Could greater compassion for men curb mass shootings?

There's something wrong in how our culture treats men and boys.
Nov 15, 2016
(Illustration by Kamna Shastri)

The privilege and pain of passing as white

What's it like to be perceived as a race different than the one you identify with?
Sep 3, 2014
Harold Jones, a paralegal specialist and diversity officer at Navy Medicine Support Command, reads to first-grade students as part of a community volunteer program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bruce Cummins)

South King County schools see big wins getting immigrant parents involved

For the first time this year, the majority of kids enrolled in American public schools will be minorities. Some local school districts are ready.
Aug 18, 2014

Groundbreaking Eastside youth programs redefine cultural exchange

Three summer programs on the Eastside are proving that cultural exchange can't be forced — it's all about finding common goals.
Aug 5, 2014
Seattle's new Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Cuc Vu (center) flanked by Mayor Ed Murray and outgoing Interim Director Aaliyah Gupta. (Photo by Kamna Shastri)

New boss for city’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Tuesday morning, Seattle Mayor Edward Murray introduced Cuc Vu as the new acting director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA). Vu will be taking the place of Interim Director Aaliyah Gupta.
Jul 16, 2014
Break dancing in Uganda during the Obumu Media Lab workshops earlier this year. (Photo by Scott Macklin)

Positive moves for East African youth on display in Belltown

Ziwa will be showing until the end of July at the 2312 Gallery. All proceeds from art sold at the show go directly to arts education organizations.
Jul 10, 2014

Frustration in Seattle as South Sudan crisis worsens

After six months of fighting, South Sudan is now considered the world’s most fragile county.
Jul 3, 2014
Japanese Americans walk down the Bainbridge Islan ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle for mass removal in 1942. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry)

A rich archive of Japanese internment gets richer with federal grant

Internet sensation and internment survivor George Takei will have one more thing to celebrate when he comes to town to lead the Seattle Pride Parade this weekend. Last week the National Parks Service presented Seattle-based Denshō with a $209,982 grant. The grant, one of 21 others totaling 2.9 million dollars, was awarded by the Japanese American Confinement […]
Jun 25, 2014
Nestora Salgado addresses the community police force she lead in Olinalá, Mexico, prior to her arrest last year. (Still from Youtube)

Political support grows for Renton grandmother-turned-militia-leader held in Mexico

  After almost a year in a Mexican prison, a wave of political pressure is gathering for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado. “We must shame the Mexican government into doing the right thing,” Congressman Adam Smith said in a press conference held at Seattle University on Monday. Salgado is a naturalized citizen and U.S. passport holder who moved […]
Jun 19, 2014