Maya Williams supervises children in a drop-in program at the Rainier Beach Community Center during the teacher's strike. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Parks Department a childcare savior during teacher’s strike

Quick thinking city officials extended after-school programs so Seattle parents could keep working during the teacher's strike.
Sep 16, 2015
A the end of WOC Speak Out event at Town Hall: From left to right, Yu, Tekola, Sopariwala and Joshi.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Women of Color Speak Out aim to change the climate of Climate Justice

Women of Color Speak Out challenges mainstream environmentalism, which often excludes the poor and people of color.
Sep 11, 2015

Hotel workers union denounces “$500,000 Green Card”

Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.
Aug 27, 2015
A note that accompanies the crosswalk paint job raises a series of somber concerns.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Rainier Beach crosswalk painted Ethiopian colors

The trend of guerilla crosswalk painting in Seattle continued when a Rainier Beach crosswalk was repainted with the colors of the Ethiopian flag.
Aug 25, 2015
Viet Wah Superfoods on MLK was mostly quiet a few days after it was closed for good last week. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Viet Wah Supermarket on MLK closed due to rent hike

Duc T. Tran, owner of the chain of Viet Wah supermarkets says a looming 20% increase in rent forced him to close the Rainier Valley location.
Aug 18, 2015
Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Passionate defense of Seattle hookah lounges at city council meeting

Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.
Aug 11, 2015
Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Seattle activists blast Canada, Chevron investor for violating sovereign land

Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”
Jul 30, 2015

Tigray Festival in Seattle promotes unique Ethiopian culture

The Tigray Festival celebrates culture and connections to Tigreans in Ethiopia, and kicks off in Seattle this week.
Jul 29, 2015

3 more Seattle mapping projects to watch

Are Seattle mapping projects a thing? Yes, and here are three that overlap with our SEAchange project.
Jul 21, 2015

The huge UN development conference you should be tracking on Twitter

The FFD3 conference this week in Addis Ababa will determine how global development gets financed over the next 15 years. Here's how to track them on Twitter.
Jul 14, 2015

SEAchange: A crowdsourced memory map for South Seattle

How is development affecting you or your neighborhood? The SEAchange map is a place for you to share your feelings, memories, hopes and frustrations.
Jul 13, 2015

Ky-Mani Marley carries on his father’s legacy in Northwest tour dates

Ky-Mani Marley brings his reggae/hip-hop/country fusion sound to Nectar Lounge tonight.
Jul 9, 2015

Obama visit to Ethiopia brings fresh eyes to the country, say Seattle Ethiopians

Seattle Ethiopians hope that the upcoming Obama visit to Ethiopia will help U.S. residents see a different side to the nation.
Jun 25, 2015
Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

Ramadan fasts and feasts unite Seattle Muslims

With Seattle Muslims drawing their traditions from around the globe, there’s more than one way to break a Ramadan fast.
Jun 18, 2015
An overcrowded detention centre in Sana'a, Yemen holds Ethiopian migrants making their way to Saudi Arabia seeking work opportunities (Photo by Anna Surinyach/MSF)

From Seattle to Saudi Arabia, dangerous myths lure Ethiopian migrants

Ethiopian migrants have suffered a string of tragedies and abuse recently. But the experience for those coming to the Northwest isn't so easy either.
Jun 1, 2015
At a press conference organized by CAIR-WA Ethiopian American Aisha Gobana spoke out about an incident in March when she says she was threatened by a man with a gun in a SeaTac gas station who said "I don’t trust Muslims, I trust my gun." (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Anti-Islam rhetoric poses a threat to all people of color

I gave up having intellectual debates about Islam when I realized how dangerous they can be for people who look like me.
Apr 15, 2015
Black History Month events and curriculum are mostly oriented toward iconic figures of the American Civil Rights Movement like Martin Luther King, Jr., rather than African history. (Photo by Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House Press Office)

Why my African friends don’t celebrate Black History Month

Should Black History Month have more to do with Africa and African immigrants?
Feb 26, 2015