Africa

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Although the November elections yielded women-friendly returns, the War on Women continues, both in the US and around the world. In the last week alone...

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I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented...

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At the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2010, Obama joked about his abysmal approval ratings: “My approval ratings are still very high in the country...

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“Let me take you to Uganda with me.” That’s how Dr. Ben Khingi began his presentation last Thursday evening at the Washington Global Health Alliance....

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Newsflash: being a woman is surreal. Last night I was supposed to be at the gym. So I could look slimmer and prettier or something....

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When it comes to international charities, Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in aid that cater to developing countries across the...

East Africa volunteer

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Every year, more young westerners are traveling to places like Africa, India, and South America in search of meaningful volunteer experiences. And why not? There's...

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Telling the stories of others is a fraught endeavor. It's hard enough when you're doing it in your own city or community, but interpreting cultures...

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Of the 460-odd films from 64 different countries playing at SIFF this year, only a thin slice hail from Africa. To be fair to the...

Kenyan food

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When Seattleites think African food, the first thing that comes to mind is probably one of our region's umpteen Ethiopian restaurants. And don't get...

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Today is World Malaria Day. It seems timely because Malaria has been on my mind a lot lately. My 21-year-old niece, Erica, recently returned from six months in...

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Last night was supposed to be the big night. After a record breaking viral video and over 1400 likes on the local Facebook event page,...

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Featured Event: This year's Langston Hughes African American Film Festival features films spanning the globe, with narrative and documentary films from Africa to South America...

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After 10 years of wear, I finally had to admit that my favorite Merrell clogs needed replacing. So I went online to Zappos.com to...

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When I was growing up, Passover was the holiday where I sat around a table with my family reading the story of our distant...

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In the early 2000s, the global economy was growing and becoming more tightly-integrated. Microsoft and Boeing were on top of their game, and Seattle...