By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell announced his entry into the increasingly
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Many Americans never face the struggles and hardships of immigration. They never leave their nation due to political strife or military uprising.
The Bruce Lee Foundation held its inaugural fundraiser for the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant at the Great Wall Mall in Kent.
By Assunta Ng If you are wondering how the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) can overcome a dire economy, just look at its kick-off dinner held last Friday, Oct. 21, at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Almost 30 years after his death, the vision of a museum honoring breakthrough martial arts star Bruce Lee is coming to fruition. Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, is spearheading the effort to build a lasting memory in his honor. She operates the Bruce Lee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation […]
“It has come to my attention that con artists are targeting City Light customers with Asian surnames and Asian businesses,” Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell stated in a press release.
The other day, I had lunch in the ID with a couple of political gurus. “We have only 0.5 Asians on the Seattle City Council,” complained one of them.
She was referring to Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who is half Japanese and half African American. This can also be applied to the Black community — now there are only 0.5 Blacks on the council (Seattle City Councilmember Richard McIver retired last December).
Seattle School Board member Betty Patu may be the only newly elected Asian American in the Greater Seattle area. But the opportunity for Asian Americans to rise in the political scene may be promising this year. Although Wilson Chin has lost his seat to Patu, don’t rule him out yet. Chin still has a great future in politics and is making a difference.
Last week, it was announced that King County Executive Dow Constantine’s top aides were six notable people. Two of them are Asian Americans Frank Abe and Sung Yang. Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn named Asian American Phil Fujii as one of his three top aides.
Uwajimaya has celebrated 80 years with stores in Bellevue, Beaverton, and its 66,000 square foot flagship in the International District of Seattle. To commemorate the occasion, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell presented Tomio Moriguchi with a proclamation during the Oct. 20 meeting of the full council at City Hall. It was proclaimed that Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 was Uwajimaya Day in Seattle!