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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

Mayor’s Race: As Seattle Goes, So Goes the Country

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

Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

(This post was originally published on FredHutch.org and has been reprinted with permission)

It’s no surprise that there are health haves and have-nots in our country, particularly when it comes to cancer.

The health haves have money, insurance, socioeconomic and even geographical advantages on their side.

The health have-nots?  Continue reading Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

Community Honors Tommy Le, Demands Justice

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

Seattle Celebrates Its First Latinx Pride

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

King Philly Cheesesteaks: Strip Mall Food Royalty

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

Pat Murakami Talks Housing, Taxes and Social Justice

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