By Assunta Ng Every four years, the UNITY Convention, a national conference for journalists of color, is highlighted on my calendar. I don’t go there looking for jobs, for career networking, or even to find a date, as some of my other journalist colleagues do. I show up to be inspired by getting to know […]
By Assunta Ng Some journalists felt slighted that President Obama didn’t come to speak at UNITY. Rep. Luis Gutierrez came on behalf of Obama. Only 50 folks came to a hall of 500 seats. Gutierrez did a decent job.
By Assunta Ng On July 9, three White House officials visited Seattle. As a member of the media, I was invited to all three meet-and-greet events. Vice President Joe Biden was in town to campaign for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Although I admire Biden, I hesitated to go to his […]
When Chris Lu, President Obama’s Cabinet secretary, was in town as the commencement speaker for North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s graduation ceremony on June 15, I thought that I could get the latest scoop on Obama.
On June 15, White House Cabinet Secretary Christopher Lu will give the commencement address at North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s 42nd commencement ceremony. Lu is President Obama’s primary liaison to the cabinet departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy. Lu also serves as co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans […]
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This month, for API Heritage Month,
Jay Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office last week on 901 Rainier Avenue South at the corner of South Charles Street and Rainier Avenue South. The office opening was marked by a visit from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and nearly 700 people. The office will serve as […]
Dr. Jim Yong Kim defied the odds and became the first Asian American to head the World Bank. Despite his achievements as a physician, global health expert, and president of Dartmouth College, Kim faced a challenging run against two other candidates, one from Nigeria and one from Colombia. He also faced opposition from member countries […]
By Hai Tran For Northwest Asian Weekly Several days ago, I received an e-mail from President Barack Obama with the subject line “Do you want to have dinner with me?” A thought ran through my mind, “Wow, only in America would a president ask to have dinner with regular folk like me.” I understood, of […]