Poet Carlynn Newhouse reflects on creative process and opening for Questlove

The 18-year-old talks inspiration, Instagram as a writing tool and her plans to attend Howard University.
May 23, 2018

Human rights activist Naomi Tutu sees hope in restorative justice, reparations

The YWCA Seattle King Snohomish luncheon will feature Naomi Tutu, daughter of Noble Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Apr 17, 2018

“Queer, Mama. Crossroads” brings visibility to invisible trauma

Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee Tolbert's "Queer, Mama. Crossroads" breaks silence over police violence against queer black mothers.
Apr 12, 2018

Howie Echo-Hawk confronts Native genocide through comedy

Howie Echo-Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation, pulls no punches with his stand-up comedy act that tackles the realities of being Native American.
Feb 27, 2018

Inclusive transcendence of “Bet Ya Ungodly Things” extends beyond stage

Both the onstage and offstage experience at Gay City demonstrated how theater could be truly inclusive of all.
Jan 17, 2018

Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary

"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018

Brad and Becky from Bellevue are coming to Rainier Beach

How long can Rainier Beach retain its roots in this housing market?
Jan 4, 2018

Theatre’s “Dear White People” probes meaning of resistance through artists of color

Not to be confused with the TV series, the fourth "Dear White People" at Theatre Off Jackson centers the voices and viewpoints of theater artists of color.
Nov 15, 2017

Forward Flux double feature brings complex cultural conversations to stage

The double bill of “las mariposas Y los muertos” and “No More Sad Things” offers thought-provoking theater and complexity around culture.
Sep 27, 2017

Ari Glass unveils golden vision of South Seattle at Pacific Tower

Gold embodies the light of South end's diverse residents, as Ari Glass paints it in new works on permanent display at Pacific Tower.
Sep 6, 2017

Self-care as a form of resistance

In the current political and social climate, my thoughts turned not to surrender, but survival — and the necessity of prioritizing one's own well-being.
Jul 31, 2017

The necessity of black joy

A dance party at Othello Park created a space to celebrate and experience black joy amidst times of conflict.
Jul 18, 2017

Minority cannabis business owners to help people clear marijuana records

The Minority Cannabis Business Association's May 20 event aims to help people file the paperwork to clear their marijuana arrest records.
May 17, 2017

Jessamyn Stanley on being fat, black and a yoga instructor

Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor and body positive activist, wants yoga to be accessible to those who need it most.
Apr 20, 2017

Students tell Seattle school board Ethnic Studies needed

More than 50 students, parents and teachers told the Seattle Public Schools that Ethnic Studies should be mandatory in the district's K-12 curriculum.
Mar 17, 2017

“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