Ash Mayfair, born and raised in Vietnam and schooled in film at New York University, chose a story from her own family tree for her striking debut feature, “The Third Wife.”
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The oldest Asian American civil rights organization in the country is spearheading an effort to award Chinese American World War II veterans and their families Congressional Gold Medals. It is a way to honor their devotion to a country that, at the time, discriminated against them and other Asian […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Facing a referendum that could overturn a new affirmative action law, prominent Asian Pacific Islander (API) Democrats defended the law to the group of new Chinese immigrants that oppose it. Affirmative action is a legal requirement to give marginalized groups encouragement and in some cases advantages in education and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood’s president has been forced out of her job after only eight months as the organization faces unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the United States. Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement posted on Twitter on July 16 that she had “philosophical differences” […]
A memorial service will be held on July 21 for Andy Chan, who passed away on July 10. Chan was born on October 27, 1946 in Toi Shan, Canton, China. He immigrated to Hong Kong, attended college in Alberta, Canada, and moved to the United States in the early 1970s. Chan opened up a restaurant […]
A vigil to remember Donnie Chin will be held on July 23, four years after he was murdered. Hosted by the Chin family, International District Emergency Center (IDEC), and the Wing Luke Museum, the vigil will take place at Canton Alley at 8 p.m.
Two days after Donald Trump tweeted that four congressmen of color should “go back” to their home countries, the Democratic-led House passed a resolution—240-187—condemning the president for his “racist comments.” The measure, the first House rebuke of a president in more than 100 years, passed on the night on July 16 nearly along party lines. […]