Gerald Donaldson, a Family Support Worker at Leschi Elementary School, high fives students entering the school. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.

There's a strikingly simple solution for the black student achievement gap in Seattle schools: recruit more black teachers.
Oct 13, 2016
(Illustration by Sarah Glidden)

Can Yesler Terrace’s tiny tech superheroes survive a neighborhood overhaul?

Do planned mixed-income communities like the one being built at Yesler Terrace really work? Ask the neighborhood kids whose families are moving away.
Sep 14, 2016

New faces, new roles at The Seattle Globalist

Sanjay Bhatt joins Globalist board of directors; Melissa Lin is our summer reporting intern; Alia Marsha will become a reporter; Goorish Wibneh promoted to columnist.
Aug 10, 2016
(Photo by Ian Terry)

Is Tukwila really the most dangerous city in America?

Local officials are calling bull on a recent report that identified Tukwila as the most dangerous city in America.
Jun 7, 2016
Why is there such a large gap in math achievement between white students and students of color? (Photo from flickr by U.S. Dept. of Education)

5 + 1 things teachers can do to close the math achievement gap

The math achievement gap between white and black students in Seattle schools is huge. Here are six ways to start solving the problem at the classroom level.
Mar 15, 2016
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The trouble with international adoption

New restrictions on international adoption have led to a huge drop in placements with American families. But have protections missed the mark?
Dec 21, 2015
Mergitu Argo, who helped organize a march on Thursday in support of Oromo student protestors in Ethiopia. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Seattle Oromos denounce “killer” Ethiopian government, demand investigation

A rally of Seattle Oromos downtown yesterday called attention to a controversial development plan in Ethiopia that has sparked fatal protests.
Dec 11, 2015
A the end of WOC Speak Out event at Town Hall: From left to right, Yu, Tekola, Sopariwala and Joshi.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Women of Color Speak Out aim to change the climate of Climate Justice

Women of Color Speak Out challenges mainstream environmentalism, which often excludes the poor and people of color.
Sep 11, 2015
A note that accompanies the crosswalk paint job raises a series of somber concerns.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Rainier Beach crosswalk painted Ethiopian colors

The trend of guerilla crosswalk painting in Seattle continued when a Rainier Beach crosswalk was repainted with the colors of the Ethiopian flag.
Aug 25, 2015
Viet Wah Superfoods on MLK was mostly quiet a few days after it was closed for good last week. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Viet Wah Supermarket on MLK closed due to rent hike

Duc T. Tran, owner of the chain of Viet Wah supermarkets says a looming 20% increase in rent forced him to close the Rainier Valley location.
Aug 18, 2015
Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Passionate defense of Seattle hookah lounges at city council meeting

Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.
Aug 11, 2015
Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Seattle activists blast Canada, Chevron investor for violating sovereign land

Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”
Jul 30, 2015

3 more Seattle mapping projects to watch

Are Seattle mapping projects a thing? Yes, and here are three that overlap with our SEAchange project.
Jul 21, 2015

Meet this year’s outstanding contributors at The Globies!

Three outstanding contributors grew our coverage and helped make our year. Learn who, why and celebrate them at our Globie Awards on Sept. 26.
Jul 17, 2015

Ky-Mani Marley carries on his father’s legacy in Northwest tour dates

Ky-Mani Marley brings his reggae/hip-hop/country fusion sound to Nectar Lounge tonight.
Jul 9, 2015

Obama visit to Ethiopia brings fresh eyes to the country, say Seattle Ethiopians

Seattle Ethiopians hope that the upcoming Obama visit to Ethiopia will help U.S. residents see a different side to the nation.
Jun 25, 2015
An overcrowded detention centre in Sana'a, Yemen holds Ethiopian migrants making their way to Saudi Arabia seeking work opportunities (Photo by Anna Surinyach/MSF)

From Seattle to Saudi Arabia, dangerous myths lure Ethiopian migrants

Ethiopian migrants have suffered a string of tragedies and abuse recently. But the experience for those coming to the Northwest isn't so easy either.
Jun 1, 2015