She had her baby five months ago. But a medical condition that can be life-altering makes Jennifer* appear as if she is still six months pregnant. Now, a new procedure is giving new hope to Jennifer and others like her.
This week, students are banding together, calling themselves Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA) at Cornell University, and demanding that Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and American Indian studies are offered as majors by the end of 2016. The campaign, thus far, involves a student assembly meeting scheduled March 10, a petition of support, and […]
By Lynn Elber Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock’s deft comedic assault on white-fixated Hollywood. Then three Asian American kids were brought onstage for a gag mocking them as ethnic stereotypes. “It’s like going on a road trip with your […]
Dear Northwest Asian Weekly, I read your editorial [last week] regarding the Oscar joke portraying kids as Asian accountants [at PricewaterhouseCoopers]. I did work at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I started with the firm a while ago, there were only two Asians, including me, in the Seattle office of more than 100 staffs. I was hardly smarter […]
By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a nation accustomed to demonstrations over police shootings of unarmed Black men, this was something completely different: more than 10,000 mostly Chinese Americans rallying in support of the Chinese American officer who pulled the trigger. The rally last weekend for Peter Liang, a rookie New […]
The 88th Academy Awards took place last Sunday and, as usual, a bunch of really rich white people dressed up nicely and gave each other statues made of gold. It’s been obvious that the Academy has a diversity problem. Yet, even when Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 14, we were struck by certain glaring […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 20, a rally protesting the recent conviction of 28-year-old New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed Black man, Akai Gurley, also 28, started peacefully at the Westlake Downtown Park. More than 500 people showed up to the rally at 1:00 […]
By Li Jin For Northwest Asian Weekly New York police officer Peter Liang was patrolling a dark staircase in a Brooklyn housing complex when his gun discharged accidentally, and the bullet struck and killed a man walking down the stairs with his girlfriend. This was terrible enough, but what made it worse was that it […]
By Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cynthia Ameli stopped her car, shocked at what she saw: A group of young Asian Americans waving Obama campaign signs on the side of a Las Vegas thoroughfare. A Chinese American who grew up in Chicago, Ameli was used to Black Americans and Latinos organizing for […]
On Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Tacoma Dome exhibition hall, drums thundered. Dancers glided and swayed with power, pride, ease and grace. And the aroma of food wafted enticingly through the air, mingling with the massive sea of people.