AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker under fire for saying that Asian American voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans” has apologized for her remarks. State Rep. Betty Brown, a Republican, issued an apology on April 9 for the comments made during a House Elections Committee hearing on April 7.
By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Thomas Stone and his wife rebuilt their home after it was flooded by six feet of water during Hurricane Katrina and never dreamed they would face the agony of tearing it apart. They tapped into Lauren Stone’s 401(k) retirement savings and saved $1,000 by installing […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, Mar. 27, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation presented several scholarship awards to deserving high school students in Washington. The diversity banquet dinner was held at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant in the Columbia City neighborhood, and more than 200 people attended the event. There was a lot of young […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Lucita Principe knows how lucky she is to have a job these days. She spent most of last year unemployed after two local restaurant chains laid her off. “I was so sad because on Valentine’s Day, I didn’t even have a card for my husband,” said Principe.
By Monica Rhor The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Like dozens of other workers from Vietnam and China, Tiep Ngo had been lured to the Daewoosa clothing factory in American Samoa by promises of good pay. She left behind her child, her husband and her parents and paid $5,000 for her job contract only to […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Community. This is the theme Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) supporters envision in renovating the University of Washington building which serves as a sanctuary for student groups of color. In May, the UW Services and Activities Fee Committee, a student governing body, will decide if they should make a recommendation […]
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly This week, I talked with Chinese-born American actress Bai Ling over the phone. We discussed her new movie, being an Asian actress in Hollywood, China, and — of course — the controversial Playboy photo shoot. Hello, Bai Ling. How are you doing? Good. I am in beautiful San Francisco.
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Fashion designer Malia Peoples models her own Japanese-inspired design, a fuzzy cat-ears hat. Peoples admits that Japanese fashion can oftentimes be quirky. Photo provided by Malia Peoples Co-owner Jay Doughten stands in his boutique, Atsui Tokyo, a clothing store on Madison Street that specializes in bring high quality Japanese fashion to Seattle. Atsui Tokyo photos […]
Model photo: Alfred Lape wears his own designs. (Photos provided by Alfred Lape and lavshlv.com) By Jacklyn Tran NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As Alfred Lape strolled the walkways of UW as a student, it wasn’t the department he was headed toward that indicated his passion in life. It was what he did while walking between classes […]