To many U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, the use of the term “Jap” is considered a racial slur with a hate-filled history going all the way back to World War II.
Tough road ahead in adapting hip hop to Black and Asian communities
“Most of the rappers that I grew up listening to were Black,” said George Quibuyen, a Filipino American rapper who performs in the group Blue Scholars.
Youn overcomes shyness, is UW student regent
Frances Youn is a second-generation Korean American, a daughter, a student, and now, a student regent.
Attention: NAAAP-Seattle offers scholarships to deserving college-bound seniors
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (Seattle chapter) is providing $1,500 scholarships to two Asian Pacific American High School seniors entering college in the fall.
Attention: Adding a few extra items to the back-to-school shopping list can make a big difference
Through Operation Christmas Child (OCC), families can make a difference for a child in need by keeping the boxes from new school shoes and filling them with small gifts.
Asian gunman who held hostages in Discovery Channel headquarters now dead
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police shot an armed man who took three hostages at the Discovery Channel network’s headquarters Wednesday.
Japan takes Little League WS title
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Little League aces from Japan ended the United States’ five-year reign as World Series champions.
Silk’s dark side: Uzbek kids made to grow cocoons
KOKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — For one month a year, from morning to night, Dilorom Nishanova grows silkworms, a painstaking and exhausting job. She has been doing it since she was 8.
Hong Kong police inspect Manila hostage bus
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On Aug. 30, Hong Kong forensic experts inspected the bullet-peppered bus in which a hijacker killed eight tourists in Manila last week
Florence Chang uses technology to increase quality of healthcare
If there’s one concept Florence Chang understands well, it’s the need to help others.