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Remembering Phil Hayasaka, Asian American and civi rights activist

This article originally appeared in the South Seattle Emerald on October 5. The Asian Family Affair was the first pan-Asian community newspaper in Seattle which I co-founded in 1972 with Diane Wong, Norman Mar, and...

Open letter to the mayor: Why is SPD silent on hate crime?

Asian women allegedly targeted

Two Generations for Progressive Change

I was radicalized by the idealism of the Kennedy brothers, fueled by the anger of students against the Establishment, and demonstrated against the war in Vietnam. At the University of Washington (UW), I found...

Op-ed: Marriage For Same Sex Couples is a Path Toward Stronger Communities

I have been married to my wife for 41 years. Through the years, I’ve been struck not by our differences, but by our similarities. I have a gay family member who has been in a...