Archive | Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 – 6/12

Is Tim Be Told an ‘ethnic band’ to finally reach the masses?

Is Tim Be Told an ‘ethnic band’ to finally reach the masses?

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly The eclectic sounds of “Tim Be Told” are spreading like wildfire across college campuses and on the Internet. The band’s musical genre is a mixture of pop, soul, and rock. The group emerged from the University of Virginia campus, where it recorded its first album, “Getting By,” inside a […]

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Taiwan’s president greeted with love and hate in Seattle

Taiwan’s president greeted with love and hate in Seattle

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Cheers and jeers met Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeoh when he arrived in Seattle on Tuesday, June 2. More than 100 protesters stood outside the Seattle Sheraton Hotel including those from Portland and Vancouver. They shouted, “Ma Ying-jeoh must go. Taiwan doesn’t need you!” Inside the hotel, approximately 200 admirers […]

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New Chinese American dean: a rebel with a cause

New Chinese American dean: a rebel with a cause

By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly “I have a dream to change the way,” said Dr. Teng-Kee Tan. “Whatever ‘the way’ is. … I would like to change traditional ways.” Dressed in a tweed-styled sports coat and a checkered shirt, Tan is every bit the scholar that his ensemble would lead one to believe. His […]

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Vietnamese man moves into his American Dream — and it has a garage

Vietnamese man moves into his American Dream — and it has a garage

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Kiet Ly smiles a lot these days, knowing that the decision he made to leave Vietnam 10 years ago was the right one. With the help of Habitat for Humanity of East King County, he is about to become the owner of a three-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot townhouse in Redmond. […]

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APAICS celebrates 15 years

APAICS celebrates 15 years

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) held its 15th annual gala dinner on May 19 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.

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Humanitarian award honors 20 students

Humanitarian award honors 20 students

On May 13, in addition to 20 extraordinary high school students receiving the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Max Block Awards, three students were selected as award finalists to receive the inaugural Deborah Rosen Scholarships.

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UW hosts Chinese First Councilor Madame Liu

UW hosts Chinese First Councilor Madame Liu

University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert hosted State Councilor Yandong Liu and other ministers from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on April 18 on the UW campus.

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Qwest celebrates APA month

Qwest celebrates APA month

Qwest kicked off Asian Pacific Heritage Month event at the Bell Plaza building in downtown Seattle. Sponsored by Qwest’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN), a resource group of Qwest employees, the event featured guest speakers Diane Narasaki and Joyce Zhou from the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Approximately 60 employees were treated to a […]

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column. To qualify for this column, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist. For more information, visit www.nwasianweekly.com. […]

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Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors

By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press HAYWARD, California (AP) — If Nick Glasgow were white, he would have a nearly 90 percent chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor who could cure his leukemia.

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Blind Japanese pianist among 6 Cliburn finalists

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three women and three men, including a blind pianist from Japan, have advanced to the finals of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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Web-savvy & cynical: China’s youth since Tiananmen

By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press KAIFENG, China (AP) — Twenty years ago, on the night of June 3, rumors flew around about an impending military crackdown against demonstrators in Beijing. That was when Shijie Feng’s wife went into labor in his hometown, Kaifeng.

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Families plead for U.S. reporters’ release from North Korea

By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For weeks after North Korean guards seized Laura Ling and Euna Lee near its borders and took the American journalists to Pyongyang, citing on criminal charges, Ling and Lee’s families waited quietly for news about them.

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Indians in Australia protest ethnic violence

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators protesting violence against Indian students filled the streets in Australia’s second largest city on May 31, as the foreign minister said the government was doing everything it could to solve the crime problem.

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NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa, published by Little, Brown and Company, April 2009 Almost every kid has moments where he or she wishes that life was a little less ordinary and a little more exciting.

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Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

­Week 3: Real life is a drag “The Red Race,” China/Germany Reviewed by Jason Cruz Do you ever wonder why the Chinese have great gymnasts at the Summer Olympics?

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Editorial: There’s a lot to like about Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

Editorial: There’s a lot to like about Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

Making headlines as of late is Judge Sonia Sotomayor who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, which is likely, Sotomayor would be the third female to serve in the position (after Sandra Day O’Connor under Reagan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg under Clinton). She would also […]

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In response to Mark Lee’s “Hutchison” column …

To the Editor: [I would like to] thank [Mark Lee] for [his] article about Susan Hutchison, candidate for King County Executive (which appeared in issue 23 on May 23). I would not have known about her lawsuit regarding replacement “from the prime news anchor spots with an Asian female who is substantially younger.”

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In response to Mark Lee’s “Hutchison” column …

To the Editor: Mr. Mark Lee seems to either forget or ignore the recent history and events preceding this lawsuit in making his assumption that race was not a factor in considering the choice of Kristy Lee to replace Susan Hutchison.

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Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away

Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away

BERKELEY, California (AP) — Ronald Takaki, a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies who taught the University of California system’s first Black history course, has died. He was 70.

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