Playwright Julia Cho weaves a brief but difficult tale in “Office Hour”

The play “Office Hour,” at ArtsWest through May 26, draws from the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.
May 15, 2019

How to be an ally to Muslims during Ramadan

It’s the middle of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. Here are a few things to know in order to be a good ally this month.
May 14, 2019

“Nina Simone: Four Women” imagines an artist’s path to activism

“Nina Simone: Four Women,” presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, explores the life of the iconic jazz singer and activist artist.
May 9, 2019

Chefs stir up success in Seattle’s diverse Black food scene

Edouardo Jordan, owner of Junebaby and Salare, and Pamela Jacob, owner of Pam's Kitchen, showcase the diversity of Black cuisine.
May 6, 2019

Black women STEM professionals examine the costs of code-switching

At the Black Women in STEM 2.0 event “Code Switching or Soul Switching,” panelists examined the dilemma of "fitting in" or "standing in your truth."
May 2, 2019

Global women’s fight against sexual harassment didn’t start with #MeToo

Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Apr 30, 2019

Why after 20 years affirmative action is coming back to Washington

Affirmative action has returned to Washington via Initiative 1000, which curtails the state’s 1998 ban on preferential treatment based on race or gender.
Apr 29, 2019

ICE deported 34,000 through Boeing Field

A study found that between 2011 and 2018, about 360 people per month were on deportation flights that went through Boeing Field, a county-owned airport.
Apr 24, 2019

Photo essay: An apology to the Duwamish

People gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse to offer an apology to the Duwamish Tribe for the colonization and ongoing occupation of their lands.
Apr 22, 2019

A center of support for undocumented university students

Leadership Without Borders at the University of Washington shows how institutions can provide help that makes a difference to undocumented students.
Apr 17, 2019
Tibebu Proctor, 19, runs in the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic for Washington on Feb. 8, 2019. Proctor earned All-American honors for the first time in his career in cross country last season after finishing 38th at the national meet.

Tibs Proctor’s unique run from Ethiopia to UW success

Tibebu "Tibs" Proctor, who immigrated from Ethiopia 10 years ago, has excelled at the University of Washington as a student and as a cross country athlete.
Apr 16, 2019

Belize group builds movement for lesbian and bisexual community

Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL) came from a need for support and education for lesbian and bisexual women in Belize.
Apr 2, 2019

Somali children’s book launches in Seattle after community collaboration

Several local Somali families and community groups collaborated with Seattle library and school officials to create two books for children.
Mar 27, 2019
Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Seattle citizenship clinic pushes back against “Second Wall”

Seattle officials say they want to help people navigate the federal government's citizenship bureaucracy, which has resulted in wait times of up to 20 months.
Mar 20, 2019

QueenCare helps young women thrive in multiple ways

Monika Mathews runs QueenCare, a luxury skincare brand, and Life Enrichment Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Seattle youth. Both ventures were inspired by the lessons she learned in her own life.
By Christine McManigal

How will we talk about Asian American athletes

Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.

Seattle-area mosque hosts interfaith vigil for New Zealand victims

Seattle-area Muslim leaders hosted an interfaith vigil and anti-Islamophobia teach-in Monday night in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques last week.
Mar 19, 2019

Wing Luke museum examines legacy of Seattle housing discrimination

"Excluded, Inside the Lines" explores the history and lasting effects of housing discrimination and redlining in Seattle on communities of color.
Mar 12, 2019

Seattle Pro Musica highlights choral works of Asian composers

"Pacific Voices" will feature works by composers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States.
Mar 5, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."