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LETTERS: Shock over Charleston church murders

I am just shaken by the killing at the Charleston AME Church. Having lived in South Carolina, I visited Charleston often and I loved that church for its beautiful courageous history. It was one of the holiest places I have experienced—not the kind of holy associated with quiet and humility. Rather, it was about the […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

By John Liu “What is your dream?” Tay and Val started in Singapore and traveled around the world asking this question for the last five years. Then they shared the stories and inspired everyone around them. Their journey brought them from Singapore to Seattle. One day they were homesick and wanted to eat Chinese dishes […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

Last week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that same-sex marriages will be acknowledged country-wide, certainly sparked high-fives, rainbow-colored facebook profiles, and bitter denouncement (along with countless essays about the rules of marriage). Here at the Weekly, we are not schooled in what is apparently a gazillion views on the rules of marriage, but  what we […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 28, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

EDITORIAL: Seattle welcomes the CACA Biennial National Convention — (And you can help out!)

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be having its 53rd Biennial Convention this summer, August 6-9, and we are proud to say that Seattle will be hosting. This is a real honor for the city because we are the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The first black president of Washington State University (WSU), Elson Floyd, died of colon cancer on June 20. He was 59 years old. The last six months of his life was critical to the success of WSU establishing its own medical school, thus ending the monopoly of the University […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: “Shell drilling is killing us”

COMMENTARY: “Shell drilling is killing us”

By Katrina Pestano For Northwest Asian Weekly We are Filipino youth, women, workers, queers and artists living in Seattle. We are here in opposition to Shell, its long history of corporate plunder and human rights abuses and its plans to drill in the Arctic. We are in solidarity with the resistance of Iñupiaq people of […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

BLOG: Blessed with two fathers — Thank you, Dads!

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I have very few fond memories about my father from my childhood. What do you expect when you come from a broken home? Strange, but I have wonderful thoughts about my father now that I am an older woman who has experienced the world —after being a parent juggling […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

The scenario is somewhat impossible to fathom. But it happened. And it has been discussed throughout regional and even national news outlets. We will address it briefly because…we are still shaking our heads and there is always the need to discuss how we  identify…well…identity. Rachel Dolezal, 37 years old, from Spokane served as NAACP President […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

LETTER: Discussing the dangers of non-organic food with the Chinese community

My in-laws are Chinese and do not know about the dangers of non-organic food.  They do not believe me when I tell them that eating non-organic food can be dangerous because the Chinese papers do not discuss the effects of pesticides. I have an auto-immune condition and eat only organic in my house to keep […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

EDITORIAL: We lose more API teens

Last week we said we hoped to not have to write any more about API teen suicides and deaths. But unfortunately, we do need to write about it, and we need to acknowledge this has become an issue. Within the last few weeks, there have been more recent teen deaths, and they hit close to […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

COMMENTARY: Immigration: Why API youth activism matters more than ever

COMMENTARY: Immigration: Why API youth activism matters more than ever

By Mayu Takeda and Sanam Malik Generation Progress With news that the president’s executive action to provide deferrals from deportation for undocumented immigrants will continue to be blocked and Congressional inaction on immigration reform a foregone conclusion, the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants, many of them parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, remains […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

BLOG: Why aren’t you smiling? — Insights for happiness

BLOG: Why aren’t you smiling? — Insights for happiness

My friend got a new boyfriend, and she found a new job after sweating four years of college. Most people would feel on top of the world, celebrating success and feeling bliss. Yet, she seems to be cranky. In fact, I have interacted with a lot of grumpy people lately. They rarely smile. They enjoy […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

EDITORIAL: Something should have been done

EDITORIAL: Something should have been done

Yes, there has been a lot of media attention to bullying, especially in our schools. But there is also a reason for that. And that is because bullying consistently exists. Emilie Grace Olsen was Chinese American, adopted by her U.S. parents, and she killed herself right before this new year, December 11, 2014. She shot […]

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Posted in Editorials, June 2015, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: Find the gap — Jack Ma saw what others missed

COMMENTARY: Find the gap — Jack Ma saw what others missed

By Amy Wilkinson Jack Ma was an English teacher of modest means in the southern Chinese province of Hangzhou. He had little business experience and few connections in the Chinese government. Yet he launched a new kind of Internet company that became the $216 billion market behemoth Alibaba—the world’s largest business-to-business e-commerce marketplace. What made […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

BLOG: Farewell to Imperial Lanes — Finishing with a strike

BLOG: Farewell to Imperial Lanes — Finishing with a strike

By John Liu Driving past the Burger King and 7-11 on Rainier Ave, it is easy to pass Imperial Lanes day after day on your commute from the International District to Beacon Hill. Sadly, Imperial Lanes is closing on May 31. Imperial Lanes and Lounge opened in Seattle’s Rainier Valley in 1959 and was run […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

You [The Slants] are trying to use the Asian community to promote your band for your own benefit. The general public is not going to get the social statement that you are claiming to make. Instead the name just comes across as saying it is ok to mock Asians using a common racist stereotype. The […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/291 Comment

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

What did Madeleine Albright wear when she met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to represent America’s might? Albright visited China in 1998 to prepare for the summit meeting between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin to illustrate improved relationship between Washington and Beijing despite US-China differences. What was her symbol? Why did Albright […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

EDITORIAL: Racial quotas, are they fair? — Affirmative action questions…

Trying to get into school? Asian American applicants applying for college appear to be admitted at a lower rate than White, Black, or Latino peers with comparable quantitative scores. This is according to Princeton researcher Thomas J. Espenshade who compiled GPA and SAT test scores for selective private institutions of higher education, and compared them […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

1) The Trademark Office never claimed that organizations refused to do business with us because of our name; rather, they claimed that one event in particular (Asian American Youth Leadership Conference) cancelled our performance and my keynote due to complaints about our name. This was false – members of the AAYLC steering committee sent signed […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/221 Comment

Recognizing Joey Ing — A spotlight on a community leader

Recognizing Joey Ing — A spotlight on a community leader

Vera Ing, the late community leader was known as the “glue” of the Asian community. But glue does not stick if it has nothing to attach to. Vera was able to get community support because there was a force behind her, giving her strength and guidance through thick and thin, tears and laughter through all […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

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