On July 6, Dr. Sam Kelly passed away from congestive heart failure. Kelly was perhaps most known for being the founder and first vice president of the Office of Minority Affairs of the University of Washington in 1970.
Michael Jackson passed away unexpectedly last Thursday; he was 50. In the last week, there has been a great surge in radio airplay of his songs, as people paid tribute to the King of Pop. Many public figures in the entertainment industry have come out to express their shock and sorrow over his death — Madonna, Yoko Ono, his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, and many others. Some of them knew him personally and others didn’t.
A new study is showing us that we’re not all equal after all. Or at least, we don’t see one another that way. According to the Academy of Management Journal, people tend to give higher customer satisfaction ratings to white men rather than to women or minorities, even with their performances are identical. How the […]
Sometimes we forget that safety is a luxury, and that not everyone has this luxury. This is why we should support Holder in creating a better way to protect people of color. We need to be especially vocal in showing our support so that our government realizes the importance of this issue to us.
On March 17, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling from Current TV, a media venture by former Vice President Al Gore, were detained at the North Korean–Chinese border by the NK government.
Making headlines as of late is Judge Sonia Sotomayor who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, which is likely, Sotomayor would be the third female to serve in the position (after Sandra Day O’Connor under Reagan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg under Clinton). She would also […]
Last week, when we read the story about Earl Hicks, the Michigan man who reunited with his Vietnamese children after decades apart, we were touched and wanted to print the story and share it with our readers.
Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.
In these districts, Latinos make up the majority of the population. Asians are the second largest population and whites are the minority. We see this new emergence of Chinese American and Vietnamese American candidates as an example of the growing Asian American voice.
Many will say that we learn history so that we won’t repeat our missteps. It’s an easy statement to make but is hard to back up with action …