by Max Wasserman
Barb Horton started fixing things because it was considered a “boy job,” and boy jobs paid better in 1975.
Horton was then studying at the University of Washington to be a teacher. To pay for her education, she maintained postage printing machines, but her career path changed when she was hired full-time by a company that produced the devices.
Continue reading Skyway Repair Café Provides Community Space, Second Chance for Broken Items
by Leilani Leach
Nourah Yonous didn’t expect to get the grant, thinking the fledgling organization she founded was too new. But then she checked her voicemail.
“I screamed,” the founder and Executive Director of the African Women Business Alliance said. “I could not believe it.”
Continue reading African Women Business Alliance Receives $75,000 Equitable Development Initiative Grant
by Gracie Bucklew
[This story was originally the Valedictorian speech at The Center School’s 2018 graduation ceremony on June 20. It has been lightly edited for clarity.]
As the end of eighth grade grew closer, I was filled with trepidation for what the next four years might bring. I fantasized about failing all my classes on purpose so I’d have to stay at South Shore PreK-8. But that wouldn’t work because the rest of my class would be gone, and I’d have to make friends with the seventh graders.
Continue reading Dear Fellow 2018 Graduates…
Friday, July 13th:
Open Mic/Performance: Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase
Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!). ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM–12 AM
Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—QTPOC Night at the Collab, “Day Shift” Dance Party at NAAM, Imagine Africatown, and more!
by Naomi Ishisaka
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” —Frida Kahlo
One day and 111 years after Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón was born in Coyoacán, Mexico, more than 1,000 people gathered on Beacon Hill to celebrate her profound impact on art and culture.
Continue reading First-Annual Frida Fest Celebrates More Than Art
by Brian Bergen-Aurand
The first one is free. After that, they’re still three dollars each. But transportation officials and advocates alike believe it’s a step in the right direction.
In a move to encourage more riders to enroll in ORCA card programs in the Puget Sound region, Sound Transit officials announced that they have made initial ORCA cards free for senior, disabled, and low-income riders when they join.
Continue reading Sound Transit Drops Initial Card Fee for Disabled, Senior, and Low-Income Riders
by Neal McNamara
(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission.)
SEATTLE, WA — The three candidates for the open Seattle police chief job met the public Wednesday night at a forum at the Seattle Vocational Institute in the heart of the Central District. The police reform group Not This Time organized the event, which was largely an opportunity for Seattle’s black community to ask the candidates about issues like racism, profiling, and officer-involved shootings.
Continue reading At Forum, SPD Chief Candidates Answer Tough Questions On Race