Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5865 into law on May 7 — establishing October as Filipino American History Month in the state of Washington. Sen. Bob Hasegawa was the primary sponsor of the bill. Historians have concluded that Oct. 18, 1587 was the earliest documented proof of Filipino presence in the continental United States, according […]
Alice Wang wins worldwide illustrating contest
A sophomore at Bellevue High School recently won the Illustrators of the Future contest, an international competition. 16-year-old Alice Wang was recognized at the 35th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards in Hollywood on April 5. Twelve winning writers and 12 illustrators from around the globe joined Wang in Hollywood for a week of professional […]
Mona Locke and Judge Gaines Phelps win Grace Hopper Awards
The Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) awarded its 2019 Grace Hopper Award to Mona Locke and Hon. Nicole Gaines Phelps on May 6. The Annual SGS Grace Hopper Awards honors women who provide SGS students with positive role models. According to SGS, Locke and Gaines Phelps demonstrate the power of female voices in leadership and inspire […]
PNB principal dancers launch Seattle Dance Collective
Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore, celebrated principal dancers with Pacific Northwest Ballet, announced the formation last month of the Seattle Dance Collective (SDC). SDC aims to create unique opportunities for collaboration between dancers and choreographers, and to contribute engaging, thought-provoking programs to audiences in Seattle and beyond. Pantastico is from Oahu. She trained at […]
ICHS raised $280K at Bloom Gala
International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation raised a record-breaking $280,000 at its annual Bloom Gala, held on April 27 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Approximately 400 guests attended to help ICHS guarantee health services for uninsured patients. ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola called for attendees to extend their support beyond the event and into their communities. […]
ABC again the top network in report on Asian Americans on TV
By TERRY TANG Associated Press Major television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian American talent, according to a study released on May 1 by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. The advocacy group’s annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian Pacific […]
Comcast launches collection for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month
Comcast launched a specially curated content collection on May 1, of Asian American shows, movies, music and podcasts in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The 2,500 hours of content is accessible to all Xfinity X1 customers across platforms and includes hit K-Drama series, “The Fiery Priest”; box office hit, “Lost in […]
Hellboy drags like hell over two hours
“Hellboy,” director Neil Marshall’s reboot of the popular film series (derived from the comic books created by Mike Mignola), runs two hours and might well have been twice as good at three-fourths that length. I haven’t seen the first two films, but I’m led to understand they crackled with energy and moved fast.
PICTORIAL: Andrew Yang’s first Seattle visit
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang made an appearance at Gas Works Park in Seattle on May 3 as part of his Humanity First campaign tour to talk about his three main policy proposals: universal basic income that would provide $1,000 a month to every adult over 18 in the country, health care for all, and a new form of capitalism focused on human welfare.
PICTORIAL: Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration
The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration was held at the Seattle Center Armory on May 5 as part of API Heritage Month.