Cilviana Hernandez (second from left) grew up in a Skagit Valley migrant farmworker family. Now she's part of the film "Every Row a Path" that details the challenges of migrant youth trying to balance work and education. (Photo courtesy Janice Blackmore)

Farmworker filmmakers put Skagit Valley migrant life on screen

The film “Every Row a Path,” which screens in Seattle this weekend, shows the challenges of growing up in the fields as a migrant farmworker.
Jun 24, 2016
Still image from the 2009 short documentary "Joy" about child and family homelessness. You can watch the full film here. (Animation by Eroyn Franklin)

How you can help the 4000 kids who are homeless in King County

Seattle's homeless crisis isn't just about adults sleeping on the streets. Here's how children are experiencing homelessness, and how you can help.
May 5, 2016
Travis Koster. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Inspired by Seattle’s motivation to change the status quo

"We're inspired every day by Seattle's motivation to change the status quo"
Mar 25, 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
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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
Jordan Chaney and Reagan Jackson (center) with the youth of Many Voices One Tribe at the Pyramids of El Tajin in Veracruz, Mexico. (Courtesy photo)

10 lessons I learned by starting my dream nonprofit

Building a dream isn't easy, as Reagan Jackson learned firsthand. Here are her top 10 tips for founding a nonprofit.
Dec 22, 2015
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
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Globalist welcomes new youth program coordinator DJ Martinez

In September the Globalist welcomed a new team member: Youth Program Coordinator DJ Martinez!
Before a water system was built by Seattle Nonprofit Water 1st, Mari walked four hours each day to collect water for her family from this small river. (Photo by Marla Smith-Nilson)

Essay Contest Winner: The Water Crisis

In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and engage with the people around us. If you were a foreign news correspondent, where would you like to be assigned? What story would you cover and why is this an important […]
May 23, 2015
President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

Essay Contest Winner: Disappearance to ISIS

If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.
Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

Essay Contest Winner: The Effects of Boycotting Chocolate: Good or Bad for Child Laborers in Cote d’Ivoire?

In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and engage with the people around us. If you were a foreign news correspondent, where would you like to be assigned? What story would you cover and why is this an important […]
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Seattle drag queen Aleksa Manila takes life by the heels

Filipina drag queen Aleksa Manila talks about taking inspiration from her mother and becoming a powerful voice in Seattle's LGBTQ community.
May 1, 2015
Darius Presley participates in the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam Competition in April. (Photo by Travis Thompson.)

Voicing truths through poetry at Youth Speaks Seattle

The points are not the point at the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam competition. The point is the poetry. And community.
Apr 17, 2015
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Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions

The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Mar 30, 2015
Heirius Howell former King County youth jail inmate. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Former inmate says new King County youth jail is a mistake

Heirius Howell, who practically grew up in King County Juvenile Detention Facility, says getting locked up as a child only made it harder to become a productive adult.
Mar 23, 2015
A donated video camera being used by a One Vibe student, Mercy Auma.(Photo courtesy of One Vibe Africa)

EMP to debut fruits of Kenya-Seattle arts collaboration

Kenyan nonprofit One Vibe Africa partnered with Seattle filmmakers to bring visual art mentorship to youth living in slums. Their work will be shared Saturday at the EMP.
Feb 18, 2015
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Hundreds in Seattle gather to honor lives of Chapel Hill shooting victims

Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Feb 15, 2015
A map identifying slope areas of the Cheasty Greenspace that would overlap with parts of a proposed mountain bike trail. (Screenshot from Seattle's Parks and Recreation Department website)

Cheasty Greenspace bike trail plan sparks controversy

Cheasty Greenspace's 10-acre parcel of restored forest could be seeing a 1.5-mile mountain bike trail, to the chagrin of some of its neighbors.
Feb 9, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
The four ladies of Women of Color for Systemic Change in front of the Seattle's federal building shortly after a Dec. 6 "Black Lives Matter" protest they led. (Photo courtesy of Jazmine Monet)

Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors

A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015