Why Seattle refugees don’t trust local government

Three big challenges to our city's commendable efforts to boost civic participation by Seattle refugees.
Dec 18, 2015
Abubakar Abdi, who was shot and killed on in South Seattle on Sunday. (Photo courtesy the Abdi family)

You want to stop the gun violence killing East African youth? Start acting like it.

I went to the funeral of another East African youth killed by gun violence this week. Where were our community leaders?
Oct 16, 2015
A sign posted in the window of Cloud 9 hookah lounge in the Central District frames the crackdown as an "assault on our Black communities." (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The hookah lounge crackdown needlessly targets East Africans

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