By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bill that would remove derogatory racial terms, including the word “Oriental,” from federal language has been passed by Congress. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to approve the legislation and sign it into law. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 4238, introduced […]
FROM JACL PRESIDENT: To the Honorable Mayor Ed Murray, the Honorable Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and the Honorable Seattle City Councilmembers: The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, is deeply alarmed by the lack of Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation in the […]
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.
One of our core values as a country and state is providing the best opportunity for our next generation to succeed; this means all children regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or other defining characteristic.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an effort to revive a lawsuit challenging an Arizona state law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the NAACP’s Maricopa County branch sought to oppose the law which is […]
By Assunta Ng President Obama’s presidential election in 2008 inspired an astounding turnout for African American voters. It happened to the Asian community when one of our own was running for office. Why not? It’s an opportunity for Asian Americans to make an impact when it comes to public policy. It’s wonderful to see Asians […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly What is the responsibility of a public university in addressing the economic needs of people in underserved communities? Michael Verchot, the Director of the University of Washington’s Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC), believes UW’s business school has a powerful role and an effective response to this question. […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Not many people are aware that Chinatown/International District has a new charter school. For those who know there is one, myths and misconceptions exist. Who are the students? Are they achievers and smart? How are they chosen? How is it different from a regular public school? Are […]
The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]