As people around the city of Seattle and the nation celebrated and observed Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, the topic of diversity and API representation in the Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s top ranks entered my mind. A study entitled “An Assessment of the Seattle Police Department’s Community Engagement: Through Recruitment, Hiring, and Training” released […]
Melanie Hoshino, petite, pretty, with a golden tan, and long, light brown hair and a trim, athletic build, is dwarfed by the huge gray doors of the CenturyLink Seahawks Pro Shop she manages. Hoshino seems a bit shy at first as she peeks around the door, but warms up instantly and flashes an irresistibly brilliant and welcoming smile, as she invites you into her world of blue and green hats, bikinis, pet outfits, and everything else designed to melt the heart of a Seattle Seahawks fan.
Survey finds unpredictable work schedules are pervasive in Seattle’s service industry, particularly for women and people of color
Police brutality, misconduct, and shootings have dominated news headlines in the past few years and Seattle has been no exception.
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 […]
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
Nominations are now being accepted by International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation for the 2016 Bamboo Award for Health to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission. The nominations will be accepted until March 18. Awardees will be contacted by March 28. The award will […]
By Bob Salsberg Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Before entering the office of Boston’s city council President Michelle Wu, visitors pass a wall lined by photographs of the council’s past leaders, faces that are mostly male, mostly white and nearly all middle-aged or older. Recently elected president by colleagues on the 13-member board, Wu is […]
At the beginning of January, it feels natural to do a retrospective of the year before, take lessons, and think on how we’d want 2016 to look different. Here are five of our wishes: Wish 1: For no more senseless deaths in the ID There have been three known homicides in the International District (ID) […]
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 […]