The Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) honored three outstanding individuals and six distinguished organizations at its annual awards dinner on March 8. The celebration, part of Northwest MSDC’s ongoing 35th anniversary activities, was attended by more than 250 professionals from across the country.
The Seattle Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee, chaired by councilman Bruce Harrell, held a hearing on March 13 to review and approve nominees for the Seattle Community Police Commission. The Commission will help reform the Seattle Police Department as required by the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.
Congressman Jim McDermott hosted his annual “Celebrating Our Roots” Festival on Sunday, March 17, celebrating his district’s diversity and honoring two community leaders, Habib M. Habib and Debadutta Dash, both co-chairs of the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC). The festival is held each year in March near St. Patrick’s Day. The […]
The Chinese Information and Service Center held their annual Singing and Dancing Cultural Event on Saturday, March 9, at Ocean City restaurant, raising money to cover operation costs. Over 120 guests attended, totaling over $8,000 in proceeds.
By Dave Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont nonprofit housing group took down an online video ad Tuesday, March 19 after criticisms that it played on stereotypes of people from India. The ad on the website of NeighborWorks had Vermont-based comic actor Rusty DeWees imitating someone with an Indian accent answering […]
By Foster Klug The Associated Press IMJINGAK, South Korea (AP) — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world’s most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sides threaten to reduce each other to rubble.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — China’s government is committed to strong relations with the United States and sees a rosy outlook for trade and investment between the sides, newly appointed Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, March 17 in his first news conference in his new role.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at Dennis Rodman, Ichiro and the alligator, bad neighbors, and lots more.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Chan-wook Park told reporter Rachel Lee, “I like telling stories through small, artificially created worlds.” This predilection obviously influenced the South Korean director’s first English-language film, “Stoker,” which takes a small world, an adolescent girl’s, and then gradually expands it. Step by step, the viewer sees more, though the […]
In early 2012, the U.S. Postal Service announced dramatic cutbacks that included the proposed closure of the Chinatown-International District Station and distribution center. Responding to community concerns, representatives from the Chinatown-ID BIA, SCIDpda, the Mayor’s Office, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development have been working to track this issue and advocate […]