By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly A collection of sacred relics which drew a crowd of 2,000 visitors in Tacoma made another stop in Seattle from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 as part of its world tour.
By Assunta Ng Every four years, the UNITY Convention, a national conference for journalists of color, is highlighted on my calendar. I don’t go there looking for jobs, for career networking, or even to find a date, as some of my other journalist colleagues do. I show up to be inspired by getting to know […]
By Assunta Ng Some journalists felt slighted that President Obama didn’t come to speak at UNITY. Rep. Luis Gutierrez came on behalf of Obama. Only 50 folks came to a hall of 500 seats. Gutierrez did a decent job.
By Assunta Ng The black convention had an attendance of 2,500 in its event, one of the highest of its attendance. One African American who worked for the ABC affiliate, told me that the black convention was well done and successful with many corporate sponsors.
By Assunta Ng It’s unusual for Asian Americans to share a lot about themselves when meeting with strangers. We met a television journalist from San Francisco outside the elevator of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the convention was held.
By Assunta Ng There were two workshops with Jeremy Lin’s name in it, “From Tiger Mom to Jeremy Lin” and “Lessons from Jeremy Lin.” The packed workshop room of “Lessons” was discussing the scope of our “Linsanity.”
By Assunta Ng The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association was recruited to join the Unity Convention after the National Association of Black Journalists left. The NLGJA should be invited to join regardless of UNITY’s turmoil. The timing seemed odd and the move seemed desperate. (end)
By Yuri Vanetik For Northwest Asian Weekly In a rare moment of genuinely bipartisan lawmaking, President Barack Obama recently signed the JOBS Act into law. Short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” JOBS will roll back some of the regulatory barriers that small and mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures face in their efforts to grow and go public.
By Assunta Ng What a pitiful sight when only five people sat in for a panel called “Inspiration by Innovation!” The place was set up for 200. Despite the lack of people, the three presenters gave one of the most enthusiastic and informative speeches and made the best out of a less than ideal situation. […]
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s latest opera, “Turandot,” is a love story.