The necessity of black joy
by Reagan Jackson
A dance party at Othello Park created a space to celebrate and experience black joy amidst times of conflict.
Jul 18, 2017
Searching for a greater interfaith understanding
by Shoba Sriaiyer
How much misinformation do we carry about communities we don’t interact with? A writer reflects on her own missed opportunities — and how to do better.
Jun 6, 2017
Identifying as an adoptee and an immigrant
by Grace Madigan
Adoptees face a unique struggle to understand who they are. In the current political climate, one adoptee reevaluates what it means to be an immigrant.
May 31, 2017
Hate crimes bring anxiety, action for South Asians
by Kamna Shastri
Crimes targeting South Asians are happening at rates comparable to post-9/11 panic after dipping over the past decade, sparking anxiety in Asian communities
Apr 26, 2017
Asian Americans question if race played a role in United Airlines incident
by Grace Madigan
Some have questioned whether ethnicity — and the Asian model minority myth — played a role in how United Airlines forcibly removed passenger David Dao.
Apr 14, 2017
Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime
by Venice Buhain
A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017
Who’s afraid of international students?
by Christina Yuen Zi Chung
Complaints about "bad English" grow as universities enroll more students from abroad. But are there other reasons we're afraid of international students?
Feb 27, 2017
Documentarian duo “UNCODE” Black Seattle
by Marcus Harrison Green
UNCODE is a labor of love of wife and husband filmmakers Myisa and Ali Graham, both Columbia City residents and southern transplants to the Emerald City.
Feb 23, 2017
The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque
by Julia-Grace Sanders
Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017
How Bellevue businessmen who stoked fears benefited after Japanese American incarceration
by Alia Marsha
Eastside businessmen who stoked anti-Japanese and anti-immigrant sentiment benefited most when Bellevue's Japanese American community was incarcerated.
Feb 19, 2017
Raucous protests at the 37th District Democrats meeting: Two views
by Cliff Cawthon
The 37th District Democrats meeting Monday ended in a shouting match, sexist comments and complaints of racial bias. What happened?
Feb 17, 2017
History of Japanese American incarceration finds modern parallel
by Mayumi Tsutakawa
Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 — what happened to Japanese Americans in World War II has become even more relevant in 2017.
Feb 14, 2017
How to be a Muslim ally in the Trump era
by Tariq Yusuf
With every new hate crime and spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear and uncertainty in our community grows. You can help by being a strong Muslim ally.
Feb 1, 2017
This is not a test
by Tom Ikeda
The U.S. has a history of persecution and unlawful detention of minority residents. That's why Japanese Americans should stand up for Muslims today.
Jan 30, 2017
“Who’s Got Game?” Asian Pacific Americans in sports, now at The Wing Luke
by Samantha Pak
Who says Asian Pacific Americans can't be nerdy and sporty?
Jan 18, 2017
Angela Davis voices support for No Youth Jail movement
by Chloe Collyer
Hundreds of people came to Town Hall last Thursday to see Angela Davis, a prominent figure in the Black Power and anti-prison system movements.
Jan 17, 2017
Photos: 35 years of Seattle MLK celebrations
by Susan Fried
Looking back over decades of celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy, it’s clear Seattle has the strength to face our new challenges.
Jan 11, 2017
Facebook Live video leads to hate crime charges against Seattle-area woman
by Venice Buhain
King County prosecutors say a woman chased a driver, made angry statements about the driver's Latina ethnicity and posted video of the incident on Facebook.
Kids of many faiths unite for anti-Islamophobia workshop
by Sarah Stuteville
An upcoming workshop in Seattle will teach middle- and high-school students how to use the media to fight anti-Muslim sentiments in their own communities.
Jan 6, 2017