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The Tigray Festival celebrates culture and connections to Tigreans in Ethiopia, and kicks off in Seattle this week.

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)

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

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.

Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

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How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.

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Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.

Dancers perform a traditional Peruvian number last December at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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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...

Carol Glenn, a former Seattle nurse, collected leftover HIV/AIDS drugs to send overseas. It wasn't legal, but Glenn believed it was her duty. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

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At the height of the AIDS crisis, nurse Carol Glenn ran a secret pipeline to get leftover drugs from Seattle to sick people in the developing world.

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Join the YMCA for the art viewing of two award-winning young men, Abraham Tesfasilasie and Nahom Girmay. They will take us on an aesthetic...

Director Peres Owino (left) on set of her documentary "Bound: Africans versus African Americans" premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend. (Photo by Nyar Nam Productions)

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Two little boys dig in the sand on an empty beach, the blue ocean behind them reflecting a dazzling sun. An off-screen narrator describes...

A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

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What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?

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How to create your own Christmas decorations using clay, cigarette packs, and a little un-permitted pruning. The other day my wife and I decorated our...

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For an Eritrean community leader in Seattle, Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on. (Artwork by Marc Alexander) I was introduced to Nelson Mandela by my father,...

(Photo by Kelly Ranck)

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In most countries having domestic servants is a fact of middle class life. So why do we Seattleites have such a taboo against it? Upon...

Children who live on Rusinga Island in western Kenya. (Photo by Jason Koenig)

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In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism. The Al-Shabaab terror attack on Westgate Mall last week was...

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When people from rival nations meet in the Pacific Northwest, do their national grudges hold true? Ever since India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947,...

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With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting.  So let...

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Motivated by her own complicated pregnancy, Heidi Breeze-Harris founded One by One, a Seattle-based organization working to wipe out obstetric fistula in Africa. When Heidi...

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Slum Rising is our new three-part series exploring the economically complex and culturally rich life in the world's urban slums.

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zKIKccU8Vo] Slam poet Michael Mabwe is back in Seattle, and looking to harness the energy of local youth arts organization to drive political change...

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One sixth of the world's population lives in slums, but there's a lot more going on there than poverty. You can support Slum Rising,...

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What's more incredible than visual, activist art about black lesbian life in South Africa? Only that the artist, Zanele Muholi, is in Seattle this...