For over a century, mainstream society has encroached on Asians and their land, say community leaders from the Chinatown-International District (CID). Now, it wants to take the rest of it, they say.
Decades before Chinese immigrant Yao Pan Ma was attacked while collecting cans in New York and Thai American Vicha Ratanapakdee was fatally assaulted in San Francisco, Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat in Detroit by two white men who never served jail time.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, one of the nine members on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, said that she was “proud” to serve on the panel—and called its work essential to “guard our democracy.” The first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress, Murphy said that while […]
Nam Nguyen, 25, of Seattle will be awarded the UK-based Diana Award—for his work in addressing several social causes, including mental health, public service, and international education accessibility. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the award is given out by the charity of the same name. The Diana Award recognizes exceptional young people […]
The Highline Botanical Garden is having a 60th Anniversary celebration of the Seike Japanese Garden. All are invited to the June 25 event from 1–3 p.m., which will include taiko drumming, tea, and desserts. The garden is located at 13735 24th Avenue South in SeaTac. For details, go to highlinegarden.org.
“Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu has been named one of the most influential people of 2022 by TIME magazine. Liu—who is Chinese Canadian—posted on Instagram that “there is no caption that exists to articulate what I am feeling to be included among such legendary and exceptional people.” He added, “What if I’m merely a conduit to […]
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, SBA Regional Administrator Mike Fong, and Seattle Port Commissioner Sam Cho attended a special AAPI Exporter Roundtable last month—where a select group of AAPI business owners or exporters were invited. The attendees were Y.P. Chan, CEO of Avidian Technologies; Martha Lee, president of Ethnic Chamber of Commerce Coalition; Winston Lee, CEO […]
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a bill on June 13 that will create a commission to study establishing a national museum on the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. “I’m honored to sign into law something that’s long overdue,” he said at a […]
Officers arrested a 31-year-old suspect in connection with a stabbing in the Chinatown-International District (CID) on June 7. The victim was stabbed in the neck and officers found him at the intersection of 5th Avenue and South Jackson Street. His attacker had fled the scene. On June 13, officers were patrolling Westlake Park and recognized […]
KENT, Wash. (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified Viet Do Nguyen as the man Kent police shot to death. Nguyen, 27, died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, the Seattle Times reported. Homicide means only that a person or people caused someone else’s death. Kent police […]