The author, right, and a friend at graduation from Rainier Beach High School last spring. (Courtesy photo)

Educating the Horn: Paving a path to college for Somali youth

UW freshman Ahlaam Ibrahim is launching an ambitious campaign to connect young Somali Americans with help applying to college.
Oct 7, 2016

5 Somali words I wish we had in English

Out of touch with your cultural roots? Well there's a Somali term just for you that suggests booting you back to your homeland.
Jul 13, 2016

Somali diaspora speaks up about the dangers of migrant trafficking

Perils of the East African refugee crisis develop long before reaching the Mediterranean Sea, as one Seattle Somali-American reports.
Apr 26, 2016

Why I moved back to Somalia (and you should, too)

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.
Feb 2, 2016
A member of the G.O.O.D. Girls addresses the crowd at Beautify the Block. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

These Rainier Vista kids throw an awesome block party

They may look tough, but the B.A.D. Boyz and G.O.O.D Girls of Rainier Vista just want to Beautify the Block.
Oct 2, 2015

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