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 […]
On July 17, community members gathered to celebrate the 40th Annual InterIm CDA’s 40th summer pig roast potluck and the Danny Woo Community Garden. Deputy Mayor, Hyeok Kim, poses for a picture after reading the Seattle Mayor’s proclamation honoring Bob Santos and the Danny Woo Community Garden . The annual summer pig roast potluck gathered […]
By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]
Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim of Seattle invited Northwest Asian Weekly’s summer youth leadership program to have lunch at City Hall this summer. Our kids have no social status. They still have to do something to prove their worth. Yet, Kim sent me an email to invite our kids this summer back in March! I was […]
University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of the formation of the MAP club and also hosting its annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast.
By Assunta Ng Yes, you can, if you don’t fall into the trap of turning into the stereotype of the grumpy old man or woman. How aging can turn folks into being so negative, insensitive, unkind, stubborn, self-centered, and unloving puzzles me.
Photos from Ken’s retirement party on June 6. All gifts made in honor of Ken were given for Goodwill’s Digital Literacy Initiative, a project that will help impact students’ day-to-day lives and improve their job-search skills. The total raised in honor of CEO Ken Colling is $32,532. The total raised for the Digital Literacy Initiative […]
By Assunta Ng Goodwill President Ken Colling is known for his fancy ties. What touches his friends and colleagues aren’t his ties, but his heart. At Ken’s retirement reception on June 6, about 200 people gathered at the Goodwill administration center, on Dearborn Avenue, to thank him for his 10 years of service at Goodwill. […]
On May 15, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) brought youth, community leaders, elected officials and commissioners together at the Holiday Inn in Seatac for a celebration of history and to inspire a new generation. Attendees were treated to performances by the Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, Seattle Kokon Taiko drummers, […]
By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]