By Yuxuan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. Supreme Court justices are in the midst of hearing a case that sprouted from a controversial affirmative action plan of the University of Texas in 2013. New updates from the Court signal a majority opinion shift against the plan’s legality. If this consensus extends to the final ruling, […]
Open letter to Gov. Jay Inslee: We write on behalf of City of Seattle residents to express deep concern about the recently publicized contract signed between the Washington Department of Corrections and Geo Group Inc. As we understand it, this contract would potentially send up to 1,000 Washington-based prisoners to North Lake Correctional Facility in […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Within less than a month, Mayor Ed Murray reversed his decision to close down all of the city’s hookah lounges after lounge owners and supporters’ two protests at City Hall. Murray’s initial reaction to shut down the lounges was in response to Donnie Chin’s slaying on July 23 near […]
By Assunta Ng The first time I heard about hookah bars two years ago, I was completely repelled. “Hooker” was what I heard. You can imagine why I didn’t want to continue the conversation with anyone mentioning the word. Go ahead, you can laugh at me. My editor certainly did. I didn’t know anything about […]
I am just shaken by the killing at the Charleston AME Church. Having lived in South Carolina, I visited Charleston often and I loved that church for its beautiful courageous history. It was one of the holiest places I have experienced—not the kind of holy associated with quiet and humility. Rather, it was about the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory. Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]
The statistics are staggering. At Stuyvesant High School in New York City, a public school, in a body of 3,000 students there are seven (yes, believe it or not—SEVEN out of 3,000) African American students. Admittedly, there is a high population of Asian Americans at Stuyvesant, but certainly the number of African Americans is clearly […]
By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich. Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Martial artist, movie star, father, husband, cha-cha champion.
By Assunta Ng Hundreds came to the Chinatown/International District to meet the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. I was delighted and disappointed simultaneously.