On Aug. 27, famed Seattle Mariners player Ichiro Suzuki was inducted into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, the tenth on that list and the first Asian.
Naomi Ostwald Kawamura was elected unanimously by Densho’s board and staff search committee to succeed Founding Executive Director Tom Ikeda. She will join Densho’s staff in September and formally succeed Ikeda on Nov. 2. “We had a very competitive candidate pool, but as an educator with specialized knowledge of Japanese American history, and with her […]
Neighborhood House received $275,000 in Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act funding this month. This is part of an additional $4.1 million in federal funding for key projects Rep. Pramila Jayapal secured for our region. The funding will allow Neighborhood House to hire additional dedicated, multilingual staff members that have the expertise and community trust to […]
The American Writers Museum (AWM) will host its annual OnWord benefit in September to raise funds for the museum’s operations. One of the evening’s honorees is Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, who will receive the Inspiring Writer Award. Grove Mower, vice chair of the AWM Board of Trustees, said, “There is no […]
On Aug. 16, more than 10 CID businesses and community leaders met with City Attorney Ann Davidson to show her first hand the challenges the community faces, such as vandalism, graffiti, robberies, homeless camps, and trash in the area. Davidson visited Modern Trading, Dr. Xiao Ming, Vital Tea, the now-closed House of Hong, and other […]
The president of the Orange County, Florida branch of the NAACP announced her resignation in a Facebook post on Aug. 2—accusing the organization of anti-Asian racism.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been four years since a scrappy, youthful, and impassioned Joe Nguyen ran to represent the 34th District in Washington’s State Senate and triumphed.
Walking around the room and chatting with reporters in Korean and English, Port of Seattle Commissioner Sam Cho welcomed each personally.
The Seattle Mariners will induct Ichiro Suzuki into the team’s Hall of Fame (HOF) on Aug. 27 when Seattle faces Cleveland—the first Asian player in the team’s history to do so. He is also widely expected to become the first Asian player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when he becomes eligible in 2025.
Impact Public Schools has named Amy Kiyota as co-CEO, along with Jen Wickens. Kiyota is the first CEO in the Washington state charter network of Asian descent. As a founding team member at Impact, Kiyota has been dedicated to Impact’s schools and scholars since the earliest days. Amy was integral to the launch of Impact, […]