By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]
By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly The arts can be an instrument for transforming individual lives, restoring communities, and remaking our society into a more tolerant and inclusive place for all. Five years ago, in a report I wrote for Americans in the Arts, I described the emergence of community-based arts organizations. I wrote […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Murray called for an ethnic media press conference to introduce Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole at City Hall on June 25. However, Murray later cancelled O’Toole’s participation “due to a last minute schedule change” two hours before the conference was to begin. Instead, Murray spoke and took […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, previously the Northwest Asian American Film Festival, owes its previous and current existence to local Asian talent. “I was a loyal fan of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival,” recalls SAAFF co-director Kevin Bang, “the previous iteration of SAAFF. NWAAFF ran from 2002 […]
Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests.
For Northwest Asian Weekly Ron Chew, executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, said his recently completed book on Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young cannery union officials murdered in 1981, is the most difficult piece of writing he’s ever done. “It took me 30 years to arrive in an emotional space […]
For Thach Nguyen, 40, tough times have had less of an effect on him and the people he has encouraged to be more connected to others.