Archive | Vol 29 No 20 | 5/15-5/21

In pursuit of the American Dream: Refugees risk life and family escaping from war-torn countries in order to carve out new lives in the United States

In pursuit of the American Dream: Refugees risk life and family escaping from war-torn countries in order to carve out new lives in the United States

After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Choy Vong had many things working against him. His father was the staff sergeant in the fifth infantry of the defeated South Vietnamese army.

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Hip hop dreams: Asian Americans artists on the difficulties they face breaking out into mainstream rap

Hip hop dreams: Asian Americans artists on the difficulties they face breaking out into mainstream rap

“Right now, we’re at a time when we’re just bubbling. When all Asian artists come together and start to realize each other’s work ethics, it’s going to be great,”

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Reunion for Philippine Scouts honors those who defended freedom during WWII

Reunion for Philippine Scouts honors those who defended freedom during WWII

Capt. Felipe Fernandez of the 26th Cavalry kept it in mind as Japanese mortar shells landed around him. He and his platoon were stranded in his homeland, the Philippines, during World War II.

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Attention: Construction on South Dearborn Street May 17

Attention: Construction on South Dearborn Street May 17

During the week of May 17, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and its contractor, Gary Merlino Con­struction Company, will begin work to repave a major section

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New data on minority-owned businesses compiled by the Foster School released

The University of Washington Foster School’s Business and Economic Development Center released the Washington Minority Small Business Survey. Now in its fourth year of publication, this is the only index of its kind aimed at tracking the financial health of small and minority owned-businesses in Washington.

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White House task force on minority contracting good for AAPIs

President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will benefit Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI business owners.

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Chinese AIDS activist flees to United States after harassment

BEIJING (AP) — Wan Yanhai is used to being harassed by authorities, but the un­wanted attention got steadily worse this year for the founder of a prominent Chinese AIDS advocacy group.

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Sen. Benigno Aquino III promises a lean and graft-free Philippine government

Sen. Benigno Aquino III promises a lean and graft-free Philippine government

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president-apparent and nominees to what he pledged would be a lean, graft-free Cabinet prom­ised last Wednesday to travel over­seas less, investigate corruption and renew peace talks on ending decades-long insurgencies.

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Taiwan’s unlikely hero: vegetable seller of market

Taiwan’s unlikely hero: vegetable seller of market

Described by Taiwan­ese President Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan’s “am­bassador with a loving heart,” 61-year-old Shu-chu Chen was selected as one of the

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Korean Olympic medalists banned in fix scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two South Korean Olympic medalists in short-track speed skating have been banned from competing for three years for their alleged involvement in a race-fixing scandal, a Korea Skating Union (KSU) official said on May 6.

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In retrospect: John Kichitaro Tabusa, an early adventurer

In retrospect: John Kichitaro Tabusa, an early adventurer

Editor’s note: In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we’re running this story written by Art Chin, who painstakingly researched the history of an early Issei in the Pacific Northwest.

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Kal Penn has a very good and very bad month: A-pop! is monthly column about all things Asian in pop culture

Kal Penn has a very good and very bad month: A-pop! is monthly column about all things Asian in pop culture

It’s that time of the month again! We have more news about your favorite Asian and Asian Ameri­can celebrities! Kal Penn has announced his re­turn to show business.

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Asian Pacific American heritage at the Center

Asian Pacific American heritage at the Center

On May 2, thousands of people congregated at the Seattle Center House to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through song, dance, music, art, and displays. There were lion dances, youth drill teams, taiko drummers, and artists from all over the state. The event was presented by the Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition.

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Editorial: Assault and ethnically offensive language  should not be tolerated

Editorial: Assault and ethnically offensive language should not be tolerated

Seattle Police Department Det. Shandy Cobane made a grave mistake on April 17, when he and other officers detained three Latino men as possible robbery suspects.

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Commentary: San Francisco’s ‘Black on Chinese’ violence goes back decades

Commentary: San Francisco’s ‘Black on Chinese’ violence goes back decades

African American and Asian American elected and appointed officials have failed to address the grow­ing racial tensions in southeast San Francisco.

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April 27: Local students win Coca-Cola scholarships

April 27: Local students win Coca-Cola scholarships

The Coca-Cola Scholars Founda­tion awarded one Washington stu­dent, Mariel Ro­driguez, a $20,000 national scholar­ship. Four other students, Daniel Nguyen, Nailah Dodd, Alexander Fraser, and Nicolas Barr, were awarded $10,000 regional scholarships.

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April 25: Seattle Chinese Athletic Association ends the season with a banquet

April 25: Seattle Chinese Athletic Association ends the season with a banquet

The Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA) ended its 41st year of recreational youth basketball by hosting its awards and appreciation banquet at The Tea Palace in Renton.

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April: Qwest gives Kin On $3,000 grant

April: Qwest gives Kin On $3,000 grant

At the Kin On Community Health Care Cen­ter in the International District, Qwest presented Kin On a $3,000 Qwest Family and Work Devel­opment Fund grant.

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April 29: NAAAP-Seattle, NSHM­BA-Seattle, Microsoft join forces for networking and recruiting

April 29: NAAAP-Seattle, NSHM­BA-Seattle, Microsoft join forces for networking and recruiting

The National Association of Asian American Profession­als-Seattle partnered with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs-Seattle, Microsoft, and other organizations for the Microsoft Diversity Recruiting & Networking Event.

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Blog: What if?

Blog: What if?

“What if I don’t feel victimized by the recession?” said Sylvia Wolf, director of the University of Washington Henry Art Gallery, which had a 27 percent budget cut this year.

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