Sign-making and protest prep party

Come down to help make signs and do phone-banking and other projects for folks attending womxn’s marches, and MLK Day activities in Seattle. We’ll have all the materials needed. All skill levels welcome! January 17, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Snacks starting at 6:30 pm for donation. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, […]
Jan 17, 2019

The American Education System

We warmly invite you to an exploration and interactive discussion of the American Educational System and the populations it serves. We will look at the impacts of history and various structures that influence education in America. Participants attending this session will: Explore impacts of race and colonization in the American Educational System, converse and question […]
Oct 6, 2018

13th and U.S. Policies

What is justice? What is freedom? Who decides? This half-day event will explore these questions and the intersections of policy and institutionalized racism through the film “13th.” The film will be screened in two segments, followed by dialogue and storytelling to deepen our understanding of how the 13th amendment and U.S. history play a role […]
Sep 29, 2018

Human rights activist Naomi Tutu sees hope in restorative justice, reparations

The YWCA Seattle King Snohomish luncheon will feature Naomi Tutu, daughter of Noble Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Apr 17, 2018

Starbucks under fire after two black men arrested while waiting for meeting

Starbucks CEO says what happened to the men was "reprehensible," and the manager who called Philadelphia police has left the company.
Apr 16, 2018

Washington courts adopt rule to close racial bias loophole in jury selection

The rule also formally acknowledges that "implicit, institutional, and unconscious biases, in addition to purposeful discrimination, have resulted in the unfair exclusion of potential jurors in Washington State."
Apr 11, 2018

Willing2Rise

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Professor Kaba Kamene formerly known as Booker T. Coleman of “Hidden Colors”, “Out of Darkness” the upcoming documentary “Race Wars” as well as author of “Honoring William Leo Hansberry”, will be lecturing on the intersections between spiritually and economics. He will then be facilitating workshops between men and women on nation […]
Mar 11, 2018

Willing2Rise

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Professor Kaba Kamene formerly known as Booker T. Coleman of “Hidden Colors”, “Out of Darkness” the upcoming documentary “Race Wars” as well as author of “Honoring William Leo Hansberry”, will be lecturing on the intersections between spiritually and economics. He will then be facilitating workshops between men and women on nation […]
Mar 10, 2018

BLACKOUT MARKET

The much anticipated Blackout Market is a black-owned business vendor fair to accompany Willing2Rise. “Hidden Colors” contributor Professor Kamene, formerly known as Booker T. Coleman, will be giving a lecture on spiritually and economics. He will be specifically addressing recycling the black dollar within the black community! The Blackout Market is a place where we can […]

The Creation of Whiteness

This half-day workshop will explore the history of why white identity was intentionally created, how it has functioned to legitimize oppression, and what people of all racial identities can do to challenge the false ideal of whiteness in our culture. Participants will be asked to reflect on how whiteness plays a role in their lives, […]
Feb 24, 2018

Seattle youth on the rise for Black Lives Matter

Students at Garfield and Rainier Beach high schools are taking the lead as activists.
Feb 15, 2018
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Do Black Lives Matter in the workplace? Colleagues should do more

Charlottesville was a reminder that allies must do more than the bare minimum in support of race and equity, including for their workplace colleagues.
Sep 13, 2017

Outcry over ‘racist’ Nivea ad: critics call for diversity in advertising industry

The "White is purity" ad was pulled after a social media outcry. But it wasn't the first time Nivea was called out for insensitive advertising.
Apr 21, 2017

Central District artist wants to raise “Black privilege”

What is Black privilege and how do you pass it on to your daughters? Rapper Yirim Seck is figuring it out.
Feb 8, 2017
Doug Baldwin basks in Seattle fans' adoration after winning the Super Bowl. (Photo from Flickr by Jeff)

An open letter to Doug Baldwin

A disappointed fan has some questions for Doug Baldwin about the "demonstration of unity" and how our beloved Seahawks got on the wrong side of history.
Sep 13, 2016
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Federal judge tells Seattle police union: “Black Lives Matter”

It was the first time a sitting federal judge cited the national movement.
Aug 16, 2016

Anti-Black Lives Matter letter investigated as hate crime

A threatening and racist letter referencing Black Lives Matter activism is being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Jul 27, 2016

Anti-blackness: a world problem we are all connected to

What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.
Jul 26, 2016
Black in America

Photos: How it feels to be Black in America right now

After a week of horrific violence, I decided to log off and check-in on the local black community here in Seattle in person. Here's what I found.
Jul 14, 2016
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to us, too

For many Asian Americans, the strongest urge following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has been to utter four words to their parents: “We need to talk.”
Jul 9, 2016