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Opinion: Established leaders need to honor the strengths our next generation of young leaders...

A couple years ago, I attended a Gang of Four book tour that celebrated the lives and friendship of Bernie Whitebear, Bob Santos, Roberto Maestas, and Larry Gossett. I was inspired and humbled by stories...

Lunar New Year Blessings are Better Resolutions in Disguise

I recently visited the Goodwill on Dearborn Street and found a wok for $8. I needed this important kitchen tool in order to fulfill my 2013 New Year’s resolution: practice new forms of cooking....

APIs & SOCIAL MEDIA: Confessions of an Asian Blogger

The use of social media in the United States has increased dramatically over the past decade. Interestingly, minorities are using social media at higher rates. According to global digital analyst company eMarketer, a greater...

Santa Claus is Dead

Fact: Santa Claus is real. To many people around the globe, Santa Claus is one of history’s greatest humanitarians. He selflessly makes millions of wishes come true without asking for anything in return, aside from...

The Asian Electorate

There’s something special happening in King County this year: election materials will be provided in Vietnamese. This provision was triggered in King County because more than five percent of all voting age citizens are...

Community Work and Breeding Leaders: All Mutant Asian DNA

I grew up in a White, suburban neighborhood called Kent. My family was one of the few Asian families in the area, which made us stand out, but my parents wanted to share our...