Media fail to give REAL first Asian American Olympic gold medalist her due

Vicki Manalo Draves was the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But once again, the media was ready to give a man credit for something a woman did.
Dec 15, 2016
Garfield High School students and teachers in a science class. (Photo from Flickr by NWABR)

Why are Seattle Public Schools still so segregated?

For years Seattle Public Schools have hosted magnet programs in schools with lots of students of color. But that doesn't help if those programs mostly serve white students.
Dec 12, 2016
The author and his sister in the 90's. (Courtesy photo)

Donald Trump was already my president

As a black Bronx, New York native, a disabled veteran, and the son of an immigrant, someone like Donald Trump has always been my president.
Dec 7, 2016

Will Grandma have a place in the new Chinatown-International District?

Advocates are worried about how a 300-unit hotel and apartment development will negatively impact the Chinatown-ID’s most vulnerable residents.
Dec 5, 2016

“Please select one”: Growing up with a multiracial identity

"What are you?" A Seattle high school student has a brilliant answer to this all-too-familiar question.
Nov 21, 2016

Diverse Seattle evolves as a fashion city

Seattle's burgeoning fashion scene has international influences, with young designers drawing inspiration from the cultures in which they grew up.
Nov 18, 2016

5 Yiddish words I wish we had in English

Turns out ancestral Yiddish goes much deeper than "Seinfeld" jokes.
Nov 2, 2016

The marginalization of Brown Asians

Brown Asians are just tired of being unseen, unheard, and unappreciated — even by other Asians.
Oct 25, 2016

Meet the woman who coined the term “white fragility”

Got white fragility or don't know if you do or not? Robin DiAngelo will tell you what's wrong with you and what's wrong with the world today.
Oct 24, 2016
Screenshot from a New York Times video where Asian Americans recount stories of racially charged encounters.

“Go back to China” – NY Times editor opens lid on anti-Asian American hate speech

Micro- (and macro-) aggressions toward Asian Americans are still shockingly prevalent in 2016.
Oct 22, 2016

5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English

A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Oct 19, 2016

5 Hindi words I wish we had in English

Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016

5 Urdu words I wish we had in English

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

Black Lives Matter bring peaceful march to Safeco Field

Demonstrators also followed the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by kneeling as the National Anthem played over the speakers.
Oct 3, 2016

5 Russian phrases I wish we had in English

"My, this is fine mushroom weather today!" and other Russian expressions, words and phrases.
Sep 28, 2016
Spanish Language (Photo from Flickr by Margaret Almon)

5 Spanish words I wish we had in English

Get a little teased if you mix Spanish and English into Spanglish, but expect eternal wrath if you bring vergüenza on your Mexican family!
Sep 21, 2016

I am a Black, Muslim woman, and I choose a career in health care

All fields in the health care industry are far behind in reflecting the nation's diversity. Thankfully, the Summer Medical and Dental Education program is expanding to widen pathways to these professions.
Sep 19, 2016
Photos of the Slack family on the mantle of their Central District home, including little painting made for Dora Slack's 90th birthday in June. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

Creeping gentrification threatens another Black family in the CD

In the face of foreclosure and a gentrifying neighborhood, the Slack family is fighting to save their home of fifty-five years.
Sep 7, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Brook Ward)

The Kaepernick effect and the new power of sports activism

Colin Kaepernick sitting for national anthem has drawn a line in the sand for other athletes. Does sports activism have the power to change our country?
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

5 Reasons white people should go to Black Lives Matter protests

If like me, you’ve heard yourself coming up with excuses for why you can’t make the next protest, it's time to dig deeper.
Aug 31, 2016