Bad Ass Asians: Yuri Kochiyama

EARLY LIFE Mary Yuriko Nakahara was born in San Pedro, California in 1921. She grew up relatively affluent in a mostly-white neighborhood with her twin brother Peter, and older brother, Art. Yuri’s father was a fishmerchant entrepreneur and her mother a college educated homemaker and piano instructor. Kochiyama attended San Pedro High School where she…

Bad Ass Asians: Wing Luke

Wing Luke was a Chinese immigrant who arrived in Seattle in 1931. His parents saved and opened a humble laundry and grocery store in the University District. In school Luke was frequently teased because of his Chinese heritage. He overcame this racism and eventually became the Roosevelt High student body president. In 1944 his grades…

Portrait of the Artist as a Homeless Young Man

Nineteen was a tumultuous year for me, as it is with a lot of young people. I was going to school, but felt kind of aimless. My attentions were not all there, and I was getting depressed. With my ancient wisdom, I can look back and understand why – my system of denial was unraveling…

The Backpack Initiative

So when I was with PopCap, I was part of a team called PopSquad, and we’d occasionally do some community service – stuffing bags of clothes, or rehabbing animals, or peeling potatoes – that sort of thing. I liked it, but since I don’t work there anymore, I made my own group called Project Bruhnicorn,…

Secret Identities – Talisman

History: Talisman debuted in 1983 on Alpha Flight Vol. 1, #5. The daughter of Michael Twoyoungmen (aka Shaman), Elizabeth was estranged from her father who rejected his mystical abilities in favor of his skills as a physician; she blamed her father’s refusal to use his latent mystic abilities for her mother succumbing to cancer. Elizabeth…

Secret Identities – Ms. Marvel

The latest superhero to adopt the name Ms. Marvel is a Muslim American Teenager who appeared in Captain Marvel #14 (Aug 2013). (Art by Risa: http://vylla-art.tumblr.com/) History: Kamala Khan gained her powers after the Inhuman’s Terrigen Mists were released into the world. Her “Inhuman genes” were activated and her powers developed.Khan adopted the name Ms. Marvel…

By George

                               This is what wealth looks like. Yup, that’s right: land. So today on Facebook I proposed that I had a two pronged solution in order to build wealth. I know, who am I to dispense such advice when I’m just…