Local journalists and community members gathered at the KOMO-TV headquarters on May 18 to celebrate the Northwest Journalists of Color (NJC) scholarship winners. The event was hosted by Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association and featured keynote speaker Hari Sreenivasan, a PBS NewsHour correspondent and former NJC scholarship recipient. The 2012 scholarship winners included Kelly Manalo, […]
On May 14, more than 800 supporters attended SingCon, a singing competition hosted by UW’s Hong Kong Student Association at the STG Neptune Theatre. Local musicians Fiona Dawn, Gowe, and Lijie Yang made special guest appearances, and Hong Kong based hip-hop artist MC Jin performed and encouraged the contestants to follow their dreams. Nine contestants […]
Oriyas of Greater Seattle, a newly incorporated nonprofit promoting awareness of Oriya culture and arts, organized “Samsara: The Cycle of Life” last month at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, featuring famed Odissi dancer Shibani Patnaik. Odissi is a classical form of dance from India and is one of the oldest dance forms in India. “Samsara” […]
John-Christopher Hoang Trinh, a senior at The Northwest School, was awarded the 2012 Gates Millennium Scholar award. Trinh was one of 1,000 students selected for the award, out competing 24,000 students who applied. He will receive a full scholarship to any U.S. accredited college or university of his choice. Trinh plans to attend the University […]
By Christopher Weber The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anson Cheung says the shooting deaths of two international graduate students near the University of Southern California made headlines back home in Hong Kong, unnerving his parents.
By Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former university student from India who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate was sentenced Monday to just 30 days in jail — in a case that focused attention on anti-gay bullying, teen suicide, and hate-crime laws in the fast-changing Internet […]
By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Didi Tang, and Gillian Wong The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the United States on Saturday, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng had been hurriedly taken from a hospital […]
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pop singer Lady Gaga arrived in the Philippines on Saturday to cheers from fans and protests from young Christians calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts. About 200 Christian young people marched in Manila for a second straight day, holding placards urging the singer to […]
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries are a fast-rising force in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels thriving off the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region’s heroin trade.
On June 1, the Ethnic Heritage Council (EHC) will honor Pastor Patrinell Wright with the Cultural Treasure Award. The EHC calls Wright a true cultural symbol who preserves and promotes ethnic and cultural traditions, fosters mutual understanding, enriches lives, and celebrates Black heritage. Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir have been involved in hurricane […]