by Marcus Harrison Green
Mahogany Villars’ plans for her 30th birthday are about as orthodox as they come. This Saturday’s festivities include longtime friends, adoring family, and booming dance music. Oh, and there’s also that whole spending several hours darting feverishly around a gymnasium while avoiding an onslaught of 6 pound rubber balls targeting her head thing. Continue reading Social Worker Turns Birthday Party Into Battle for Dodge Ball Supremacy
by Georgia McDade
One day some of the Republican luminaries who gathered to defeat President Obama on Inauguration Day will apologize.
One day some of the Congresspersons who slowed or stymied progressive agendas will apologize.
One day Mondales’s Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971 will become law as it could have had not Richard Nixon vetoed it. Continue reading A Poem for Inauguration Day: One Day
by Robin Boland
Whether you’re reaching for a protest sign, a handkerchief or a strong drink in these final days of life as we know it you are not alone. Continue reading A Survival Kit for Trying Times
Your heart needs something warm and rejuvenating today. What is it? Why, it’s a podcast episode featuring none other than Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal!
by Cliff Cawthon
On Wednesday afternoon, after much speculation, Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO) Political and Strategic Campaign Director, Teresa Mosqueda announced her candidacy for Seattle City Council’s Position 8. The position is one of the council’s two city-wide seats. Continue reading Vowing to be the “Collaborative Candidate” Teresa Mosqueda Enters City Council Race
by Alex Garland
Thousands marched through the streets of Seattle’s Central District and Downtown on Monday afternnon to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The march was part of the 35th Annual MLK Day Celebration organized by the MLK Seattle Celebration Committee. Continue reading Photo Essay: 35th Annual MLK Day Celebration
by Kelsey Hamlin
It’s been well documented that Seattle has a problem when it comes to racial gaps in learning, discipline, and opportunities for all of its school children. Some of these systemic issues can be traced all the way back to redlining, Seattle’s historic practice of effectively restricting designated residential areas to certain races. Continue reading NAACP Advocates for Ethnic Studies in Seattle Public Schools