Former Seattle Seahawks and NFL commentator Jordan Babineaux was the keynote speaker at the Seattle Rotary Club’s March 14 luncheon. He talked about good habits and discipline. It was all part of the Rotary’s celebration of 44 students in the Seattle Public Schools who have overcome extreme adversity with the help of the Winners For […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In the Year of the Monkey, I raise my glass, celebrating that most of my 2015 wishes for the community came true. Last February, I shared with readers my Lunar New Year wishes — to see Latino American Ana Mari Cauce become the University of Washington president — Black […]
By Assunta Ng What do the late Seattle City Councilmember Wing Luke (Asian) and Admiral Herb Bridge (not Asian), have in common? They both fostered communities, found strengths in others and created goodwill and harmony out of chaos and hate. “Wing Luke and Herb Bridge were both members of the Greatest Generation,” said former Supreme […]
By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.
By Assunta Ng It is not easy to choose the next Seattle mayor. I can tell you why you should vote for Mayor Mike McGinn. I could also give you reasons why you should go with Sen. Ed Murray. However, I do have concerns with both candidates. After watching three mayoral forums, I have to […]
Every American remembers where they were when the planes crashed into the towers 12 years ago, and since then everyone’s life has been affected by the events of 9/11, some for the better and some for worse.
By Assunta Ng The International District Rotary Club might be small, but it intends to produce a great international impact. Its 54 members have launched several global projects. From Zimbabwe, China, and Laos, to Brazil, India, and the Philippines, the ID Rotary is all over the map. It has done work in 26 countries, including […]
It’s exhausting to organize a gubernatorial debate between Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna and Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee. Why?
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If you lament being alone and lonely during the holiday, here are some suggestions for you to rewrite your holiday routines with meaning and fun.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Last week, Bill Bryant, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, spoke to the Seattle Rotary Club at McCaw Hall, strictly on the port’s business.