Essay: To Young Journalists of Color

by Marcus Harrison Green

The following remarks were given at the Northwest Journalist of Color Scholarship Reception on Thursday June 2nd at KIRO TV.

In addressing you today, as a fellow journalist of color, I was able to settle on the fact that the most important message I can relay to you is not how critical journalism is to you, but how critical all of you are to journalism as well as our society. How powerful you are in this new media landscape where the tried and true is daily being replaced by the new and innovative.  Where there are no longer any exclusive gatekeepers to information, just trusted sources of it. Continue reading Essay: To Young Journalists of Color

Lost Boys of Sudan Reconnect in Seattle’s Jungle

by Sarah Stuteville

(This article was originally published by the Seattle Times and has been reprinted with permission)

When I first started traveling to poor countries as a young journalist, I was most shocked by the slums. Tarp cities and shantytowns in Asia, Africa and Latin America, often butted up against wealthy neighborhoods and sleek high-rises, stood out as symbols of the distance between the United States and the “Developing World.” Continue reading Lost Boys of Sudan Reconnect in Seattle’s Jungle

This Weekend In South Seattle: Celebration of Rainier Beach’s King and Queen, Beacon Hill Fesitival, and SIFF Comes to Columbia City

Saturday, June 4th

Movies: Seattle International Film Festival: Insatiable: Sam Choy’s Poké to the Max Details Poké is a Hawaiian fish dish known around the world thanks to the “Godfather of Poké,” Food Network chef Sam Choy, who was born to a family of cooks and turned his passion into a craze that is about to take over Seattle with a wave of food trucks. World Premiere.Enjoy the true taste of Hawaii from Choy’s Poké to the Max food truck at the screening!– Showings: 1:00pm–Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Celebration of Rainier Beach’s King and Queen, Beacon Hill Fesitival, and SIFF Comes to Columbia City

Shooting Down the Mayor’s Gunshot Locator Proposal

by Tammy Morales

Tonight Mayor Ed Murray will be at Redwing Café in Rainier Beach to discuss a proposed pilot project he’s calling Acoustic Gunshot Locator System. It’s a microphone system that triangulates a location when the sensors are triggered by the sound of gunfire. While you enjoy a grilled hummus sandwich at Redwing, ask the Mayor if this is the best use of public money – local or federal. Continue reading Shooting Down the Mayor’s Gunshot Locator Proposal

Op-Ed: Creeds and Community: Faith-Based Organizers Keep the Pressure on Howard S. Wright

by European Dissent

We tied up the phone lines last Thursday. All. Day. Long.

Every fifteen minutes, the receptionist at Howard S. Wright/Balfour Beatty Construction picked up the phone to hear yet another voice demanding the company cancel their $154 million contract with King County to build a new youth jail. Continue reading Op-Ed: Creeds and Community: Faith-Based Organizers Keep the Pressure on Howard S. Wright

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