By Asha DuMonthier New America Media The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). In 2011 alone, “there were over 90,000 H1-B visas issued […]
The Trayvon Martin case has been a tragedy, and no matter how you look at it, the lives of many people have been affected. For them, there will be no return to normalcy. But despite the misfortune of what has happened, something positive can grow from this case. Discussion will continue for a long time, […]
The University of Washington’s 2013 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honored 16 students in late May, three of which are Asian and Pacific Americans.
Over the past few years, Asian and Pacific Americans have been making great gains in education administration. Two years ago, former Seattle University Dean Wallace Loh became the president of the University or Maryland, College Park and has since guided the university through multiple challenges. North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui is headed to […]
International Community Health Services (ICHS) hosted their 3rd annual Bloom gala on May 18, raising funds for charity care for uninsured and under-insured patients.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly sends a team of intrepid film reviewers to the Seattle International Film Festival to pick out the best Asian and Asian American films. Starting this week and running through the end of May, we will be reviewing our picks for the most interesting APA […]
By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK, New York (AP) — City Comptroller John Liu embarked Sunday, March 17 on a mayoral bid that illuminates the political rise of New York City’s Asian American population, but has been shadowed by a fundraising conspiracy case against two former aides.
South Seattle Community College announced in February that 45 of its students have each been selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Taiwanese American director Ang Lee has a lot going for him. He just won a second Best Director Oscar for “Life of Pi” to go with his first Oscar award from “Brokeback Mountain.” He has become one of the most in-demand directors, successful both overseas and in the States, and has twice beaten out Steven […]
Going into his second term, President Barack Obama’s staff is already seeing a lot of changes. He has nominated a new Secretary of Defense, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R–Neb.), and a new Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D–Mass.), and he might soon have to nominate a new head of the EPA, Treasury Secretary, Energy Secretary, […]