Converted library is a blessing to Ethiopian faithful in Skyway

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Seattle Debrekuskuam Saint Mary Wedebre Keranio MedhaneAlem welcomes all Christians to its new location in Skyway.
May 2, 2016

Poetry on Buses returns, with expansion of multilingual outreach

The program will host workshops for Chinese, Ethiopian, Punjabi, Spanish-speaking, African American and Tlingit communities.
Apr 26, 2016

Finding the “American” part of my Ethiopian American identity

Why the words that people of African descent use to self-identify matter.
Jan 20, 2016
Cloud 9 in the Central District is one of 11 hookah lounges around the city that appear to be in violation of state laws that prohibit smoking in places of employment. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth

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
Kenyan food

Strip mall secrets: Uhuru Kenyan restaurant

When Seattleites think African food, the first thing that comes to mind is probably one of our region’s umpteen Ethiopian restaurants. And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the tangy, expand-in-your-stomach pleasures of injera as much as the next guy. But the craving that followed me home from a four month visit to East Africa, and […]
May 7, 2012

Ethiopians show there’s more than one way to celebrate Christmas

Not feeling the commercialization of Christmas in America? Take a trip to Ethopia. The country’s large Orthodox Christian community traditionally observes the day with fasting and processions, not gift-giving. They also have a different calendar, so they celebrate on January 7, when the rest of us are well into our post-holiday doldrums. Last Saturday’s Ethopian […]
Jan 11, 2012