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Filipino Americans Removed from Resolution about Seattle’s International District

posted by Randall
International District Night Market

Photo by Joe Mabel

A resolution supporting the economic development and cultural vitality of Seattle’s International District is causing concern in the Filipino American community.

The resolution unanimously passed the Seattle City Council on August 2. So did a resolution removing a reference to Manilatown, reported the International Examiner.

The amendment read “WHEREAS, the area … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Everyone’s Uncle and Civil Rights Leader Dies at 82

Everyone’s Uncle and Civil Rights Leader Dies at 82

posted by Randall
Bob Santos

Bob Santos

A Filipino American who forged friendships with Black, Latino and Native American leaders in the 60’s and 70’s and is credited with saving Seattle’s Chinatown International District died Saturday at the age of 82.

Bob Santos was known as everybody’s uncle, said Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray to the Seattle Times.

“Bob Santos … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 15, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Seattle Times: Police Conclude Chinatown Leader Donnie Chin Not Targeted in Shooting

Seattle Times: Police Conclude Chinatown Leader Donnie Chin Not Targeted in Shooting

posted by Randall

Donnie ChinPolice in Seattle say Chinatown leader Donnie Chin was not targeted when he was shot dead last month, reports the Seattle Times.

Some in the International District had speculated his shooting  was connected to Chin’s opposition to hookah lounges or other issues he had supported.

Authorities say it was more likely he was caught in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 29, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on KING: Neighbors Oppose Hookah Lounge after Murder of Chinatown Leader

KING: Neighbors Oppose Hookah Lounge after Murder of Chinatown Leader

posted by Randall

Donnie Chin protest

The murder of Seattle Chinatown leader Donnie Chin near the King’s Hookah Lounge is drawing increased scrutiny on the business, reports KING.

Chin had been vocal about his concerns that hookah bars brought undesirable elements into the community.

He had been patrolling the area for that very reason the night he was found shot … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on KING: Seattle Chinatown Leader Shot Dead

KING: Seattle Chinatown Leader Shot Dead

posted by Randall

Donnie Chin

The man who founded an emergency response team in Seattle’s International District has been shot dead while responding to an emergency, reports KING.

Police found Donnie Chin shot in his vehicle at 3 a.m. Thursday, but do not think he was the intended target.

“He gave his life for this community, literally now,” Leslie … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on International Examiner: Asian Americans Part of Hidden Homeless Population

International Examiner: Asian Americans Part of Hidden Homeless Population

posted by Randall

Homeless in SeattleThe latest count in Seattle shows homelessness is up 21 percent in the city of Seattle, but those who work with the Asian American and Pacific Islander homeless population suspect the actual numbers are much higher.

The International Examiner spoke with Michael McKee, operations and health services director at the International Community Health Clinic (ICHS). … Read more

Community

Aug 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on NW Asian Weekly: The Evolution of Seattle’s Little Saigon

NW Asian Weekly: The Evolution of Seattle’s Little Saigon

posted by Randall

Little Saigon, Seattle Seattle celebrated the diversity of the Vietnamese community this weekend at the Celebrate Little Saigon festival.

According to NW Asian Weekly, the festival highlighted the three regional cultures of Vietnam.

The community has undergone a number of changes over the years. Little Saigon is located in the easternmost part of the International District.

Before … Read more

Chinese American

NW Asian Weekly: Plans for new ‘parklet’ unveiled for Seattle’s Chinatown

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

International district parkletPlans to build a public ‘parklet’ in Seattle’s Chinatown district have been unveiled by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA).

Neighborhood community leaders have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to build the public parklet which will be located on 6th Avenue South at South Weller Street.

“This is a perfect opportunity to take completely … Read more

Chinese American

Dec 25, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Seattle Times: Fire rips through scene of Chinatown massacre

Seattle Times: Fire rips through scene of Chinatown massacre

posted by Randall

 

Wah Mee MassacreFire tore through a building in Seattle’s International district Christmas Eve that was the scene of the state’s bloodiest massacre in 1983, reports the Seattle Times

The fire caused chaos in the neighborhood, but fortunately no one was injured in the building which houses a bakery, a gift shop and the Chinese Chamber of … Read more

Campus

May 6, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on The Daily: Asian American Political Group Returns to University of Washington

The Daily: Asian American Political Group Returns to University of Washington

posted by Randall

Asian Student Commission, University of WashingtonAsian American students at the University of Washington are re-establishing on campus the Asian Coalition of Equality, a civil rights organization dating back to 1969, reports The Daily.

The Coalition disbanded in 1972 after members went their separate ways.

We have over 30 organizations that [the Asian Student Commission] oversees,” senior Tony Vo said, … Read more

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