The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders launched its “What’s Your Story?” video challenge. The challenge aims to explore the personal stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the country who have impacted their community through their dreams, experiences, and dedication to a cause.
SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Hot, Hot Roti for Dadda-ji” Written by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min Lee & Low Books, 2011 Whenever Aneel’s grandparents visit, they tell him stories about their lives growing up in an Indian village. During one particular visit, Aneel’s grandfather, Dadda-ji, tells him that when he was a […]
J-Am WWII vets to get medal in November
HONOLULU (AP) — A date has been set for the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American Veterans of World War II.
Washington’s first majority-minority district proposed
Advocates for increased political representation of communities of color were present at the Washington Redistricting Commission’s special meeting in Olympia on Sept. 13 to witness the release of the commissioners’ proposed congressional and legislative district maps.
Free citizenship and ESL classes
The Chong Wa Education Society is offering fall Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese classes for adults and youths Monday through Thursday and on Saturday, at Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S., Seattle. It is also offering free English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes. (end)
BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Six prominent leaders shared their inspiring stories and advice for men and women who want to be better leaders; they presented at a luncheon held at the House of Hong on Sept. 16. Organized by Executive Development Institute, the Washington Leaders of Power luncheon has been held annually […]
BLOG: Meter Man, have mercy?
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine angry folks who get a ticket when they park in Seattle because they don’t know that they have to pay the meter until 8 p.m. I have seen that rage roar on some faces. There is no way you cannot get caught. Sometimes, there are two officers working […]
BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna
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.
BLOG: Finally, we hear from Kreidler
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has a basically white staff. Not only that, after getting elected in 2000, very few in the Asian community have heard from him. Then suddenly, someone from his office contacted me and said some of them would like to visit the Northwest Asian […]
The undocumented immigrants — Their daily challenges, their fears, and their hopes for the future
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly It was no surprise to her teacher, or perhaps even the students around her, that Jennifer* had the best grade — 104 percent — in the class, which was part of a joint nursing program offered at her high school. She enjoyed helping people, and was never afraid to […]