By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a nation accustomed to demonstrations over police shootings of unarmed Black men, this was something completely different: more than 10,000 mostly Chinese Americans rallying in support of the Chinese American officer who pulled the trigger. The rally last weekend for Peter Liang, a rookie New […]
COMMENTARY: What’s going to happen to the C-ID without Donnie Chin?
By Marie Wong Northwest Asian Weekly It has been almost four months since the murder of Donnie Chin. The sensationalism of the story has waned from the general media as other stories have come to the forefront of the news. But for the people who live and work in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), the profound […]
JACL Co-President Elaine Reiko Akagi passes away during cancer treatment
The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sadly announces the passing of its co-president, Elaine Reiko Akagi. Ms. Akagi passed away on Oct. 18, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md., where she was being treated for cancer.
EDITORIAL: Remembering Rodney King and Vincent Chin
Violence is a language that is direct and brutal. It speaks loudly with the pain it causes and the lives it takes. Unlike harsh words or rudeness, which can sometimes be vague or questionable, violence is the greatest indicator that racism still exists. The recent death of Rodney King, many years after he was badly […]
To the Editor:
Thanks for your recent article on Private Danny Chen and Asian Americans in the military. I just returned from a national meeting of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans), where we were briefed by the New York chapter of OCA ― the organization that brought national attention to the death of Private Danny Chen and the […]
CAPAC chair calls for congressional hearings on hazing in the military
Following a series of high-profile hazing incidents endured by members of the United States Armed Services, CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) along with 12 other Members of Congress sent a letter Friday to the House Armed Services Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees requesting a hearing on the military’s hazing and harassment […]
CAPAC members denounce explosion of anti-Chinese rhetoric in campaign ads
On June 23, the 29th anniversary of the racially motivated murder of Vincent Chin, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) spoke out against a growing trend of anti-Chinese rhetoric in political ads that use Chinese language and imagery to portray candidates as sympathetic to China at the expense of American interests.
Paz sings a new tune for Asian American actors
“I pretty much got my education in theater, on the road, on that tour in each city. … I kind of went to the University of [Miss] Saigon,” actress Jennifer Paz said laughingly.