SEATTLE (AP) — Don Wakamatsu is proud to be the first Asian American manager in Major League Baseball history. He’s also keenly aware of what his grandparents endured generations before he took over the Seattle Mariners.
Archives for November 2008
‘Tis the season to binge on poultry and decorate a tree. ‘Tis also the season to take time to thank those who have been influential and inspirational.Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring top contributors to the Asian community on Dec. 5.
Seattle’s Filipino community held its annual Veterans Day dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8, to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
BEIJING (AP) — As a dangerous confrontation flared between China and Taiwan in 1996, Bill Clinton deployed the Seventh Fleet to deter the two rivals from going to war. Five years later, when a U.S. spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter, George W. Bush faced a prolonged international crisis. Meanwhile, human rights and democracy in China were a perennial hot-button issue.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced two Puget Sound area nonprofits, five community leaders and five local high school students as recipients of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Neighborhood Builder award. The winners were given their awards Oct. 30 at a ceremony at McCaw Hall for their ongoing efforts in bettering the Puget Sound community.
Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”
With more than 2 billion people watching his performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, pianist Lang Lang became a star. He drew attention at Sherman Clay Pianos in Seattle on Oct. 15. He signed eight pianos as part of a fundraiser for Chinese earthquake victims.
If Gloria Ysmael-Adams could be anywhere in the world, it would probably be inside a classroom.
She is among the friendliest of young Asian American community leaders. She is a college graduate, the beneficiary of a close mentorship and a Korean American woman dedicated to public service.
Volunteering is a way to help a cause by identifying a need and satisfying it, but to Aaliyah Gupta it means so much more than assisting on a mere task. It means living out a dream, uniting the community and serving the greater good. This notion is clearly expressed when one speaks with her about her community contributions.