By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Although a government program gives undocumented immigrants the opportunity to gain status and prevent the possibility of deportation, few Asian Pacific Islanders are utilizing the program.
InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) added Andrea Akita as director of community and housing services, effective Sept. 10. She will have oversight of InterIm CDA’s direct housing and homelessness prevention services, the Danny Woo Community Garden program, the Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program, and sustainable neighborhood planning activities.
Over the past few years, Asian and Pacific Americans have been making great gains in education administration. Two years ago, former Seattle University Dean Wallace Loh became the president of the University or Maryland, College Park and has since guided the university through multiple challenges. North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui is headed to […]
By Mark Sherman The Associated Press Washington, D.C. (AP) — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Janet Liang, the young woman whose battle with cancer went viral online earlier this year, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at MD
By Viji Sundaram New America Media When the breadwinner of a Hmong family in Merced, Calif., lost his employer-sponsored health insurance coverage when he got laid off from his job last year, he didn’t think to find a public insurance program for his 5-year-old son. So when his son got sick a few months later […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s list of the top five winners in pop culture sees an emergence not only of new faces that lit up the entertainment industry this past year, but also of a few older faces that returned after being out of the spotlight for some time.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese American woman became the first female head coach in the history of Japan’s professional men’s basketball league last Thursday, Nov. 24. Natalie Nakase, who has experience as a head coach of a women’s team in Germany, was hired by the Saitama Broncos. She replaces American coach Dean Murray, who […]
Last month, former UCLA student Alexandra Wallace posted an ill-conceived YouTube video complaining about Asian students who talked
The “X Factor,” a reality show and singing competition by Simon Cowell debuting this fall on FOX, will hold auditions in Seattle on Wednesday, April 20 at The Key Arena….