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華生被罵「中國佬」!立志投入亞裔研究
記者黃惠玲/芝加哥報導
Dec 29, 2016

推出美籍亞裔研究( The Asian American Studies Program) 課程將屆滿20年的香檳伊利諾大學(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),日前終於誕生有史以來,第一位主修美籍亞裔研究的大學畢業生王斌(Bing Wang),計畫繼續攻讀族裔研究所的王斌說,他從小到大,經歷過多次被惡意攻擊族裔背景,被同學恥笑「中國佬」的難堪情形,「只有了解歷史,才能停止族 裔歧視」。

The Pulitzer, Comics, and Essays: Asian-American Literary Achievements to Read from 2016
by FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG 
Dec 28, 2016

During this time of year, as people visit family, travel, or have a little time off work, many look forward to finally picking up that book they have been meaning to read. Take a look back at some of the Asian-American books and writers NBC Asian America covered in 2016 for some great ideas. There is sure to be something for everyone.

Sinovision on WE empowering Women
Man Demands $3,000 From Bank Teller in Chinatown: NYPD
by Cameron Luttrell (Patch Staff) 
Dec 29, 2016

CHINATOWN, NY - Police are trying to identify a man who they believe robbed a Chase Bank in Chinatown on Dec. 28.  At about 12:46 a.m., the man (pictured above) entered the Chase Bank at 180 Canal St. and passed a note to the teller demanding cash, police said. The man took $3,000 and fled the bank, police told Patch.

Job Op - Full Time/Part Time Airline Check-In Agents, Mandarin Speaking Preferred 
 

Sinovision Coverage of Our WE NYC Workshop on Dec 28

Announcement: OCA launches new hate incident reporting website for AAPIs
THE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER
Dec 23, 2016

On Tuesday, December 20, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates launched its new hate incident reporting website on Tuesday. 
 
Education Alliance seeks Social Work Supervisor-Bilingual Cantonese/English
Nov 15, 2016

Educational Alliance, a 127 year old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.
 
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No Garbage, Organics, Recycling Collection, nor Street Cleaning in Observance of New Year's Day Holiday, Monday, January 2

BUT...
 
· Residents who normally receive Monday garbage and organics collection should place their materials at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 2 for pickup.
AND...

· Residents who normally receive Monday recycling collection should place their recycling materials out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 2 for pickup. The Department usually collects recyclables the week following the holiday, and this is a departure from our normal holiday service. This special service was added as there are back-to-back Monday holidays this year.

Additionally, all Sanitation administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, in observance of the holiday.
Chefs Explain Why Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas
By Alex Swerdloff
Dec 24, 2016

This time of year, let's be honest: The most Jewish-American tradition isn't even celebrating those eight crazy candle-and latke-filled nights. It's hitting the local Chinese restaurant on Christmas, of course. 
 
A Chinatown Church Marks 80 Years in a Place Where 'No Decent Person Walked'
 By Jiayun Feng
Dec 26, 2016

On May 29, 1949, a group of people marched
 through Chinatown to celebrate the construction of a brand new building at 195 Worth Street, just a short walk from City Hall. A scout band played at the head of the procession and the men and women who followed carried banners that proclaimed, "We are marching to Chinatown's True Light Lutheran Church." It was the third US location of the first Lutheran mission, established to bring the Word of God to people of Chinese origin.
 
The Chinese Exclusion Act Ended Seventy-One Years Ago, Today

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882-- the first time the U.S. ever restricted immigration based on race and class--was repealed with the signing of the Magnuson Act on this day, Dec. 17, in 1943. 
 
西餐面臨挑戰?「精緻中餐」有前途
記者董宇/芝加哥報導 
Dec 24, 2014

特級川菜大師胡曉軍日前提出,「西餐面臨很大挑戰」,中餐精做符合未來發展的前景,為此,他邀請到多名特級川菜大師,用三個月時間潛心研發「精緻中餐」,讓華洋食客大開眼界。

胡 曉軍表示,93年初到芝加哥時還沒有正宗川菜,「雜碎」的美式中餐盛行,當時中國提倡與西方接軌,但是他確認為「美式中餐應與中國接軌」,為了推廣中國傳 統菜係,他不僅為洋人們聞所未聞的牛內臟、百葉、腰花等「奇特」材料取了英文名字,更是用「跳躍在舌尖」的麻辣口味征服了他們的味蕾,「老四川」餐廳也開 始向全美各地發展。
 
Data revolution is big chance for NYC's small businesses
By Serge Pustelnik
Dec 23, 2016

In the past, large multi-nationals like Macy's and Starbucks have used big data to make strategic decisions for new stores, but smaller retail companies were typically left out.

Many of these smaller stores in New York City couldn't afford to buy this information, or they didn't have the knowledge of how to use it, putting them at a disadvantage.

But that's about to change for all businesses in New York City.
 
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Tyrus Wong, Pioneer 'Bambi' Artist, Dies at 106

By:  Jacob Bryant, From:  variety.com

Tyrus Wong, whose paintings served as visual inspiration for Disney's animated classic "Bambi," died Friday, Dec. 30. He was 106.

Wong's death was announced on his Facebook page.

"With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Tyrus Wong," the post read. "Tyrus died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving daughters Kim, Kay and Tai-Ling. He was 106 years old."

Wong was born in China before immigrating to the Bay Area at age 9. From there he went to art school on a scholarship followed by accepting a low-level animation job in 1938. After hearing about Walt Disney's "Bambi" project he put together some paintings of deer in a forest, which impressed Disney enough to use them as inspiration for the film. The animated classic isn't all Wong is known for though, he's also worked on film's like "Rebel Without a Cause, "The Green Berets," and "The Wild Bunch." 
 
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