Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Do Black Lives Matter in the workplace? Colleagues should do more

Charlottesville was a reminder that allies must do more than the bare minimum in support of race and equity, including for their workplace colleagues.
Sep 13, 2017

Outcry over ‘racist’ Nivea ad: critics call for diversity in advertising industry

The "White is purity" ad was pulled after a social media outcry. But it wasn't the first time Nivea was called out for insensitive advertising.
Apr 21, 2017

Central District artist wants to raise “Black privilege”

What is Black privilege and how do you pass it on to your daughters? Rapper Yirim Seck is figuring it out.
Feb 8, 2017
Doug Baldwin basks in Seattle fans' adoration after winning the Super Bowl. (Photo from Flickr by Jeff)

An open letter to Doug Baldwin

A disappointed fan has some questions for Doug Baldwin about the "demonstration of unity" and how our beloved Seahawks got on the wrong side of history.
Sep 13, 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

Anti-blackness: a world problem we are all connected to

What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.
Jul 26, 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
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to us, too

For many Asian Americans, the strongest urge following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has been to utter four words to their parents: “We need to talk.”
Jul 9, 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

Outrage, protests after second U.S. shooting of black man in two days

The Washington Post said Philando Castile was at least the 506th person and 123rd black American shot and killed by police so far in 2016.
Jul 7, 2016
Young Bernie Sanders supporters rallied at Key Arena on Sunday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Your Bernie / Hillary fandom makes people of color invisible

When white liberals lionize their presidential candidate of choice, there's a hidden cost for people of color.
Mar 23, 2016

Rodney King: The man beyond the myth

We remember Rodney King as the man who tried to broker peace after his police beating ignited the LA Riots. A new one-man show reveals so much more.
Mar 22, 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

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.

Peter Liang case stirs passion and controversy in Asian American community

The guilty verdict against former NYPD officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot innocent bystander Akai Gurley, stirs debate over racial justice.
Feb 23, 2016
Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

Dead Prez show apt to shake up a gentrifying city

Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.
Feb 17, 2016

A true terrorist threat: Hostility towards young Muslim Americans

A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.
Jan 12, 2016
A protester at the "March Against the Genocide of Black Youth" in São Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Black lives matter movement resonates in Brazil

Black Brazilians are looking to the Black Lives Matter movement in America as they plant the seeds for their own rise to justice.
Sep 22, 2015