The first Asian-American member of Congress from New York State, Grace Meng, has been named vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. She was elected unanimously at a post-Democratic National Convention (DNC) meeting in Philadelphia. Meng spoke as a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) at the DNC in a presentation that […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bill that would remove derogatory racial terms, including the word “Oriental,” from federal language has been passed by Congress. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to approve the legislation and sign it into law. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 4238, introduced […]
By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) — Five people, including the former national president of a fraternity, have been charged in the death of a New York City college freshman during a hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, police said Tuesday, Sept. 15. Fraternity members at Baruch College physically abused Chun “Michael” Deng, then […]
This month marks the 145th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Newly minted Rep. Grace Meng of New York City has helped create a lot of firsts. She managed the campaign of
Grace Meng, representative of New York’s 6th Congressional District and first ever Asian American congressperson from the east coast, will be in the Seattle area on Saturday, Feb. 23 on an invitation from the Seattle International Leadership Foundation. Meng will be the keynote speaker at ILF’s 2013 Seattle Advisory Board Inauguration. That morning, she will […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, certain people are recognized for the extraordinary things that they have accomplished in the Asian American communities. Here are 10 of those people from 2012.
By Staff The Associated Press NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York assemblyman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Election night was a good night for Asian and Pacific Americans — not only in Washington State but also nationwide.