In the past couple of months, we’ve encountered a number of first generation Asian/Pacific Islander (API) folks—mainly immigrants and refugees—who expressed feeling that they don’t know enough about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Resilient Wing Luke Museum pivots to digital content
The normalcy of life has been disrupted by COVID-19, and simple things like going out to eat, attending a movie, or enjoying the museum have been put on pause with no end date.
Mural contest finalists
Judges have picked 30 murals as finalists in the Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID)’s “Marvelous Community Art Mural Contest,” the first-ever community mural contest.
Rocky Fong is new Ascend Seattle chapter president
Rocky Fong has been confirmed as president for Seattle’s Ascend chapter for the next two years. The national Ascend leadership committee voted unanimously for Fong’s appointment. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Fong has resided in Seattle with his family since 1997. He began his career in the banking and financial services industry in 2004 […]
Downtown Freddie turns 72
Friends of Fred “Downtown Freddie” Brown celebrated his 72nd birthday at Tai Tung on July 14. Brown played 13 seasons in the NBA, all with the Seattle SuperSonics. Tai Tung is his favorite Chinatown restaurant and he loves the fried chicken wings and shrimp foo young. Former Sonic teammate Jack Sikma was among the guests […]
Vanessa Lee recently graduated from Bellevue High School and was awarded the unsung hero award by her classmates. They say she “quietly does the right thing, is there for others, and does not expect public recognition for what she does.” Lee is also well known in the community for being a skilled dancer trained under […]
Steven Su recently graduated from Kentridge High School, taking part in an in-person graduation ceremony. Students and their families arrived in a single vehicle at their designated time. Students would then walk across the stage, with four family members watching, and receive their diploma cover while wearing their cap and gown. Family members remained in […]
Noah Miles recently graduated from O’Dea High School. Miles was an All Honor/AP Student, was recognized as Athlete of the Week in December 2019 by the Seattle Seahawks, and he was a Young Executive of Color at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business for 2019-2020. Miles will attend University of San Diego and […]
BLOG: Is “defund” the right word for police reform? — SPD Chief Best visits Chinatown for support
While many support “Black Lives Matter” for social justice, not everyone is for “defunding” the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
Primary election ballots
The deadline to register to vote online and by mail is July 27. Mailed registration forms must be received—not postmarked—by July 27. If you have not received your ballot, call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683). King County Elections said it mailed ballots and voters’ pamphlets on July 15, to over 1.34 million registered voters […]