Ari Glass unveils golden vision of South Seattle at Pacific Tower

Gold embodies the light of South end's diverse residents, as Ari Glass paints it in new works on permanent display at Pacific Tower.
Sep 6, 2017

Globalist Youth Apprentice Highlights: The friendly faces of Rainier Avenue

Photojournalist Jama Abdirahman put together a photo essay of people in Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach to document a place that is too often stereotyped.
Jun 13, 2017

How Mapes Creek is “The Silent Creek”

The beautiful Mapes Creek is largely hidden under concrete in pipes in Rainier Beach's low-income housing communities, as documented by one neighborhood photographer.
Mar 1, 2017

Jackson’s Catfish Corner plans to reopen

Rumors of the restaurant's demise have been overblown, owner says.
Aug 9, 2016

Shock greets closure of Jackson’s Catfish Corner

Jackson’s Catfish Corner in South Seattle’s Brighton Neighborhood has closed suddenly.
Aug 2, 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
Classes at the now disbanded POC Yoga in Rainier Beach. (Photo by Eric McDaniel)

A wake up call for white yoga practitioners

Following intense backlash to a yoga class for people of color, Rainier Beach Yoga's owner reflects on the responsibilities of white yoga practitioners.
Feb 11, 2016

Seattle merchant fair tackles unique needs of East African businesses

The event connected local East African business owners with alternative funding sources, business mentoring and an opportunity to connect with peers.
Nov 4, 2015

Death threats and civil complaints after People of Color Yoga controversy

The aftermath of a controversy raised by a conservative talk show host about a People of Color Yoga class in Rainier Beach continues.
Oct 23, 2015

Vitriol against People of Color Yoga shows exactly why it’s necessary

Hatred shut down a yoga class designed to make people of color feel welcome, which proves why such classes are needed.
Oct 15, 2015
Maya Williams supervises children in a drop-in program at the Rainier Beach Community Center during the teacher's strike. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Parks Department a childcare savior during teacher’s strike

Quick thinking city officials extended after-school programs so Seattle parents could keep working during the teacher's strike.
Sep 16, 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

South Seattle transportation plan sparks hope and skepticism

South Seattle residents weigh pros and cons of the city's new "road diet" transportation plan for high-fatality Rainier Avenue.
Aug 4, 2015
​Kyle Matthews, 21

The friendly faces of Rainier Avenue

I set out with my camera down Rainier Ave to see if I could capture what it's like to live in a "bad neighborhood."
Jun 22, 2015

Catfish Corner reborn near Rainier Beach Link station

Terrell Jackson, grandson of the original owners of Catfish Corner, is selling his family’s legendary fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, and tartar sauce out of a tent near the Rainier Beach Link light rail station.
May 7, 2015
Violet Lavatai protests outside of a construction site in Rainier Beach in 2012 with Got Green. (Photo courtesy Got Green)

Getting our priorities straight on local jobs

Seattle’s unprecedented construction boom isn’t actually creating many local jobs. Here's a plan to fix that.
Dec 1, 2014
Media portrayals of the hood got you shook? (Still from Boyz n the Hood)

Who’s afraid of Rainier Beach?

What makes it the hood? Crime? Poverty? Or just fewer white folks?
Jul 3, 2014
The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

Globalize your groove at the World Dance Party

When a friend invited me to the World Dance Party a couple weeks ago, my first thought was, "Is this going to be a bunch of hippie white people dancing off-beat to Putamayo CDs?"
May 12, 2014

Seattle freeze thawing in Rainier Beach

Are the waterslides and free internet access of the Rainier Beach Community Center a magical antidote to the Seattle Freeze?
Mar 11, 2014
Campaign pamphlets for Indian-American Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant. (Photo by pnwbot via Flickr)

Is Seattle a white city, or do we just vote that way?

With all of the progressive steps our city has taken in the past few years, why does meaningful minority representation still elude us?
Nov 21, 2013