Where was the real talk about lowering health care costs this election?
by Rachelle Parsloe
Why do Americans pay so much more for health care? The real problem neither Trump or Hillary are talking about.
Nov 8, 2016
5 Yiddish words I wish we had in English
by Anna Goren
Turns out ancestral Yiddish goes much deeper than "Seinfeld" jokes.
Nov 2, 2016
A skeptic’s argument against Sound Transit 3
by Goorish Wibneh
Sound Transit asks voters for a major expansion, but columnist Goorish Wibneh wonders whether enough questions about the project have been asked.
Nov 1, 2016
No really, Facebook has black friends!
by K.D. Senior
Does it violate Facebook community standards to repost racist messages you're sent on the through the site? Black users say they're being banned for it.
Oct 31, 2016
A love letter to the trolls
by Laura Humpf
It's been a year since a local studio's yoga classes for people of color exploded into a national backlash. Laura Humpf says weathering the attacks made her a better person.
Oct 28, 2016
The marginalization of Brown Asians
by E.J.R. David
Brown Asians are just tired of being unseen, unheard, and unappreciated — even by other Asians.
Oct 25, 2016
“Go back to China” – NY Times editor opens lid on anti-Asian American hate speech
by Amy Wong
Micro- (and macro-) aggressions toward Asian Americans are still shockingly prevalent in 2016.
Oct 22, 2016
Trump’s fake critique of trade deals leaves out workers
by Jonathan Rosenblum
We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
Oct 19, 2016
5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English
by Katrina Pestaño
A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Walls vs bridges: Why I’m voting for immigration reform this November
by Tahmina Watson
A new report outlines the huge positive impact immigrants have on Washington state's economy. They deserve a functional immigration policy.
Oct 18, 2016
5 Hindi words I wish we had in English
by Jeevika Verma
Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016
Is the American dream still alive for new immigrants?
by Frederica Jansz
Even after decades of professional accomplishments in her home country, Frederica Jansz says the American Dream has been elusive.
Oct 10, 2016
Educating the Horn: Paving a path to college for Somali youth
by Ahlaam Ibraahim
UW freshman Ahlaam Ibrahim is launching an ambitious campaign to connect young Somali Americans with help applying to college.
Oct 7, 2016
5 Urdu words I wish we had in English
by Nabeeha Chaudhary
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.
Oct 5, 2016
NBC’s “Mail Order Family” fail proves who really has a seat at the table in Hollywood
by John Eklof
"Mail Order Family" — a cartoon sitcom featuring a Filipina mail order bride — was quickly shelved this week after online backlash.
Oct 4, 2016
5 Russian phrases I wish we had in English
by Daria Kroupoderova
"My, this is fine mushroom weather today!" and other Russian expressions, words and phrases.
Sep 28, 2016
Rapper, father Yirim Seck calls out impact of police violence on kids
by Simon Okelo
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
Seattle authors seek to build black literary community at upcoming book fair
by J.L. Cheatham II
An upcoming book fair at Black Dot seeks to foster literary community in Seattle's black community.
Grandma fought the “G” word: “It’s about time someone paid.”
by Jamila Johnson
Seattle resident and lawyer Jamila Johnson reflects on her Nana's unorthodox approach to fighting the "G" word in the Central District and what it means now.
Sep 26, 2016