Signs and candles mark a vigil

Seattle Police Kill Pregnant Mother Charleena Lyles

The 30-year-old Black woman struggled with mental illness. Say her name.

Activists posted "No KXL" signs to ATMs inside the downtown Chase bank branch on Second Avenue in Seattle on May 8, 2017.

26 Activists Arrested in Seattle #ShutDownChase Actions

Native-led demonstrators hit 13 branches of JPMorgan Chase bank for the company’s dealings with TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline.

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Divestment Movement Against Dakota Access Continues With Investor Pulling $34.8M

A Norwegian firm withdrew funds from three companies that partially own the $3.78 billion pipeline project.

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California City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo in DAPL Protest

The bank handles its $30 million in investments and $1 million average cash balance.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (left) shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, whom he had just endorsed, during a rally March 22, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. The mayor is standing with his city's status as a sanctuary city despite Donald Trump winning the election.

Seattle Mayor Says City Will Remain Sanctuary City Despite Trump Presidency

The president-elect promises to end funding to these safe havens for undocumented immigrants.

Protestors hold signs on streets of Los Angeles

WATCH: #TrumpProtests Take Over Streets Nationwide

From New York City to Los Angeles, Americas are expressing their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump.

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Seattle Teachers Say #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool

Nearly 2,000 teachers wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts and held rallies addressing systemic education issues at schools across the city.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Brings Trauma of Criminalization to the Stage

Ahead of opening night for Patrisse Cullors’ “Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied,” the activist talked to Colorlines about how the production will incorporate the stories of Seattle locals in each performance.

Black women in black cheerleading attire kneeling on green and white football field sideline

Howard University Cheerleaders Kneel During Anthem at Nation's Classic

The cheerleaders, like an entire Seattle high school’s football team and a legion of professional athletes, embraced Colin Kaepernick’s protest of choice over the weekend.

White man wearing glasses with camera

STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Washington Gym Employee Called Kam Chancellor and Crew 'Bad News' During 911 Call

“I don’t know if they’re homeless kids. I know there used to be a lot of heroin addicts around here.”

Police Confirm Gym Employees Called Cops on Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor

Chancellor tweeted about the incident, saying he was checking out the property with an eye toward potential ownership when two employees called the police on him. 

An Overdue Intro to Hollis Wong-Wear, the Grammy-Nominated Musician and Poet on a Mission

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis collaborator has stepped out as frontwoman of her own electro-R&B group, The Flavr Blue. But this is just the beginning for the singing, songwriting poet who will set you straight if you call her a “sidekick.” 


Macklemore Addresses 'Black Lives Matter,' Appropriation Criticism on 'White Privilege II'

The nine-minute song was created in collaboration with a number of artists, educators and anti-racism organizers. 

Seattle Declares State of Emergency to Address Homelessness Crisis

While people of color represent 33.7 percent of Seattle’s population, they represent 72 percent of all familes seeking emergency shelter.

National Park Service: Racist Lake Name Should Be Changed

After pressure from legislators and activists, the National Park Service is affirming that a lake in Washington should be renamed Howard Lake. 

Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson Talk Bernie Sanders Interruption In New Q&A

In their first in-depth interview together since shutting down a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle, Black Lives Matter-affiliated activists Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson spoke to a Seattle publication about that moment, their quibbles with leftist establishment and the aftermath of that moment. 

Seattle Mayor Aims to Help More Muslims Buy Homes With Sharia-Compliant Loans

Other provisions include removing barriers that block ex-offenders from housing and mandating that affordable units be included in new developments.

Cops Expose Their Racism on Facebook [VIDEO]

Biased comments online are forcing one Seattle officer to face reprimand for arresting 69-year-old William Wingate.

Seattle City Council Passes Indigenous Peoples' Day Resolution

Some Italian-Americans decry the decision