The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and it is even more notable now—after more than a year in which the AAPI community has experienced a rise in racist attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In and around Seattle, and virtually, there are many ways you can celebrate and support […]
Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president. Barely a month since the deadly Jan. 6 riot that stunned the world, the Senate convened for a rare weekend session to deliver its […]
On Feb. 3, the Biden administration dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Yale University that alleged the Ivy League school was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. Federal prosecutors said the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s underlying investigation, aimed at ensuring Yale complies with federal anti-discrimination laws, continues. The government accused Yale in October of […]
“Together we shall write an American story of hope, not fear, of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness.”
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Forgive the idealism of this editorial—but perhaps it’s time for us to hold elected officials to a higher standard. By that I mean, make them promise when they take the Oath of Office, that they will never lie and never spread lies. And that if they do, that would […]
You’ve likely heard about the recent resignation of Dr. Ben Danielson from Seattle Children’s and the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) over ongoing racist and discriminatory practices at Seattle Children’s. Danielson, who has earned widespread admiration and respect for advocating for and serving children of color and those living in low-income families, told Crosscut he […]
You’ve heard by now that Jenny Durkan is stepping down after serving out the rest of her term as Seattle’s mayor. This comes just months after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation. Two admirable women deciding to give up their jobs in a tumultuous year. Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority […]
Election night has come and gone with no clear winner in the race for the White House.
With just over two weeks to the presidential election, we are giving our endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” President Donald Trump tweeted hours before he was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 5.