“Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

by Marcus Harrison Green

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in our series examining the impact of King County’s proposed new youth detention center on the South Seattle community. The first one can be read here.

As Seattle’s streets continue to crackle with protests proclaiming “Black Lives Matter,” uproar has been rekindled surrounding King County’s plan to build a new youth detention center that critics say will further discount those same lives. Continue reading “Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

Review: 25 to Life

by Mary Hubert

25 to Life opens with a group of men and women in their mid-20s talking affectionately about their friend, William Brawner, a young up-and-coming African American activist in Pittsburgh. He is described as charismatic, popular, a bit of a ladies’ man, and the social star of Howard University. Sound familiar? We all had friends like that in school. The difference with William, though: he is HIV positive Continue reading Review: 25 to Life

This Weekend In South Seattle: Take a Magic Hayride, Go Bazaar With the Entire Southend, and Light Up The Beach

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander

 

Friday, December 5th

Community: Southeast Seattle Senior Center Holiday BAZAAR Details:Crafts, Baked Goods, Lunch, Thrift Store Treasures! Bazzar is free, but there is a $3 suggested donation for lunch for those over age 60, and a $6 donation for those under 60 -Time: 10:00am-1:00pm (Scratch Cooked Lunch 11:30-12:30pm) –Where: 4655 S. Holly Seattle WA 98118  – More Info: Kate at SESSC 206-722-0317
Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Take a Magic Hayride, Go Bazaar With the Entire Southend, and Light Up The Beach

Drones on Washington State’s Horizon

by John Stafford

Nationwide, one of the most important public policy issues that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative sessions is unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) regulation.  Within a decade, drones will become a common part of everyday life, with hundreds of different applications in use across the military, government, industrial, commercial and personal sectors.  Indeed, the FAA predicts that as many as 30,000 drones will be operating in U.S. airspace by 2020.  So far, twenty states have enacted some form of drone regulation, and the vast majority of states will consider new or additional regulations in 2015. Continue reading Drones on Washington State’s Horizon

Rainier Beach High School Students “Hunger for Justice”

by drea chicas

Rainier Beach students gather outside the school for a "chalk out." Photo Credit: drea chicas
Rainier Beach students gather outside the school for a “chalk out.” Photo Credit: drea chicas

When 25 Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) students, almost all young women, decided to walk-out on Monday supporting national walk outs in memory of Michael Brown, they made one thing clear: they are speaking up and we must hear them. Continue reading Rainier Beach High School Students “Hunger for Justice”

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