By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Cheers and jeers met Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeoh when he arrived in Seattle on Tuesday, June 2. More than 100 protesters stood outside the Seattle Sheraton Hotel including those from Portland and Vancouver. They shouted, “Ma Ying-jeoh must go. Taiwan doesn’t need you!” Inside the hotel, approximately 200 admirers […]
Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors
By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press HAYWARD, California (AP) — If Nick Glasgow were white, he would have a nearly 90 percent chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor who could cure his leukemia.
Families plead for U.S. reporters’ release from North Korea
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For weeks after North Korean guards seized Laura Ling and Euna Lee near its borders and took the American journalists to Pyongyang, citing on criminal charges, Ling and Lee’s families waited quietly for news about them.
Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away
BERKELEY, California (AP) — Ronald Takaki, a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies who taught the University of California system’s first Black history course, has died. He was 70.
Out of a temple in remote Cambodia, a world-class ballet dancer is discovered
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly While visiting Cambodia in 2000, American arts patron Anne H. Bass witnessed a rising star. Then 15 years old, Sokvannara “Sy” Sar performed a dance at Cambodia’s famous Preah Kahn temple and caught Bass’ eye.
Thousands of blossoms in Seattle
On April 17–19, the 34th Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival was held at the Seattle Center. Enjoyed by more than half a million people, the festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. At the festival, there were activities for children, lectures, art performances, martial arts, and more.
Women of Color Empowered Luncheon honors local activists
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Civic activism has changed the course of history many times, from ending segregation to granting women’s suffrage to expanding gay rights. The collective action of passionate people has proven to be a mighty force.
Editorial: When searching for loved ones, never give up hope of finding them
Last week, when we read the story about Earl Hicks, the Michigan man who reunited with his Vietnamese children after decades apart, we were touched and wanted to print the story and share it with our readers.
The White House, people, and all that jazz!
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Photos taken by George Liu. Can ordinary folks see the White House? Yes, and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.
Sri Lanka says civil war over, rebel leader killed
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels on Monday, May 18, and killed their feared leader.
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