Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their schools as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and […]
Komen Puget Sound raises $825,000 in fight against breast cancer
About 360 benefactors gathered on March 3 to save lives and end breast cancer. They raised $825,000 for the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the annual Grace Notes Gala, held at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.
World Dance Party held at Filipino Community Center
The Filipino Community of Seattle held a multicultural night and celebration called World Dance Party at the Filipino Community Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Feb. 24.
J-Pros release new free album
Recently, J-Pros, consisting of Filipino American rappers Mercury and R’Senull and DJ Razs, released a new album, “Level Up EP,” on their website, jprosmusic.com. The album is available as a free download and can also be found on iTunes or Amazon.com. The group held a release party on March 10 at The Mix in Seattle. […]
Noland Hoshino receives award from University of Phoenix
On March 14, University of Phoenix Oregon Campus honored alumnus Noland Hoshino with an Alumni Community Service Award for his efforts to develop an innovative website and social media campaign for the Portland chapter of Heifer International, a global non-profit organization that works with communities to help end hunger and poverty. Hoshino, a 20-year veteran of […]
9/11 hate crime victim’s kin become U.S. citizens
By Samantha Henry The Associated Press WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Anum Hasan has seen many conflicting visions of America: the hope of a better life that brought her family from Pakistan and the hate-filled act that ended her father’s life in the name of American vengeance. An outpouring of compassion that her family has […]
Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in India, still in tip-top shape
By Manik Banerjee The Associated Press KOLKATA, India (AP) — A former Mr. Universe, who has just turned 100, said that happiness and a life without tensions are the key to his longevity.
Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press DHULIYAN, India (AP) — Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms.
Seattle’s Immigrant and Refugee Commission seeks new members
In keeping with the Race and Social Justice Initiative, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council want to ensure that city government provides customer service to all, including immigrants and refugees living and working in Seattle.
Seattle Chinese Garden seeking docents, will train
The Seattle Chinese Garden is recruiting volunteers for the next docent training program.