Archive | Features 29

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly George Nguyen never imagined he would be running grocery stores and food distribution businesses along the west and north coast in the U.S. Nguyen left by boat from Vietnam, in 1979, the age of 19, with pretty much nothing, including his devoted wife, which he had been married to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

The case against NYPD officer Peter Liang — Being Asian American is not a free pass

The case against NYPD officer Peter Liang — Being Asian American is not a free pass

By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly In a week that has already left me disheartened over the state of race in America today, the last thing I really needed was to read the details of the prosecution’s case against Peter Liang. The trial against NYPD officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot Akai Gurley late last […]

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Posted in Features 29, National News, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/171 Comment

Japan emotional after World Cup loss

Japan emotional after World Cup loss

By Anne M. Peterson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd. Lloyd scored a hat trick in the opening 16 minutes on Sunday to help give the United States a 5-2 victory over Japan for its record third Women’s World Cup title. The game Sunday night […]

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Posted in Features 29, Sports, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Pao polarizes — Public split on interim CEO of Reddit

Pao polarizes — Public split on interim CEO of Reddit

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly If there is controversy in the tech industry, the name Ellen Pao seems to follow. Pao, the interim CEO of social media news site Reddit, is under fire yet again.  An online petition is requesting that she be removed from the company. Over 162,000 people have signed a petition […]

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EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100

EDITORIAL: Happy birthday! — Grace Lee Boggs turns 100

The Asian Weekly would like to pay tribute to an amazing woman, and not just because she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. We have been fortunate to have Grace Lee Boggs as an activist for the past century. Tiffany Ran interviewed Boggs in 2012 for the Weekly and Ran wrote: “In the early 1930s, at […]

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