Six months after she was immortalized with a U.S. quarter, Asian American Hollywood trailblazer Anna May Wong has received another accolade affirming her icon status—her own Barbie.
EDITORIAL: Chinese Americans fear hate crimes, discrimination in proposed FL, TX legislation
The newly formed Florida Asian American Justice Alliance (FAAJA) organized statewide rallies in six cities across Florida last weekend, to protest Senate Bill 264 and House Bill 1355.
Murder mystery must-reads
“Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery” By Anne R. Tan Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2014 At 27, graduate student Raina Sun is not having a good go at things. She’s struggling financially after a loan to her now ex-boyfriend — who also happens to be her college adviser — turns into more of […]
Chinese West Point grad from Issaquah
By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Edric Zhan’s motto is “Work hard, play hard, and take care of each other.” Ranked 12th in his class, Zhan will be graduating from the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in late May. This is very rare for a Chinese American. In fact, according to graduation statistics […]
From notable “firsts” to a private citizen: One-on-one with the Honorable Gary Locke
He was first the Chinese governor in the United States, first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China, first Chinese American commerce secretary, and the King County Executive.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Asian Superman?
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Superheroes aren’t people,” said Daniel Nguyen, an account manager. “The comics medium makes it very difficult to show them as anything other than a faceless list of attributes. Flight. Strength. Laser eyes. Whatever. And I specifically use the word ‘faceless’ because who knows what Superman looks like? What are […]
Proposed redevelopment plan for Little Saigon paves way for progress?
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly For generations, shoppers visited Asian Plaza at the easternmost part of Seattle’s International District for authentic Southeast Asian food and the rarest of all downtown amenities: free parking. They will soon find a modern mixed-use commercial center built at an undisclosed price. The first phase of construction is targeted […]
EDITORIAL: Time to heal and move on
It’s a tragedy. An innocent life cut short, and ended unexpectedly. What happened to Akai Gurley was a tragedy. Former NYPD officer Peter Liang, who was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Feb. 11 for shooting and killing Gurley, an unarmed Black man, should not face any prison time. That was the recommendation of the […]
Political newcomer Dan Shih’s passion for public service rooted in family and culture
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
Asian American NYC officer guilty of manslaughter
By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Feb. 11 of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken […]
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