Seattle Children’s Hospital’s first vice president and chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer, Andrew Lee, is ready to address anti-racism through engagement.
SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle woman accused of threatening her Vietnamese American neighbor has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, prosecutors said. The neighbor of Jan Myers in Shoreline said Myers had acted erratically and yelled racial slurs at her for years, The Seattle Times reported. On April 5, “these anti-Asian racial […]
By Mike Dillon For Northwest Asian Weekly A few weeks after the Biden inauguration, a Japanese American friend was accosted in an Everett pharmacy by two fellows who told him to go back home. In his case, that would have meant the small town in eastern Washington where he grew up. These Covid-scapegoating days remind […]
When Harry Manaka was in the band Somethin’ Else, they played for crowds of 500-600 people—the majority of whom were Asian American.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Let’s have lunch,” said my friends after I told them I got my COVID vaccine. Before saying “yes,” I have pondered some practical tips after lockdown. We have all missed our friends after months of isolation. We can’t wait to see them face-to-face. Some consider sitting next to outsiders […]
Stay home when possible, stay healthy As counties around the state begin to reopen, remember: It’s still safest to stay home. If you go out, stay six feet apart, wear a face covering and wash your hands. Stay local. Fewer, safer interactions are crucial. Get tested if you feel ill If you feel any symptoms […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly With the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, a lot of people have been wondering what they can do to help. Many are afraid to speak up when something happens, or just unsure how to go about it. “Bystander Intervention,” a training aimed at stopping “anti-Asian American and xenophobic harassment” […]
By DOUG FERGUSON AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee on April 11 at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan. His arms securely inside the […]
About 10 weeks before the June 22 Democratic primary that is likely to determine the next mayor of New York city, four candidates currently make up the top tier of contenders, according to available polling and interviews with elected officials and party strategists—Andrew Yang, the undisputed poll leader; Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president; City […]
By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Paula Yoo accepted a job at the Detroit News in 1993, her friends asked her if she was scared. It had been 11 years since the murder of Vincent Chin, but his name was still spoken among her fellow Asian American journalists. In 1982, two white men killed […]