Somali

Somali American filmmaker and comedian Liban Barre. (Video still by Starla Sampaco)

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These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.

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Soccer is transforming the Somali youth community to achieve solidarity among themselves and foster values among children.

People waiting outside of an aid distribution center at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. (Photo from Flickr by Riyaad Minty)

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In the wake of terrorist attacks, Kenya is threatening to close Dadaab refugee camp. That has Seattle-area refugees worried about family still living there.

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The mysterious underwater rhythm of an in-utero heartbeat is the signature sound of prenatal checkups. When I was pregnant, it was a ritual I...

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Perils of the East African refugee crisis develop long before reaching the Mediterranean Sea, as one Seattle Somali-American reports.

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Somali refugee Mohamed Shidane works two jobs and goes to school. But he still makes time to speak up about human rights in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.

A montage of words written in Somali and English, seen on the onecityproject.org website.

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There are currently no formal Somali language classes offered in the entire Northwest, despite a huge Somali diaspora community.

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Members of the Somali diaspora are leaving a Seattle that's increasingly inhospitable for working class immigrants and people of color, and returning to rebuild their homeland.

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There are reasons that people have feared that 16-year-old Hamza Warsame's race and religion had something to do with his death.

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The family of Hamza Warsame criticized the lack of communication and sensitivity from police immediately after the 16-year-old died.

Coach Ar Ahmed rallies East African youth players in the Companion Athletics basketball league. The not-for-profit program is one of several trying to address a perceived generation gap in the community. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Is a cultural clash between generations in the East African community a root cause for the recent wave of gun violence.

Safiyah Ismail, second from left, a nurse at Seattle Children's answers questions during a gathering of members of the Somali Health Board. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The third annual Somali health fair will provide culturally sensitive advice and services for a community with unique needs.

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)

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A loud minority is demanding hookah lounges get a special exemption from anti-smoking laws. The city shouldn't cave to their pressure.

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Crosscut posted a two-part series about efforts to build the relationship between Seattle's growing East African communities and city officials and police.

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Mayors sign resolution calling for feds to find a way for families to resume sending remittances to Somalia.

Naima Abdi, 6, sits in the women's section with parents and siblings of players. The organization also has a smaller program for girls held at the SeaTac Community Center. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Many new immigrant and refugee families say they are being left behind — especially when it comes to education.

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Tired of living out negative Somali stereotypes, the rapper behind Seattle's Malitia MaliMob decides to confront them head-on.

Sahra Farah, Director of Somali Community Services of Seattle. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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A Somali American pioneer challenges her community

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At SeaTac Produce in Tukwila, Amira Abdulle cheerily greets customers along with her sons, who help to warm sambusas sold in the front case...

Hamza Ibrahim, 18, leaps for a rebound during a Companion Athletics basketball game. His team, representing the Ethiopian Muslim Association of Seattle (EAMS) won the championship last year — and involvement in the league encouraged Ibrahim to get his grades up. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A new all East African basketball league in Tukwila has given Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean teens a chance to show off their skills, and raise their grades.

Somali American protestors gathered outside the offices of the nonprofit Refugee Women's Alliance on January 30th. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Refugee Women's Alliance has come under fire after a teacher showed Charlie Hebdo cartoons to a group of Somali youth.