“Who’s Got Game?” Asian Pacific Americans in sports, now at The Wing Luke

Who says Asian Pacific Americans can't be nerdy and sporty?
Jan 18, 2017

Angela Davis voices support for No Youth Jail movement

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
Fai Mathews, left, has been at most every MLK Day Celebration for the last two decades, always carrying the same picture of Dr. King. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: 35 years of Seattle MLK celebrations

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

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.
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in 2015 near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Kids of many faiths unite for anti-Islamophobia workshop

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

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