Ten distinguished icons from the United States and worldwide will be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame for their legacy, philanthropy, and inter-racial equity. Class of 2021 inductees are (in last name alphabetical order): Steve Aoki, the first Asian DJ producer to achieve global recognition in electronic dance music; Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the first Filipino […]
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) announced on Sept. 15 that it will award one of its Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Awards to Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s President and Executive Director John C. Yang. “The award is given to those who have demonstrated vision, courage, and tenacity that have resulted in substantial and […]
The National Book Foundation announced on Sept. 10 that Karen Tei Yamashita has been awarded its medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (DCAL), a prize with a $10,000 cash award. The 70-year-old Yamashita is an author and playwright who in such fiction (and meta-fiction) as “I Hotel” and “Tropic of Orange’” employs multiple perspectives […]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced on Sept. 22 that it has awarded $3.3 million to the Korean Women’s Association (KWA) in Tacoma. The money will go towards supporting the development of new affordable multifamily rental housing, along with ongoing project rental assistance for very low-income […]
As high amounts of COVID-19 cases remain constant, intensive care units remain full and vaccination campaigns stagnate, doctors say getting vaccinated has become a “civic responsibility.”
Who would have ever thought that a global pandemic could lead to feelings of complete inadequacy?
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Advancing Justice – AAJC) filed an amicus brief, urging the nation’s highest court on Sept. 20, to reject a call by the state of Mississippi to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow individual states to ban or end the legal […]
The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning is accepting applications for a new Youth-Led Social Justice Mini-Grant, which will invest up to $100,000 toward youth-led social justice projects. The purpose is to address hate and bias toward Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle landlords must soon provide six months’ notice of rent hikes and, in some cases, pay tenants who move following a large rent increase. The Seattle City Council approved two bills on Sept. 28. They are the latest of new landlord-tenant regulations including bans on some evictions and the right to a […]
In the inaugural short from Skydance Animation and Apple Original Films, “Blush,” the whole artist is what we get. A first-time directorial effort by Emmy-award winning animator Joe Mateo, “Blush” is a tribute to his wife, Mary Ann, who passed from cancer. It is a tribute to love and the rebirth love brings.