Hansi Lo Wang appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
As Hollywood and China grow closer, more roles are opening up for Asian-American actors to play Chinese-speaking characters. But before they can sound fluent on screen, some turn to dialect coaches.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Congressional Gold Medal was presented in 2011 to Japanese-American war veterans. After a round of museum visits across the country, it's back in Washington, in a new display at the Smithsonian.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Organizers of the National Puerto Rican Day parade have announced new leadership for one of the country's largest ethnic celebrations. An investigation by the New York state attorney general's office finds that the event's longtime fundraiser misappropriated almost $1 million.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is one of the first five groups to benefit from a new federal anti-poverty program called "Promise Zones," which also include communities in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Antonio and southeastern Kentucky. Tribal leaders hope the initiative will bring more opportunities to their impoverished rural community.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Unlike defendants in criminal trials, defendants in U.S. immigration courts aren't constitutionally entitled to an attorney. But New York City is piloting the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Howard University has seen its share of troubles lately. Faculty recently expressed their frustration with the school's Board of Trustees with a "no-confidence" vote, weeks after the university's president announced a surprise early retirement and Moody's downgraded the school's credit rating. But school administrators remain confident in the school's future.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
The legal battle over the New York City Police Department's controversial policy took a dramatic turn last week. A federal judge had ruled the practice unconstitutional, but an appeals court put that order on hold. What will happen next will partly depend on who New York's next mayor is.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The New York state attorney general's office has opened an investigation on department stores Barneys. The retailers are in hot water after recent claims of racial profiling of African-American shoppers.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Lee family, long-known for selling insurance in New York's Chinatown, once helped produce, distribute and screen Chinese-language films — business ventures that descendants only recently discovered when putting together a new exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Solomon Northup, an African-American musician from New York, was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He was eventually freed and wrote about his experience in Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir that has inspired a new film adaptation. But by the end of the Civil War, he dropped off the public record.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Although the Supreme Court ruled on her case in June, the question of who gets custody over the young girl — her biological father or the couple who adopted her — remains unsettled.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
This Labor Day weekend, more than 1,000 athletes have gathered in Washington, D.C., to play a street version of volleyball known as "9-man." The game became popular generations ago in Chinatowns across the U.S. and Canada. Only players of Asian descent are allowed to compete in the national tournament.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
President Obama's speech capped a day of festivities in Washington, D.C. that began with a march across the National Mall. That's where thousands gathered against a backdrop of tight security and rainy weather. On the white marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial, national leaders took turns addressing the crowd.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Thousands descended on the National Mall on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. President Obama will be among the speakers.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Grandparents with grandchildren were among the tens of thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement's March on Washington. The rally is among many events around the nation's capital over several days marking the historic march.
Friday, August 23, 2013
The life story of Ip Man, Bruce Lee's late martial arts teacher, has been a popular subject in Chinese-language films and television. The kung fu master has been the focus of five films in the past five years, including The Grandmaster, which opens in select U.S. theaters on Friday.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Yuri Kochiyama's family was part of a generation that was rounded up by the American government and forced to live behind barbed wire during World War II. Her later chance encounter with Malcolm X in 1963 sparked a friendship that helped inspire a lifelong commitment to activism.
Friday, August 16, 2013
In Massachusetts Thursday, John Willis was sentenced in federal court to 20 years in prison for money laundering and drug charges. Willis formed unlikely ties with one of Boston's Asian gangs after joining a Chinese family and learning to speak Cantonese as a teenager.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
There's been a lot of talk about immigration reform on Capitol Hill this summer. But scam artists are not waiting for a new law to pass before luring unsuspecting immigrants with the possibility of gaining legal status. Local consumer protection agencies are trying to prevent immigrants from becoming fraud victims.