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Political Reality of Being a Minority in America

By Larry Ho, co-founder of 80-20 Political Action Committee

Having lived in the US for over 68 years since 1950, being a co-founder of 80-20 (the Asian American Political Action Organization), and participated in various past federal, state and local election campaigns, I am now at a point in life that I am retired from my job, from active civic and political activities, and professional involvement in various academic and non-profit ventures except my passion to serve in voluntary and supporting role for the good of the community and country I love and to which I am grateful. I am not and have no intention to be a threat to anybody or any organization. There are no hidden agendas in my writing this article below.

Prof. Ho (first from left) at a book release party in Lexington, Mass.
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City Council President Wu Authors Resolution in Support of Chinese American WWII Veterans

BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2017, – This week the Boston City Council adopted a resolution authored by President Michelle Wu which calls on the U.S. Congress to pass H.R. 2358 / S.1050 The Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. At a time when the total Chinese American population in the U.S. and Hawaii was approximately 120,000 people, 20,000 Chinese Americans enlisted in the armed services. Almost half of those who served were not American citizens due to the limitations of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

President Wu thanks volunteers of her reelection campaign.
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Wow! Pictures from 7th Asian American Day in Boston Common

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Sept. 9, 2017, — The 7th Asian American Day celebrations were held successfully in Boston Common today from 10 AM to 4 PM. Over 30,000 people showed up for this day-long celebration of devise Asian cultures and enjoyed a beautiful day by watching performances and even a parade of over 20 cultural organizations in the common, led by Chinese Young Professionals Networking(CYPN).

(L to R)Joe Li, Michelle Wu, Pingping, Ye Huang, President of Board AAAB, and Lucy Liu pose for a picture (provided by Joe Li).
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MA AG Healey Launches Investigation into Equifax Data Breach

Boston, Sept. 8, 2017, — Following reports of a major data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. compromising the personal information of hundreds of millions of consumers nationwide and nearly three million in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey today launched an investigation into the breach and urged consumers to take immediate steps to protect their information against identity theft.

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Dowling Insurance Job Opening / 麻州保险公司招聘

Job Classification: Insurance Sales / 职位:销售保险
Salary Range: $42,500-$50,000 / 薪酬:年薪 $42,500 – $50,000
Commissions: New & Renewal Clients / 佣金:新旧客户
Benefits: Health Insurance/401k/Disability / 福利:健康保险/401K 退休计划/伤残保险
Language: Speak fluently both English & Mandarin / 语言表达能力: 要求讲流利的英语和普通话
Education: Minimum 2 year Associates Degree / 学历:最少两年大学专科以上学历

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Council President Wu on Planned Boston Common Rally on 8/19

Boston, August 16, 2017, — The organizers of the Free Speech Rally in Boston Common said earlier today they have received a permit for holding the rally in Boston Common on August 19.

Multiple media outlets have confirmed that the permit is for 12 PM to 2 PM for the Free Speech Rally, which features some speakers from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last week.

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Petition to Stop MA House Bill H3361 Gained over 1,000 Supporters

Boston, August 12, 2017, — A petition titled “Stop Bill H3361. Stop Identity Profiling” was started on change.org recently. Over 1,000 supporters have signed this petition against MA House Bill H3361, which would dis-aggregate the Asian American population by requiring identifications of five top Asian ethnic groups in government surveys and data collection.

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波士顿国际机器人夏令营纽约之旅

【波士顿双语网】在深圳全童科教带队老师何红玉、俞瑞芳,导游兼助教全恒毅的带领下,波士顿国际机器人夏令营的团员们8月6日游览了纽约市的著名景点:自由女神像、世贸中心、9-11纪念碑、华尔街、联合国总部、洛克菲勒中心、时代广场。

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Mass Pike Tenants Seek Resident and Community Control

Boston, July 14, 2017, — Tenants from Mass Pike Towers, a 200-unit low-income housing development in Boston Chinatown, staged a protest today with supporters to highlight an ongoing dispute over the tenant association’s right to purchase the tenants’ homes according to a 2000 agreement between Trinity Financial and the Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association.

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Pianist George Li Awarded 2017 Arthur Waser Prize

Lucerne, Switzerland, July 13, 2017, — The Arthur Waser Foundation and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra have awarded the American pianist George Li the Arthur Waser Prize. In addition to a prize money of 25,000 francs, this also includes a debut at KKL Luzern with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

George Li will performance on May 2, 2018 with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra(Photo Credit: KKL Luzern).
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ACDC Unveils Community Mural Project Led by Residents and Youth

Boston, July 7, 2017, — Chinatowns across the country face the threat of gentrification despite their historical and current importance as cultural and political sanctuaries for the Asian American community. Boston’s Chinatown is no exception, with its borders seeing rapid erosion in recent years. In its 30 years of community building, the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been integral to the movement of preserving Boston’s Chinatown, with creative placemaking as part of its core mission since 2013.

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