Civil rights attorney Dale Minami was honored with the Kip Tokuda Award on Nov. 3, from the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) Northwest. Minami practices in San Francisco in the area of personal injury. He has been involved in significant litigations involving the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other minorities, including […]
Nominate!: Bamboo Award for Health — Nominations now being accepted to recognize and honor strong advocates for International Community Health Services
International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Bamboo Award for Health, to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission. The nominations will be accepted until March 6. The award will be presented at the ICHS Bloom Gala on […]
MAP celebrates 20 years
There were over 500 attendees at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership “Bridging the Gap”
REFLECTIONS: Thoughts on my son’s campaign kick-off rally
Editor’s Note: Tama Tokuda wrote this article for the Northwest Asian Weekly in May 1994, shortly after Kip Tokuda’s campaign kick off. It is presented as it was published. By Tama Tokuda Special to NW Asian Weekly The other night I was sitting in the corner of the auditorium at the Mt. Baker Community Club, […]
Tama Tokuda passes away at 93
Tama Tokuda, the mother of the late Kip Tokuda, died Aug. 31 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her death comes a month and a half after the sudden death of Kip, who suffered a heart attack on July 13. Her family said she died of a broken heart.
EDITORIAL: As November nears, who’s best for the ID?
As the November election approaches, and it becomes more and more clear who the two candidates for mayor will be, it’s important to focus on who would be best for the International District.
Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda
The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. […]
Kip Tokuda, community activist, passes away at 66
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66.
Asian officers serve, relate
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly In a department that is being constantly scrutinized for ill behavior toward people of color, creating a more diverse workforce has become a major concern.
City Council Confirms 13 of 15 Community Police Commissioners
The Seattle Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee, chaired by councilman Bruce Harrell, held a hearing on March 13 to review and approve nominees for the Seattle Community Police Commission. The Commission will help reform the Seattle Police Department as required by the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.