Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed the Chinese Resolution on Aug. 14, which expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. The resolution also recognizes the past and continuing contributions of the Chinese to Seattle and reaffirms the City’s commitment to the civil rights of all […]
The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Greater Seattle Chapter has announced the election of the following board members for 2014: Ron Chew and Rebecca Chan (co-presidents), Connie So (vice president), Jael Yamamoto and Kevin Chao (secretaries), Chi Saeteurn (treasurer), and Bruce Huang, Doug Chin, Judy Lam Maxwell, Frank Irigon, Willon Lew, and Jacqueline Wu. OCA was founded in 1973 as […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) voted on Sept. 11 to officially
By Doug Chin Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The decision by federal Judge Thomas Zilly to overturn the unanimous verdict of an eight-person jury that the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson fired Police Chief Jeff Chen because of racial discrimination and to order a new trial was atrocious.
OCA Greater Seattle released a book, “Chinese in Washington State,” on May 13, written by Art Chin and Doug Chin on the history of Chinese people in the state of Washington.
By Doug Chin SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In March, an eight-person federal jury found the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of “old school racism.”
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Leaders of the Asian Pacific American community met with representatives of the Seattle Police Department on Wednesday, Jan.
4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency, awarded $6000 to the Greater Seattle Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and its affiliate, the Greater Seattle Chinese American Historical Society, to write and publish the history of Chinese in Washington State. The publication will be prepared by Doug and Art Chin, and will be the first book published […]
Thanks for your recent article on Private Danny Chen and Asian Americans in the military. I just returned from a national meeting of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans), where we were briefed by the New York chapter of OCA ― the organization that brought national attention to the death of Private Danny Chen and the […]
Members of the Portland-based band The Slants create synth-pop anthems that channel 1980s icon Depeche Mode, but with an Asian flair. In one track,