by Roderick Givens
In the last 4 months, we’ve really broken through a lot of the social taboos. When I was growing up, I was taught never to talk about sex, politics or religion in social gatherings. Those walls have been broken through if not trampled upon. But there is one conversation that people are very hesitant to talk about: Marriage and money. Continue reading Money Moves: The Last Social Taboo
by Marilyn Watkins
Washington’s Legislature is more than halfway through its 2017 session and a lot of good bills have gone to the chopping block. The issues that have made it this far in the process are still alive because individuals and organizations spoke up, identified real life problems, and urged legislators to make the system more fair for people like them. Continue reading Democracy is a Participatory Process
by John Stafford
Now that the nation has completed its political transition from Light (Obama) to Darkness (Trump), I have decided to offer an evaluation of the Obama Presidency. I am doing this for two reasons. First, I believe there is value to reviewing the achievements of what I consider to be an uncommonly successful presidency (which is the focus of this article). Second, I believe that reflecting on the Obama presidency yields important insight into the emergence of Trump (which will be the subject of my next article). Continue reading An Evaluation Of The Obama Presidency: Implications for Understanding Our Times (Part One of Two)
by Tarik Abdullah
After three years of multiple locations, various staff, and changing menus, Morning Star has finally closed its doors. What began as a weekend pop-up to create a brunch space in the South End with a unique take on food has brought many friends and neighbors together. Continue reading T-Time: A Fond Farewell to Morningstar Cafe
by Melia LaCour
On February 19 the nation acknowledged the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order forcing the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans. This anniversary sparked memories of our government’s long history of xenophobic-fueled, reflexive acts of violence towards citizens and immigrant communities. 75 years later, we are confronted with another Executive Order.
Continue reading Seattle Public Schools Enact New Protections and Supports for Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families
by Kris Kendall
Local news doesn’t stop just because of the near constant stream of attention-grabbing headlines spewing from Washington D.C.
South Seattle, like other parts of this city, is full of neighborhoods in flux as economics and demographics continue to shift. What do the residents of Rainier Beach think of what’s happening here in their own neighborhood? Continue reading People in Your Neighborhood: A Guy Walks into a Bar