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Seattle Public Schools Enact New Protections and Supports for Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families

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.
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Northwest Tribes and Communities of Color Uniting to End Police Brutality

by Courtney Weaver 

What we need to get across in American culture is that nobody deserves to be shot. The astounding rate of police-involved shootings compared to other countries is mindblowing, 2015 saw more people shot and killed in the United States in a given month than most other industrialized countries over the last twenty years. Continue reading Northwest Tribes and Communities of Color Uniting to End Police Brutality

People in Your Neighborhood: A Guy Walks into a Bar

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

South Seattle Jesus Strikes again with #JOSHBOWL Community Fundraiser

by Jamil Suleman

The air was pure. The rain was light. And Jesus H. Christ (yes, that one), finally back after a 2,000 year off-season, was ready to throw some pigskin…. kosher, of course.
 
“I LOVE this City”, Jesus, now calling himself “Josh”, said to local reporters. “Like, when my Dad sent me back and chose Seattle, I wasn’t expecting the fanfare to be honest, had no clue I was such a popular guy. Only had about 12 friends last time I was here, so 1 BILLION PLUS is like, whoa dude!!”

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T-Time: Chef T’s Top Picks for South End Sambusa

by Tarik Abdullah 

Savory, spicy, crunchy, oily (at times). These are the characteristics that I expect to get from a sambusa. A triangular shaped piece of dough that is prepared from east Africa to India to Turkey and others, each country with different ingredients but have the same goal fast and cheap. Now mind you I did not forget about the samosa but that will be for another day on Indian cuisine. Continue reading T-Time: Chef T’s Top Picks for South End Sambusa