their Bala Cynwyd home with their daughter, Anna, 4 1/2. The couple, who are both 48, adopted Anna when she was a year old in Jiangxi province. They were at the festival for the same reason that they bring Anna to the high school for regular Saturday classes in her native language and traditions.
April 6, 2001 |
The head of an organization of leading Chinese Americans yesterday asked for calm while officials resolve this week's collision of a Chinese fighter with a U.S. spy plane. "There is no reason why we should not let level heads prevail. . . . We should just be patient," said Henry S. Tang, chairman of the Committee of 100, a New York-based group of U.S. citizens of Chinese descent that tries to foster better relations between the two countries. Tang said that many in the media and the public were reading too much into Sunday's incident involving the Chinese and a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane.
October 7, 2000 |
For the nightmare to finally end for Liu Wen Cheng and his family took less than a minute. In Room B of Philadelphia Family Court yesterday, a translator delivered the words of Assistant District Attorney Carol Weiner's one-sentence path to freedom: The commonwealth moves to drop all the charges. "We are very excited," Liu said through interpreter KeKe Wang as he left the courtroom. "This is the day we were waiting for. The conclusion was satisfactory. Yes, we are angry, but it is past.
November 3, 1999 |
When Dale Ching first set eyes on this large island in San Francisco Bay, he was 16, he spoke no English, and he had just spent 22 days traveling on a crowded ship from China. He thought he was heading to the place people called Gum San, a "gold mountain" of riches and fortunes to be made. He thought he'd soon see the American-born father he had only glimpsed a few times in his life. Instead, he was locked up. For the next 3 1/2 months, he would live here at the Angel Island Immigration Station, the first stop for nearly every Chinese immigrant entering America from 1910 to 1940.