On April 4, 1958, 50 years ago to the day, our nation’s greatest peacemaker was brutally taken from us by a sniper’s bullet. On Wednesday, April 4th, from 6–8:30 p.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located at 1634 19th Avenue (Rev. Dr. S McKinney Ave.) the MLK Commemoration Committee, with Honorary Chair Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, will be […]
This Monday, Jan. 18, many Americans across the nation — but not enough — will celebrate and honor the legacy of the most famous Civil Rights activist in this country. Instead of treating this federal holiday like any other day off of work, we strongly urge you to attend and participate in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a rally and march, at Garfield High School in Seattle.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly For Mel Kang, the path to becoming a civil rights activist in the 1960s and later, a community volunteer for several local organizations, has been one marked by a determination to be a part of the solution to injustice in the world. A third-generation Korean American, he and other […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Viet Wah located at Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., which closed this past August, has been leased by Filipino Supermarket chain, Island Pacific of California. According to its web site, Island Pacific aspires not only to promote Filipino cuisine to Filipino communities across the United States, “but also […]
By Associated Press DETROIT (AP) – Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women’s rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday, Oct. 5, at her Detroit home. She was 100. Boggs and late husband James Boggs were involved in advocacy for decades. She helped organize a […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 9, Viet Wah Superfoods was permanently closed for business at the location on 6040 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle. Fifty people are out of work at the store of 24,000 sq. ft., specializing in Asian groceries. High rent […]
By Judy Lightfoot Crosscut In an ancient Buddhist parable, an ox runs away from a young herder. Traditionally, a series of ten drawings shows the boy searching everywhere for the beast, eventually finding it and taking charge, then climbing onto its back to ride it home. Award-winning Seattle author and retired University of Washington professor […]
A pioneer in the field of environmental justice, Ticiang Diangson died peacefully on Jan. 29 at her home on Beacon Hill. The legacy of her work lives on in Seattle and in cities throughout the nation. Born in Chicago in 1941 during the pre-civil rights era, Diangson experienced extensive racial intolerance as a half Polish, […]
When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School <!–more–>in Seattle to rally and march on behalf of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the continued struggle that faces the United States as a result of Ferguson and the series of deaths of unarmed black citizens […]