Football, the anthem and the denial of black success

Calling athletes "ungrateful" for protesting police violence against black people is part of a legacy of belittling their hard work.
Oct 11, 2017

Muslim martial artist teaches self-defense to women

An attack on two Muslim women in Portland struck a nerve for Fauzia Lala, a black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Arnis, who started the classes.
Oct 5, 2017

Seattle’s Caribbean communities send aid to storm-damaged homelands

Seattleites reach out to friends and family in Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Dominica and other islands, as the Caribbean rebuilds from devastating storms.
Oct 3, 2017

Isolated Puerto Rico communities ration food after Hurricane Maria

Communities in at least nine neighborhoods in Utuado started rationing food and water, after Hurricane Maria blocked roads and destroyed local crops.
Oct 2, 2017
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting suspects during a 2010 raid. More people have been deported under Obama than any previous president. (Photo from ICE)

33 arrested in Seattle in immigration sweep focused on “sanctuary” cities

ICE's Operation "Safe City" took place in Seattle, Massachusetts and other places that have clashed with the Trump administration over deportation policies.
Sep 29, 2017

Haitian health workers aim to boost prenatal care

Instead of modern prenatal care, many Haitian women without funds seek herbal remedies and midwives, who often lack formal training.
Sep 27, 2017

Forward Flux double feature brings complex cultural conversations to stage

The double bill of “las mariposas Y los muertos” and “No More Sad Things” offers thought-provoking theater and complexity around culture.

Donor covers $125,000 in DACA fees for Washington residents

A private donation will cover the $495 renewal fee for up to 250 Washington residents in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Sep 25, 2017

Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat

Casa Latina offers workshops for immigrant landscapers, who face health and safety risks from gas-powered leaf blowers.

Nepal ethnic group gets expanded help for sickle cell disease

The number of sickle cell diagnoses continues to rise among the Tharu people of rural Nepal. The government is increasing access to treatment and diagnosis.
Sep 21, 2017
Outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where immigrants facing deportation are incarcerated, and immigration cases are heard by the Justice Department's Executive Office of Immigration Review. (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Northwest Detention Center sued by state over $1-a-day wage

The suit says GEO Group violated state minimum wage laws, after it paid Northwest Detention Center immigrant detainees $1 a day.
Sep 20, 2017

Seattle organizations offer assistance as DACA deadline looms

Immigrants whose coverage by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will expire by March 15 face an Oct. 5 deadline to apply for renewal.
Sep 19, 2017

Judge blocks Burien ballot measure to repeal “sanctuary” policies

The question of whether to repeal Burien's policies prohibiting officials from asking about immigration status or religion will not be on November's ballot.
Sep 18, 2017

Ugandan farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change

As climate change affects the traditional seasons, Ugandan farmers are adopting new measures to stay afloat — and increase the bottom line.
Sep 14, 2017
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Do Black Lives Matter in the workplace? Colleagues should do more

Charlottesville was a reminder that allies must do more than the bare minimum in support of race and equity, including for their workplace colleagues.
Sep 13, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to resign after fifth allegation of sex abuse surfaces

The accusers say that they were teenagers when the alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. Murray maintains that the allegations are not true.
Sep 12, 2017

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

Gauri Lankesh, an editor and activist in India, was fatally shot last week, raising the question, "Is journalism worth dying for?"
Sep 11, 2017

Mexican shoppers flock to modern malls as middle-class credit grows

Traditional markets were once mainstays of Mexican social and economic life, but shopping malls with chain stores and restaurants are on the rise.
Sep 7, 2017

Hundreds in Seattle rally in support of DACA

Hundreds gathered at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle hours after the Trump administration announced the pending end of DACA.
Sep 6, 2017

Trump ends DACA

The program allowed young people who arrived in the United States as children without documentation to live and work without fearing deportation.
Sep 5, 2017