This month, employees and visitors to Amazon’s new Doppler campus will be able to savor juice and vegetarian dishes at anar, a restaurant by Racha and Wassef Haroun. Influenced by Middle Eastern flavors found at sibling restaurant, mamnoon on Capitol Hill, anar (pomegranate in Farsi) offer juices, teas, Turkish iced coffee, non-alcoholic cocktails, as well […]
DC-based newspaper on nonprofit issues, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, released its annual “40 Under 40: Young Leaders Who Are Solving the Problems of Today — and Tomorrow,” a list of leaders across the nation that The Chronicle selected as people under age 40 to watch as they craft innovative new approaches to entrenched problems. Among […]
Lita Cruz’s new album, “Starless Starr: Sing and Dance With Me,” was release the first week of January by independent record label Tate Music Group. Cruz is a teacher and a musician who grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to America in 1991. Also a Dallas resident, Cruz was awarded the Jet Setter and […]
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Frieda Takamura to Renton Technical College’s board of trustees, a term she will serve through Sept. 30, 2020. Takamura was president of the Renton Education Association from 1988–91 and taught junior high and high schools in Renton, Walla Walla, and Crawfordsville, Ind. She previously was the human and civil rights program […]
On Nov. 18, 2015, the Washington state chapter of the Korean American Coalition (KAC–WA) held a networking reception at 10 degrees in Capitol Hill that featured Ross Andrew from Ross Andrew Winery as keynote speaker. Fifty KAC–WA members and special guests, such as representatives from OneAmerica, attended the event. Guests chose the Celilo pinot gris […]
BANGKOK (AP) — “You just need to be white to win.”
A skin-whitening ad in Thailand featuring that slogan alongside a famous actress in blackface makeup sparked such outrage that the company pulled it Friday, Jan. 8, just a day after releasing it. The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea tries to get under the skin of its archrival with border broadcasts that feature not only criticism of North Korea’s nuclear program, troubled economy and human rights abuses, but also a unique homegrown weapon: K-pop.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways through meditation and become a role model for wayward youth has been convicted of racketeering, murder and scores of other crimes in a major organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown that also brought down a state senator.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business, signaling the end of an industry that once powered the local economy and lured thousands of immigrants to the islands.
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 7, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton courted Asian American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.