Higher education, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and racist violence of 2020 and 2021, was the topic of discussion at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC). Co-chairs Erin Okuno and Michael Itti facilitated, while Dr. Mia Tuan, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), and Dr. Shouan Pan, Appointed Chancellor of Seattle Colleges,
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s outspoken vaccinations minister, Taro Kono, announced on Sept. 10 that he is running to become the head of the governing party, who usually is chosen prime minister, and pledged to be reform-minded and get things done. Kono, 58, a Georgetown University graduate who is fluent in […]
By JOE McDONALD Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters on Sept. 2 to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. President Xi Jinping has called for a “national rejuvenation,” with tighter Communist Party control of business, […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Several Malaysian mothers won a legal battle on Sept. 9 for the right to pass their nationality to their children born abroad, a landmark court decision hailed by activists as a giant step toward gender equality. Malaysia is one of 25 countries that do not give mothers and fathers equal […]
The Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation are hosting a panel discussion on Sept. 23 in hopes of bridging the gap between the Asian and Black communities. The panelists include Darrell Powell, treasurer of the Seattle King County NAACP; Jesse Wineberry of the Washington EQUITY NOW Alliance; Lua Pritchard, executive director of the […]
For breakfast, I used to season my eggs with salt. During the pandemic, I eliminated salt as much as possible. Garlic, ginger, and turmeric are part of the list to fight Covid. So I sprinkle my egg with garlic and turmeric.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is this weekend.
Observed in many Asian cultures, the lunar holiday is observed on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Sept. 21 this year, when the moon is believed to be at its fullest and brightest of the year.
What is even more exciting is that these new entrepreneurs are more likely to be Black, Latinx and female with the proportion of Black businesses more than tripling and women businesses almost doubling. Could it be that there is a silver lining to the pandemic?
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sean Li Cheah comes from a family of medical professionals, and for her entire life, she’s been surrounded by the practice of science and medicine. Still, she chose to not get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I believe in science,” said Cheah. “But because our body can produce antibodies, I believe […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are facing housing emergencies both as renters and as homeowners, according to agencies that provide support. Reasons for the crisis, which has exploded over the last several years, include burgeoning housing prices, the increasing scarcity of affordable housing, cultural barriers, and the continuation […]