By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Many Americans never face the struggles and hardships of immigration. They never leave their nation due to political strife or military uprising.
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly January 16 was a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s legacy upholds the principle that all people, regardless of race or creed, should be treated as equals. In a democratic society, education should function as the great equalizer.
Seattle City Council will create a new department in 2012 to address immigrant and refugee issues. The new Seattle Office for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will coordinate City departments’ efforts to improve access to programs and services for immigrant and refugee communities, including addressing language and cultural barriers. The Office also will work closely with […]
Last week, a news story appeared on The Associated Press (AP) wire, stating that all of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new hires on her leadership team are white. The hirings were befuddling to many of her supporters, especially those of color, as Gregoire has always vowed that diversity is of the utmost importance to her.
On Dec. 14, Gov. Chris Gregoire, along with members of the Transforming Washington’s Budget committee, announced her intention to consolidate state agencies
Late last month, Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed a new budget — full of cuts. Since then, many people have been critical, calling these cuts overly harsh.
Last fall, Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received national attention for an article
A new legislation aims to eliminate the use of profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcements based on race, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. This proposed act was introduced on July 15 …
In about 100 days, on April 1, the 2010 Census — the nationwide head count required by the Constitution — begins. And it is critical for Asian Americans, a community likely to have some problems due to language barriers or fear of the government, to be counted.
The 2009 Advancing Justice Conference: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Building New Foundations for Civil Rights is an inaugural national civil rights and social justice conference expected to draw community and government leaders and legal professionals from across the country.