Mary Li Hsu, who nurtured Asian American life at Yale University, died on Nov. 8 after battling neuroendocrine cancer. Hsu was 63 and she passed away in her Manhattan home. Hsu grew up in Seattle as the eldest daughter of a Northern Chinese immigrant family. She entered Yale in 1976, when the Asian American population […]
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Jasmine Minato as the Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority (WHEFA)’s newest board member, effective Nov. 9. Minato has an extensive background in fundraising, higher-education development, and community philanthropy. “At the heart of inclusive education infrastructure, I am eager to support regional campuses overcoming financial hardships patterned out by the COVID-19 […]
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum released a limited-edition bobblehead on Dec. 9 of U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. The bobblehead celebrates the 30th anniversary of Yamaguchi becoming the first Asian American woman to win a gold medal, which she won at the 1992 Olympic games. It depicts a […]
Omoide—which means memories—is a writing program of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, meeting on the third Saturday of each month. It was founded by Dee Goto, Atsushi Kiuchi, Mako Nakagawa, and Janet Baba. Since 1991, it has organized and shared five publications. Omoide is now gathering stories about heritage values for Omoide […]
Mayor Jenny Durkan visited the Chinatown-International District (CID) at the Chong Wah Benevolent Association to thank supporters on Nov. 30. Several community groups were present to talk with Durkan about the CID and other critical issues facing the city.
It was a moment of kindness from a stranger that motivated Claire Sumadiwirya, mother of three, to open a purpose-driven cafe.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In the last column of 2021, we take a look at the world’s concern over Peng Shuai, an attack on Sunisa Lee, and an unfortunate death in Las Vegas.
2014’s “Ex Machina,” written and directed by Alex Garland, won an Oscar and was widely considered one of the most dashing and deep science fiction films of its era.
Detectives are investigating after a man was shot near Kobe Terrace park in the Chinatown-International District on the night of Dec. 3. At 11:18 p.m., police responded to 6th Avenue South and South Washington Street for reports of a shooting. Arriving officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the stomach and immediately began […]
By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia transit officials say a woman was beaten by two juveniles on a train, just hours after hundreds of people gathered at a rally prompted by an attack on the train last month. The rally against Asian American hate was organized after what authorities have called a […]