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

Seattle merchant fair tackles unique needs of East African businesses

The event connected local East African business owners with alternative funding sources, business mentoring and an opportunity to connect with peers.
Nov 4, 2015

Amor Spiritual Center’s message of love cuts through hate vandalism

Under the leadership of Rev. Allen Mosely, Amor Spiritual Center is responding to words of hate with expressions of love.
Oct 23, 2015

Vitriol against People of Color Yoga shows exactly why it’s necessary

Hatred shut down a yoga class designed to make people of color feel welcome, which proves why such classes are needed.
Oct 15, 2015

7-year family separation leads to 100-mile march for immigration reform

Amy Kele, 18, was 11 years old the last time she saw her parents. She joined the pilgrimage of "100 Women 100 Miles" to bring a face to immigration reform.
Oct 8, 2015

Why isn’t the world talking about the Honduras corruption scandal?

Multinational business and foreign aid are a part of life in Honduras, but the world has been silent as Hondurans protest government corruption.
Sep 18, 2015

Soccer fields and chain stores: Weighing U.S. influence in Honduras

U.S. influence is part of everyday life in Honduras' capital — from youth community centers to fast food restaurants.
Sep 15, 2015

Fans follow Sounders to Honduras for game, community outreach

Writer Reagan Jackson experiences the intensity of a soccer game in Honduras first-hand after traveling with the Emerald City Supporters.
Sep 11, 2015
Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

Straight outta patience with white fear

Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.
Aug 18, 2015
Azeb is coerced onto the dance floor by a man named Victor at the Veracruz Zocalo. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Black visibility in Mexico and the U.S.

In Mexico, everyone stared at our dark skin and wanted to take our photo. But it was a welcome break from the way we’re viewed as black people in the U.S.
Aug 13, 2015

The sanctuary of abroad: Why youth of color need to travel

As Many Voices One Tribe readies for its first trip, Reagan Jackson reflects on how international travel can be a needed soul-healer for a person of color.
Jul 6, 2015

‘The Unicorn Files’ busts the myth that girl geeks don’t exist

'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.
Jun 18, 2015

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015

Highlighting Artivism: “Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” at SIFF

“Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” tell parallel stories of fire, violence, bearing witness, and the power of art as activism.
May 16, 2015

Do Black Lives Matter in Seattle as much as tacos do?

At a recent Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle, columnist Reagan Jackson wondered, 'Why aren’t there thousands here standing with us?'
May 8, 2015