SEATTLE — Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and Community Roots Housing have closed on the construction financing for Yesler Family Housing, a new home designed for families at the intersection of 13th Avenue and East Yesler Way. Financing for the project, a mixed‐use building with 156 units of affordable apartments and […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My first culture shock in America happened while working my summer jobs. I was an international student from Hong Kong. My experiences could be lessons for youth hunting for summer jobs. Last April, unemployment rates hit 6.1% (9.8 million unemployed) nationwide. This month, most businesses are hiring although the […]
Getting Blacks and Asian Americans to come together, in art and in activism, isn’t the easiest thing in the world. But Seattle’s Kristin Leong, an author, activist, and KUOW radio producer, has a long history with both practices.
Ambert Yeung grew up in New Jersey, born to parents that moved to the United States from Hong Kong. Coming from an immigrant background, sports was not in his parents’ mind, but he found success in gymnastics.
By Becky Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Deng Zuolie’s award-winning painting on the charred wall looked submerged in moving water. The molten glass frame swirled like a wave obscuring the serene watercolor scene along a river. The April 27 fire began outside the door of his shop on King Street, burnt through the entrance and caused […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When a Seattle police officer reached out and grabbed a pink umbrella from a protester last summer, it triggered a cataclysm of events that changed the nature of the protests. At that moment, officers released tear gas and pepper spray on the crowd. Omari Salisbury, a journalist on the […]
It’s almost the summer of the Covid vaccine, and I’m real excited for it. It’s gonna be the summer of real sexy bangers because we can go outside now! It’s gonna be the summer where Sandra Oh just murders it while making us laugh.
By JIM LITKE Most athletes are comfortable talking about injuries, so long as they can point to a bruise, a bandage, a cast or a spot on an X-ray. Some will even venture an educated guess at how long they might take to heal. Their mental health is a different story. Or at least it […]
It felt like a step toward normalcy in a post-pandemic world. Visitors swarmed the Chinatown-International District (ID) over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing crowds that have been missing for a better part of a year, since COVID-19 arrived in Washington state and the U.S. Those crowds—a welcome sight for local businesses that have been struggling […]