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Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Seattle citizenship clinic pushes back against “Second Wall”

Seattle officials say they want to help people navigate the federal government's citizenship bureaucracy, which has resulted in wait times of up to 20 months.
Mar 20, 2019

QueenCare helps young women thrive in multiple ways

Monika Mathews runs QueenCare, a luxury skincare brand, and Life Enrichment Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Seattle youth. Both ventures were inspired by the lessons she learned in her own life.
By Christine McManigal

How will we talk about Asian American athletes

Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.

Seattle-area mosque hosts interfaith vigil for New Zealand victims

Seattle-area Muslim leaders hosted an interfaith vigil and anti-Islamophobia teach-in Monday night in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques last week.
Mar 19, 2019

Calls for support for Muslims after terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques

Local, national and international groups are calling for support for Muslims after a terrorist attack against two mosques at Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more.
Mar 15, 2019

Filipino Community Village senior housing project set for construction

Filipino Community Village of Seattle, a five-story, 95-unit, affordable senior housing building, is set to begin construction in June. It's a plan that's been 10 years in the making.
Mar 13, 2019

Zimbabweans pushed out by diamond rush struggle to stay afloat

The Zimbabwe government moved people from their homes in an area where diamonds were discovered in 2006. But the promised compensation has not come through.

Wing Luke museum examines legacy of Seattle housing discrimination

"Excluded, Inside the Lines" explores the history and lasting effects of housing discrimination and redlining in Seattle on communities of color.
Mar 12, 2019

Poet voices women’s truths at “Indigenous and Women of Color Rise”

"Indigenous and Women of Color Rise" will feature poet Dominique Christina at an event on International Women's Day.
Mar 8, 2019

“Rising Son” chronicles personal story of a Japanese American WWII soldier

A new book tells the story of Masao Abe, who died in 2013 at age 96, and his service in the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service during World War II.
Mar 6, 2019

Seattle Pro Musica highlights choral works of Asian composers

"Pacific Voices" will feature works by composers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States.
Mar 5, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."

Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite, who specializes in conversational artificial intelligence, has been a long-time advocate for women’s advancement in the tech industry.

Kashmiris in New Delhi blamed, threatened after fatal bombing

For years, moving to New Delhi, India’s capital city, has been one option for people who want to escape strife in Indian-administered Kashmir. But even that is increasingly bringing its own risks.
Feb 27, 2019

U.S. intervention in Venezuela gets critical eye at Seattle event

Critics of those calling for sanctions or military action against its President Nicolas Maduro say it is a ploy to grab political control of the oil-rich nation, especially given the United States' track record with intervention in South America.

Conversations on Tech and Social Justice: Matt Chan

Matt Chan talks about how technology is serving citizen journalism and community storytelling, and empowering communities through media education.

Will Washington state sue Trump over his border wall emergency declaration?

More than a dozen states have filed suit challenging Trump's declaration of a national emergency that would enable him to redirect billions of dollars from military programs to his border wall.
Feb 25, 2019

Young Native artists break through in the yəhaw̓ Indigenous Teen Art Show

yəhaw̓ and Teens of Tacoma encouraged young people from all over Washington state who identified as indigenous to submit their artwork.
Feb 20, 2019
Sea-Watch 3, the last rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean saved 47 people from a rubber dinghy, off the coast of Libya, on Jan. 19. (Photo by Felix Weiss for Sea-Watch).

Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees

The rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has struggled to find a European nation willing to take 47 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.

Under a new president, Zimbabweans tentatively acknowledge bloody past

With former President Robert Mugabe out of power, Zimbabweans are less reluctant to discuss the country’s legacy of human rights abuses.
Feb 18, 2019