The Fourth Annual Chinese Remembering Conference was held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The event remembered the nearly three dozen Chinese gold miners massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon in 1887. The conference brought together historians and others to talk of the Chinese who once lived and worked in the region during the gold-mining […]
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The third Chinese Remembering conference, part of the Chinese Remember project, was held in Lewiston.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — On Nov. 7, 125 years ago, the residents of what would one day be Bellingham gathered in celebration.
On Jan. 27, the unofficial “Asian American photographer laureate,” Corky Lee, passed away from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 73. For over 50 years, Corky dedicated himself to capturing the social and political lives of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) on camera.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly This month, 75 years after the end of World War II, U.S. Congress awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal to the Chinese American veterans of World War II in recognition of their patriotism, loyalty, and courage during a time when our nation denied citizenship to Chinese immigrants. The medal […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I love the new year because it is not only a time to have new goals and be forward-looking, it’s also a time of reflection and appreciation of the gifts we’ve received. My best of 2019 list interestingly does not always feature events that made the front page of […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Asian American tap dance star Dorothy Toy died last month at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was 102 years old. Toy worked mostly with Paul Wing in the 1930s and ’40s—billing themselves as “the Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” even though only Wing was Chinese. Toy was of […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Our cousin “Fortune Girl” died tragically in Hong Kong at the age of 66. What’s ironic is, there was nothing fortunate in her life except that she did have quite a bit of money when she died. Her death got me thinking. What if I were still in Hong […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I met the parents of former governor Gary Locke, the late Jimmy and Julie, when he was a Washington State Representative. Julie died peacefully last week at her home. She was 90. Most community members remember Jimmy more because he’s sociable and often cooked for Locke’s campaigns. Few realize […]
Diane Narasaki, ACRS executive director
Bob’s legacy is immense. The Chinatown International District as we know it would not have survived as a living, working neighborhood with its residents, culture and history as intact as is currently the case.