Politics

“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

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Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.

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Jesse Wineberry, who is black, also says the Seattle Times misconstrued his statements about race. The newspaper agreed, correcting the editorial this week.

(Photo from Flickr by Eirik Solheim)

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After her online Reparations project went viral, artist Natasha Marin has built a "Shrine of Asshats" where you can bear witness to the racist backlash.

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First-time delegate Varisha Khan, 20, reflects on the Democratic National Convention, which is in its third day in Philadelphia today.

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What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.

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The attempted overthrow of Turkey President Erdogan was both familiar and unsettling to Seattleites who come from Turkey.

Sky writing over Sydney, Australia on National Sorry Day, when the country atones for historic mistreatment of its indigenous population. (Photo from Flickr by butupu)

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For the participants in Natasha Marin's Reparations project on Facebook, it's more about making connections than payments.

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Throughout the decade of fiscal crisis, the Island has been a corporate welfare paradise for companies that even get free water.

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A UW grad student studying climate ethics and justice makes the case for Initiative 732, a carbon pricing plan that will be on the ballot in November.

Still from the video taken by Diamond Reynolds after police outside St. Paul Minnesota fatally shot her boyfriend Philando Castile. (via Youtube)

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What happens when white bias is the norm in media? Unsurprisingly the voices of people of color are marginalized.

Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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For many Asian Americans, the strongest urge following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has been to utter four words to their parents: “We need to talk.”

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What does inclusive and just public engagement look like in King County, Seattle and Washington state? Ask Cherry Cayabyab.

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The brutal attack on gender activist Michael M. Volz cast a shadow on this year's Trans Pride gathering, but couldn't deter the crowds at Cal Anderson.

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What happens when students leading the charge for progress on race graduate? Groups at Seattle U, UW and SPU say they have plans.

Alejandra Peréz. (Courtesy photo)

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Undocumented student activist Alejandra Pérez encourages her peers to stop hiding and speak up for their rights even though they've been socialized not to.

Fen Fang Jiang, 72, reads to kids at Pike Market Childcare in the Pike Place Market. Jiang is part of the "Foster Grandparent" program. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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A special connection between kids and seniors is being severed as funding dries up for the Foster Grandparents Program that places retirees as helpers in daycares and preschools.

Angeles Solis at a Foundation for Healthy Generations event in Rainier Beach. (Photo by Esmy Jimenez)

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Organizing is personal for Eastern Washington transplant Angeles Solis, who's been trailblazing her way through in Seattle’s labor rights scene.

(Photo by Ian Terry)

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Local officials are calling bull on a recent report that identified Tukwila as the most dangerous city in America.

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Residents, interfaith leaders spoke out after an investigation uncovered an attempt at religious profiling of Muslims in the city of SeaTac.

Thanks to Bernie Sanders' economic equality platform more young people are identifying themselves as socialists. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

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The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.

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Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone.