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“No Blueprint” offers new blueprint for local podcasts

The Seattle podcast No Blueprint focuses on local artists and entrepreneurs of color — and answers a call for representation for people of color in media.
Jun 21, 2018

“A Night at The Forbidden City” draws on legacy of Asian American cabaret

The show includes dancers, magicians, burlesque and more, in homage to the supper club entertainment prevalent in Chinatowns in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jun 20, 2018

Microsoft employees ask CEO to cancel ICE contract

Microsoft said the software from its $19.4 million contract was not being used to facilitate the separation of families, but the letter from employees said that wasn't a strong enough stand.

Mexican community wins fight for water supply

The citizens of Coyoacán banded together to fight for their right to a regular supply of water — and pushed back against politicians' using the issue for leverage.
Jun 19, 2018

“Tides of Change” brings Afro-Brazilian spirituality to Fremont Solstice Parade

Yemonja is a central figure in the Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project's "Tides of Change," a performance that also speaks to the health of the oceans today.
Jun 14, 2018

Four inmates sue after being kept from observing Ramadan

The lawsuit says the four were left off a list of more than 450 inmates statewide who received a meal plan specific to Ramadan and they were not allowed to save food to eat after sunset.
Jun 13, 2018

Jayapal calls for hearings on separation of asylum-seeking families

Many of the 200 detained immigrants, most of whom are asylum seekers, were mothers separated from their children, according to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

Writing without expectation: Author Kim Fu on the joys and labors of her craft

Author Kim Fu about her influences, upbringing, and the joys and labors of writing.
Jun 12, 2018

Uganda hospitals set terms on transfusions: no donors, no blood

Global Press Journal spoke with multiple people who say they’ve been told to find people to donate blood at a blood bank in order to receive a transfusion for themselves or a loved one.
Jun 11, 2018

First-generation college students pursue degrees despite obstacles

Each first-generation student’s story, by definition, begins with their parents’ stories. But being the first in your family to be on track to graduate with a four-year degree also comes with obstacles.
Jun 8, 2018

Seattle Eritrean community celebrates 27 years of independence

The celebration of Eritrean Independence Day included traditional coffee ceremonies, art, music and dances from the country's different ethnic groups.
Jun 6, 2018

Immigration activists form human chain at Seattle ICE offices

The protest called for an end to local agencies' cooperation with immigration enforcement, and protesters formed a human chain in front of Seattle's federal immigration offices.
Jun 5, 2018

Scholarships help children of Nepalese migrant workers, but few apply

The scholarships are for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured, but only the children of those who were abroad legally qualify for the help.
Jun 4, 2018

Five ways Ramadan is different between America and Somalia

Living in a Muslim country is far different from living in a secular one, but this difference becomes especially distinct during Ramadan.
Jun 1, 2018

A family faces racism at a memorial: “Hey. This is America.”

James Hong says his family won't be intimidated by a racist encounter at a 9/11 memorial.
May 31, 2018

Bishop who quoted MLK at royal wedding to visit Seattle

Rev. Michael Curry delivered a timely and poignant sermon at the first biracial royal marriage on the power of love that both highlighted the history of race relations and stole the show.
May 30, 2018

Seattle groups raise questions after police chief finalists exclude Carmen Best

Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, the city's first African-American woman to serve as police chief, was left off the final list of candidates for the permanent position.

Congolese coffee farmers shortchanged in U.S. coffee trade

Starbucks and other major coffee companies buy beans from co-ops but coffee farmers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they can't earn a living growing the crop.
May 29, 2018
Participants in last year’s 4th World Indigenous Media Lab work hands-on with a camera. (Photo Courtesy of Tracy Rector)

Indigenous women filmmakers the focus of 2018 4th World Media Lab

This year is the fourth year of the 4th World Media Lab, which includes training and mentorship for indigenous filmmakers, as well as feature and short films.
May 24, 2018

Raise for Uganda government scientists creates controversy

Some supporters of the initiative to raise wages for scientists said it will drive the country's innovation.
May 23, 2018