Category Archives: Community

Doing It for the Health of It: Cierra Sisters, Inc. Health Fair Tackles Inequity in Breast Cancer Research

by Thea White


From high-energy African drum performances, to the beautiful array of gift bags displayed on every table in the dining hall, it was clear that Cierra Sisters Inc., didn’t plan your average health fair. Continue reading Doing It for the Health of It: Cierra Sisters, Inc. Health Fair Tackles Inequity in Breast Cancer Research

Optimism, Opportunity On Display at Seventh Annual State of Africatown

by Georgia McDade


Though the sky was cloudy and gray Saturday morning, the inside of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute at 104 17th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144 was sunny and bright. Well over 100 people celebrated the Seventh Annual State of Africatown, a collective of African and African-American-owned businesses dedicated to making life better for African and African-Americans. Continue reading Optimism, Opportunity On Display at Seventh Annual State of Africatown

Bang Bang Kitchen: Three Times the Charm for a Successful Sister Duo

by Rosalind Brazel 

With the success under their belt of Café Pettirosso and Bang Bang Café, the sister team of Miki and Yuki Sodos have launched into a new venture in South Seattle. Bang Bang Kitchen on 4219 S Othello, offers a menu similar to Bang Bang Café, but the stepped-up kitchen design has helped them expand the menu considerably. Continue reading Bang Bang Kitchen: Three Times the Charm for a Successful Sister Duo

Seattle’s AAPI Community Welcomes the Year of the Rat

by Carolyn Bick


The bright clashing of cymbals echoed through the streets surrounding Hing Hay Park, the sounds beckoning some of the many thousands of attendees to follow, as they congregated in Seattle’s Chinatown- International District to celebrate Lunar New Year. Continue reading Seattle’s AAPI Community Welcomes the Year of the Rat

Youth Advocacy Day Sees Youth Development Organizations Lobby for More Institutional Support in Olympia

by Kamna Shastri


Mohamed Abdi paces the front of the room with his bright red sneakers. He is gearing up to speak to a gathering of Youth Development service providers and executives in Olympia for Youth Advocacy Day.  When he begins to talk, he has a conversational ease that overpowers any nerves he may have had. Continue reading Youth Advocacy Day Sees Youth Development Organizations Lobby for More Institutional Support in Olympia

How “100 Women Who Care” Are Changing Philanthropic Giving in Seattle

by Paul Nelson

Non-profit organizations are one of the key facets in our society. They have missions that are service-oriented, not profit-oriented, and yet are the one business where one can work and not get paid.

That is, a non-profit organization can apply for a grant, put in hours or research, writing and editing time and get a NO from the granting agency and wonder how ends will meet. That makes the approach of 100 Women Who Care Great Seattle so impressive. A giving circle with a core team of volunteers that support the planning of all their events, this group invites representatives from non-profit organizations to make presentations and the next day get awards like the $8,000 awarded to the Seward Park Fern Die-Off research project. Continue reading How “100 Women Who Care” Are Changing Philanthropic Giving in Seattle

Hundreds Thank Larry Gossett for Storied Public Service Career

by Emerald Staff


He may have lost the election, but he’s clearly still beloved.

Since losing his reelection bid for King County Council last November, Larry Gossett has been formally recognized all across town for his 25 years of service on the Council, and the social justice work he has done throughout his adulthood. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Gossett was honored with a standing ovation at the packed Garfield High School gym. Continue reading Hundreds Thank Larry Gossett for Storied Public Service Career