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Emil Amok is Emil Guillermo: Here’s more on the U.S. soldier David Fagen, the African American who became a Filipino Freedom Fighter. A true “Insurrecto,” Fagen knew what it meant when his U.S. commanders called Filipinos the “N-word.” They were fighting words. So, of course, he switched sides.

My Emil Amok’s Takeout talks to Professor Daniel Phil Gonzales about David Fagen, the African American Buffalo Solider who deserted during the U.S.-Philippine War to become a Filipino “insurrecto.”

See more of my columns on the AALDEF site.

Emil Amok: Listen to my podcast farewell to Corky Lee, Asian America’s “photographer laureate.” Plus my 2017 APA Heritage Month conversation with Corky.

I say goodbye to Corky here as I read the piece from the AALDEF blog.
Then, listen to the 2017 conversation where Corky talks about his life and why the Transcontinental Railroad picture meant so much to him.
At the end, he gets emotional about his friend, historian Philip Choy who taught Chinese American history at San Francisco State University.
It’s a revealing moment in a conversation that shows Corky, the person, the man behind the lens, who at times was invisible to us all as he stalked the best shot at Asian American events.
It’s one of the few times we took the time to really talk to each other.

It’s my “all-in-one” podcast tribute to Corky.

See more of my columns here.

Emil Amok: In time for Christmas a new “Takeout,” and a new vlog post in one, on Christmas miracles, the FANHS museum, vaccines and more.

Another episode of Emil Guillermo’s FANHS museum popups. Catch it here.

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Thanks for checking in. Mahalz. Salamatz. Merry Pasko to you!

Emil Amok! More on Pearl Harbor fallout, Filipino American reaction, and Biden wins again.

Joe Biden won the electoral college vote. It was certified on Monday. Will those in the Trump bubble believe it?
That’s the question. Now that Putin is hacking U.S. government agencies and congratulating Biden, perhaps Trump loyalists should move on.
But as I suggest in my column at aaldef.org/blog, Trump is the guy who takes it beyond the limit. He won’t stop here if there’s a Jan showdown left
in Congress. Who will continue to play dumb for Trump? AG Barr won’t. But who wants a pardon?
That’s why it doesn’t feel as good as it could right now. Biden won again. He has a sympathetic cough. He calls for unity.
But Trump still has 30 days or more left. He still has the keys. An intervention from his pals? Michael Flynn is out there whipping up the
Proud Boy frenzy. We still have some ugliness to endure.

That’s why we still need a Pro-Democracy movement in America.

I’ll be posting another Emil Amok popup today or tomorrow.
In the meantime, take a gander at this museum popup on Filipino American history.

Read Emil’s columns here.