Top 10 Moments of 2012

For this blog’s 100th post, I will be counting down the top 10 moments of 2012 for Asian Americans

10. US Olympic Swimmer Nathan Adrian wins Gold for his 100 m swim at London 2012 which he also won the Golden Goggles

 9. Paul Qui becomes the second Asian American to win Top Chef and wins the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest

8. Susan Choi is given the James Beard Journalism Profile Award for her article “The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz” published in Food and Wine Magazine 

7. Kyla Ross along with her fellow US gymnasts of the Fierce Five wins gold medal in Team Performance

6. The Mindy Project makes its debut!

5. President Obama nominates first Asian American Lesbian Federal Judge

Senate panel advances  first lesbian Asian American judge

4.  Kal Penn, co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign,  delivered a fired up speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

3. November 2012 election reigns in historic majority house representations of women and minorities for the Democratic party including 7 Asian Americans


2. Also, the 2012 election mobilized a higher voter turnout of Asian Americans than in 2008 with 73 percent of their votes to re-elect President Obama, the highest percentage ever of Asian American vote for any single candidate 

1. Hawaii elects the first Asian American woman, Mazie Hirono to the U.S Senate

Kyla Ross Update!

US Gymnast Olympic Champion Kyla Ross and her fellow teammates got the opportunity met with President Obama last month

Also, Kyla and her teammate, McKayla Maroney today served as the 2012 Sports Grand Marshall for Laguna Nigel’s annual Holiday Parade

Congratulations Nathan Adrian for receiving the 2012 Golden Goggles!

Congratulations Nathan Adrian for receiving the Golden Goggles!

For winning Male Race of the Year – 100 Free Style at the London Olympics


Photo of the Day

Kyla Ross was recently honored at a Lakers game along with other olympians 🙂

What’s Going On?

Laura Ling does a special E! News documentary on bullying

Natalie Coughlin (who is a quarter filipino) talks about life outside the pool such as cooking lumpia

Asian American organizations are divided over Supreme Court case regarding whether universities should be allowed to consider race in admissions decisions

Minnesotan Ed Bok Lee wins American Book Award for his collection, “Whorled”

What’s Going On?

Suzy Khimm writes about how Romney’s VP Paul Ryan wants to give a bigger tax cut to the wealthy than Romney does interviews rap artist Rocky Rivera

Olympic swimmer Lia Neal comes home to Brooklyn with a Bronze Medal

Rehan Reza, founder of the Kansas Asian American Democratic Caucus, wants to give Asian Americans a voice

What’s Going On?

He trained Shawn Johnson and Gabby Douglas to Gold Medal Champions…get the full background on Liang Chow

White House First Female Executive Chef, Cristeta Comerford is recognized as one of ‘100 Most Influential Fil-Am Women’ in US

Suzy Khimm writes about How lobbyists became Congress’s leading policy wonks

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) announced that it will be providing free legal assistance to undocumented youth (DREAMers) who seek to apply for deferred action status, which is a temporary form of relief from deportation and work authorization

An Indian American has won the “best story” award for the movie ” Khushiyaanat the  Punjabi International Film Academy Award ( PIFAA) held in Toronto.

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