In limbo: Will Washington codify environmental justice into law?
by Guy Oron
The health impacts of pollution disproportionately impact communities of color in our state. But experts say environmental justice will take more than a task force.
Jul 12, 2020
A warmer home for long-time community advocate Laura Wong Whitebear
by Sokha Danh - City of Seattle Office of Housing
Learn how community organizer Laura Wong-Whitebear was able to make her home in Beacon Hill more energy efficient, healthier and safer through the City of Seattle’s free Weatherization Program!
Feb 21, 2020
Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Bekah Marcum
by Yijin Kim
Bekah Marcum created the social media community Black Designers of Seattle in the hope of increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM industries.
Nov 12, 2019
“Beyond Bollywood” at MOHAI digs deep into Indian American experience
by Kamna Shastri
The Punjabi farmers and canners who came to the Pacific Northwest in the late-1800s and early-1900s paved the way for today’s Indian American immigrants.
Nov 7, 2019
Six ways Northwest Natives are using tech to save their languages
by Sydney Cain
Many Native languages have few surviving speakers, but with the help of technology, Pacific Northwest tribes are trying to reverse the trend.
May 29, 2019
How to be an ally to Muslims during Ramadan
by Iman Mohamed
It’s the middle of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. Here are a few things to know in order to be a good ally this month.
May 14, 2019
Black women STEM professionals examine the costs of code-switching
by Diya Khanna
At the Black Women in STEM 2.0 event “Code Switching or Soul Switching,” panelists examined the dilemma of "fitting in" or "standing in your truth."
May 2, 2019
Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine
by Global Press News Service
Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019
Photo essay: An apology to the Duwamish
by Jacquie Bird Day
People gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse to offer an apology to the Duwamish Tribe for the colonization and ongoing occupation of their lands.
Apr 22, 2019
A center of support for undocumented university students
by Marta Gamez
Leadership Without Borders at the University of Washington shows how institutions can provide help that makes a difference to undocumented students.
Apr 17, 2019
Global travel shapes views of diversity in higher ed
by Reagan Jackson
The National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education's international trips help give global context to the work of helping students of color.
Apr 9, 2019
Cambodia art journey reflects the nation’s modern hope
by Mayumi Tsutakawa
A tour of more than 20 artists in Cambodia reflects the long and complex history of the country and the resilience of its people.
Apr 3, 2019
Mexican football player with visual impairment finds new future in sport
by Global Press News Service
After injuring his eye, a Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, a major opportunity has given him a new purpose.
Apr 1, 2019
Wing Luke museum examines legacy of Seattle housing discrimination
by Ryan Phelan
"Excluded, Inside the Lines" explores the history and lasting effects of housing discrimination and redlining in Seattle on communities of color.
Mar 12, 2019
Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Matt Chan
by Thomas Chengxi Zou
Matt Chan talks about how technology is serving citizen journalism and community storytelling, and empowering communities through media education.
Feb 27, 2019
Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Practicing gratitude while acknowledging Native history
by Sandra Maszak
Thanksgiving, often considered the quintessential all-American holiday, is a favorite for many families across the United States. However, practicing gratitude doesn’t have to erase Native history or the current presence and survival of Indigenous peoples.
Nov 21, 2018
Changing names is just one cost of immigrant life in the U.S.
by Zijun Cathy You
Many choose to adopt American names to fit in, but immigrants often feel further pressure to change their entire lifestyles: what they eat, how they dress and how they speak.
Nov 20, 2018
“No Blueprint” offers new blueprint for local podcasts
by Bryan Nakata
The Seattle podcast No Blueprint focuses on local artists and entrepreneurs of color — and answers a call for representation for people of color in media.
Jun 21, 2018
A family faces racism at a memorial: “Hey. This is America.”
by James Hong
James Hong says his family won't be intimidated by a racist encounter at a 9/11 memorial.
May 31, 2018