Ari Glass unveils golden vision of South Seattle at Pacific Tower

Gold embodies the light of South end's diverse residents, as Ari Glass paints it in new works on permanent display at Pacific Tower.
Sep 6, 2017

You could shine at our Sept. 14 storytelling event

Have a South Seattle story to share about "finding home" or want to hear some? Learn more about our Sept. 14 storytelling event: bit.do/SouthEnd.
Jul 19, 2016
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

What the south end sounds like: Draze drops “Seattle’s Own”

Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.
Mar 31, 2016
Abubakar Abdi, who was shot and killed on in South Seattle on Sunday. (Photo courtesy the Abdi family)

You want to stop the gun violence killing East African youth? Start acting like it.

I went to the funeral of another East African youth killed by gun violence this week. Where were our community leaders?
Oct 16, 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
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The friendly faces of Rainier Avenue

I set out with my camera down Rainier Ave to see if I could capture what it's like to live in a "bad neighborhood."
Jun 22, 2015

School bus cuts continue, despite southend shooting incident

An attempted kidnapping of students who’d been booted off their bus didn’t stop the Seattle School District from approving a new round of route cuts.
Jan 8, 2015
Flordeliza Querijero (right) works on a mosaic that will be installed in the lobby of Courtland Place — an affordable housing project for seniors in the Rainier Valley. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Mosaic brings diverse women together in south Seattle

The rattle of thousands of tiny pieces of glass pouring from buckets and Tupperware was the steady soundtrack in the basement of Courtland Place (a senior housing project in Columbia City) last Tuesday morning. Well, that and the crooning of Barry White.
Jul 18, 2014
Media portrayals of the hood got you shook? (Still from Boyz n the Hood)

Who’s afraid of Rainier Beach?

What makes it the hood? Crime? Poverty? Or just fewer white folks?
Jul 3, 2014

Metro’s last-ditch effort to save bus routes

Think your bus route is a pain? Try having no bus at all. Proposition 1 offers a last-ditch effort to save Metro bus routes, a threat to the livelihoods of low-income communities of color traveling from South Seattle.
Mar 14, 2014
(Photo courtesy One America)

Back to school, with new credits for bilingual students

King County school districts are stepping up and recognizing that immigrant students’ native language skills are a benefit, not a burden.
Sep 10, 2013
(Photo by Latino Cultural – Mauricio Ayón / Seattle Department of Neighborhoods)

Lucha libre smackdown returns to South Park

(Photo by Latino Cultural Deportes – Mauricio Ayón / Seattle Department of Neighborhoods) Looking to get some culture this weekend? The best little neighborhood in South Seattle has the ticket for you.
Aug 15, 2013

Kent International Festival a celebration of city’s diversity

I had a big decision to make in the Kent Town Square Plaza on Saturday. Do I go with my gut, and pick the Mediterranean mixed gyro and falafel, or taste adventure with the Irish corned beef sliders? The Thai and Laotian gai yang dish, with grilled chicken and Thai seasoning, looked delicious, too, and my preference for Mexican […]
Jun 18, 2012

New citizens celebrate Flag Day as Obama promises to end youth deportation

Refugee and immigrant community organizers gathered in the country’s most diverse neighborhood, on Wednesday to redefine how Seattleites celebrate Flag Day. Immigrant rights organization OneAmerica put together the event in a Columbia City park to provide citizenship information, voter registration and other resources to new immigrants and refugees. Organizers said they hoped to revive the marginal holiday, which […]
Jun 15, 2012
King County Metro route 42

South Seattle immigrant communities fight uphill battle for transportation

Getting from point A to point B isn’t easy for 68-year-old Tuyet Mhi Mai. Especially when those points are her daughter’s crowded Lake City home and service classes or work in South Seattle. Since the King County Metro reduced bus route 42 because it runs parallel to the Light Rail, Mai’s commute is a little more […]
May 14, 2012

Seattle Globalist launches with a crowd and a bang

The Seattle Globalist launch party drew over 300 people to celebrate our new hyperglobal blog last night at Washington Hall. Performances by Seattle Fandango Project and music by Last Night’s Mix Tape kept party goers dancing well into the night, as our hashtag, #ImAGlobalist, trended on Twitter. It was an amazing kickoff and show of […]
Apr 29, 2012
Free Launch Party April 28th

It’s official: Seattle Globalist Launch Party tonight!

Today we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the Seattle Globalist! Okay, we cheated a little – we’ve actually been posting since back in December. But today is the day that really counts because we’re throwing a gigantic (free) party! And we’ve got a lot to celebrate: We’re kicking off a new partnership with […]
Apr 28, 2012

Gabriel Teodros reps South Seattle diversity with ‘Colored People’s Time Machine’

It’s a late afternoon in San Francisco’s Mission District and Seattle emcee Gabriel Teodros is hard at work shooting a short film. Just a few days ago, he was in Seattle performing at the release party for his second solo album, Colored People’s Time Machine, probably the most anticipated hip-hop album out of the Pacific […]
Jan 28, 2012