Japanese American Fred Korematsu (1919–2005), a Nisei, made American legal history in 1942. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, he fought against his government-mandated internment in a camp.
It might smell like strawberry, but it’s still tobacco — Can hookah be healthy?
When you walk through the touristy Pike-Pine corridor in downtown Seattle, it’s hard to miss the smoke shops that pervade the area. On the ground level window display of Smoke Plus, on the busy intersection of Pike and First Ave., there are boxes of cigars, glass pipes of various colors and sizes, and a lineup of grandiose hookah pipes with long coils shoved against each other. A sweet scent permeates the shop’s perimeter that leads down to the basement.
mamnoon owners bring Middle Eastern flavors to Amazon
This month, employees and visitors to Amazon’s new Doppler campus will be able to savor juice and vegetarian dishes at anar, a restaurant by Racha and Wassef Haroun. Influenced by Middle Eastern flavors found at sibling restaurant, mamnoon on Capitol Hill, anar (pomegranate in Farsi) offer juices, teas, Turkish iced coffee, non-alcoholic cocktails, as well […]
Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]
Susan Amini appointed King County Judge
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Susan Amini to King County Superior Court, position 20, on May 2.
Seattle man indicted of federal hate crime
The Department of Justice announced April 2 that a federal grand jury sitting in Seattle has indicted Jamie Larson, 49, on a federal hate crime charge relating to a racially-motivated assault of a 50-year-old Sikh man.
Muslim women design fashion forward hijabs
By Sarah Mervosh The Associated Press via The Dallas Morning News DALLAS (AP) — At a sleek venue in Dallas’ Design District, Ndaa Hassan burst through the curtain and rushed backstage. The fashion show was about to start.
9/11 hate crime victim’s kin become U.S. citizens
By Samantha Henry The Associated Press WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Anum Hasan has seen many conflicting visions of America: the hope of a better life that brought her family from Pakistan and the hate-filled act that ended her father’s life in the name of American vengeance. An outpouring of compassion that her family has […]
Queer APIs embrace diversity in multiple identities
Part 1 of 2 in a series about the difficulties APIs face when it comes to sexual identity. By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Julz Ignacio, Queer Network Program coordinator at the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Safety Center, leads a queer 101 class where “What is gay?” or “What is transgender?” are some of […]
10 Asian food makeovers for your holiday party
Let’s face it. We gain weight during the holidays because there are too many leftovers. So why not share the wealth (and calories) by throwing a leftover party on Dec. 26?