Western eating disorders hit Uganda, hurting teen girls’ health
by Global Press News Service
Eating disorders are on the rise in Uganda as the country is increasingly influenced by images from around the world.
Oct 19, 2016
Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa
by Carradin Michel
Tendai Maraire, the genius behind Chimurenga Renaissance and Shabazz Palaces, talks about his contributions to SAM's African Renaissance exhibit.
Aug 22, 2016
Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing
by Shelby Mang
Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016
Tigray Festival in Seattle promotes unique Ethiopian culture
by Goorish Wibneh
The Tigray Festival celebrates culture and connections to Tigreans in Ethiopia, and kicks off in Seattle this week.
Jul 29, 2015
Why my African friends don’t celebrate Black History Month
by Goorish Wibneh
Should Black History Month have more to do with Africa and African immigrants?
Feb 26, 2015
EMP to debut fruits of Kenya-Seattle arts collaboration
by Emily Muirhead
Kenyan nonprofit One Vibe Africa partnered with Seattle filmmakers to bring visual art mentorship to youth living in slums. Their work will be shared Saturday at the EMP.
Feb 18, 2015
Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements
by J.M. Wong
How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
The cost of family separation
by Mary September
Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.
Jan 6, 2015
De Inga y Mandiga rising in Seattle
by Reagan Jackson
It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is selling Christmas trees. For many, now is a time for family, food and holiday traditions. For artist and anthropologist Monica Rojas, it’s a time for music, education and celebration with the […]
Dec 10, 2014
Seattle’s humanitarian drug trafficking ring
by Jessica Partnow
At the height of the AIDS crisis, nurse Carol Glenn ran a secret pipeline to get leftover drugs from Seattle to sick people in the developing world.
Dec 3, 2014
Youth Art Show: Memories from Back Home
by Sara McCaslin
Join the YMCA for the art viewing of two award-winning young men, Abraham Tesfasilasie and Nahom Girmay. They will take us on an aesthetic journey of their memories from back home in Eritrea. Two pieces in the show are making their way home from our Nation’s capital where they have been on display for the […]
Jun 30, 2014
Bound by history, Africans and African Americans struggle to relate
by Sarah Stuteville
Two little boys dig in the sand on an empty beach, the blue ocean behind them reflecting a dazzling sun. An off-screen narrator describes inseparable brothers in “the land of warm waters.” But the peaceful scene quickly turns frightening as one brother suddenly vanishes — disappeared, explains our narrator, “to the land of cold winters.” This […]
Jun 6, 2014
Night out at Seattle’s ‘most dangerous’ club casts doubt on cops’ claims
by Forrest Baum
What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?
May 2, 2014
Memories of Christmas in a Kenya slum
by Simon Okelo
How to create your own Christmas decorations using clay, cigarette packs, and a little un-permitted pruning.
Dec 24, 2013
Nelson Mandela: A true revolutionary never dies
by Semone Andu
For an Eritrean community leader in Seattle, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on. (Artwork by Marc Alexander)
Dec 12, 2013
How I got over the guilt and hired a housekeeper in Kenya
by Kelly Ranck
In most countries having domestic servants is a fact of middle class life. So why do we Seattleites have such a taboo against it?
Dec 5, 2013
Nairobi mall attack is a symptom of neglected youth
by Simon Okelo
In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism.
Oct 4, 2013
Archrivals abroad become fast friends in the Northwest
by Christian Zerbel
When people from rival nations meet in the Pacific Northwest, do their national grudges hold true?
Jun 11, 2013
21 must see global films at SIFF
by Cynthia Steele
With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting. So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 2013