Review: American Son: A Novel

American Son: A Novel is a story about a lot of things: growing up in an “inner city”, establishing an identity, and masculinity. It confronts the issue of a Filipino family whose members are trying to create their own path toward an American dream. For some that means bull dogs and gangsters (the older brother), for others that means hard work (the mother).

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July Flashback: Roshon Fegan (Filipino/African American) [American]

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Known as: Actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, producer

TV: “Shake It Up”, “Dancing With The Stars”, “Disney 365″, “Camp Rock”

Movies: “Baby”, “Drillbit Taylor”, “Spider-Man 2″

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July Flashback: Mark Dacasco (Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish, Japanese) [American]

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Known as: Actor and Champion Martial Artist

TV: The Chairman on “Iron Chef America”, Wo Fat on “Hawaii Five-0″, “Kamen Rider”, “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”

Movies: “Crying Freeman”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Drive”, “Cradle 2 the Grave”

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July Flashback: Toro Y Moi (aka Chazwick Bundick) (Filipino/African-American) [American]

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Known as: Recording artist and producer

Music Videos: Talamak, Still Sound, New Beat, Low Shoulder,
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July Flashback: Leah Dizon (French/Filipino-Chinese) [American]

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Known as: Model, Japanese Pop singer & Actress

Music Videos: Koi Shiyou, Vanilla, Love Paradox

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July Flashback: Michael Copon (Filipino/German) [American]

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Known as: Actor, model, producer, singer

TV: “One Tree Hill”, “Power Rangers Time Force”, “Beyond The Break”, “Greek”, “That’s So Raven”

Movies: “Music High, “247°F”, “BoyBand”

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Mixed People Monday – Shannyn Sossamon

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The actress, who has appeared in A Knight’s Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights,  Road to Nowhere and had a starring role on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight, is very mixed. She is French, Hawaiian, D…

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Dominic Sandoval (aka D-trix) (Filipino, German, Irish, Indonesian, Spanish, Chinese, Native American, Portuguese) [American]

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Known as: Professional Dancer & TV/Internet Personality (Judge and previous winner (with the Quest Crew) on “America’s Best Dance Crew”; Host of “Dance Showdown”; Guest judge on “Internet Icon”; Former contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance”)
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Erik Spoelstra (Dutch-Irish/Filipino) [American]

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Known as: Professional Basketball Coach (Head Coach of the NBA’s Miami Heat; First head coach of Asian descent in the four major North American sports leagues)

Awards/Accolades: 2012 NBA Championship; 2011 & 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Championship

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Neal McCoy (Filipino/Irish) [American]

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Known as: Country Music Singer

Music Videos/Live Performances: Wink, The Shake, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, You Gotta Love That

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