By Terence Chea The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The Black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the United States and China with his ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin and perform the ancient Chinese art form.
By Assunta Ng Now that Congressman Jay Inslee has announced his run for governor in 2012, two Asian Americans have declared their candidacy for Inslee’s seat. A few years ago, the Asian community had to persuade folks to run for open seats. Now, we are automatically dreaming big and thinking ahead.
By Dickie Lau For Northwest Asian Weekly As a graduate, you must be looking forward to college life and beyond. But if you stop a while, look back to your past, you will have an unexpected discovery. Harbour Pointe Middle School (HPMS) National Junior Honor Society hosted its Recognition Banquet in June. The HPMS recognition banquet was organized […]
Compiled by Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.
It’s with more than a tinge of sadness that we bid farewell to University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise. It was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 3, that Wise is leaving the UW for a top position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
By Assunta Ng Gary Locke’s political career for the last 30 years has offered nothing but excitement and historical milestones. Although he wasn’t the first Asian American legislator when he ran in 1982, he did beat an incumbent who had been in office for 12 became the first Asian American to run for and win the office […]
By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Consider the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” where Mickey Rooney, a white actor, portrays Audrey Hepburn’s Japanese neighbor, Mr. Yanioshi. This depiction is a prime example of “yellowface,” or the caricaturing of Asians — much like blackface was to Blacks.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned Monday, Aug. 1, and was sworn-in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise, 66, has been named chancellor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and vice president of the University of Illinois system. Wise, a Chinese American, recently served as interim president of the UW, until Michael Young took over in April. Wise will […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly In the West, one common way to show affection is to kiss someone. In many non-English speaking Western countries, such as European or Latin American countries, people kiss one another on the cheek to show friendship, to greet, or to congratulate. In the East, however, such a gesture may […]