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

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