By Doug Chin SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In March, an eight-person federal jury found the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of “old school racism.”
Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, some Japanese, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnicities are all celebrating the Lunar New Year this week. While the traditions of each culture differ somewhat, there is one unifying aspect to all of them.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Creating content around Thanksgiving for an Pan-Asian newspaper is unexpectedly difficult. After all, there’s only so many times we can run the same old, “How to bring add Asian flair to your Thanksgiving dinner!” story. However, there are some folks who have brought some freshness to an old schtick.<!–more–> […]
For some, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit friends and make familial bonds stronger. For others, the holidays can be a minefield full of hurt feelings and contentious arguments. Some people are going to enter Thanksgiving with their battle gear on. Though we understand what can go on when 20 members of an […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yeah, a Thanksgiving article about etiquette is pretty exciting and cutting-edge stuff. But before <!–more–>you run away, ask yourself, “What would I do if my Chinese mother-in-law is planning a hostile takeover of my Thanksgiving dinner?” or, “What would I do if my 13-year-old cousin ignores grandma’s pleas for […]
By Betty Wang Northwest Asian Weekly I still have no idea what Halloween is all about. And it’s not because this holiday has no Asian roots. My family is made up of fast learners and, so far, has had little trouble adapting to American holidays and traditions. We’re not religious, but we totally get Christmas, and […]
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The rescued and their rescuers are remembering a World War II internment camp in the Philippines.
He has spent the last decade basking in the glow of the international limelight, racing his way into the history books to become the most decorated Winter Olympian
While planning last year’s Lunar New Year Celebration, Maribeth Ellis and Julia Nelson of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) expected approximately 4,000 people to attend the celebration throughout the day.
I don’t miss any of the Christmas parties and enjoy organizing a couple of potlucks for our staff, freelance writers, and our events’ volunteers. Those are very special occasions because I only see some of my friends once a year.