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President’s Note - June 2009

Hello AAm Readers,
Welcome to Asian Avenue magazine’s Special Edition with the 2009 Miss Asian American Colorado Program Book inside. This year marks the second year of our leadership program for young Asian American women to build their confidence and establish a support system with other women across Colorado. As an Asian American woman myself, I [...]

President’s Note - May 2009

AAm Readers,
Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! In celebration, we have recognized five outstanding individuals as our 2009 Asian American Heroes of Colorado. In collaboration with OCA Colorado and the Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network, we narrowed down the nominations from a pool of accomplished local AAPIs to honor Kerry Hada, Jim Hada, Daniel [...]

President’s note - April 2009

Dearest Readers,
Welcome to the month of April, when the warm weather and additional sunlight gets us energized to do more. At least I hope so! Lets do more for our friends and family and more for our communities. If you have any great stories you’d like to share with us this month, e-mail me at [...]

President’s Note - March 2009

To this month’s first timers and to our loyal readers,
Welcome to spring! Asian Avenue magazine is planning more events than ever before and hope to see you in the near future. We are currently looking for Asian American Hero nominations to recognize deserving members in Colorado.
In May, Asian Heritage Month, we will award the 2009 [...]

President’s Note - February 2009

Dear Readers,
What an exciting presidential inauguration last month! We welcome President Obama and congratulate the Asian American Pacific Islander individuals who have been appointed into leading roles in his Cabinet.
We look optimistically forward to the exciting changes and developments for our nation and our local communities. You’re in for a special treat this month with [...]

President’s Note: January 2009

Happy New Year!
As we write the 2009 resolutions for Asian Avenue magazine, our #1 goal is to continue to provide up-to-date news and cultural insights for metro Denver and beyond. We are working to advance our means of communication with you via our monthly e-newsletter, facebook group, and Joy of Living Club. We welcome you [...]

Editor’s Note - December 2008

Happy Holidays!
Growing up in Colorado, I was often asked “Do you celebrate Christmas?” by teachers and classmates. In part, because I was one of three AAPIs in the school and somewhat of a mystery, and partly because I was Buddhist. My response was often met with surprise and confusion. Most Japanese Americans, Buddhist or otherwise, [...]

Editor’s Note - November 2008

Greetings AAm readers! With the roller-coaster economic crisis, these are scary times for us all. We hope this month’s issue will give you something more enjoyable to focus on while providing insights into the Asian American culture.
To many peoples’ surprise and delight, the first winner of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” was JabbawockeeZ, a crew [...]

Editor’s Note - October 2008

Dear Readers,
With the upcoming presidential election, Senator Barack Obama’s multiracial ethnicity is getting a lot of attention. New U.S. census data shows that people of color will be the majority by 2042, eight years earlier than originally expected. The increase in ethnic populations is partly due to the increase of people born of mixed race.
The [...]

Editor’s Note - Sept 2008

Dear Readers-
As the days start cooling off a bit (thank goodness!) and school is back in session, it’s the season for change and renewal. We at Asian Avenue magazine (AAm) decided to change things up a bit by adding Nat’l Newsbytes – news across the nation that impacts the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
As the [...]