Editor’s note: In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we’re running this story written by Art Chin, who painstakingly researched the history of an early Issei in the Pacific Northwest.
It’s that time of the month again! We have more news about your favorite Asian and Asian American celebrities! Kal Penn has announced his return to show business.
On May 2, thousands of people congregated at the Seattle Center House to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through song, dance, music, art, and displays. There were lion dances, youth drill teams, taiko drummers, and artists from all over the state. The event was presented by the Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition.
Seattle Police Department Det. Shandy Cobane made a grave mistake on April 17, when he and other officers detained three Latino men as possible robbery suspects.
African American and Asian American elected and appointed officials have failed to address the growing racial tensions in southeast San Francisco.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awarded one Washington student, Mariel Rodriguez, a $20,000 national scholarship. Four other students, Daniel Nguyen, Nailah Dodd, Alexander Fraser, and Nicolas Barr, were awarded $10,000 regional scholarships.
The Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA) ended its 41st year of recreational youth basketball by hosting its awards and appreciation banquet at The Tea Palace in Renton.
At the Kin On Community Health Care Center in the International District, Qwest presented Kin On a $3,000 Qwest Family and Work Development Fund grant.
The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Seattle partnered with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs-Seattle, Microsoft, and other organizations for the Microsoft Diversity Recruiting & Networking Event.
“What if I don’t feel victimized by the recession?” said Sylvia Wolf, director of the University of Washington Henry Art Gallery, which had a 27 percent budget cut this year.