By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Robert Chinn Foundation inducted 4 new members to its Asian Hall of Fame for 2015. UFC Fighter Benson Henderson, billiards aficionado Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee, Dancing with the Stars judge Carie Ann Inaba, and NBC News anchor Betty Nguyen were inducted at a ceremony at The Fairmont […]
Motivational speaker wants to be an American Ninja Warrior, of course
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly After completing a workout in the gym one night, a local man decided that he wanted to be a ninja — but not just any ninja. Hoan Do hopes to make it on the next season of the NBC reality TV series “American Ninja Warrior.”
Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe
From crayons to council By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Bryan Yambe’s earliest foray into politics began when he was only 7 years old, sitting quietly in the corner of a
The Layup Drill: The fall roundup
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the summer days turn to fall, we look at what’s new in the world of sports.
Ex-Blazers GM Rich Cho finds new home with the Bobcats
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Last Monday, June 13, it was announced that Burmese American Rich Cho, 45, will take over as general manager (GM) of the Charlotte Bobcats, only the third GM in its history. Cho replaces Rod Higgins, who was promoted to the position of president of basketball operations. Cho will report […]
Cho fired after less than one year with Trail Blazers
On Monday, May 23, Burmese American Rich Cho was fired as general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers. Cho was the ninth general manager in Trail Blazers’ history
Rich Cho ‘trail blazes’ to Portland
Rich Cho, former assistant general manager (GM) of the Seattle SuperSonics, has been hired to replace Kevin Pritchard as general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Smooth Operator: Korean American wins WEC Title
Henderson’s message is a familiar chant from his Federal Way alma mater. A former Decatur High School wrestling standout, Korean American Henderson won the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) interim light heavyweight title on Oct. 10 in San Antonio, Texas. WEC is owned by the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC). With only three years of experience in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the 25-year-old is heading to the top.