Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary

"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018

Brad and Becky from Bellevue are coming to Rainier Beach

How long can Rainier Beach retain its roots in this housing market?
Jan 4, 2018

Theatre’s “Dear White People” probes meaning of resistance through artists of color

Not to be confused with the TV series, the fourth "Dear White People" at Theatre Off Jackson centers the voices and viewpoints of theater artists of color.
Nov 15, 2017

Forward Flux double feature brings complex cultural conversations to stage

The double bill of “las mariposas Y los muertos” and “No More Sad Things” offers thought-provoking theater and complexity around culture.
Sep 27, 2017

The necessity of black joy

A dance party at Othello Park created a space to celebrate and experience black joy amidst times of conflict.
Jul 18, 2017

Seattle Globalist impact to grow with Washington Women’s Foundation, sustainer support

The Globalist will strengthen the impact of our mission to elevate diverse voices, thanks to a $100,000 award from Washington Women's Foundation, and consistent support from our community.
Jun 16, 2017
Most Seattleites don't have a lot of choice when it comes to internet service provider. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Is internet access a social justice issue?

Fifteen percent of Seattle households don't have internet access and many more are stuck in the slow lane. Is it time to make internet a public utility?
Oct 26, 2016
A princess gets an unlikely present — a sex-trafficked white dude — in "The Wedding Gift." (Courtesy photo by Joe Moore)

Oppression gets futuristic in “The Wedding Gift”

Forward Flux’s brilliantly beautiful staging of “The Wedding Gift” takes the slave narrative into sci-fi realms.
Sep 28, 2016

Reparations: Building Community in the Digital Age

Join Natasha Marin and Reagan Jackson for a moderated discussion of the Reparations.me project Thursday, September 22 at 7:00pm,Northwest African American Museum It’s been three months since local artist and activist Natasha Marin launched her Reparations project . What began as an invitation to a facebook page has grown into a website and a movement […]
Sep 20, 2016
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Calling out (and calling in) white media

An invitation to journalists working in mainstream media to drop the pretense of detached objectivity and rejoin the human race.
Sep 22, 2016

Black community leaders show support for Seattle students — no matter what

While #SeattleHigh5 at one school was celebrated without a hitch, officials at another school seemed to back away from a show of support for black students.
Sep 17, 2016

Meet our top contributors at The Globie Awards!

Learn why these four amazing journalists are getting their due shine at The Globie Awards on Oct. 14.
Aug 16, 2016

Young women consider goals without fear after Malala talk in Seattle

Inspired by Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai recent talk in Seattle, columnist Reagan Jackson asks young women what they would do if they had no fear.
Aug 8, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Eirik Solheim)

Shrine of Asshats: Seattle Reparations project slays the trolls

After her online Reparations project went viral, artist Natasha Marin has built a "Shrine of Asshats" where you can bear witness to the racist backlash.
Jul 28, 2016
Sky writing over Sydney, Australia on National Sorry Day, when the country atones for historic mistreatment of its indigenous population. (Photo from Flickr by butupu)

Reparations reimagined: Can online giving counter systemic racism?

For the participants in Natasha Marin's Reparations project on Facebook, it's more about making connections than payments.
Jul 20, 2016

Accomplices versus allies

It's nice that white people and allies want to talk about race, but something in me thinks that we have the capacity to do better.
Jul 14, 2016
Still from the video taken by Diamond Reynolds after police outside St. Paul Minnesota fatally shot her boyfriend Philando Castile. (via Youtube)

White bias in media is ruining your life, whether you realize it or not

What happens when white bias is the norm in media? Unsurprisingly the voices of people of color are marginalized.
Jul 11, 2016

Seattle bookstores tackle the lack of diversity in literature

Can local bookstores and publishers reflect more diversity in our literature?
Jun 27, 2016

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 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