Archive | Opinion

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response.  I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

The Year of the Sheep is for imagination. Just look at celebrities born in sheep years: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Will Ferrell and others, how they create from nothing to something amazing. It’s time for you to make your Lunar New Year dream list. The sheep celebrities have certainly inspired me to build my wish […]

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

Surprise, surprise… – Seattle is white (We are not perfect, but we can improve)

With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the  social network website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity. Given such a forecast, it’s ever […]

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity is our identity

COMMENTARY: Diversity is our identity

By Leah Shin For Northwest Asian Weekly It used to be waking up every morning where I felt like I was unable to dream. It was not because I was incapable of dreaming but I was afraid to. Growing up as an Asian American, I was <!–more–>surrounded by the stereotypical “Asian” standard of dreamers… parents […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

BLOG: Superstitions and traditions — Examining our strange Lunar New Year customs

BLOG: Superstitions and traditions — Examining our strange Lunar New Year customs

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Reminiscing about Lunar New Year during my childhood, I could count as many as hundreds of traditions my family followed. Some were fun, while some were silly and reflective of cultural defects. As a child, I wasn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, just because it was done thousands of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning

EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning

  The Publix Hotel in the International District (ID), owned by the Moriguchi family, has been vacant for a decade. The family also owns Uwajimaya. We watched its decay over the years as a place for transients and bird droppings. But the groundbreaking on Feb. 9 signaled a new beginning, not only for the neighborhood, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

“The Five Essentials: Arts and the movement for social justice” — Keynote Speech by Ron Chew at National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference

“The Five Essentials: Arts and the movement for social justice” — Keynote Speech by Ron Chew at National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference

By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly The arts can be an instrument for transforming individual lives, restoring communities, and remaking our society into a more tolerant and inclusive place for all. Five years ago, in a report I wrote for Americans in the Arts, I described the emergence of community-based arts organizations. I wrote […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

COMMENTARY: The First Chinese American hero

COMMENTARY: The First Chinese American hero

By Roger Dong For Northwest Asian Weekly For anyone not familiar with the non-profit organization Chinese American Heroes, Wong Chin Foo was our first Chinese American hero.  Right after Wong Chin Foo came, the 12,000 Chinese Railroad workers built the most difficult and dangerous part of the greatest infrastructure project of the 19th Century — […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. <!–more–> The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I […]

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Travel, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: Do you want to talk about it?

Why do we not want to discuss depression? Yale student Luchang Wang’s suicide was a shock and a head-shaker. (See Jenn Fang’s insightful article on page 1). There were signs before the suicide, but then also preliminary assumptions would point to “no problem.”<!–more–> Is this often associated and perhaps regimented with Asian Americans? There is […]

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

LETTER: Turning a wrong into a right

I was reading the blog column in the Northwest Asian Weekly. It upsets me to no end to learn of a real estate broker’s illegal behavior and this crook is getting away with it under broad daylight!

Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

EDITORIAL: Finding answers — Adoptees return to homeland to discover heritage

A recent article in the New York Times (Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea, Jan. 14) brought to light an interesting topic. Apparently, many South Korean adoptees are returning to their homeland. There is a heavy number of adoptees returning to their native land to find their birth parents and also […]

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

“Chinos” — Recent political reestablishment also reestablishes Chinese Cuban heritage

By Cindy Domingo Northwest Asian Weekly What seemed impossible became a reality last month when President

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/301 Comment

COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community

By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

EDITORIAL: “Your English is so good”

The popular website Buzzfeed is producing a video called “Ask An Asian” and they called out on Facebook to ask for contributions.

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

By Assunta Ng   My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

COMMENTARY: Jackie Chan’s son sentenced to 6 months prison for pot possession

COMMENTARY: Jackie Chan’s son sentenced to 6 months prison for pot possession

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday January 9, Jaycee Chan, son of legendary martial artist Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $320 for pot possession. Jaycee was arrested in August at his Beijing apartment along with fellow celebrity Ko Chen-tung and others. Jaycee and Ko admitted smoking […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

COMMENTARY: RE: The Filipino Community Center

By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

BLOG: 2014–Insanity in Chinatown, Seahawks mayhem, and even blackmail

By Assunta Ng Next week will be Northwest Asian Weekly’s 33rd anniversary. So how did 2014 fare for the newspaper?

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/231 Comment

Page 112345...102030...Last »

Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter

NWAW’s latest issue

Follow our tweets

Do you like us?

Photos on flickr