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Local journalism students awarded the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship awards

Local journalism students awarded the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship awards

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NJC 2012 scholarship winners with keynote speaker Hari Sreenivasan (center), (winners left to right) Ashley Walls, Kelly Manalo, and Mende Smith (Photo by Grace Blanchard)

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, Yi Xiao, and Mende Smith. Ashley Walls took home the $3,000 Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship awarded by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists. Other scholarship awards included a $1,500 scholarship to Thomas Nguyen and a $400 911 MediaArts scholarship to Sarah Radmer. (end)

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Grand prize awarded at SingCon 2012 singing competition

Grand prize awarded at SingCon 2012 singing competition

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MC Jin performing at SingCon

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 vied to become the next singing champions. Yuchuan Zhang took home the grand prize, Jessica Fan won the Audience Choice Award and was the runner-up. Desmond Cheng, Fiona Dawn, Gowe, and Leon Zhao judged the performances and picked the winners. (end)

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Oriyas of Greater Seattle organizes Odissi dance performance

Oriyas of Greater Seattle organizes Odissi dance performance

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Shibani Patnaik (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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” musicians included Rupak Kumar Parida as a vocalist, Bijaya Kumar Barik on the mardala, Ramesh Chandra Das on the violin, Jabahar Mishra on the flute, and Jaydev Das. The show generated about $1,000 in proceeds, which will benefit the Summer Youth Leadership Program at the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation and TASVEER’s Independent South Asian Film Festival. (end)

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Northwest School student named Gates Scholar

Northwest School student named Gates Scholar

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John-Christopher Hoang Trinh

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 of California Berkeley in the fall to pursue a degree in business. He plans to apply his knowledge to helping business leaders engage and invest in public service. (end)

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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. Read the full story

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Indian Rutgers student gets 30 days jail time

Indian Rutgers student gets 30 days jail time

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Dharun Ravi (Photo from Support Dharun Ravi Facebook page)

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 age. Read the full story

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

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

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Chen Guangcheng (Photo from Wikipedia)

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 hours earlier and put on a plane for the United States after Chinese authorities suddenly told him to pack and prepare to leave. He arrived Saturday evening at Newark Liberty International Airport — out of view of the scores of journalists and supporters who gathered to greet him. He then headed to New York City. Read the full story

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Lady Gaga faces protestors in Philippines protests

Lady Gaga faces protestors in Philippines protests

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Lady Gaga (Photo from blingcheese.com)

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 “respect our faith, stop the blasphemy.”

The Biblemode Youth Philippines members plan to hold a vigil starting Sunday near the concert venue. They said they are offended by Lady Gaga’s music, particularly her song “Judas,” which they said mocks Jesus Christ. Read the full story

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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

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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. Read the full story

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Pastor Patrinell Wright honored with Cultural Treasure Award

Pastor Patrinell Wright honored with Cultural Treasure Award

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Pastor Patrinell Wright

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 relief efforts, including efforts in New Orleans and Mississippi. Her talents also took her abroad when Wright was invited to bring gospel music to Japan and Korea. Wright just returned from helping with the tsunami relief efforts in Ishinomaki, Japan. The event honoring Wright will be held at the House of Hong restaurant with entertainment by Wheedle’s Groove and master of ceremonies and actor Daniel Niven. (end)

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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 Read the full story

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Helping Link opens new computer lab with courses for Vietnamese adults

Helping Link opens new computer lab with courses for Vietnamese adults

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Community members at the Helping Link computer lab (Photo provided by Helping Link)

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 Media, and more. Instructors include college students, professionals, and volunteers working in the Informational Technology field. The computer lab aims to provide refugees, immigrant youth, adults, and seniors with access to computer technology. The new computer lab is equipped with 10 stations and a projector, and is located in the International District at 1032 South Jackson Street. Classes will run for 10 weeks with two-hour lectures twice a week from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Outside of classroom hours, the lab is available to the public daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (end)

For more information, visit www.helpinglink.org.

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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.

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(left to right) Larry Chan, Ellen Ferguson, co-president of the Wing Luke board, Donnie Chin, director of IDEC (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

By Assunta Ng

Paranoia

I am not really superstitious. When we sold 40 tables for our anniversary gala, however, I stopped pushing for more. One friend said, “You can’t have 40. You can’t have 44 either.” The number four in Japan and China and the number 10 in China carry the same homonym as the word for death. The numbers are considered unlucky. To avoid 44, I turned down latecomers. Also, we added seats to some tables to have the seating at 11, instead of 10. So OK, I admit I am slightly superstitious when it comes to organizing important events. Read the full story

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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

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Dr. Jinwah John Hoy

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 receive a heavy massage with Chinese herbs. If there was an infection, the treatment was to rest and drink herbal teas. There is definitely a place for various forms of medicine. However, there are some instances where a visit to a podiatrist may be indicated.  A podiatrist is a physician and surgeon of the foot and ankle. As a podiatrist of Chinese heritage, I find that visits to a podiatrist are particularly necessary for injuries, infections, and painful deformities. Read the full story

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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

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Racial caricatures as an incentive to buy … chips? Read the full story

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Development woes — Is gentrification imminent for the Rainier Valley?

Development woes — Is gentrification imminent for the Rainier Valley?

By Samantha Test
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Light rail passing through Othello Station (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Not long after the construction of the light rail began, Nararisaya “Al” Les, the owner of Halal Asian restaurant Olympic Read the full story

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Doctors narrow health care gap for Burmese refugees

Doctors narrow health care gap for Burmese refugees

By James Tabafunda
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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Mona Han and Dr. Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett at the “Perspectives on the Burmese Refugee Community” panel (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

Diversity among refugees from Burma (known officially as Myanmar) is significant, a result of their eight main ethnic groups Read the full story

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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

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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 Read the full story

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“The Dragon Pearl”

“The Dragon Pearl”

Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly
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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 of an ancient Chinese emperor. His cohort, Wang Ji, plays the Chinese archeologist Dr. Li, working alongside Chase. Read the full story

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“Eden”

“Eden”

Reviewed by Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

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“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 a sex slave for more than two years. Chung’s acting was not as convincing when playing a young teenage girl, but she did well in portraying the silent turmoil felt by her character’s plight. Chung’s stoic but evocative exterior reveals a dark journey as her character struggles to navigate the inner workings of the operation, while staying alive.

Read the full story

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