On June 12, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of People’s Republic of Korea will meet face to face in Singapore. What can you expect happening after such a historic meeting? What’s going on behind the scenes?
Hi, guys! This month in pop culture news, we have it all. We have research that flies in the face of decades of racist conventional wisdom. We have an Asian dream team coming together to make what will hopefully be the best romantic comedy there ever has been. We have sex cult stuff. And we also have a Vietnamese American actor who was driven off of social media because — guess why! — people were racist dicks to her.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Susan Lieu was just 11 years old when she saw her mother for the last time. That morning, Lieu and her mother, Phuong Ha, got into a fight — Lieu had been forbidden from trying out for the volleyball team. Distraught, Lieu told Ha she hated her. And with […]
By Denise LaVoie The Associated Press Two dozen Latino and Asian American organizations filed a federal lawsuit on May 31, alleging that the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is racially discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit, filed in United States District Court in Maryland by the […]
By Sophia Stephens NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On May 24, President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled the June 12 North Korea and United States summit in Singapore via a letter addressed to His Excellency Kim Jong Un, a move that has been largely condemned by the international community as a continuation of Trump’s bizarre approach to foreign […]
By Sophia Stephens NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On June 5, entrepreneurs Ramzey Staples, Brian-Timothy Noble Franada, and Justin Wu produced the first-ever blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in Seattle. The current instability with established cryptocurrency systems including Bitcoin feeds into the growing need for blockchain technology, which serves as a public digital record of any and all […]
By The Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn’t the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to be building toward triumph, sat next to a newcomer whom she […]
Formal complaint spearheaded by VFA By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A Seattle school principal will not return for the 2018-19 school year. Oksana Britsova, the principal at Seattle World School (SWS), was the focus of a formal letter of complaint written by James Hong, executive director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA). He said […]