“What happened in 2020, stays in 2020.” Or, “The first rule of 2021 is don’t talk about 2020.” People understandably wanted to put a turbulent year behind them.
By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Paula Yoo accepted a job at the Detroit News in 1993, her friends asked her if she was scared. It had been 11 years since the murder of Vincent Chin, but his name was still spoken among her fellow Asian American journalists. In 1982, two white men killed […]
Taiwanese-Canadian comedian Ed Hill released his first comedy special, which is now available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+. The special, which was originally scheduled for a live audience last spring, was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Seattle City Council said the recent attacks on Asian Americans, especially the elderly, is heartbreaking. In a solidarity statement released on March 8, the Council condemned “the growing hate crimes being committed against our Asian American neighbors.” “It’s our collective responsibility to not only sound the alarm on […]
By Ronnie Estoque *This article was originally published by the Seattle Emerald. Republished with permission. The love that the Seattle community had for legendary civil-rights activist Robert “Uncle Bob” Santos was in full bloom for the Feb. 25 virtual groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development named after him. An additional Zoom overflow room had […]
The University of Washington (UW) is seeing fewer applications from international students, especially from China, for the 2021 freshman class.
The International Lion Dance Team performed on Feb. 20 outside the New An Dong on South King Street, with hundreds of people watching. The neighborhood was very busy that day as it was the Lunar New Year Food Walk, organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. Visitors came to the ID to enjoy $3 […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Taylor Hoang has donned several hats—perhaps it’s a genetic trait inherited from her mother, who she admits could never sit still. From waiting tables and helping her mother as a little girl at their restaurant Huong Binh, in Little Saigon, to opening and running her own restaurants in Seattle […]
An online briefing by county and state health officials for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders on Feb. 10 led to an outpouring of frustration for failed, incomplete, and tardy efforts to address inequities in vaccine distribution.
A ceremony honoring healthcare providers and organizations opened up new ways of looking at the pandemic.