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APA Vote A Force To Reckon With … If APAs Vote

“What is the greatest right you have as an American citizen?” read the final question on Trang Le’s U.S. citizenship test.  She vacillated between freedom of speech or religion, but then the answer suddenly...

Different Points of View Persist After Fallout of Pew Study

At first glance, it’s all good news: Asian Americans are the best-educated in the nation, have the highest-income and are the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., says a recent Pew Research study released...

Making the Grade Can You Afford Your Tuition?

The sound of wailing stringed instruments jolts the Redmond tutoring center as children as young as age five pick up their first instrument and strum away at their lessons. This is where 22-year old...

The Web Series Trend Launches New APA Identities

As more people turn off their TV’s in favor of smartphones, tablets and notebooks, those with a camera and few creative friends are finding a haven in the digital world of web series. The same...

Archaeologists Reveal Historical Conflict and Relations Between Filipino and African Americans

Photo Caption:  University of Maryland’s Archaeology in Annapolis Field School students Darin Murray, Clio Grillakis, Edward McLaughlin, Brittany Hutchinson, and graduate student Kathrina Aben (front to back) work in the backyard of the James...

C/ID Dragon Fest 2012 Seattle’s Gourmet Dining On-the-Go is Coming Your Way

Long gone are the days when food trucks were only known for cheap and unhealthy snack foods. Seattle is following in the footsteps of cities like Los Angeles and Portland in its escalation of...

Dispelling the Model Minority Myth: Illiteracy for APIs

It’s just another stereotype commonly associated with Asian Americans: They’re naturally smart, attain high degrees with ease and make lots of money. But like most stereotypes, this “model minority myth” only accounts for one...

How Billions Talk: Asian American Buying Power

Recent studies have shown that Asian Americans represent a collective $544 billion in spending power, with Washington state having the seventh largest Asian consumer market in the U.S. As local businesses and agencies realize...

LA Riots’ 20th Anniversary: My Business’ Niche? Everybody

Seattle proves to be a sharp contrast to other large cities in terms of racial and ethnic interrelations. On April 29, 1992, the cap on the fizzy drink exploded. Ongoing tensions between the African American...

Will She Be Our First Iranian American State Legislator?

For an underrepresented population, Iranian Americans are plenty inundated with images as conflicting as the colorful cast of Bravo TV’s reality show "Shahs of Sunset" to the dreary Ayatollahs. In Washington State, the number...