Darius Presley participates in the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam Competition in April. (Photo by Travis Thompson.)

Voicing truths through poetry at Youth Speaks Seattle

The points are not the point at the Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam competition. The point is the poetry. And community.

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Categories: Arts & Culture, Columnists, Featured

(Photo from "Desert Dancer" Facebook)

‘Desert Dancer’ film’s Western bias denies audiences a more accurate view of Iran

Do “Desert Dancer” producers equate “positive” with depicting Iranians as Westerners?

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Categories: Arts & Culture, Perspectives, Politics

Sahra Farah, Director of Somali Community Services of Seattle. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Sahra Farah

A Somali American pioneer challenges her community

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Categories: Featured, Globalist Youth, Immigration, Service

A BoltBus driver loads luggage into the bottom of a bus in Seattle. (Photo by Holly Thorpe)

BoltBus makes travel cheap, but is it cheapening travel?

No car? No cash? No problem. With the advent of cheap, “alternative” travel, crossing the border is easier than ever. But are transport services like BoltBus cheapening the experience of traveling “meaningfully?”

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Categories: Perspectives, Travel

At a press conference organized by CAIR-WA Ethiopian American Aisha Gobana spoke out about an incident in March when she says she was threatened by a man with a gun in a SeaTac gas station who said "I don’t trust Muslims, I trust my gun." (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Anti-Islam rhetoric poses a threat to all people of color

I gave up having intellectual debates about Islam when I realized how dangerous they can be for people who look like me.

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Categories: Featured, Perspectives, Religion

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