5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English

A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Oct 19, 2016

5 Hindi words I wish we had in English

Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016
Sunshine from Polynesia performs Hawaiian and Tahitian Dances on the Northwest Folklife Festival's new Open-Air Dance Stage. (Photo by Christopher Nelson)

Northwest Folklife: World Peace through Arts & Culture

Northwest Folklife is all about you: your communities, your traditions, your folklife.
Oct 5, 2016

5 Urdu words I wish we had in English

If your "Phuppo" (aunt on the father's side) looks at you with "mohabbat" (loving adoration) you might want to check if that look is sideways, according to Urdu and South Asian stereotypes.

NBC’s “Mail Order Family” fail proves who really has a seat at the table in Hollywood

"Mail Order Family" — a cartoon sitcom featuring a Filipina mail order bride — was quickly shelved this week after online backlash.
Oct 4, 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

5 Russian phrases I wish we had in English

"My, this is fine mushroom weather today!" and other Russian expressions, words and phrases.
Yirim Seck (Video still by Notework)

Rapper, father Yirim Seck calls out impact of police violence on kids

Senegalese-American rapper Yirim Seck hopes his new video will start a dialogue about how police violence impacts kids in black families.
Sep 27, 2016
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.

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

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

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

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