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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

Summit Spotlights Progress, Long Road Ahead in Closing County’s Gender Wage Gap

by Marcus Harrison Green

King County can shrink its stubborn gender wage gap, but only with an absolute commitment from local employers.

Tuesday afternoon’s inaugural Wage Gap Summit impressed that message on the more than 300 people in attendance. It also strove to commit to memory the fact that women employed in King County currently take home only 78.6 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Continue reading Summit Spotlights Progress, Long Road Ahead in Closing County’s Gender Wage Gap

Latest Twist in Garfield Inquest Calls Recruiting Story Into Question

by Marcus Harrison Green

In the latest twist in the ongoing investigation into Garfield High School’s alleged football recruiting violations, John McKinney speaks out to “set the record straight”.

McKinney is the man responsible for enrolling the former student at the center of the controversy with Seattle Schools. Continue reading Latest Twist in Garfield Inquest Calls Recruiting Story Into Question

Searching for a Collective Movement in “Progressive” Seattle

by Renea Harris-Peterson & emily warren

Seattle, celebrated for its progressive positions on many issues, still struggles to push past the façade of “liberalism” into the true realm of equity. Lack of rent control, the police force being under investigation, woefully underfunded education, and the proposal to build a new youth incarceration facility are just a few examples of how the city has fallen short on its promises of progressivism. Continue reading Searching for a Collective Movement in “Progressive” Seattle

Town Hall, Carnival and Neighborhood Report Card Highlight Rainier Beach’s Weekend

by Susan Fried

The Rainier Beach Community Center joined its next door neighbor South Lake High School last Saturday, May 20, in hosting events dedicated to the South End community’s education and entertainment. The community center held the second annual “Spring Into Summer Community Carnival”, while the high school played host to the annual Rainier Beach Town Hall.
Continue reading Town Hall, Carnival and Neighborhood Report Card Highlight Rainier Beach’s Weekend