Essay Contest Winner: Disappearance to ISIS
by Ruby Whorton
If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.
May 23, 2015
Essay Contest Winner: The Effects of Boycotting Chocolate: Good or Bad for Child Laborers in Cote d’Ivoire?
by Katie Wade
In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and engage with the people around us. If you were a foreign news correspondent, where would you like to be assigned? What story would you cover and why is this an important […]
Seattle drag queen Aleksa Manila takes life by the heels
by Jeanie Lindsay
Filipina drag queen Aleksa Manila talks about taking inspiration from her mother and becoming a powerful voice in Seattle's LGBTQ community.
May 1, 2015
Voicing truths through poetry at Youth Speaks Seattle
by Reagan Jackson
The points are not the point at the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam competition. The point is the poetry. And community.
Apr 17, 2015
Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions
by J.M. Wong
The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Mar 30, 2015
Former inmate says new King County youth jail is a mistake
by Taylor Winkel
Heirius Howell, who practically grew up in King County Juvenile Detention Facility, says getting locked up as a child only made it harder to become a productive adult.
Mar 23, 2015
EMP to debut fruits of Kenya-Seattle arts collaboration
by Emily Muirhead
Kenyan nonprofit One Vibe Africa partnered with Seattle filmmakers to bring visual art mentorship to youth living in slums. Their work will be shared Saturday at the EMP.
Feb 18, 2015
Hundreds in Seattle gather to honor lives of Chapel Hill shooting victims
by Atia Musazay
Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Feb 15, 2015
Cheasty Greenspace bike trail plan sparks controversy
by Megan Herndon
Cheasty Greenspace's 10-acre parcel of restored forest could be seeing a 1.5-mile mountain bike trail, to the chagrin of some of its neighbors.
Feb 9, 2015
Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements
by J.M. Wong
How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors
by Christina Twu
A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015
The cost of family separation
by Mary September
Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.
Jan 6, 2015
Growing up illiterate…in my family language
by Candace Kwan
Twitter Cantonese and/or Chinese? How Chinese students are choosing their native language options. #language #China #Chinese #Cantonese Facebook How are immigrant and second-generation Chinese students keeping their native language choices open?
Jan 5, 2015
Young families of color de-gentrifying South Seattle?
by Reagan Jackson
Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.
Dec 29, 2014
3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land
by Jill Mangaliman
People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
Japanese-style cat cafe coming to Seattle
by Grace Qian
Two young Seattle entrepreneurs are raising funds to open 'the Meowtropolitan' — Seattle's first cat cafe.
Dec 17, 2014
De Inga y Mandiga rising in Seattle
by Reagan Jackson
It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is selling Christmas trees. For many, now is a time for family, food and holiday traditions. For artist and anthropologist Monica Rojas, it’s a time for music, education and celebration with the […]
Dec 10, 2014
Young refugees from Burma speak through art
by Gennie Gebhart
By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.
Nov 19, 2014
API youth find voices through art and community
by Travis Quezon
Over the last decade, the YouthCAN program of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) has been offering opportunities to 15-to-19-year-olds of Asian Pacific Islander heritage to engage in their communities and find their true voices through explorations in art.
Oct 11, 2014