Category Archives: Perspective

Reclaiming the Narrative for Tommy Le

by Joe Nguyen

Immediately following the fatal shooting of hopeful high school graduate Tommy Le in June, the King County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release headlined, Deputy Shoots Man Claiming to be the “Creator.” Tommy Le, described the release, “was shot by one Deputy as he advanced on them.” This initial coverage lead us to believe that deputies were forced to shoot an imposing, knife-wielding maniac as he charged them. The release painted a clear picture of mental illness and Tommy Le as a dangerous threat. Continue reading Reclaiming the Narrative for Tommy Le

How Seward Park Audubon Center Turned a City Slicker Into a Bird Lover

by Rasheena Fountain

I am by nature a city girl. I enjoy bright lights and long walks down populated concrete sidewalks while street musicians fill the air with tunes. I am from Chicago, land of blues and backyard barbecue smells, where as a child I played double-dutch near curbs on city streets in my Westside neighborhood. Early mornings were abundant with the sounds of pigeons, rock doves, crows, and ravens, but those mostly blended with big-city noises such as loud car motors and high-volume voices. Continue reading How Seward Park Audubon Center Turned a City Slicker Into a Bird Lover

Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

(This post was originally published on FredHutch.org and has been reprinted with permission)

It’s no surprise that there are health haves and have-nots in our country, particularly when it comes to cancer.

The health haves have money, insurance, socioeconomic and even geographical advantages on their side.

The health have-nots?  Continue reading Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities