by Emily Williamson
Birthday Wishes from Rainier Health and Fitness members celebrating the gym being open for 10 years. Photo Credit: Emily Williamson.
“RHF! The best present to Rainier Valley!! Happy Birthday!” wrote one grateful member on the Rainier Health & Fitness’ marker board designated for birthday wishes.
Continue reading Rainier Beach’s “Favorite Gym” Celebrates 10 Years in the Rainier Valley
by Marilee Jolin
Robert Robinson. Photo Credit: Cleveland Publications.
I never met Robert Robinson. Even though I live just over a mile from his high school, we had little in common and little reason to cross paths.
Continue reading RIP Robert Robinson: Coming Together in the Face of Tragedy
South Seattle – An Eritrean man in his mid-50s picks up a pamphlet on colorectal cancer screening at his local community center. He leafs through it for 15 seconds, then shrugs and tucks it back into the slot with all the others. Is he not interested in his health? Too pressed for time? Or is the real problem the pamphlet doesn’t seem to apply to him, since neither the pictures — nor the language — are relatable.
Continue reading South End Breast Cancer Activist Awarded Grant to Form “Awareness Network”
This is a community service announcement
Friends of the Collaboratory,
On Tuesday morning last week someone broke into the Collaboratory and walked out with each piece of sound, video projection, and music equipment that we had. This was a devastating and heartbreaking loss.
Continue reading Help The Hillman City Collaboratory Continue to Make Beautiful Music
by Staff Writer
Patrons at Jude’s Old Town during its soft launch. Photo Credit: Daimian Lix
South Seattle, WA- For Rainier Beach residents the long wait for a watering hole to call their own is finally over, as after a soft launch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jude’s Old Town bar officially opens it doors today to the South End community.
Continue reading At Long Last, Rainier Beach Gets a Bar to Call Its Own
by Katy Wong
Liz Davis dropped from 400 pounds to 200 pounds in 12 years , but this is not just a story about weight loss. It is a story about a woman who went from homelessness, to addiction, to abuse, to finding her true self, and fulfillment in her life.
Continue reading Escaping From Addiction: Liz Davis, South Seattle’s “Biggest Loser”
Interview conducted by Marcus Harrison Green
Since its passage a month ago by a unanimous City Council vote, Seattle’s Priority Hire Ordinance (CB 118282) has been praised by proponents as a long overdue mechanism for diminishing South End unemployment, and assailed by opponents as a “back door to affirmative action.”
Continue reading “We Can Do Something Together”: Priority Hire Set To Target South End Unemployment Disparity