Archive | May 2012

Local journalism students awarded the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship awards

Local journalism students awarded the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship awards

Local journalists and community members gathered at the KOMO-TV headquarters on May 18 to celebrate the Northwest Journalists of Color (NJC) scholarship winners. The event was hosted by Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association and featured keynote speaker Hari Sreenivasan, a PBS NewsHour correspondent and former NJC scholarship recipient. The 2012 scholarship winners included Kelly Manalo, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Grand prize awarded at SingCon 2012 singing competition

Grand prize awarded at SingCon 2012 singing competition

On May 14, more than 800 supporters attended SingCon, a singing competition hosted by UW’s Hong Kong Student Association at the STG Neptune Theatre. Local musicians Fiona Dawn, Gowe, and Lijie Yang made special guest appearances, and Hong Kong based hip-hop artist MC Jin performed and encouraged the contestants to follow their dreams. Nine contestants […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Oriyas of Greater Seattle organizes Odissi dance performance

Oriyas of Greater Seattle organizes Odissi dance performance

Oriyas of Greater Seattle, a newly incorporated nonprofit promoting awareness of Oriya culture and arts, organized “Samsara: The Cycle of Life” last month at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, featuring famed Odissi dancer Shibani Patnaik. Odissi is a classical form of dance from India and is one of the oldest dance forms in India. “Samsara” […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Northwest School student named Gates Scholar

Northwest School student named Gates Scholar

John-Christopher Hoang Trinh, a senior at The Northwest School, was awarded the 2012 Gates Millennium Scholar award. Trinh was one of 1,000 students selected for the award, out competing 24,000 students who applied. He will receive a full scholarship to any U.S. accredited college or university of his choice. Trinh plans to attend the University […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/11 Comment

Police arrest two in USC shooting of Chinese students

By Christopher Weber The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anson Cheung says the shooting deaths of two international graduate students near the University of Southern California made headlines back home in Hong Kong, unnerving his parents.

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Indian Rutgers student gets 30 days jail time

Indian Rutgers student gets 30 days jail time

By Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former university student from India who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate was sentenced Monday to just 30 days in jail — in a case that focused attention on anti-gay bullying, teen suicide, and hate-crime laws in the fast-changing Internet […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Chinese activist who fled house arrest lands in U.S.

Chinese activist who fled house arrest lands in U.S.

By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Didi Tang, and Gillian Wong The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the United States on Saturday, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng had been hurriedly taken from a hospital […]

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Posted in Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/1, World News0 Comments

Lady Gaga faces protestors in Philippines protests

Lady Gaga faces protestors in Philippines protests

By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pop singer Lady Gaga arrived in the Philippines on Saturday to cheers from fans and protests from young Christians calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts. About 200 Christian young people marched in Manila for a second straight day, holding placards urging the singer to […]

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Posted in Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/1, World News0 Comments

South Asia is a rising force in global methamphetamine trade

South Asia is a rising force in global methamphetamine trade

By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries are a fast-rising force in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels thriving off the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region’s heroin trade.

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Posted in Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/1, World News0 Comments

Pastor Patrinell Wright honored with Cultural Treasure Award

Pastor Patrinell Wright honored with Cultural Treasure Award

On June 1, the Ethnic Heritage Council (EHC) will honor Pastor Patrinell Wright with the Cultural Treasure Award. The EHC calls Wright a true cultural symbol who preserves and promotes ethnic and cultural traditions, fosters mutual understanding, enriches lives, and celebrates Black heritage. Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir have been involved in hurricane […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Scam targets elderly Chinese women in International District and other Chinatowns

Three Cantonese-speaking women approached an elderly woman in the International District and told her that her family was in danger of experiencing misfortune. The woman was conned into withdrawing $50,000 from the bank and providing $20,000

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Helping Link opens new computer lab with courses for Vietnamese adults

Helping Link opens new computer lab with courses for Vietnamese adults

Helping Link, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Vietnamese community, created a Computer Lab Marketing Initiative to offer new computer courses designed for Vietnamese adults who have little to no experience with computers. Helping Link will provide classes like Basic Computer Skills, the Internet and E-Mail, Creating Resumes, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Social […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/116 Comments

BLOG: The good, the bad, and the ugly of SCP’s 30th Anniversary Gala

BLOG: The good, the bad, and the ugly of SCP’s 30th Anniversary Gala

This entry was previously published in the Seattle Chinese Post’s May 5 issue. Join us for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 5 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. By Assunta Ng Paranoia I am not really superstitious. When we sold 40 tables for our anniversary gala, however, I stopped pushing for more. […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

A word from our local podiatrist: Ensuring health includes tending to the problems with our feet

A word from our local podiatrist: Ensuring health includes tending to the problems with our feet

Dr. Jinwah John Hoy FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As a Chinese growing up in America, the concept of Western medicine was something to be feared. Doctors were too expensive, gave medications with dangerous side effects, or were always ready to perform surgery. Whenever I injured my foot, the treatment was to pull on it or […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

A-pop! Asians in new fall sitcoms

A-pop! Asians in new fall sitcoms

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Racial caricatures as an incentive to buy … chips?

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Development woes — Is gentrification imminent for the Rainier Valley?

Development woes — Is gentrification imminent for the Rainier Valley?

By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Not long after the construction of the light rail began, Nararisaya “Al” Les, the owner of Halal Asian restaurant Olympic

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

Doctors narrow health care gap for Burmese refugees

Doctors narrow health care gap for Burmese refugees

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Diversity among refugees from Burma (known officially as Myanmar) is significant, a result of their eight main ethnic groups

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

The reality of confrontation — Part 2 of 2: Why Black and Asian women differ when faced with racism

The reality of confrontation — Part 2 of 2: Why Black and Asian women differ when faced with racism

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Read part 1 of this story here. Recently, while Michelle Tran rode the bus with her cousin, Tran’s cousin made a comment to a woman who took up

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Posted in Features, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/11 Comment

“The Dragon Pearl”

“The Dragon Pearl”

Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Australian director Mario Andreacchio’s “Dragon Pearl,” filmed mostly in China, aims straight at being a Steven Spielberg family-friendly yarn in which the kids save the day. It succeeds, although not spectacularly. Irish actor Sam Neill, always affable, anchors the adult cast as archeologist Chris Chase investigating the tomb […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

“Eden”

“Eden”

Reviewed by Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly “Eden” is a film based on the true life experience of Chong Kim, who was abducted as a teenager and forced into sex trafficking. In the film, Jamie Chung, of Real World San Diego fame, plays young Hyun Jae, who is abducted and imprisoned in Las Vegas as […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 31 No 22 | 5/26-6/10 Comments

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