THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Africa Day, Brunch Vibes, Black Women Doing: Anthropology, and more!

Friday, May 25th

Community/Culture/Music: Africa Day: Afrobeat Vibes!
Details: “NAAM and Vibes By B are back at it again—we do it for the culture and the Continent. Come through and party with us as we celebrate Africa Day: Afrobeats Vibes! Featuring a curated cocktail bar; Sounds by: DJ TOPSPIN aka BLENDIANA JONES & Selecta Babo Keny” 21+
Time: 8 PM–12 AM
Where: NAAM—2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: $7–10

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News Gleams: Be’er Sheva Park Celebration, Parade Returns to Skyway, Mayor’s Art Awards Nominations

collected by Emerald Staff

Rainier Beach Be’er Sheva Planning Committee invites neighbors to celebrate the schematic design for Be’er Sheva Park

The Rainier Beach community is invited to the third meeting for the Be’er Sheva Park improvement project.  Please join your neighbors and friends on June 2 from noon to 3 p.m. at Be’er Sheva Park, 8640 55th Ave. S to provide input on the schematic design for the park and to join in a celebratory party. Continue reading News Gleams: Be’er Sheva Park Celebration, Parade Returns to Skyway, Mayor’s Art Awards Nominations

Seattle is No Longer a Village

A local organization attempted to acquire property, and came to terms with the reality of Seattle’s real estate market, yet again.

 by David Sauvion

When we say, “It takes a village,” we mean it takes the whole village. Remove one member of the community, and the whole effort falls apart.

In this latest example, we have all the right players lined up, a relationship with the seller, with the seller’s broker, an agent involved in the community, an angel investor, a dedicated fiscal sponsor, a supportive land preservation organization, and a group of hopeful fighters. Continue reading Seattle is No Longer a Village

Kids v Cops: A Seattle Chess “Rumble”

words and pictures by Susan Fried

On Tuesday, May 22 at Van Asselt Elementary School, ten kids under 12 schooled seven Seattle Police Officers in the 2nd annual Detective “Cookie” Bouldin’s Urban Youth Chess Club “Kids vs. Cops” Chess Rumble Tournament. To be fair, several of the officers were new to the game or had very little experience, while some of their competitors had been playing for almost a third of their lives. Of course, that is because the kids started when they were four or five and now they are between six and eleven years old. Continue reading Kids v Cops: A Seattle Chess “Rumble”

Photo Essay: “Spring Into Summer” Community Carnival

by Susan Fried

Dozens of families enjoyed a fun day of games and activities at the “Spring Into Summer” Community Carnival, on May 10th at the Rainier Beach Community Center. Although the event was free and open to the entire community, it was especially dedicated to the children of incarcerated parents. Continue reading Photo Essay: “Spring Into Summer” Community Carnival

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