News and Features

Do We Ask Too Much Of Black Heroes?

From The New York Times – Imani Perry, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, challenges the simplified narratives of Black heroes and leaders that have became mainstays during Black History Month.

New Mexico Author Q&A Anita Rodriguez

From Ramona Gault – Ramona Gault interviews Anita Rodriguez, author of Coyota in the Kitchen about her cultural influences, the heritage of New Mexico, and making it in a male-oriented profession.

The Stroke of a Pen Signals Hope and Caution for Muslim Americans

From KUOW – As President Biden reverses the travel ban put in place in 2017, a University of Washington -Bothell professor reflects on how the travel ban has affected the Muslim American community.

There’s Noise, There’s Music. Estelita’s Is Not Your Average Seattle Library – Its a Space For Community

From The Seattle Times – Estelita’s Library in Beacon Hill is a haven for community, connection, and books. Read more about how they have been coping during the pandemic.

Remembering Snoqualmie Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles

From Snoqualmie Valley Record – An obituary honoring Chief Andy de los Angeles, former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The First Indigenous Caldecott Medal Winner

From Indian Country Today – “We Are Water Protectors” a children’s picture book by two Indigenous women won the American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal.

More To Come With Little Saigon’s Creative Community Space

From International Examiner – A new creative community space in Little Saigon creates opportunities for gathering and programming to serve Seattle’s Vietnamese community.

Where Do You Feel Most At Home?

From The Mash-Up Americans – Multicultural (Mash-Up) Americans share what the idea of “home” means to them across continents, generations, and cultures.

I’m An American Teenager of South Indian Descent. Here’s What Kamala Harris Means To Me

From The Seattle Times – A young South Indian American teenager reflects on what Vice President Kamala Harris means to her and her future.