Value vs Worth: The Economics of Human Being

by Afroliterati

Over the years, working in an operations capacity at computer, bio tech, and aerospace companies, I’ve consistently witnessed Black Americans, and people of Latin, Hispanic, and African descent in lower wage jobs – security, reception, cafeteria worker, copy and janitorial services, and I’ve felt a kinship with them. Beyond the melanin. It’s a kinship of status, of a certain class to which we’ve all been relegated, together. Continue reading Value vs Worth: The Economics of Human Being

Potential New Horizons for South King County’s Underserved Youth

By Melia LaCour

Washington residents have long maintained a state of ambivalence about Charter Schools.  While the jury may still be out for some, there is no doubt that some local leaders are taking full advantage of the Charter movement to bring innovative approaches to education with a goal to eliminate racialized opportunity gaps.  For one local educational leader, the hope of opening New Horizons Academy to meet the needs of underserved students, serves as a blazing beacon of hope for closing these gaps.  Continue reading Potential New Horizons for South King County’s Underserved Youth

Alternative BLM Protest Focuses On Halting Displacement

by Kelsey Hamlin

While hundreds turned out Saturday for a months in the making  Black Lives Matter March 2.0 , another event sprouted up nearly two weeks ago among activist’s Facebook feeds: A “We Want In” rally and block party. The latter gathered local Black organizers, local artists, and resources all in one place Saturday afternoon at 23rd and Union, a historically Black neighborhood. Continue reading Alternative BLM Protest Focuses On Halting Displacement

I’m Marching on Tax Day to Demand That We Fully Fund Our Schools

by Makenzie Graham 

A close friend of mine is a dedicated teacher who works with struggling readers at a public school in Seattle. Day in and day out she goes to work with a sense of purpose and drive, motivated by her students’ achievements. By advancing the reading skills of some of the kids who are left the farthest behind in our state, she increases their self-confidence and helps them catch up to their peers. Continue reading I’m Marching on Tax Day to Demand That We Fully Fund Our Schools

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