by Brian Stout
With worsening dysfunction at the federal level, it is increasingly clear that any hope for large-scale progressive change must come from cities and states. Confronted by a Trump agenda that seeks to sacrifice critical social and environmental protections on the altar of corporate profit, the next mayor of Seattle is uniquely positioned to demonstrate that there is a better path. Continue reading Mayor’s Race: As Seattle Goes, So Goes the Country
by Sharon H. Chang
In the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism practiced by the Vietnamese, Hoai Le and Dieu Ho are wearing white dress shirts–white being symbolic of death. Over her heart, mother Dieu Ho also wears a small piece of black material showing she is in mourning.
The two parents will grieve for 49 days when they will go to temple every weekend. This is the time it will take for their son, Tommy Le, to be reborn again into a new life. Continue reading Community Honors Tommy Le, Demands Justice
by DJ Martinez
On Saturday July 22nd, Somos Seattle y Entre Hermanos held the first annual Latinx Pride in Seattle, as part of NW Pride of Color.
More than 200 community members united at Beacon Hill’s Plaza Roberto Maestas, being greeted by a blazing sun, rainbow flags, and papel picado. The event was hosted by La Gorda, who started it off by introducing Ray Corona of new organization Somos Seattle and Luis Fernandez Ramirez Limon of Entres Hermanos. Continue reading Seattle Celebrates Its First Latinx Pride
by Tenants Union of Washington
When cockroach clusters, busted windows, and insufficient heat were combined with a 200 percent rent increase, tenants at 6511 Rainier fought back against their landlord’s attempted exploitation of them. Continue reading The Path to Housing Justice is Intersectional Tenant-led Movements
by Derrick LaFonsecca
I was excited as Hell to try out the new King Philly Cheesesteaks joint because, well – CHEESE & STEAK! King Philly, located in the recently developed Kenyon Place strip mall, is a close neighbor to another food newcomer, Beach Bakery, right on Rainier Ave. at Kenyon Street. Continue reading King Philly Cheesesteaks: Strip Mall Food Royalty
by Will Sweger
In an unexpected move, the Seattle Times Editorial Board recently published an endorsement of Pat Murakami, a South Seattle small business owner running for the Seattle’s Ninth City Council Seat against incumbent M. Lorena González. The South Seattle Emerald took a moment to ask Murakami for additional detail on her stances. Continue reading Pat Murakami Talks Housing, Taxes and Social Justice