Nestora with Olinalá community police. (Photo courtesy Free Nestora Salgado.)

Nestora Salgado’s family prepares for long court fight in Mexico in vigilante case

Family told that Renton woman faces 1,000 years in prison in Mexico, accused of kidnapping after organizing a community police force.


Categories: Aid and Development, Politics

Zahra Abidi is program director at an Islamic center and mosque that received an emailed bomb threat in 2012. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Hate crimes targeting Muslims on the rise in Washington

A rash of hate crimes around the Northwest have left lasting scars on international communities.


Categories: Columnists, Conflict, Featured, Religion

The Capitol Hill club uses their name against Bruce Lee's image to promote their venue. (Photo from Chop Suey Facebook page)

Musicians say Seattle club ‘Chop Suey’ needs a name change

Seattle music mainstay Chop Suey is getting some unwanted attention upon new ownership.


Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured, Music, News

Black History Month events and curriculum are mostly oriented toward iconic figures of the American Civil Rights Movement like Martin Luther King, Jr., rather than African history. (Photo by Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House Press Office)

Why my African friends don’t celebrate Black History Month

Should Black History Month have more to do with Africa and African immigrants?


Categories: Featured, Perspectives

Somali Student Association members link arm and march at a Black Live Matter walkout at UW that drew hundreds. (Photo by Ashley Walls.)

‘Black Lives Matter’ UW walkout draws hundreds

A rally calling attention to diversity issues at the University of Washington drew hundreds of students, staff and faculty who walked out of classes.


Categories: Education, Featured

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