The Every 28 Hours Plays (Seattle)

A Play reading and celebration to activate, cultivate, and shape the community around the injustices against Black people. The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national collaboration inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. The title focuses on the widely shared and contested statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed […]
Nov 17, 2017

The necessity of black joy

A dance party at Othello Park created a space to celebrate and experience black joy amidst times of conflict.
Jul 18, 2017

World premiere of “SHOT” drives home Seattle’s police brutality conversation

Spectrum Dance Theater premieres "SHOT" tomorrow night in discussion of police brutality.
Jan 18, 2017

Marchers make Black Friday about Black lives

On a day that many treat as a shopping day, Black Lives Matter activists and supporters marched through Seattle to highlight systematic racism in the U.S.
Nov 29, 2016

Seattle teachers to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts, focus on racial equity

At least 1,000 educators throughout Seattle Public Schools will wear “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts to school on Wednesday.
Oct 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter bring peaceful march to Safeco Field

Demonstrators also followed the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by kneeling as the National Anthem played over the speakers.
Oct 3, 2016

Black community leaders show support for Seattle students — no matter what

While #SeattleHigh5 at one school was celebrated without a hitch, officials at another school seemed to back away from a show of support for black students.
Sep 17, 2016
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

5 Reasons white people should go to Black Lives Matter protests

If like me, you’ve heard yourself coming up with excuses for why you can’t make the next protest, it's time to dig deeper.
Aug 31, 2016

Colorism unites women of color at “I AM: The Procession” tomorrow

Artist Kimisha Turner's colorism-inspired installation is a half-mile, walking healing ceremony from Daejeon Park to Northwest African American Museum.
Aug 24, 2016
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Federal judge tells Seattle police union: “Black Lives Matter”

It was the first time a sitting federal judge cited the national movement.
Aug 16, 2016

Anti-Black Lives Matter letter investigated as hate crime

A threatening and racist letter referencing Black Lives Matter activism is being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Jul 27, 2016
Black in America

Photos: How it feels to be Black in America right now

After a week of horrific violence, I decided to log off and check-in on the local black community here in Seattle in person. Here's what I found.
Jul 14, 2016

More than 1,000 gather in Seattle over fatal officer-involved shootings

Many moved from a Westlake Park vigil over the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling to a march on downtown streets.
Jul 8, 2016

Seattle Black Lives Matter activist refutes recasting of Bernie Sanders confrontation

Some Bernie Sanders supporters have said he gave Black Lives Matter activists the mic at an appearance in Seattle in August. That's not true, says one.
Apr 12, 2016

Vigil at UW Thursday will push for hate crime investigation in Indiana shooting

A Seattle vigil scheduled for Thursday joins a national campaign calling for a hate crime investigation of the execution-style murders of three young black men in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mar 1, 2016

Seattle artists bring Afrofuturism to Black Future Month

Performances at Gay City Arts, Chop Suey and Nectar Lounge emphasized "future" in Black Future Month.
Feb 26, 2016

Che Taylor rally calls for firing of police chief, criminal probe

About 100 people rallied for Che Taylor, who died Sunday after being shot by Seattle Police officers.
Feb 25, 2016

Jenny Yang and Ijeoma Oluo talk about Peter Liang and racial justice

Writer Ijeoma Oluo and comedian Jenny Yang talk about Peter Liang, Akai Gurley, Asian Americans and the model minority myth.

Rally for Somali teen: “People want Hamza’s voice to be heard”

People expressed frustration over the lack of communication from the Seattle Police Department at a prayer circle and rally for 16-year-old Hamza Warsame.
Dec 9, 2015
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday

Photos: Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday

With the downtown shopping bonanza disrupted by protestors for the 2nd straight year, Seattle has a new day-after-Thanksgiving tradition: Black Lives Matter Friday
Nov 28, 2015