“Truth B Told” explores breadth of Northwest black artists

Onyx Fine Arts Collective show at King Street Station is a creative explosion of a variety of truths from black artists in the Northwest.
Jan 10, 2017
Most Seattleites don't have a lot of choice when it comes to internet service provider. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Is internet access a social justice issue?

Fifteen percent of Seattle households don't have internet access and many more are stuck in the slow lane. Is it time to make internet a public utility?
Oct 26, 2016
A princess gets an unlikely present — a sex-trafficked white dude — in "The Wedding Gift." (Courtesy photo by Joe Moore)

Oppression gets futuristic in “The Wedding Gift”

Forward Flux’s brilliantly beautiful staging of “The Wedding Gift” takes the slave narrative into sci-fi realms.
Sep 28, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by dave)

Calling out (and calling in) white media

An invitation to journalists working in mainstream media to drop the pretense of detached objectivity and rejoin the human race.
Sep 22, 2016

Black community leaders show support for Seattle students — no matter what

While #SeattleHigh5 at one school was celebrated without a hitch, officials at another school seemed to back away from a show of support for black students.
Sep 17, 2016

Young women consider goals without fear after Malala talk in Seattle

Inspired by Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai recent talk in Seattle, columnist Reagan Jackson asks young women what they would do if they had no fear.
Aug 8, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Eirik Solheim)

Shrine of Asshats: Seattle Reparations project slays the trolls

After her online Reparations project went viral, artist Natasha Marin has built a "Shrine of Asshats" where you can bear witness to the racist backlash.
Jul 28, 2016
Sky writing over Sydney, Australia on National Sorry Day, when the country atones for historic mistreatment of its indigenous population. (Photo from Flickr by butupu)

Reparations reimagined: Can online giving counter systemic racism?

For the participants in Natasha Marin's Reparations project on Facebook, it's more about making connections than payments.
Jul 20, 2016

Accomplices versus allies

It's nice that white people and allies want to talk about race, but something in me thinks that we have the capacity to do better.
Jul 14, 2016
Still from the video taken by Diamond Reynolds after police outside St. Paul Minnesota fatally shot her boyfriend Philando Castile. (via Youtube)

White bias in media is ruining your life, whether you realize it or not

What happens when white bias is the norm in media? Unsurprisingly the voices of people of color are marginalized.
Jul 11, 2016
Spectrum Dance Theater performs Donald Byrd's "The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Photo by Nate Watters)

Spectrum’s #RACEish series talks about blackness through dance

Spectrum Dance Theater's #RACEish series, which concludes with "The Minstrel Show," opens challening conversations about race through the medium of dance.
Jun 15, 2016

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 2016
Lauren Kelley, Pickin’, 2007

Beyoncé, Barbie and “Posing Beauty” at NAAM

"Posing Beauty" a new photography exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum explores the perception of beauty in the black experience.
May 10, 2016
Uncle Ike's in the Central District has pushed laws that limit pot stores to one 1,600-square-inch sign by putting larger neon signs on its paraphernalia shop next door, and on a mural next to the shop. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

What’s not to like about Uncle Ike’s?

Selling weed next to a teen center is just the beginning of problems black community leaders in the Central District see with the popular pot shop.
Apr 20, 2016
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

What the south end sounds like: Draze drops “Seattle’s Own”

Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.
Mar 31, 2016
Reagan Jackson. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Can planting trees make up for our carbon footprints?

Can planting trees make up for our carbon footprints?
Mar 13, 2016

Pussy Riot speaks: Russian punk protest artists in Seattle for talk, film

Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot will speak and present the documentary "Pussy vs. Putin" in Seattle Feb. 8.
Feb 3, 2016

Moni Tep explores hardships of queer youth in Jamaica

Seattle musician Moni Tep traveled to Jamaica to explore ways to help LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless and ostracized there.
Jan 19, 2016

Artist’s “Red Lineage” sets pattern for poetry

Natasha Marin's "The Red Lineage" is an equalizer opening everyone to being a poet.
Jan 5, 2016

10 lessons I learned by starting my dream nonprofit

Building a dream isn't easy, as Reagan Jackson learned firsthand. Here are her top 10 tips for founding a nonprofit.
Dec 22, 2015