New York authorities say they have ordered 143 nail salons to pay $2 million in unpaid wages and damages to 652 workers. A state task force established a year ago said on May 9 that it has opened investigations into more than 450 businesses, completing 383 so far.
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Kung Fu Panda 3,” from DreamWorks, marks the third installment of the adventures of Po, an amiable and witty animated panda bear who, somewhat against his own nature, becomes a martial-arts expert and helps to defend his Chinese village from evil. The film’s two directors, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro […]
If Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet were played by a female Korean American protagonist, what would that play be like?
“Do It For Umma,” a tragi-comedy written by local playwright Seayoung Yim, explores this very idea.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With the sun setting earlier and temperatures cooling, it’s clear that the summer is over. Let’s say goodbye to this last season as we examine and usher in everything new that fall has to offer: new characters, new castings, and new television shows. It’s time to get back at […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly We may be halfway through the summer, but things are still sizzling, especially for our friends in Hollywood! Read on to find out the latest and greatest news for Asians and Asian Americans in the media. Emmy nomination showdown for two Fil-Ams The Emmy nominations are out and two […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Preston Bhang is a pioneer in the city of Seattle. He was the first Korean American firefighter for the Seattle Fire Department. Bhang retired two years ago but still promotes the job he served for over 4 decades and encourages Asian Pacific Islanders to take advantage of the current […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When Doris Jeong was four years old, the doctors diagnosed her with “unknown skeletal dysplasia,” which is the medical term for dwarfism. Today, she is 26 years old and 3’8”. Jeong was born in South Korea, but her parents immigrated to the Pacific Northwest when she was six months […]
Jade Justad, a hapa Korean American filmmaker from Seattle is working on a short film “Creased” which is now in development. The film centers around an Asian American high school senior Kayla who is strongly considering Asian eyelid surgery. The film has received a grant from 4Culture, and Jade is currently working on a Kickstarter […]
By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly After a month of increasing social media outrage over the plight of Adam Crapser, the Korean American adoptee and abuse survivor appeared in a US immigration court April 2 on what was also Crapser’s 40th birthday. His deportation hearing is being held in Oregon in front of immigration Judge Michael […]