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NY Times: Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Artist Thwarted by Racial Bias, Dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, Disney Animator Dies at 106 As reported in the New York Times, “When Walt Disney’s “Bambi” opened in 1942, critics praised its spare, haunting visual style, vastly different from anything Disney had done before. “But what they did not know was that the film’s striking appearance had been created by a Chinese immigrant  Read more→

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Immigrants Put Their Mark on the Washington Restaurant Scene

Writing in the Washington Post, Becky Krystal, introduces you to five immigrants whose tasty traditions keep you wanting more. “Their faces may not look familiar, but you know their work.  They represent the heart and soul of the dining boom in Washington — and in restaurants across the country.  “They do the tedious, day-to-day tasks  Read more→

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Dr. Yutaka Yoshida, a U.S. War Hero of Japanese Descent, Dies at 104 – The New York Times

Dr. Yutaka Yoshida, a U.S. War Hero of Japanese Descent, Dies at 104. The New York Times reports, “Dr. Yutaka Yoshida, a native Hawaiian and a son of Japanese immigrants, was working as a police officer in Honolulu when Japan bombed the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, plunging America  Read more→

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Concepcion Picciotto Dies

The New York Times reports that President Obama’s closest neighbor died on Monday, just a few days after vacating the peace vigil encampment behind the White House that she had occupied for more than 30 years in what was considered the longest political protest in American history. The protester, Concepcion Picciotto, died in a Washington  Read more→

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AILA: Total Meltdown in Congress

(Washington, October 8)  The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) posted the following observations regarding todays developments in Congress: First, the House – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropped out of the Speakership race earlier today. In the news conference following his announcement, Representative McCarthy stated that “if we’re going to unite and be strong,  Read more→

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Ben Kuroki Dies at 98; Japanese-American Overcame Bias to Fight for U.S.

The New York Times reports that, “Ben Kuroki, a decorated Japanese-American gunner in the Army Air Forces of World War II, who was hailed on the American homeland at a time when tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans were confined to internment camps as supposed security risks, died on Tuesday in Camarillo, Calif. He was 98.  Read more→

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