THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE —Apocalipstick, Documentary Night: Soul Train, Azure Savage – You Failed Us, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Feb. 13:

No Small Talk: Loving Black

“In partnership with the Association of Black Social Work Students at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, this community dialogue series invites and highlights voices and ideas from across the Black diaspora on important topics that inform the individual and collective Black experience. These moderated conversations center the voices of performing artists, mental health professionals, spiritual and body workers, writers, authors and more from across the northwest.

“February’s topic is Loving Black – Discussing the interpersonal and intimate relationships between Black people. Examining love between Black families in a historical context and how it connects to now. An open space to talk about stigmas, challenges, and the sweet parts of loving each other.” 

Time: 7–9 p.m.
Where: NAAM — 2300 S. Massachusetts St
Cost: FREE (register via the Facebook event)

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With Latest Song, Draze Challenges America to “Build Black Wealth”

by Marcus Harrison Green


With his latest single, Draze wishes to eliminate every imaginable justification for not supporting black businesses.

The Seattle-born, Zimbabwean-raised rapper repeatedly disposes with said excuses over the course of his four-minute song “Building Black Wealth,” which releases this week alongside Draze’s newest album African American.  Continue reading With Latest Song, Draze Challenges America to “Build Black Wealth”

What The State Legislature Could Have in Store for South Seattle

 by Chetanya Robinson


The 2020 legislative session in Olympia is a short 60 days, but advocates for immigrant rights and equity in South Seattle are pushing for a number of bills and budget requests to help defend immigrants in court, regulate facial recognition technology, improve redistricting and the census, address noise pollution, and build neighborhood projects. Continue reading What The State Legislature Could Have in Store for South Seattle

Bang Bang Kitchen: Three Times the Charm for a Successful Sister Duo

by Rosalind Brazel 

With the success under their belt of Café Pettirosso and Bang Bang Café, the sister team of Miki and Yuki Sodos have launched into a new venture in South Seattle. Bang Bang Kitchen on 4219 S Othello, offers a menu similar to Bang Bang Café, but the stepped-up kitchen design has helped them expand the menu considerably. Continue reading Bang Bang Kitchen: Three Times the Charm for a Successful Sister Duo

A Family’s Long Relationship With Seattle’s Asian Art Museum Endures With a New Light Sculpture

by Mayumi Tsutakawa


Entering the newly renovated Seattle Asian Art Museum last week, I and thousands of Seattleites experienced déjà vu, but with many new twists to season the encounter. Along with reimagined exhibitions of Asian art, arranged by topic, rather than nationality or medium, the ceiling of the Garden Court features an LED light sculpture created by my son, Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn, who grew up in Southeast Seattle and now lives in New York. Continue reading A Family’s Long Relationship With Seattle’s Asian Art Museum Endures With a New Light Sculpture

Seattle’s AAPI Community Welcomes the Year of the Rat

by Carolyn Bick


The bright clashing of cymbals echoed through the streets surrounding Hing Hay Park, the sounds beckoning some of the many thousands of attendees to follow, as they congregated in Seattle’s Chinatown- International District to celebrate Lunar New Year. Continue reading Seattle’s AAPI Community Welcomes the Year of the Rat

Amplifying the Authentic Narratives of South Seattle