"Uncle Bob" Santos speaks at the 2015 Governing for Racial Equity (GRE) Conference, which took place on June 11 – 12, 2015, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. (Photo by Ned Ahrens for King County via Flickr. Photo has been cropped.)

Remembering Uncle Bob Santos, legendary Seattle activist

"Uncle Bob" Santos, 82, was a longtime Seattle activist who championed social justice and for the Chinatown International District.
Aug 29, 2016
The author sits in her mother's lap at a family wedding in 1999, surrounded by her immediate and extended family

5 Taiwanese phrases I wish we had in English

Mandarin is more common in bigger cities like Taipei and places like department stores, but Taiwanese is the sound of the night markets and bustling streets.
Aug 3, 2016
Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

5 Indonesian phrases I wish we had in English

How do say someone's so not funny, that they are worthy of charity laughter? No word for it in English, but Indonesian has an answer.
Jul 27, 2016
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Seattle police investigating after assault spurs hate crime concerns

According to Black Owned Media Broadcasting, Seattle police declined to say whether the attack was being investigated as a hate crime.
Jul 15, 2016
A man lights a candle at a vigil for Iraq at Westlake Park Wednesday night. (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

Seattle Iraqi community commemorates bombing victims

The Iraqi Community Center organized a vigil at Westlake Park in Seattle Wednesday, in memory of the victims of the July 2 Baghdad bombing.
Jul 7, 2016
The "Anti-Jazz Ladies" from left to right: Actors Kate Reinert, Alissa Cattabriga,  Alana Gordon and Ali Vice (playing maid). Not picture: Historian and dramaturg Zola Mumford and costume designer Kelsey Murphy-Duford. (Photo by Monica Thomas)

“Jazz Intoxication” immersed audience in Washington Hall history

Washington Hall launches its new community space with "Jazz Intoxication" immersive theater experience.
Jun 13, 2016
Hamda Yusuf. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Composting and the art of interacting with well-intentioned white people

Composting and the art of interacting with well-intentioned white people.
Mar 13, 2016
Vivian Vo-Farmer is an 18-year-old Asian American YouTube star based in Seattle whose channel has over one million subscribers. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Lemos )

Asian American YouTube stars sidestep Hollywood

Young Asian American Youtube stars like Seattle's Vivian Vo-Farmer are shrinking traditional paths to fame and using their ethnicity as an asset.
Mar 8, 2016
A Syrian girl holds up a poster she drew “about how she recently helped someone using information or technology” during UW professor Karen Fisher’s workshop at Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in January 2015. (Photo courtesy of Karen Fisher, University of Washington Information School)

Syrian youth design dream apps at Za’atari Refugee Camp

With everything refugee families lost fleeing Syria, a new tech solution may offer Syrian youth a way to connect their pasts with brighter futures.
Feb 10, 2016
One of Hamza Warsame's older sisters, Ikram Warsame, at a Dec. 10 rally in front of Seattle Central College. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

A true terrorist threat: Hostility towards young Muslim Americans

A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.
Jan 12, 2016

Apply now for Globalist Youth Journalism Program

Applications are officially open for our next youth journalism workshop series, which starts on February 23rd!
Jan 4, 2016

Trauma trickles down: Confronting the dark legacy of American Indian boarding schools

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.
Nov 26, 2015
Humanities Washington's Think & Drink lecture series, held in Seattle at Naked City Brewery, has focused on race in the past few years. (Photo by Mike Hipple for Humanities Washington.)

Think & Drink events on race make white guy think

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink series has focused on bringing people together to talk about race over beers for the past two years.
Nov 19, 2015
All the performers of Global Party stand together on stage for one last time before the night comes to an end.

Everybody Dance Now: The Moore’s Global Party demos diverse dance cultures

Dance traditions from Benin to Brazil to Korea all on the same stage? It all must be STG's yearly Global Party at the Moore.
Nov 18, 2015

Tasveer’s 10th film festival brings South Asian geopolitics home

Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.
Oct 12, 2015
Joy Okot-Okidi, Alia Marsha and Jama Abdirahman reflecting during their June youth apprentice showcase and program graduation held by The Globalist. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

FBI scare tactics shouldn’t stop young journalists from speaking up

A recent FBI intimidation on a young Globalist reporter underlines the importance of press freedoms and legal support for underrepresented young voices.
Sep 8, 2015
Cloud 9 in the Central District is one of 11 hookah lounges around the city that appear to be in violation of state laws that prohibit smoking in places of employment. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth

A loud minority is demanding hookah lounges get a special exemption from anti-smoking laws. The city shouldn't cave to their pressure.
Sep 2, 2015
Dancers help Cuautlans celebrate the 10-day festival longtime Seattle restaurant owners attend every July. (Photo by Alysa Hullett)

How a tiny Mexican town was transformed by Azteca restaurants

The small town of Cuautla in Jalisco, Mexico cashes in on an American Dream fulfilled.
Aug 24, 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
Mijiang River on June 13, a week before a major typhoon hit Fujian Province. (Photo by Ye Fang Kuan via Creative Commons license)

Can Washington’s wetland conservation inform flood prevention in China?

Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?
Aug 3, 2015