Amy Chua, is back with her latest book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America. The book has been criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes, with the The Guardian claiming "The fact that Chua and Rubenfeld belong to two of the eight groups focused on gives them license to make the sort of statements other authors would shy away from”. Chua rightfully has hit back at allegations that her new book is racist, claiming that most critics have not even read the work.
Olympian Julie Chu's family understands precisely what is at stake in TODAY's gold-medal game between the United States and Canada.
Today is an opportunity for Chu to be remembered as more of a legend than she has already become. Throughout these Sochi Games, we've heard the stories of Erin Hamlin (luge),Noelle Pikus-Pace (skeleton) and Bode Miller (alpine skiing). We've seen each of them wave an American flag and lose control of their emotions after winning silver or bronze. There will be no such satisfaction for Chu with a loss to the Canadians.
Team USA's Julie Chu is the first Asian American woman to play for the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team.
Chu has competed and medaled in the past three Olympics. She earned a silver medal in the 2002 Salt Lake Games, a bronze in Torino in 2006 and another silver in the 2010 Vancouver games. Next week, Chu, alongside her talented teammates, Julie will be fighting for gold.
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be held Feb. 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. This marks the first time that the Russian Federation will have hosted the Winter Games – the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. Sochi, the host city, has a population of 400,000 and is located in the third largest region in Russia – Krasnodar.
Team USA athletes will compete in the following sports at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi:
Break back: (verb) 1. In tennis, when a player, having lost a game for which she served, wins the very next game as the receiver of her opponent’s serves. 2. Generally, when a person, following a setback or disappointment, gets back up, tries again, and succeeds: BOUNCE BACK.
If you're a fan of #TEAMUSA Gymnastics, then you have no doubt caught a glimpse of #TEAMUSA Gymnastic Coach Jenny Zhang-Liang. Jenny and her husband, Howie Liang, own Gym-Max Academy of Gymnastics in Costa Mesa, CA, where Olympic champions Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney train. Jenny was the Assistant Head Coach on the 2012 Women's Olympic team that won gold in London. Jenny made some time to answer some questions for her Asiance fans!!
Olympic Gold Medalist Kyla Ross was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jason and Kiana Ross. Her father is black and Japanese and her mother is Filipino and Puerto Rican. She has two younger siblings and attends Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California.
The threat of Typhoon Nari didn't deter Filipinos from giving newly-crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Young a grand homecoming fit for a queen.
On Friday, thousands of Filipino fans braved the rain and lined the streets of the central business district Makati just to get a glimpse of the country's first ever Miss World.
Young's historic win means the Philippines now has won at least one crown each from the world's four largest beauty pageants.
On October 14, 2000, Hawaii-born Filipina, Angela Perez Baraquio, made history as the first Asian-American and teacher ever to be crowned Miss America in the prestigious Scholarship Program’s now 93-year existence. Today, she remains the first Asian and only Filipina woman to hold the title. As Miss America 2001, Angela traveled more than 20,000 miles a month on a national speaking tour promoting “Character in the Classroom: Teaching Values, Valuing Teachers.” Her year of service allowed her to meet with students, teachers, legislators, govern
Weighing in at 165 pounds of 5 foot 9 inch feminine Asian American gusto, Dara Shen is one of the top boxers representing the USA today. She was a bronze medalist at the 2011 National Golden Gloves of America boxing tournament and a silver medalist at the 2013 USA National Championships. Moreover, Shen was an alternate for the 2012 London Olympics and a gold medalist for the 2012 Taiwan Olympic Trials.
We're looking forward to Dara bringing more attention to women and the sport of boxing! Look for her on a medal podium near you!