#BlackLivesMatter at a crossroads

Despite being theoretically protected by the constitution and by our laws, if I were shot today by the very people we are supposed to entrust to uphold justice, it is likely that my death would be meaningless, just something that happened that no one would have to take accountability for.
Dec 26, 2014
Reagan Jackson, author and founder of Many Voices One Tribe, a travel program for young writers of color. (Photo by Joy Okot-Okidi)

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Reagan Jackson

A lifelong writer brings the power of words to young people of color.
Apr 26, 2015

‘Poetry on Buses’ brings Seattle’s languages, cultures along for the ride

The 'Poetry on Buses' program has expanded its reach—not only in number of poems, but into poetry of different cultures, languages and traditions.
Apr 27, 2015
Rita Zawaideh holds a donated Epipen, that will be taken to Jordan during a humanitarian mission to aid Syrian refugee. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

Seattle Globalist picks up regional SPJ Excellence in Journalism awards

Seattle Globalist writers took home several plaques from the Western Washington SPJ chapter's Excellence in Journalism awards, including Educator of the Year.
Jun 15, 2015

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015

‘The Unicorn Files’ busts the myth that girl geeks don’t exist

'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.
Jun 18, 2015

The sanctuary of abroad: Why youth of color need to travel

As Many Voices One Tribe readies for its first trip, Reagan Jackson reflects on how international travel can be a needed soul-healer for a person of color.
Jul 6, 2015
Azeb is coerced onto the dance floor by a man named Victor at the Veracruz Zocalo. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Black visibility in Mexico and the U.S.

In Mexico, everyone stared at our dark skin and wanted to take our photo. But it was a welcome break from the way we’re viewed as black people in the U.S.
Aug 13, 2015
Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

Straight outta patience with white fear

Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.
Aug 18, 2015

Soccer fields and chain stores: Weighing U.S. influence in Honduras

U.S. influence is part of everyday life in Honduras' capital — from youth community centers to fast food restaurants.
Sep 15, 2015

Why isn’t the world talking about the Honduras corruption scandal?

Multinational business and foreign aid are a part of life in Honduras, but the world has been silent as Hondurans protest government corruption.
Sep 18, 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

Amor Spiritual Center’s message of love cuts through hate vandalism

Under the leadership of Rev. Allen Mosely, Amor Spiritual Center is responding to words of hate with expressions of love.
Oct 23, 2015

Reagan Jackson on “Writing with Voice” Nov. 19

How can your perspective benefit The Seattle Globalist? Find out from Reagan Jackson, Globalist columnist and award-winning journalist Thursday, Nov. 19.
Nov 5, 2015

10 lessons I learned by starting my dream nonprofit

Building a dream isn't easy, as Reagan Jackson learned firsthand. Here are her top 10 tips for founding a nonprofit.
Dec 22, 2015

Artist’s “Red Lineage” sets pattern for poetry

Natasha Marin's "The Red Lineage" is an equalizer opening everyone to being a poet.
Jan 5, 2016

Moni Tep explores hardships of queer youth in Jamaica

Seattle musician Moni Tep traveled to Jamaica to explore ways to help LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless and ostracized there.
Jan 19, 2016

Pussy Riot speaks: Russian punk protest artists in Seattle for talk, film

Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot will speak and present the documentary "Pussy vs. Putin" in Seattle Feb. 8.
Feb 3, 2016
Reagan Jackson. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Can planting trees make up for our carbon footprints?

Can planting trees make up for our carbon footprints?
Mar 13, 2016
Lauren Kelley, Pickin’, 2007

Beyoncé, Barbie and “Posing Beauty” at NAAM

"Posing Beauty" a new photography exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum explores the perception of beauty in the black experience.
May 10, 2016