By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I feel very scared when people who are supposed to protect our community are thinking like — discriminat[ing thoughts],” said Jaime Rivera at a March 21 fire district meeting in Everett. “And all people say political stuff, and nobody says anything about discrimination — discrimination against Mexicans. I […]
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By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 20, community organizations — mostly Vietnamese American — sent out a letter to the City of Seattle requesting “a pause on the location of the new Navigation Center.” The authors of the letters were representatives from Friends of Little Saigon, Helping Link, Summit Sierra Public School, Viet […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly When I’m not mucking about the Northwest Asian Weekly office, I work as a graphic designer. Mostly for fun, I also churn out stock clipart for pennies on the hour. Recently, I made this Lunar New Year-theme illustration in anticipation of my favorite holiday of the year. I’m Vietnamese, […]
A white bus with green decals cut in front of me — it was this pretty big and sleek-looking tour bus that carried Korean-looking people.
As Troy Osaki stepped into the spotlight, a hush fell over the audience. As he started to speak, the tension clenched, started to build. His voice and how he relayed his words, at first moderated and methodic, ramped up in speed, momentum, and emotion, and he said:
By Stacy Nguyen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I’m an Asian American woman in my 30s. True story: I was at a funeral earlier this year and there, I ran into an auntie I hadn’t seen in awhile. After a few minutes of conversation in which she caught me up on her kids and I caught her […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, Nov. 13, President-elect Donald Trump chose Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist. Bannon was previously chief executive officer (instated August 2016) of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Under Bannon’s leadership Brietbart News positioned itself as the “platform for the […]
Last week, the Do family was driving around Seattle with Randy Yamanaka, a man that they have seen sparingly over the years, but one they’ve avidly kept in contact with through letters after their first meeting 15 years ago.