This Monday, Jan. 18, many Americans across the nation — but not enough — will celebrate and honor the legacy of the most famous Civil Rights activist in this country. Instead of treating this federal holiday like any other day off of work, we strongly urge you to attend and participate in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a rally and march, at Garfield High School in Seattle.
Viet Wah MLK location closes
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 9, Viet Wah Superfoods was permanently closed for business at the location on 6040 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle. Fifty people are out of work at the store of 24,000 sq. ft., specializing in Asian groceries. High rent […]
EDITORIAL: Spring cleaning
There is a bit of spring in our step here at the Northwest Asian Weekly. Looking over the past few months, there are many things the Asian American community in Seattle should be proud of. Not necessarily “cleaning” but perhaps “beaming.” So what has been accomplished? — Yay for Okamoto!: John Okamoto was elected to […]
Keeping the name but changing the meaning — How King County changed its own history and honored MLK
When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
MLK matters to Seattle — Huge turnout for rally and march
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School <!–more–>in Seattle to rally and march on behalf of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the continued struggle that faces the United States as a result of Ferguson and the series of deaths of unarmed black citizens […]
Local coalition to analyze MLK business needs
MLK Business Association, Banner Cross, and Rainier Valley Community Development Fund are collaborating on a report on the needs and economic opportunities in the MLK Business Districts.
BLOG: How Nate Miles rocked the house at MLK event
Keynote speaker Nate Miles rocked Mt. Zion Baptist Church with his fiery delivery, passionate cry for social, economic, and civil rights justices, and dramatic storytelling at “Leaders and Leadership” last Friday, an event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Organized by the Seattle Community Colleges, the annual event brought together the young and […]
Still have a few more days to take advantage of Plate of Nations!
. Are you craving for some authentic international cuisine? The culinary event Plate of Nations has opened and still available until April 9 at Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way South. The event will gather 12 restaurants around MLK community, include the Original Phillys (American East Coast), Café Ibex (Ethiopian), Joy Palace (Chinese), Rainier BBQ […]
In Rainier Valley, 85 percent of businesses survive light rail construction
On Aug. 3, the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) announced the release of a report detailing the success of the Supplemental Mitigation Assistance (SMA) program.