The University of Washington hosted a special event with Norman Mineta on Nov. 10, featuring a special screening of the documentary, “Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story.” In addition, there was a discussion with the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, along with co-producers of the documentary. The […]
Kshama Sawant declared victory against challenger Egan Orion in a tight Seattle City Council race for the District 3 seat. Orion, who lost by 1,500 votes, conceded on Nov. 12. Sawant ran a “not-for-sale” campaign that pitted her against Amazon and other big corporations. “It looks like our movement has won, and defended our socialist […]
Participants got to learn more about how South Vietnamese immigrants remember the Vietnam War through stories and love songs. The event was held on Nov. 10 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Dr. Julie Pham, Quoc Bao Pham, and Professor Quyen Di all shared their stories, and Melanie Nga, a popular Vietnamese singer, sang songs […]
Marianne Bautista was crowned Miss Washington Teen USA 2020 on Nov. 3 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. A native of Renton, Bautista attends Phillips Academy and is a coxswain for the men’s crew team. She’s involved with the school’s community engagement program and civic clubs, and she mentors kids and volunteers for […]
The Seattle Chinatown Block Watch held its second annual Halloween Safety Awareness on Oct. 31. Block watch volunteers visited 15 businesses, passing out candy to visitors, passers-by, and trick or treaters.
By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry, Canada’s most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired on Nov. 11 for calling immigrants “you people’’ in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision in a […]
Five emerging screenwriters—including two Asians—gained the film academy’s stamp of admission into Hollywood with help from an ensemble of actors that included Tyrese Gibson and Amandla Stenberg.
The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready on Nov. 12 to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would “destroy lives,” declared Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one of […]
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported nearly $70 billion in sales on Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world’s busiest online shopping day. The day was a temporary relief to retailers that face fading demand as Chinese consumers tighten their belts, anxious […]
A recent informal survey by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) found that Asian Amercians favor Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren over Andrew Yang. The group released the nonscientific survey of 500 voters across Virginia, Texas, and Pennsylvania after the Nov. 5 general election. A representative of AALDEF said Biden and Warren […]