After a difficult election, how can Progressives come together and bounce back stronger than ever? Emerald’s Chief Comedic Strategist Brett Hamil has a plan.
by Brett Hamil
Toting my six-month-old boy around on my belly in a baby carrier has made me acutely aware of all the little core muscles in my legs and abdomen that I never knew existed, muscles I’m only becoming acquainted with now as a 41-year-old man. Continue reading Shook to the Core, Probing the Weakest Parts of White Masculinity
by Dustin Washington
I know many are hurt and scared right now but this election clarifies where we are as a country. I appreciate the honesty of this election. Honesty is a gift. Honesty destroys all illusions. Continue reading We Must Aim Higher
by Tara Bostock
My fellow white folks,
I love you and I’m hoping you will hear me out. Our reaction, as white folks, in times like these may be to isolate individuals from their context. Continue reading Commentary: Dear Fellow White Folks, I Love You But We Need to Talk
by Brett Hamil
Yesterday morning I went on a tour of the North Seattle police precinct station with a group of journalists, activists and community leaders organized by city councilmember Kshama Sawant.
The purpose of the outing was, of course, to see whether the current precinct is so outdated and overcrowded as to warrant the construction of a $149 million new facility (i.e. the Bunker). Continue reading Touring the North Seattle Police Station
by Hodan Hassan
In the last couple of months, we’ve seen two black people murdered, both events recorded and widely distributed in traditional and social media. Alton Sterling was a black man living in Baton Rouge who was killed by the police on Tuesday July 5th. He was selling CD’s outside of a store when the altercation happened, he was handcuffed and on the ground when he was murdered.
The police in Falcon Heights, MN killed Philando Castile on Wednesday July 6th. He was pulled over by the police for an alleged traffic violation and disclosed he had weapon. He was reaching for his driver’s license when the officer opened fire on him. His death was broadcast on Facebook Live™ by his girlfriend, who was a passenger in the car. Continue reading Commentary: Black Death
by Cliff Cawthon
After Tuesday’s primary it’s time South Seattle wake up to the fact that our community has a lot to lose or gain depending on who gets elected. Continue reading Commentary: #Stay Woke, or We’re Doomed This Election Season