The greatest choice his parents ever made for him
by Ryan Phelan
"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?"
Jul 6, 2018
A 24-hour journey to the United States
by Bryan Nakata
Bishara Kharoufeh, 50, was born in Palestine during the 1967 war between the Arabs and the Israelis.
Jul 2, 2018
Four inmates sue after being kept from observing Ramadan
by John Stang
The lawsuit says the four were left off a list of more than 450 inmates statewide who received a meal plan specific to Ramadan and they were not allowed to save food to eat after sunset.
Jun 13, 2018
A family faces racism at a memorial: “Hey. This is America.”
by James Hong
James Hong says his family won't be intimidated by a racist encounter at a 9/11 memorial.
May 31, 2018
Ijeoma Oluo helps this writer understand her own privilege
by Agatha Pacheco
In a talk at Seattle's The Riveter, Ijeoma Oluo spoke about systems of power, identity and privilege — particularly when it comes to the responsibility of writers.
May 16, 2018
What Trump’s support for Israel means for Seattle’s Jews
by Niva Ashkenazi
As the Trump administration prepares to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, American Jews are far from unanimous about the president's policies.
Apr 18, 2018
“Queer, Mama. Crossroads” brings visibility to invisible trauma
by Reagan Jackson
Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee Tolbert's "Queer, Mama. Crossroads" breaks silence over police violence against queer black mothers.
Apr 12, 2018
Women boxers train to persevere in Congo
by Global Press News Service
Through boxing, four women are able to survive and persist forward despite violence and poverty.
Apr 9, 2018
Lummi artist interprets traditions through glass
by Emily Gilbert
Dan Friday, of the Lummi Nation, honors the Coast Salish tradition of woven cedar baskets through a very different medium. He makes them in glass.
Apr 4, 2018
Placing #MeToo in Black history
by Zubeyda Ahmed
#MeToo continues to be an international movement. But not enough credit goes to Tarana Burke, who coined the phrase to empower young Black women.
Feb 28, 2018
Seattle youth on the rise for Black Lives Matter
by Dagmawit Kemal
Students at Garfield and Rainier Beach high schools are taking the lead as activists.
Feb 15, 2018
Misusing MLK: Focus on King’s “peace” silences Black protest
by Iman Mohamed
How myths about Martin Luther King Jr.’s views suppresses Black activism and hides MLK true history as a radical revolutionary.
Feb 8, 2018
Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary
by Reagan Jackson
"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018
RIZE Fellowship to host anti-racism educator Jane Elliott
by Tierra Johnson
The teacher became known world-wide when she separated her all-white class by eye color so they could learn about the unfairness of racial prejudice.
Jan 10, 2018
6 reasons to reclaim resilience from the ground up
by Jill Mangaliman
How to keep "resilience" from becoming the latest feel-good buzzword.
Jan 5, 2018
Brad and Becky from Bellevue are coming to Rainier Beach
by Reagan Jackson
How long can Rainier Beach retain its roots in this housing market?
Jan 4, 2018
Seeking refuge in the U.S. after fleeing persecution in Hitler’s Austria
by Max Wasserman
Claire Ellinger's family worried until the last minute that they would not make it out of Nazi-era Austria.
Jan 3, 2018
3 anime films that prove that Seattle’s dystopian future is now
by Gavin Amos-Lopez
We can't say we weren't warned.
Dec 22, 2017
A message from new Globalist Executive Director Travis Quezon
by Travis Quezon
Quezon: "If we can see ourselves in the stories of others, we connect on a fundamental level that is empathic and meaningful."
Dec 20, 2017