by Marcus Harrison Green
For Cortez ‘Tez’ Charles, Thanksgiving once meant an early morning spent with family hurdling would-be tacklers, while his uncles seldom succeeded at summoning youthful dexterity. Everyone played with last night’s sleep still pasted around their eyelids. Continue reading Family Tradition Births South Seattle Turkey Bowl Tournament
by Tammy Morales
Tuesday night a crowd of 100 neighbors assembled at New Holly Gathering Hall for a community discussion about preventing youth violence and substance abuse. As people lined up for fish samosas and chopchae, members of NW Tap Connection kicked off the night with a high-energy performance that set the mood for engagement. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Children & Youth Justice and the SE Seattle PEACE Coalition, offered community members a chance to hear directly from neighbors about the causes of violence and what we might do to prevent it. Continue reading TED Talk-Style Forum Ignites South End Dialogue Around Drug and Violence Prevention
by Ester Kim
Seattle has a rich history of coffee.
Our city serves as a flagship location for numerous specialty coffee roasters and this past April attracted coffee aficionados from all over the world to the Global Specialty Coffee Expo. Seattle is home to the first Starbucks and, as of 2015, hosted at least a hundred outlets throughout the city. Continue reading Seattle’s Coffee Culture Lacking Ethnic Diversity
by Marilee Jolin
From the first moment I was introduced to the South Seattle Emerald, I knew I had stumbled onto something special. Since that day in 2014 I have had the privilege and honor of joining the Emerald family as a writer, columnist, Rainmaker and, most recently, Executive Director. Continue reading An Emerald Farewell
by DJ Martinez
This fall, local clothing company Rebels & Scholars commemorates 3 years of staying true to their mission of celebrating cultura en el noroeste (culture in the Northwest.) Whether you’re catching a show at The Crocodile or cruising through Beacon Hill, you’re likely to see one of the South End based company’s signature t-shirts in sarape lettering, or their classic Los Marineros snapback– caps. Continue reading Threads of Solidarity: Duo’s Clothing Line Embraces Rebels and Scholars
by Georgia S. McDade
On Saturday, October 28, Mount Zion Baptist Church played host to the 2nd Annual Faith and Action Climate Team (FACT) Conference. Using the theme “Love at the Crossroads: Climate and Social Justice” thirty-two persons spent five months leading up to the creating a program of twenty-one workshops covering a vast number of subjects on people, climate, animals, corporations, healthcare, consumerism, economics, energy, food, trade, science, policy, corporations, labor, and the environment. (The names and presenters of each workshop can be viewed here.) Continue reading Love at a Crossroads: Conference Marries Climate and Social Justice
by Jenny Frankl
For the third consecutive year, a committed group of Southeast Seattle organizations is hosting a celebration of civic engagement.
Organizers are planning for family, friends, neighbors and other community members to assemble and exercise their right to vote at the New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave South Seattle, WA 98118) between 5:00 – 9:00pm tonight for the Election 2017 Voting Party. Continue reading New Holly Hosting Multilingual Voting Party