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K-beauty expands to the U.S. where customers demand a broader range of skin tones

More than 20 of America’s population are people of color. The beauty industry, in general, fails to accommodate for the market it serves.
Dec 11, 2018

Seeking change without the commodification of pain and suffering

Empathy is an incomplete theory of change that we must be willing to set aside. It is dangerous to try to strong arm it into every outreach strategy without examining its limits.
Dec 10, 2018

Being autistic, black and femme highlights the experience of living intersectionally

Autism doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and neither do any aspects of our intersectionality.
Dec 7, 2018

Boxing champion gives back by training village youth for free in northern Sri Lanka

For the past five years, Ramesh has been offering his boxing training free of charge four days per week. He said it's a way of giving back. As some of his students are now decorated boxing champions themselves.
Dec 5, 2018

Artist fills 10,000 bottles with polluted water for exhibition

Brother Nut filled 10,000 emptied bottles of Nongfu Spring water, a well-known brand of bottled water in China, with the polluted water that villagers have been drinking.
Dec 4, 2018

Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language

It’s a language called Ladino. And what’s happening in this small office on the third floor of Thomson Hall at the University of Washington is an effort unlike any other currently to preserve a language and a culture that has been fading for the past hundred years.
Dec 3, 2018

Scenes from the border crossing in Tijuana

U.S. border agents deployed tear gas against migrants attempting to cross the border in Tijuana at El Chaparrel border crossing. Photographer Bruno Gallardo witnessed it all with his camera.
Nov 30, 2018

More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.

Curating community: Indigenous arts show celebrates the process

From gallery shows, to artist residencies, to pop up markets and workshops, storytelling and shared meals, the many pieces of Yəhaw̓ are coming together to bring local Indigenous arts into focus.
Nov 29, 2018

Pregnantish debuts in Seattle to support 1 in 6 who struggle with infertility

Before Pregnantish, much of the existing literature on infertility was clinical. Andrea Syrtash wanted to produce non-medical “real talk” focusing on people’s relationships with their partners, jobs, friends and family, and with infertility itself.
Nov 28, 2018

Boats bring school to Bangladesh families hit by regular flooding

Many families in Bangladesh lose access to school due to flooding by annual monsoons. So Abul Hasanat Mohammed Rezwan designed boats to bring schools to children stranded at home.

Misconceptions about what it means for immigrants who get public services

“There is a lot of misconception about what it means to get public services.” ICHS Foundation board member Lu Jiang talks about her experiences as a newly-arrived immigrant and how ICHS saved her life.

Northwest Film Forum screens ‘Black Panther’ with live-stream appearance of director Ryan Coogler

Northwest Film Forum will screen “Black Panther” for free Tuesday at 4 p.m. with a live-streamed question-and-answer session with director Ryan Coogler, who also helmed the films “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed.”
Nov 26, 2018

Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Practicing gratitude while acknowledging Native history

Thanksgiving, often considered the quintessential all-American holiday, is a favorite for many families across the United States. However, practicing gratitude doesn’t have to erase Native history or the current presence and survival of Indigenous peoples.
Nov 21, 2018

Changing names is just one cost of immigrant life in the U.S.

Many choose to adopt American names to fit in, but immigrants often feel further pressure to change their entire lifestyles: what they eat, how they dress and how they speak.
Nov 20, 2018

CAIR-WA examines rising trend of bullying Muslim youth

CAIR-WA seeks to understand bullying trends in Washington to inform policy change.
Nov 19, 2018

Homeland Security Seeks Comments on Immigration Policy Changes

Asian Counseling and Referral Services encourages people to comment on proposed immigration policy changes.
Nov 16, 2018

Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018

Narushige Michishita discusses pacifism and U.S.-Japan relations

Policy expert Narushige Michishita discusses U.S.-Japan relations and whether strong defense contradicts Japan’s constitutional stance on pacifism.
Nov 14, 2018