South Koreans reacted with rare collective joy after director Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite’” won the Oscar on Feb. 9 for best picture and three other awards. The wins made history in both the Hollywood and South Korean film industries. The class satire is the first non-English-language film to win best picture in the 92-year history […]
Ever since news broke of the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the United States (a Snohomish County man in his 30s), it seems as though people around me are panicking. I recently returned from a trip to Asia with a cold and persistent cough. Even though I didn’t set foot in China, people […]
Jan. 22 marked 47 years since the U.S. Supreme Court first decided on Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion across the country.
This year’s Academy Awards are stirring controversy—again—over the lack of diversity in its nomination pool. After a banner 2019 that seemed to signal a much-needed shift, this year’s nominees indicate that change remains inconsistent and slow to arrive. It’s very likely that #OscarsSoWhite will start trending once again. Among the four acting categories, the only […]
Editor’s note: This is an edited version of remarks made by Seattle Port Commissioner Sam Cho on Jan. 7 as he was sworn into office. Cho is the only person of color on the commission and in his remarks, touched on reports of Iranian Americans being detained at the U.S. border.
This past weekend, there were reports of Iranian Americans experiencing increased screening when returning to the United States from Canada by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — as many as 200 across the country. According to news sources, Iranian Americans were held at Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine near the border for as […]
Andrew Yang had an idea for how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) can increase diversity at the next presidential debate. But he was shot down! As you’ll recall, he was the only person of color during the December debate— calling it an “honor and disappointment” at the same time. So far, the only five candidates […]
The International Special Review District (ISRD) board decided on Dec. 10 to move forward with the final design and demolition of the Four Seas Restaurant on 714 South King Street. Developed by InterIm, a new building will rise in its place—provisionally called Uncle Bob’s Place. It will have eight stories with commercial space on the […]
If you read this newspaper’s front page story, you saw that InterIm is challenging the results of the recent International Special Review District (ISRD) election.
When asked what it means to be of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, or Nepalese descent, most South Asian Americans will talk about similar things: immigration, the culture of hard work, love of food and traditions, value of family and community.