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The Seattle Globalist has a mission to create media that elevates voices that often go unheard, because these voices are important to a healthy democracy and to our communities. We hope you join us in standing up in protecting the free press.
Aug 16, 2018

Affirmative action supporters to launch campaign at MLK anniversary march

Local civil rights activists will gather signatures to re-establish affirmative action in Washington state at an event commemorating the historic march where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech.
Aug 15, 2018

“Crazy Rich Asians” aims for high stakes in Hollywood representation

It’s the first time in 25 years that Hollywood has backed a major modern-day film with all the main actors of Asian descent – and filmmakers hope this opens the door for more Asian American stories.

Thai space startup launches experiments with Bezos rocket

A Thai satellite startup used a Bezos-built rocket to launch food, experiments, and cultural objects into space last month just to see what would happen.
Aug 14, 2018

Seattle preps for Census, says citizenship question could intimidate immigrants

The Department of Commerce, which runs the Census, announced plans to include a new question asking respondents about their citizenship status. Critics, including Seattle and King County officials, say that could suppress participation in communities of color.
Aug 9, 2018

“Not Your Typical Muslims” explores spectrum of identities

Photographer Garo Guyo wants to bring awareness to the diverse identities and perspectives in the Muslim community.
Aug 7, 2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa elected president of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the first elected president of Zimbabwe after longtime President Robert Mugabe was pushed out of office last year.
Aug 2, 2018

Three Seattle-area families join new challenge to Trump travel ban in court

Three Seattle-area families are among 15 individuals who are claiming in federal court that the waiver process for Trump's travel ban is too arbitrary.
Aug 1, 2018

Filipino Americans champion legacy in Chinatown International District

After the Filipino history of the Chinatown International District was nearly deleted from a Seattle city resolution, a group works to revive that legacy.
Jul 31, 2018

More than 18,000 Seattle residents caught in citizenship backlog, city says

There are more than 753,000 naturalization application cases pending nationally, up from previous years.
Jul 30, 2018

Seattle plastic straw ban a piercing problem for bubble tea shops

Bubble tea stores — with their iconic wide, piercing straws — have had to adjust as Seattle's ban on plastic straws came into effect this month.
Jul 26, 2018

Facebook signs pact with Washington state to end discriminatory ad practices

Before Facebook began changing its third-party advertising platform, advertisers had been allowed to exclude users based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and other categories.
Jul 25, 2018

No such thing as a free cow: Rwanda program sees mixed results

“When I was given a cow, I thought it’d help me make a living and get everything I want,” said Innocent Bwicubugize, who received a cow from the Rwandan government as part of a poverty-alleviation program.
Jul 24, 2018

Burien mayor says attacker referenced city’s sanctuary policies

Burien police say an assault on Mayor Jimmy Matta during the Olde Burien Block Party is being investigated as a possible hate crime, because the suspect mentioned the mayor's ethnicity.
Jul 23, 2018

“Persimmon Nights” mixes theater and Korean cuisine

The audiences of "Persimmon Nights," running at Cafe Nordo through July 29, experience the rise and fall of an Asian American nightclub owner through music, drama — and flavor.

More than 100 organizations sign opposition to youth jail

Organizations ranging from Campus Animal Rights Educators to Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project signed on to support a moratorium on construction of the new King County Children and Family Justice Center.
Jul 18, 2018

Dispatches from Seattle’s anti-ICE vigil

The Community Alliance for Global Justice is organizing daily vigils from 8-10am through this Friday July 20 at 1000 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle.
Jul 17, 2018

Corruption and danger on the streets of Kampala

Stolen license plates. Fake taxi passengers. Corruption infects the commute in Uganda's capital city.

Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture set to open in south Seattle next year

The first major museum devoted to Latino history in Washington state, the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture, is slated to open in South Park in early 2019.
Jul 10, 2018

Seattle International Butoh Festival runs through July 15

The eight-member DAIPANButoh Collective hosts the ninth annual Seattle International Butoh Festival, running through July 15 at various spaces around Seattle and Shoreline, featuring both dancers from their own troupe and performers from around the world.
Jul 7, 2018