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In Wake of Attack, Community Rallies Around King Donuts’ Business Owners

by Marcus Harrison Green

The heinous assault and robbery that left the two owners of one of the Rainier Beach area’s most beloved businesses brutally beaten has resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of support from the local community for the two victims and their family. Continue reading In Wake of Attack, Community Rallies Around King Donuts’ Business Owners

PCC Sells Seward Park Property to Ron Sher of Third Place Books

(Seattle, Wash) – PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative, has announced the sale of the building and property currently occupied by its Seward Park store to Ron Sher of Third Place Books. The sale precedes PCC’s move from the property to a larger site in the nearby Columbia City neighborhood in summer 2015. Continue reading PCC Sells Seward Park Property to Ron Sher of Third Place Books

“Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

by Marcus Harrison Green

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in our series examining the impact of King County’s proposed new youth detention center on the South Seattle community. The first one can be read here.

As Seattle’s streets continue to crackle with protests proclaiming “Black Lives Matter,” uproar has been rekindled surrounding King County’s plan to build a new youth detention center that critics say will further discount those same lives. Continue reading “Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

In Wake of Ferguson, Young Leaders Meet in the Southend to Affirm “Black Lives Matter”

by James Williams

“This is what history looks like, as it happens.”  Remarked Amelia Vassar, mother of a 13-year-old black boy who attends Denny Middle School in West Seattle “When change does come, I think it is always people like the young folk in this room who make it happen.”

Continue reading In Wake of Ferguson, Young Leaders Meet in the Southend to Affirm “Black Lives Matter”

South Seattle Reacts to Ferguson Decision

by Michael Alexander

In an announcement anticipated by most long before it was officially revealed around 6:00pm PST last night, a St. Louis County Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of 18 year old teenager Mike Brown. While the small Midwestern city with a population of less than 22,000 erupted in a storm of violence- with at least a dozen buildings reported burned down as of this morning- the decision has reverberated throughout the country sparking mass demonstrations from coast to coast. Continue reading South Seattle Reacts to Ferguson Decision