Lita Cruz’s new album, “Starless Starr: Sing and Dance With Me,” was release the first week of January by independent record label Tate Music Group. Cruz is a teacher and a musician who grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to America in 1991. Also a Dallas resident, Cruz was awarded the Jet Setter and […]
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business, signaling the end of an industry that once powered the local economy and lured thousands of immigrants to the islands.
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 7, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton courted Asian American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly 2015 was a big year in sports. Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks made it back to the Super Bowl and came one yard from making it back-to-back NFL titles. Let’s quickly move on. May was a big month. The NFL Draft was held this month and University of […]
It took a lot of bravado for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to acknowledge and apologize for Japan’s war-time role in South Korean “comfort women” crimes. Why is this acknowledgement such a big deal? First, some history from the (somewhat) reliable source Wikipedia: “Comfort women were women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Rick Polintan has had over 35 years of community and union organizing experience since his migration to the United States in 1980 from the Philippines. He was a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos, doing community organizing against the Marcos dictatorship and helping Filipinos in their struggle for immigrant […]
Filipino Community of Seattle Executive Director Sheila Burrus has been chosen as the official White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders delegate to attend the Asian Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 16-18. Initiated in the Philippines in 1996, the APEC CEO Summit is a business forum that focuses […]
By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A defendant in a San Francisco racketeering case will take the stand at his trial as prosecutors accuse him of ordering the killing of a rival before taking over his organization in Chinatown. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow is a reformed criminal whose testimony will be the […]
AP Wire Service MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are gathered in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Nov. 17. The meeting’s official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also set to be in focus. […]
The South Asian American Film Festival (SAFF) announced that the new Artist Liaison will be Adrian Alarilla. A filmmaker from Quezon City, Philippines, Adrian immigrated to Chicago in 2007 before moving to Seattle in 2010. His films have been shown at a number of festivals in the Philippines and the U.S. including SAAFF, and he […]