CAUSE encourages leadership among API women, communities

As part of the official Women’s History Month in March, the Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE) hosted Women in Power: Leadership in Law and Justice, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, March 18.

Cooking Hawaiian Style: The art of island cuisine

When it comes to the word “aloha,” most people think of hula skirts, sunshine and tropical breezes, not food. For Lanai Tabura, food is part of the aloha culture and spirit—“serving aloha one plate a time,” he says. “Aloha is the Hawaii way of bringing people together, especially through food. Food is the common denominator.”

Family of mentally disabled Fil-Am killed by Long Beach police files claims (Asian Journal)

Supporters, friends, and immediate family gathered in front of the Long Beach Police Headquarters on Thursday, March 17 for a press conference regarding the death of Mharloun Saycon, a Filipino-American who was shot by Long Beach police last December inside Looff’s Lite-A-Line Casino Game of Skill.

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture celebrates 24th year

Saturday, November 7 marked the 24th year of the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, known as FPAC. The annual event is the longest-running Filipino cultural celebration in Southern California, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture (FilAm ARTS), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and cultural heritage of Filipinos through arts services and education.

Fil-Am WWI veterans march for recognition (Asian Journal) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11 marked the United States’ official day to honor its war veterans, alive and deceased, for their faithful service to country. But on Hollywood Boulevard, one of the busiest streets in Los Angeles, it was a different story. Hundreds of protestors, mainly university students from all over the Southern California region, joined with aging Filipino veterans for a yearly march and rally, organized by Justice for Filipino-American …

FASO Goes Pops! A night of musical talent and nostalgia

The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), founded in 2008 as the first Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, has done it again with a concert held last Saturday, Nov. 14 at the world-class Alex Theater in Glendale, Calif. Billed “FASO Goes Pops!,” the glamorous evening celebrated generations of pop music, from popular songs in films to contemporary compositions, with special moving tributes to Original Pilipino Music (OPM).