Thursday, June 22, 2006

John D. Chang Foundation Awards $5,500 to Florida Students

MIAMI – June 1, 2006 -- The John D. Chang Foundation is helping six Florida high-school and college students realize their dreams by awarding each a scholarship.

The Foundation, established in memory of John Chang, a graduate of North Miami Senior High and Florida State University, has awarded $3,000 in scholarships to the following Miami-Dade County high school students: • $1,000 – Kemy Joseph • $ 500 – Jennifer Espinet • $ 500 – Raquel Guerin • $ 500 – Christopher Ramos • $ 500 – Leanne Penna is the winner of the Florida Phi Delta Theta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at University of Miami Scholarship In addition, the Foundation has awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Julia McManus, a media production major at Florida State University.

The Foundation will award two $1,500 scholarships to Dallas students this August. Chang was the director of broadcasting for the Dallas Cowboys when he died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 2002 at the age of 38. During his prestigious career in broadcast journalism as a videographer, editor, director, and manager, John covered the space shuttle Discovery launch, produced three Cowboys Super Bowl specials and developed the “Making of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Calendar” program, which airs annually on ESPN. “John believed if you could dream it, it was possible,” said Judy Lai, John’s mother and the president of the John D. Chang Foundation. “He was always eager to help people in pursuit of their dreams, and that’s what the John D. Chang Foundation is all about.”
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

28 APA organizations support for affirmative action

28 Asian Pacific American organizations file support for affirmative action at the U. S. Supreme Court
In Motion Magazine April 1, 2003

Full list of organizations filing the amicus brief with the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium:
Asian Law Caucus
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Asian American Business Roundtable
Asian American Legal Center Inc.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO................ (More)

Asian American Political Clout Increases

Asian American Political Clout Increases
New America Media, News Report, Donal Brown, Jun 06, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans constitute a rising political force in U.S. politics, according to a Democratic political action committee.A report released May 31 by the PAC, the Asian American Action Fund, said there has been an increase in the number of Asian American voters, candidates and officeholders over the past decade. In 1996, there were about 300 Asian American .......... (More)