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 […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “In terms of having had cancer, that really — it gives you a sense of, ‘Look, I fought cancer before I was even a 1-year-old, as a newborn, and [I fought it] again later as a kid.’ That gives you a sense of — you never know what life […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese community members gathered at Chong Wa Benevolent Association in Seattle’s Chinatown on Tuesday, Oct. 11 to not only voice concerns about proposed legislation regarding unsanctioned homeless encampments in their neighborhood, but also to air their grievances over the perceived lack of progress on an issue that has adversely […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Property theft and robbery in Seattle has recently experienced an uptick across the board — however, one concerning pattern that has emerged is that Asian women in their 60s and older are being targeted, specifically because they are a vulnerable population. “We have robbery victims of all ages, genders,” said […]
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.
On July 8, the American Bar Association (ABA) announced it would award its inaugural International Human Rights Award to prominent lawyer Wang Yu. Wang was jailed a year ago when Chinese authorities cracked down hundreds of lawyers and human rights advocates. She is still in jail awaiting trial on charges of anti-state activity and will […]
Tucked in the middle of Chinatown is a new Vietnamese dessert establishment — the very first of its kind in Seattle.