By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a nation accustomed to demonstrations over police shootings of unarmed Black men, this was something completely different: more than 10,000 mostly Chinese Americans rallying in support of the Chinese American officer who pulled the trigger. The rally last weekend for Peter Liang, a rookie New […]
To Northwest Asian Weekly: The rally for NYC police officer Peter Liang is a milestone for Chinese Americans in awakening to the importance of political activism. It was a great turnout demonstrating their support for social justice for all, including Officer Liang and Mr. Gurley, both victims of the tragic and unfortunate events leading to […]
Community leaders celebrated a new law that will require the city to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year. The legislation was signed into law in December by New York Governor Cuomo. Schools in neighborhoods throughout New York City with high populations of Asian American students, such as Chinatown in Manhattan and Flushing in Queens, […]
By Colleen Long and Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death […]
By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]
By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK, New York (AP) — City Comptroller John Liu embarked Sunday, March 17 on a mayoral bid that illuminates the political rise of New York City’s Asian American population, but has been shadowed by a fundraising conspiracy case against two former aides.
By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theater companies in New York City rose to 23 percent during the 2011-2012 season, but whites continue to be overrepresented, according to a new report.
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Knicks lost to the Hornets, 85–89. The Knicks’ seven-game winning streak was dead. In news outlets, point guard Jeremy Lin publicly blamed himself. After all, he had committed nine turnovers. Overshadowing all of that was an unfortunate ESPN headline, which popped up online hours after the loss. The moment the […]
Christine Chen, founder and principal of Chen Communications, and husband Richard Velazquez, soon-to-be senior director of innovation for PepsiCo, are moving to New York City. Chen Communications will be headquartered in NYC, while still operating and working with some clients in the Seattle area. PepsiCo will continue to drive technology marketing solutions for its products.
NEW YORK (AP) —A historic win for a Black woman on Staten Island and a Chinese American woman in Chinatown have helped to make election history — for the first time, people of color will hold the majority of seats on the New York City Council.