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Increasing the Relevance of Minority Voters, From an Ethnic Media Perspective

In May 2012, minority newborns began to outnumber their white counterparts in the US. But even with an African American president and huge growth of minority populations, why is it we as minorities are...

A PhD Finds Community Work the Most Inspiring

“Finding My Own InspirAsian” is an IE column for community members to share how they discovered their own ‘InspirAsian’ to give back to the community. Write to: [email protected] and submit your story.

Light Rail, One Year Later

Last year, Light Rail opened to great fanfare at Othello Station. A coalition of neighborhood groups, including the Martin Luther King Business Association (MLKBA), organized the Othello On The Move festival to celebrate the...

Light Rail, One Year Later

Dr. Pata Suyemoto is no newcomer to mental health issues. As a Japanese-American teenager, she faced stigma after attempting to take her own life. At 16, her parents were willing to get her medical help for her chronic depression, but there was still the unspoken rule of “no airing of dirty laundry” to anyone else. Her father, who was Japanese American, and her mother, who was Caucasian, faced their own issues. According to Suyemoto, her father never spoke of his internment as a Japanese American in Utah, yet the intergenerational trauma was there. Her mother dealt with her own bipolar illness while Suyemoto was growing up. Suyemoto herself also lives with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)

Proud to be Refugees

The way people refer to the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975 epitomizes the difference in how the historical narrations of the Second Indochina War have evolved inside and outside of Vietnam. Those in...

Proud to be Refugees

The way people refer to the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975 epitomizes the difference in how the historical narrations of the Second Indochina War have evolved inside and outside of Vietnam. Those in...

Working Elderly: Success is Precarious

SEATTLE – Lam Vuong has been in the United States with his family for five years, just long enough to be eligible to apply for citizenship. But he fears his poor English will fail...