Park in the Heart at Ballard Commons Park. (Photo by Jenny Crooks)

Apply now for funding through Seattle Park District programs

Applications are now available for Seattle Park District-funded programs for community activities in 2017.
Sep 27, 2016
A woman browses bookshelves. (Photo by Germán Poo-Caamaño via Flickr.)

Seattle authors seek to build black literary community at upcoming book fair

An upcoming book fair at Black Dot seeks to foster literary community in Seattle's black community.
The 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts October 14 2016.

Tasveer 2016: Seattle’s South Asian Film Festival is October 14-23

Offbeat films, filmmaker panels, South Asian Cuisine and more!
Sep 22, 2016
Spanish Language (Photo from Flickr by Margaret Almon)

5 Spanish words I wish we had in English

Get a little teased if you mix Spanish and English into Spanglish, but expect eternal wrath if you bring vergüenza on your Mexican family!
Sep 21, 2016
Artist Roldy Aguero Ablao tells a story at The Seattle Globalist's "Stories of Finding Home" storytelling event. (Photo by Alex Stonehill.)

Did you miss our “Finding Home” storytelling event? Watch the video here

Watch the great stories from Seattle Globalist's event "Stories of Finding Home" on our live streaming videos and learn more about the performers.
Sep 15, 2016
Malakhi Kaine of Africatown Center in Seattle and Demba Hydara stand with two former Seattle Public School Students that moved to The Gambia over the summer. (Photo courtesy Malakhi Kaine.)

Africatown Center makes international plans, plans kick-off event Saturday

Several Seattle youth who relocated to The Gambia became the inspiration behind Africatown Center's newest international initiative.
Sep 14, 2016
Bomba Estéreo perform in Barcelona last summer. The band has toured in over 40 countries. (Photo from Flickr by scannerFM)

Seattle’s love affair with Colombian indie band Bomba Estéreo

Thanks to early recognition by KEXP DJs, Seattle helped launch Colombian party band Bomba Estéreo to global acclaim. They're in town Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2016
Beacon Hill Cowboy Junior Jarel Craig (center) and his teammates warm up before their game against the Renton Rangers. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: On the field with Seattle’s youth football stars

For hundreds of kids in the Greater Seattle Youth Football & Cheer League, it's as much about gaining life skills and mentorship than it is about football.
Sep 10, 2016
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Photos: ROOTS picnic shines light on black Seattle’s living history

Since the 70's, black families from the Seattle area have been gathering at an annual summer picnic honoring "Relatives of Old Timers in Seattle"
Sep 6, 2016
Participants in the Kids4Peace summer day camp look at the Torah at Herzu Ner-Tamid Synagogue on Mercer Island. (Photo by Ahlaam Ibraahim)

For middle schoolers, a summer of interfaith dialogue

The Kids4Peace interfaith day camp has local teens exploring each other's religions — and learning more about their own.
Sep 5, 2016
Burmese film star turned political activist Kyaw Thu, who is in Seattle this month promoting a film about his life. (Courtesy photo by Myint Myint Khin Pe)

‘Burma’s Brad Pitt’ walks a fine line for political reform

Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.
Sep 2, 2016
Native artist Louie Gong with blankets he designed and will sell at his new store,"Eighth Generation"opening Saturday in the Pike Place Market. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Pike Place Market’s new Native-owned shop promises “stereotype busting”

Louie Gong is opening the only Native-owned shop in the Pike Place Market and challenging a legacy of companies profiting off of "Native-inspired" art.
Aug 25, 2016
Event promo photo originally from Archives.org under a Creative Common License.

Colorism unites women of color at “I AM: The Procession” tomorrow

Artist Kimisha Turner's colorism-inspired installation is a half-mile, walking healing ceremony from Daejeon Park to Northwest African American Museum.
Aug 24, 2016
Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo)

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa

Tendai Maraire, the genius behind Chimurenga Renaissance and Shabazz Palaces, talks about his contributions to SAM's African Renaissance exhibit.
Aug 22, 2016
Children play word dominoes in an afterschool program in the Heliópolis favela in São Paulo. (Photo by Bruno Ruiz)

5 Brazilian Portuguese phrases I wish we had in English

Brazilian Portuguese may just have its own vocabulary for describing Brazil's own unique political climate.
Aug 17, 2016
Seattle resident and reggae legend Winston "Flames" Jarrett, immortalized in art for the forthcoming film "True Born African." (Courtesy Nicholas John Nakis)

A rare local show from Seattle’s resident reggae pioneer

Septuagenarian Rastafarian Winston “Flame” Jarrett, one of the creators of reggae music, now lives in Seattle, and is putting on a free show Thursday.
Aug 16, 2016
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016
Donald Byrd performing in The Minstrel Show Revisited. (Photo by Ian Douglas)

Positive Disruption: Donald Byrd is the 2016 Globalist of the Year

On Friday October 14, The Seattle Globalist will recognize Donald Byrd as the 2016 Globalist of the Year, celebrating his outstanding body of work and the dance company’s 2015-16 season, #RACEish: an exploration of America’s 240 years of (failed) race relations.
Jul 28, 2016
"What's Done is Done" is a Bollywood take on Shakespeare. (Courtesy Photo.)

“What’s Done is Done” blends Bollywood with Shakespeare in touring show

Unique spin on "Macbeth" aims to appeal to audiences beyond Seattle's South Asian diaspora.
Members of the Elegance Drill Team pause in the middle of a performance. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: Drill teams put the sparkle in Seattle summer

Seattle's African American and Asian American drill teams are sparkling examples of teamwork, confidence, discipline and fun.
Jul 27, 2016