By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 20, a rally protesting the recent conviction of 28-year-old New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed Black man, Akai Gurley, also 28, started peacefully at the Westlake Downtown Park. More than 500 people showed up to the rally at 1:00 […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an effort to revive a lawsuit challenging an Arizona state law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the NAACP’s Maricopa County branch sought to oppose the law which is […]
By now, we have all heard at least some of what Shirley Sherrod has gone through. Not too long ago, she was leading a quiet life as a rural development director in Georgia
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The Marysville School District is one of many districts in the nation tackling an issue that is considered to be among the most important and current civil rights issues. Academic achievement gaps and the disparities in academic performance between low-income and minority students and their white counterparts has been […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the noisy town hall meetings, Tea Party protests and sky-is-falling speeches characterizing much of the health care debate is a less visible, but an intense push to broaden the face of the immigration reform movement.
To the Editor: Mr. Mark Lee seems to either forget or ignore the recent history and events preceding this lawsuit in making his assumption that race was not a factor in considering the choice of Kristy Lee to replace Susan Hutchison.