Trailblazing Korean American Honored

Trailblazing Korean American Honored | January 25, 2013

Fifty years to the month when the first Asian American was sworn into the California State Assembly, the late Alfred Hoyun Song received another distinction: the renaming of the Wilshire/Western metro station in his honor. The motion to rename the station, located in the heart of Koreatown, was sponsored by Metro Board Director and Los … Read more

Meet The Honorees : Korean American Day 2013

Meet The Honorees : Korean American Day 2013 | January 22, 2013

On January 11, 2013, the Korea Economic Institute of America recently led Washington DC’s celebration of Korean American Day by hosting a luncheon event to honor two Korean Americans for their work in giving back to local, regional, and international communities.

Korean-American leaders gather for Obama’s inauguration | January 21, 2013

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) — Dozens of Korean-American leaders from across the U.S. held an event Saturday to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama for a second term. Obama will take the oath of office at the White House on Sunday, followed by a public swearing-in ceremony at the west steps … Read more

Drew Lee, left, and his younger brother Joseph, during a scrimmage in Des Plaines, Illinois, on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune / March 4, 2012)

Trice: Before ‘Linsanity,’ 2 Asian-American brothers were a fixture on the court | March 6, 2012

When Drew Lee and his younger brother Joe were in elementary school in the mid-1990s, they would sneak to the park during the summer to spend long hours playing basketball.

‘Ocean’ in Korean Calligraphy

‘Ocean’ in Korean Calligraphy | February 24, 2012

“The ocean is essential to all,” reads a sign written in Korean by calligrapher Myoung-Won Kwon, a resident of Maryland. The artist showcased his craft for visitors at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History during a May 2011 event in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Kwon works on scales small and large; one of his brushes is some four feet tall and he’s created one piece that’s 150 feet long. He says he draws some inspiration from nature, but more often philosophy and books.