The mayor and Seattle City Council recently announced the initial 13 appointees selected to serve on the City of Seattle’s new Community Involvement Commission (CIC). One of the appointees is Julie Pham, co-owner of Nguoi Viet Tay Bac – Northwest Vietnamese News, the founder of Sea Beez, a capacity-building program for Seattle’s ethnic media, and […]
Vietnamese newspaper publisher urges community voice to be stronger
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
Northwest Vietnamese News’ 30th anniversary celebration
The oldest and long-running Vietnamese news source, Nguoi Viet Tay Bac (Northwest Vietnamese News) celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 7. They publish stories about social issues, the economy, politics, and culture. Established in 1986 by Kim and Hang Pham to provide information to the growing Vietnamese community, the newspaper has become the voice of […]
After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical<!–more–> and ecological arenas,” Duc Nguyen said at a screening of his documentary “Stateless” in Seattle last week. “Immigration is really hard to pinpoint, to understand. What we’re doing with the film through community […]
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.
Women of color build a diverse and promising future
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Race and ethnicity has been a key issue in this year’s elections, which is why the group of women
To use plastic or not to use plastic?
Seattle may become the first city in the United States to institute a tax on the plastic bags people carry home from grocery stores. Seattleites will vote on Referendum 1, dubbed the Seattle bag tax, in the Aug. 18 election.
There are more than friendships formed at the VFA
When asked what makes the summer youth program at the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) so special, 7-year-old Oanh Duong spouts a list of reasons without hesitation.
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