Arts & Culture

Amen Gibreab (right), director of the film Horeta: The Journey Beyond Culture, enjoys a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony performed by Fanaye Debalke at Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant on Aurora Ave. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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After a trip to Ethiopia, a local filmmaker and a group of students are challenging Americans' grim generalizations about Africa.

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N.W.A.'s hip-hop was an important voice in black activism, that is still relevant today.

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Pussy Riot first English song, "I Can't Breathe," repeats the last words of Eric Garner when he died at the hands of police officers.

A donated video camera being used by a One Vibe student, Mercy Auma.(Photo courtesy of One Vibe Africa)

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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.

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For $14,169 a night, The Edgewater Hotel offers a package worthy of those with the earnings of Mr. Grey himself.

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The video, which went live just moments ago, is already getting some national limelight.

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A few lines have earned Kendrick Lamar's new single 'The Blacker the Berry' a closer reading than any hip hop song in years.

Nyky Gomez, founder of Brown Recluse Zine Distro. (Photo by Atoosa Moinzadeh)

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From a suitcase in Georgetown, Nyky Gomez is spreading zines by people of color around the world.

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The New York ensemble Urban Bush Women will take on race, migration, body image and culture through dance at Meany Theater in Seattle.

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Dinner and flowers can't hold a candle to Awkward Black Girl, Carlos Bulosan and Laverne Cox.

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Talib Kweli and Draze joined up and coming Seattle artists in celebrating the value of Black lives.

(Cartoon courtesy David Horsey / The L.A. Times)

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Years before the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris had to 'go ghost' after she found herself on an al-Qaeda hit list.

Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

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Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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Hollywood may not have leading roles for Asian actors, but you can catch plenty at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival this year.

Still image from HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?s Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, 2014. Video, color, sound; 1:04:53. (Courtesy of the artists)

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HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? Seattle learns that the answer is complicated in a series of events from the experimental art collective this month.

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New book shares characters and themes from "To Kill a Mockingbird," which was influential in the way it dealt with issues of racism and inequality.

A belly dancing craze in the 1960's promoted the stereotypical, exoticized, sexualized images often associated with the dance. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A Seattle dance instructor says anyone should be able to enjoy belly dance, regardless of it's origins.

Meet young Eddie Huang, played by Hudson Yang. (Photo via "Fresh of the Boat" Facebook)

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The Globalist convened a panel of Seattleites to preview ABC's new Asian-American sitcom "Fresh of the Boat."

Somali American protestors gathered outside the offices of the nonprofit Refugee Women's Alliance on January 30th. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Refugee Women's Alliance has come under fire after a teacher showed Charlie Hebdo cartoons to a group of Somali youth.

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Next time you drive by "the mysterious place with all the marble" right next to the Delridge onramp for the West Seattle Bridge, stop in and say "hi" to sculptor Sabah Al-Dhaher

Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel)

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The Year of the Sheep is coming! Where to catch the Lunar New Year action around the Seattle area.