#GreaterSeattle: Bringing home the beans for East Africa’s coffee ceremony
by Anna DiBlosi
Tired of poor quality beans tainting the original East African coffee ceremony, Efram Fesaha took matters into his own hands.
Feb 5, 2017
Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.
by Goorish Wibneh
There's a strikingly simple solution for the black student achievement gap in Seattle schools: recruit more black teachers.
Oct 13, 2016
Educating the Horn: Paving a path to college for Somali youth
by Ahlaam Ibraahim
UW freshman Ahlaam Ibrahim is launching an ambitious campaign to connect young Somali Americans with help applying to college.
Oct 7, 2016
Trying to make sense of shootings, East Africans see a generation gap
by Varisha Khan
Is a cultural clash between generations in the East African community a root cause for the recent wave of gun violence.
Nov 30, 2015
Seattle merchant fair tackles unique needs of East African businesses
by Reagan Jackson
The event connected local East African business owners with alternative funding sources, business mentoring and an opportunity to connect with peers.
Nov 4, 2015
Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth
by Abdi Mohamed
A loud minority is demanding hookah lounges get a special exemption from anti-smoking laws. The city shouldn't cave to their pressure.
Sep 2, 2015
Seattle backs down on hookah crackdown (for now)
by Venice Buhain
Hookah lounges can remain open as city officials and hookah lounge owners open dialogue.
Aug 28, 2015
The hookah lounge crackdown needlessly targets East Africans
by Fathi Karshie
Falsely equating hookah lounges with crime, and with East African culture, has many young East Africans feeling unfairly targeted by the city government.
Aug 25, 2015
Why my African friends don’t celebrate Black History Month
by Goorish Wibneh
Should Black History Month have more to do with Africa and African immigrants?
Feb 26, 2015