Affirmative action supporters to launch campaign at MLK anniversary march

Local civil rights activists will gather signatures to re-establish affirmative action in Washington state at an event commemorating the historic march where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech.
Aug 15, 2018

“Crazy Rich Asians” aims for high stakes in Hollywood representation

It’s the first time in 25 years that Hollywood has backed a major modern-day film with all the main actors of Asian descent – and filmmakers hope this opens the door for more Asian American stories.

Thai space startup launches experiments with Bezos rocket

A Thai satellite startup used a Bezos-built rocket to launch food, experiments, and cultural objects into space last month just to see what would happen.
Aug 14, 2018

Seattle preps for Census, says citizenship question could intimidate immigrants

The Department of Commerce, which runs the Census, announced plans to include a new question asking respondents about their citizenship status. Critics, including Seattle and King County officials, say that could suppress participation in communities of color.
Aug 9, 2018

“Not Your Typical Muslims” explores spectrum of identities

Photographer Garo Guyo wants to bring awareness to the diverse identities and perspectives in the Muslim community.
Aug 7, 2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa elected president of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the first elected president of Zimbabwe after longtime President Robert Mugabe was pushed out of office last year.
Aug 2, 2018

Three Seattle-area families join new challenge to Trump travel ban in court

Three Seattle-area families are among 15 individuals who are claiming in federal court that the waiver process for Trump's travel ban is too arbitrary.
Aug 1, 2018

Filipino Americans champion legacy in Chinatown International District

After the Filipino history of the Chinatown International District was nearly deleted from a Seattle city resolution, a group works to revive that legacy.
Jul 31, 2018

More than 18,000 Seattle residents caught in citizenship backlog, city says

There are more than 753,000 naturalization application cases pending nationally, up from previous years.
Jul 30, 2018

Seattle plastic straw ban a piercing problem for bubble tea shops

Bubble tea stores — with their iconic wide, piercing straws — have had to adjust as Seattle's ban on plastic straws came into effect this month.
Jul 26, 2018

Facebook signs pact with Washington state to end discriminatory ad practices

Before Facebook began changing its third-party advertising platform, advertisers had been allowed to exclude users based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and other categories.
Jul 25, 2018

Burien mayor says attacker referenced city’s sanctuary policies

Burien police say an assault on Mayor Jimmy Matta during the Olde Burien Block Party is being investigated as a possible hate crime, because the suspect mentioned the mayor's ethnicity.
Jul 23, 2018

“Persimmon Nights” mixes theater and Korean cuisine

The audiences of "Persimmon Nights," running at Cafe Nordo through July 29, experience the rise and fall of an Asian American nightclub owner through music, drama — and flavor.

More than 100 organizations sign opposition to youth jail

Organizations ranging from Campus Animal Rights Educators to Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project signed on to support a moratorium on construction of the new King County Children and Family Justice Center.
Jul 18, 2018

Corruption and danger on the streets of Kampala

Stolen license plates. Fake taxi passengers. Corruption infects the commute in Uganda's capital city.
Jul 17, 2018

Seattle International Butoh Festival runs through July 15

The eight-member DAIPANButoh Collective hosts the ninth annual Seattle International Butoh Festival, running through July 15 at various spaces around Seattle and Shoreline, featuring both dancers from their own troupe and performers from around the world.
Jul 7, 2018

Reinventing yourself: a conversation with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

At 64, Nell Irvin Painter retired from her successful career in academia and set off for art school.
Jul 6, 2018

The greatest choice his parents ever made for him

"You go to a store, people try to talk to you, say, "Hey, uh, you can't touch that, you can't touch that." But you can only look at their facial expression, looking like, oh, they're screaming at me, what are they really saying?"

A “country girl” from Costa Rica in front of the White House

Isabel Loomis first came to the United States in 1951 for a one-year scholarship program under the Truman Point Four Program in Washington D.C.
Jul 4, 2018

Puyallup Watershed Initiative connects sense of place, identity in environmental work

In the following interview, PWI acting director Jennifer Chang and community board member Kathryn Mahan talk about the ways that environment and identity coalesce in both their own lives as well as the work they do with PWI.
Jul 3, 2018