MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist who devoted her life to finding a cheaper AIDS drug were among the 2009 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.
Jason Lee, 24, will openly tell you that he’s gay. You may have met him while he was tanning at Madison Beach. He’s not afraid to tell you that his boyfriend’s name is Adyceum Carri and that he loves going to Neighbours, a gay club on Capitol Hill.
It was a warm evening on Saturday, July 18. Outside the Seattle Buddhist Church on South Main Street, a large circle of diverse people, many wearing colorful summer kimonos, were dancing to Japanese folk music and the beating of a big drum. Others looked on, snapping pictures while enjoying Japanese-style shaved ice.
NEW YORK (AP) — As editor in chief of Us Weekly magazine for 6 years, Janice Min often found herself zealously watching young women in airport lounges.
Jacqueline Saarenas, 20, from the Filipino Community of Seattle was crowned as the 60th Miss Seafair on Saturday, July 25 by former Miss Seafair Kristen Tateishi.
Miss Seafair 2009–2010 was selected based on her academic achievement, community involvement, public speaking, and creative expression.
On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.
Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and pending confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Hispanic population. By anyone’s measure, Sotomayor has lived an incredibly compelling life, from being born to Puerto Rican immigrants and growing up in the South Bronx public housing projects to graduating from Princeton University at the top of her class and presiding as a highly respected federal judge.
Taky Kimura was taken to a Japanese internment camp the day before his high school graduation 67 years ago.
During the Association of Washington Cities’ annual conference, Cindy Ryu was re-elected to the Western At-Large position one.
Nearly 200 people attended the Executive Development Institute’s benefit dinner and auction at SoDo Park in Seattle. Profits will fund culture-tailored leadership camps. The dinner comprised of Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Filipino foods.