Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture
by Hannah Pickering
The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.
Jun 7, 2017
Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required
by Aliah Elaoud
Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017
What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival
by Aidan Walker
SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017
#GreaterSeattle: Writing poetry without barriers
by Tim Gruver
While bouncing from home to home in the state's foster care system, Seattle poet Angel Gardner worked on her craft, which draws from her life.
May 19, 2017
Kikagaku Moyo’s Tokyo underground rock surfaces in Seattle
by Andrew Hamlin
The band is building an international following with its unique sound stemming from the street music scene in Tokyo.
May 16, 2017
Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”
by John Stang
To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.
May 15, 2017
South Asian women push back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry Doctors”
by Sharon H Chang
Piyali Bhattacharya's anthology of essays by 27 different writers adds nuance and dimension to the story South Asian women in America.
May 10, 2017
Seattle soda tax could benefit health in communities of color, supporters say
by Aliah Elaoud
Supporters say sugar beverages are disproportionately marketed to communities of color — which also have increased the risks of obesity and diabetes.
May 5, 2017
Zimbabwe musicians take aim at corruption
by Global Press News Service
The songs speak to many forms of corruption — bribes at police roadblocks, sexual favors in return for jobs and nepotism within the education system.
“Here Lies Love” sparks complex recollections of Marcos regime
by Mayumi Tsutakawa
"Here Lies Love" offers a rare chance for Filipinos to take a leading role onstage, but many have complicated reactions to the history behind the show.
May 3, 2017
Upbeat crowds return for “Bubblin Brown Sugar” dance competition
by Susan Fried
In its second year back from hiatus, the sold-out Bubbling Brown Sugar dance competition on Saturday brought out the crowds!
May 2, 2017
Seattle’s hip hop resistance
by Hannah Myrick
Seattle hip hop is resistance in the form of music and art — combining the Seattle experience with activism.
Apr 25, 2017
Outcry over ‘racist’ Nivea ad: critics call for diversity in advertising industry
by Miasmin Andre
The "White is purity" ad was pulled after a social media outcry. But it wasn't the first time Nivea was called out for insensitive advertising.
Apr 21, 2017
Jessamyn Stanley on being fat, black and a yoga instructor
by Reagan Jackson
Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor and body positive activist, wants yoga to be accessible to those who need it most.
Apr 20, 2017
Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?
by Grace Madigan
Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 2017
Join us April 19 for “real talk” about diversity and equity in Seattle’s startups
by Christina Twu
The first-time release of a diversity study on Seattle startups surfaces big gender and race pay gaps. Female startup founders discuss this next week.
Arts program grows to reach more of Seattle’s struggling and homeless
by Jeevika Verma
With mental health services and shelter in high demand, Circle of Friends helps fill a gap with expanded therapeutic arts programs.
Apr 11, 2017
Youth Speaks Seattle finalists serve up identity, politics and anti-racism
by Meiling Du
Youth voices tackle race, identity and politics in Friday's Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam.
Apr 10, 2017
Bainbridge Island remembers Japanese American incarceration on 75th anniversary
by Venice Buhain
Speakers included Kay Sakai Nakao, 97, who was 22 when she and her family were forced from their Bainbridge Island home in World War II.
Mar 31, 2017