Sandy Malegon is crowned Queen of the 2014 Afro-Mexican Carnival. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Soup or Salad: Afro-American cultural erasure in the U.S. and Mexico

What’s worse, to lose your life because you're seen as a threat, or to lose your identity to no longer be threatening?


Categories: Columnists, Perspectives

Climbers in the midst of a small avalanche during an Everest ascent. (Photo by Lloyd Smith)

Seattle Sherpas weigh role at Everest after deadly avalanche

Members of the Northwest Sherpa community are collecting money to aid the families of Sherpas killed in April’s big avalanche on Mount Everest, and some are rethinking their careers as mountain guides.


Categories: Aid and Development, Columnists, Featured, Sports, Travel

Demonstrators at Westlake Park last weekend protest a rash of police killing civilians. (Photo by Sara McCaslin)

How our police became soldiers (and how we can change them back)

The standoff in Ferguson has Seattleites wondering what kind of paramilitary equipment our local police are packing.


Categories: Featured, Perspectives, Politics

Participants in the Muslim Youth Leadership Program pose for a photo behind the Northwest Cable News desk. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Young Muslims seek careers correcting media misrepresentations

Can training young Muslims for leadership roles improve public perceptions of Islam?


Categories: Politics, Religion

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Historias Indígenas: Indigenous Mexican women fight back against violence and corruption

Alcoholism, domestic violence, corruption, poverty — the deck is stacked against the women of high altitude indigenous communities in Veracruz. But an upstart human rights group is helping them turn the tables.


Categories: Aid and Development, Featured, Gender

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