Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave
by Blake Peterson
The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 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
Three victims stabbed in Portland called heroes after defending teens from hate
by Venice Buhain
Two men died and a third was injured after confronting a man yelling hateful slurs at two teenagers on a train, witnesses said.
May 30, 2017
International students find hurdles to U.S. employment after graduation
by Frances Chen
After studying at American universities, international students find barriers and bureaucracy to U.S. employment after graduation.
Grant to help Filipino community honor Bataan survivors, Seattle Filipino leaders
by Globalist Staff
The Filipino Community of Seattle plans two historical installations when it expands its community center in the Rainier Valley.
Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required
by Aliah Elaoud
Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017
Taiwan first in Asia to clear way for same-sex marriage
The court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is the first in Asia, where socially conservative attitudes largely hold sway.
May 24, 2017
A close call with homelessness shatters victim-blaming myths
by Tariq Yusuf
The author's family is a "success story," but he knows how precarious the so-called "safety net" can be.
“Beyond $15” is a memoir and a call to action
by Goorish Wibneh
Jonathan Rosenblum’s “Beyond $15” describes both the campaign to raise the minimum wage and a possible future for a more inclusive labor movement.
May 23, 2017
Applications open for 2017 Seattle Globalist Summer Internship
by Venice Buhain
The internship is an opportunity to report stories for the Globalist, with supervision, mentorship and editing. You do not need to be a student to apply.
May 22, 2017
What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival
by Aidan Walker
SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
#GreaterSeattle: Writing poetry without barriers
by Tim Gruver
While bouncing from home to home in the state's foster care system, Seattle poet Angel Gardner worked on her craft, which draws from her life.
May 19, 2017
Protesting private banks gains urgency in climate justice fights
by Sammi-Jo Lee
Last week, climate justice non-profit 350 Seattle coordinated a protest that briefly shut down 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle.
May 18, 2017
Judge blocks federal restriction on Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
by Venice Buhain
A judge blocked a Justice Department move to stop the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project from offering partial assistance in immigration court.
May 17, 2017
Minority cannabis business owners to help people clear marijuana records
by Reagan Jackson
The Minority Cannabis Business Association's May 20 event aims to help people file the paperwork to clear their marijuana arrest records.
Amazon prayer rooms now available to Muslim security contract employees
by Josh Kelety
Muslim security workers at Amazon say they have won an important concession — but also say that a culture of retaliation over labor activities remains.
Kikagaku Moyo’s Tokyo underground rock surfaces in Seattle
by Andrew Hamlin
The band is building an international following with its unique sound stemming from the street music scene in Tokyo.
May 16, 2017
Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case
U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017
Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”
by John Stang
To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.