Somali

Chanting "hands up, don't shoot," protesters briefly blocked the entrance to the Comet Tavern on Black Friday, saying that the business owners discriminated against East African youth. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

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What to make of accusations of racial profiling and police harassment in a neighborhood known for tolerance?

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An open letter from representatives of the Somali and East African communities about crime and discrimination on Capitol Hill.

Abdi Mohamed Ali, left, helps Rachel Eagan pronounce Somali words in an evening class held Tuesday at Foster High School. “You need to speak to Somalis,” to learn, Ali says. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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An evening class at Foster High School in Tukwila is helping people learn Somali. It’s not an easy language, but in a region with...

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Meet Hamda Yusuf: She's 19, she's a local slam poetry champion, and she wants to be the US ambassador to Somalia. At the Youth Speaks!...

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Al Uruba restaurant on Renton Avenue serves up traditional food in the kind of peaceful setting that may finally be returning to Somalia after...