Bruce Lee was much more than his movie star persona. He was a philosopher, artist, husband, father, and icon. His words were both creative and influential. And during his life he fought many stereotypes of Asian American men, showing strength and intensity but also intelligence and heart. He is an international icon whose image lives on and his words have just touched the surface of possibilities in today's world toward a more collective tomorrow.
Last night, Hawaii not only elected Japan-born Mazie Hirono to be the first ever Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, they also elected Democrat Tulsi Gabbard as the first ever practicing Hindu to the US House of Representatives.
Susan Anh Cuddy was born in Los Angeles in 1915 to Dosan Chang Ho and Helen Anh, who were possibly the first Korean married couple to immigrate to the U.S. Susan graduated from San Diego State in 1940. Two years later, she was the first Asian American woman to join the U.S. Navy where she achieved the rank of lieutenant. Susan was the first female gunnery officer in the U.S. military and later she served with the National Security Agency as a code breaker with top secret Pentagon clearance ~