Thanksgiving Brings Opportunity for Southend Community to Break Bread Together

by Staff Writer

CC Image courtesy of WishUponaCupcake on Flickr
CC Image courtesy of WishUponaCupcake on Flickr

Southend residents will find limited excuses for their Thanksgivings not to overflow with cranberry sauce and tryptophan tomorrow as several South Seattle neighborhoods- from West Hill to Hillman City- will be hosting “Turkey Day” community dinners. Continue reading Thanksgiving Brings Opportunity for Southend Community to Break Bread Together

South Seattle Reacts to Ferguson Decision

by Michael Alexander

Rioting erupts in Ferguson, Missouri after police involved shooting of an unarmed teenIn 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

Pramila Jayapal: We Are All Mike Brown

Editor’s Note: These are remarks the 37th District Senate-Elect gave during a press conference directly following the announcement that Darren Wilson- the Ferguson, MO police officer who fatally shot Mike Brown- would not be charged in the death of the 18 year year old.

by Pramila Jayapal

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Mike Brown. Photo: Associated Press

To the parents of Michael Brown, we send love, strength, solidarity, and a cushion for your heartbreak. I am the mother of a 17-year old boy. I cannot imagine the pain of Mr. and Mrs. Brown and I am so grateful for the leadership they have shown in spite of the pain and outrage they are feeling in this moment. Continue reading Pramila Jayapal: We Are All Mike Brown

Southend Community Braces for Ferguson Decision

by Staff Writer

Photo: Associated Press
Photo: Associated Press

While the entire nation awaits a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson- who fatally shot 18 year old Michael Brown- the southend community has already braced for potential fallout from the announcement. Continue reading Southend Community Braces for Ferguson Decision

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