Category Archives: Community

Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Funds for Men’s Health

by Will Sweger

Sunday morning, hundreds of motorcyclists, bedecked in their dapper finest, will ride across the city on classic motorcycles and scooters. They’ll be part of a world-wide charity effort called the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride which raises money for prostate cancer research and men’s suicide-prevention services. Continue reading Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Funds for Men’s Health

POC Professionals Greet Students With High 5s, Positivity at Annual Event

by Sharon H Chang

At Leschi Elementary on Friday morning the air was cool but the sun was shining bright and crisp. Here and there “Leschi [heart] Black Lives” t-shirts moved down sidewalks and across the schoolyard. Under a blue sky that stretched over Seattle, students, staff and faculty lined up for bell time with more anticipation than usual. Continue reading POC Professionals Greet Students With High 5s, Positivity at Annual Event

Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again

by Kelsey Hamlin

Last Monday, for the third time this year, Alesia Cannady put on her beloved Skyway “Love Train,” a community block party and gathering.

From two streets away, the music played faintly, but once arriving at Cannady’s house it was bumping. There was an ice cream truck parked at the end of the street and orange traffic cones marked play stations. There were jump ropes, frisbees and chalk. Community businesses and churches tabled along the sides. Continue reading Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again

Empty Lots Abound: Why Are There So Many Vacant Properties Near Rainier Beach Light Rail?

by Erica C. Barnett

Plans to turn some of the land immediately adjacent to the Rainier Beach light rail station into the centerpiece of a new “food innovation district”—a proposed network of food businesses and food-related activities aimed at creating living-wage jobs and preventing displacement in the Rainier Valley—remain stalled, after a property that advocates hoped would serve as the hub for that district sold last month to a company controlled by a local landlord who owns numerous single-family homes in the area. Continue reading Empty Lots Abound: Why Are There So Many Vacant Properties Near Rainier Beach Light Rail?