Asian business ownership is surging, fueled by women as one of the nation’s fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs. In fact, over one million new businesses started over the last decade are owned by entrepreneurs of color. It’s a promising trend, as local Asian-owned businesses play a significant role in building wealth, creating job opportunities, and celebrating diverse cultures.
What a year it’s been for the Chinatown-International District (CID). We’ve covered many issues this year—some that keep coming up over and over, with no resolution in sight.
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In April, Al Young took Harry Chan to visit Angel Island. The two friends were visiting San Francisco for a Bruce Lee convention. But Young, a champion race car driver who shattered racial barriers through his daredevil and consistent winning, could not shed his role as an educator.
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards presented comedian Jo Koy with the Key to the City during a presentation that also made “Jo Koy Day” official in Tacoma. The key recognized Koy’s sold-out Dec. 10 show at the Tacoma Dome.
On Dec. 2, a majority of the Seattle Municipal Court judges elected Honorable Andrea Chin to serve as Assistant Presiding Judge for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Secretary of State Steve Hobbs was sworn-in on Dec. 8 in Olympia.
Michael Parham—appointed by President Joe Biden earlier this year to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts— was invited to attend the Kennedy Center Honors this year.
Actor Simu Liu, known for his leading role in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” recently played a crazy, rich Asian.
Memory knows before forgetting endures, sees, hears, feels the sway of the boat, the flaccid scent of 275 bodies packed like cordwood, knows a destination where they ate leaves and tiny crabs for a year until they came to the U.S.