As a wave of newly elected and appointed officials from minority communities reaches to all corners of the state, leaders of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Black communities are building alliances.
Kin On announced on Jan. 3 that Sherwin Tsao is its new board president. Also joining the board is Konnie Kong, who will serve as the co-chair of the Fund Development Committee. “We are grateful to the tremendous energy and leadership provided by the Board,” said Min Chang, Kin On CEO. “We deeply appreciate their […]
Preet Chandi, 32, made history on Jan. 4 becoming the first woman of color to complete a solo expedition in Antarctica. She completed the 700-mile journey in 40 days. “It was tough getting here and I want to thank everybody for their support,” she posted on Instagram. The British-born Indian Sikh Army officer and physiotherapist […]
A memorial service was held on Dec. 21 for Samantha “Sam” Mararac, a resident services coordinator for Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She was killed on her way home from a concert when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by a drunk driver. Mararac had been with SCIDpda since […]
American Girl revealed the company’s 2022 Girl of the Year doll on Dec. 30. Corinne Tan is a young girl living with her Chinese American family in Aspen, Colorado. She loves hitting the slopes, being a big sister, and training her new puppy to be a search-and-rescue dog. And for the first time in the […]
Mike Fong was sworn-in in the early morning hours of Jan. 5, as Region 10 Administrator for the Small Business Administration, serving residents and small businesses of Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon. Also last month, civil rights attorney Tana Lin was sworn-in as the first Asian American federal judge in Washington state.
By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the Chinese city of Xi’an are enduring a strict coronavirus lockdown, with business owners suffering yet more closures and some people complaining of difficulties finding food, despite assurances from authorities that they are able to provide necessities for the 13 million people largely confined to their homes. […]
By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — He came to the U.S. as a young refugee, having survived Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule. Now, Sokhary Chau is the nation’s first Cambodian American mayor. The 49-year-old city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picked by his colleagues to assume the body’s top post on Jan. 3, […]
After the recent snow storms, it’s impossible to ignore the thought of hundreds of people trying to survive through the freezing nights.
Countries’ foods are also windows on their souls.