by Emily Williamson
“I’m here because I need an ORCA card,” I overhead a young woman wearing a hijab say.
We struck up a conversation and she asked if I wanted to be part of something large, something bigger than myself. I found out her name is Bahsan Ahmed and she’s a Rainier Beach High School senior who came with her sister to the student-lead Town Hall. Continue reading Rainier Beach Students Make Sure They’re Seen, Heard at Community Town Hall
by Sharon Maeda
Long before Beacon Hill, Chinatown/International District, Columbia City, Georgetown, Hillman City, Lakewood, Mt. Baker, Rainier Beach and Seward Park became Seattle’s only majority minority district – the residents, communities and small businesses have struggled to be heard by the mainstream media; its no wonder that the vast majority of Seattle’s alternative, community, ethnic and language media are rooted in these communities. Continue reading Op-Ed: Racism In the Seattle City Council District 2 Election? Yes, By Default – From the Mainstream Media.
by Nikkita Oliver
There are things about this city
only the buses know
For the most part they keep her secrets
But the 7 has blown past me
Whispers of past relationships
At first sight lovers that do not exist anymore
Places dined in by only the most seasoned of Seattleites Continue reading Sunday Stew: The Number 7… Got Change?
by Kelsey Hamlin
The shock overall is perhaps a little muted when it comes to this town. It’s expected; it’s been present for as long as I can remember, and I’m sure in my younger ages before I became more educated and aware, I, too, was guilty of it: racism.
But shock came back, cut into my skin with some sharp little prongs and electrocuted my nervous system like a taser. My neurons shook even more so. Continue reading Sunday Essay: Coming Back Home, A Culture Shock
by Reagan Jackson
(This article originally appeared on the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)
Rev. Allen Mosely got the bad news about vandalism of the Amor Spiritual Center from a neighbor who was deeply concerned.
“And I would have to say that message was so loving and so comforting it just set the tone for the day,” said Mosely, spiritual leader and founder of the Amor Spiritual Center. Continue reading Amor Spiritual Center’s Message of Love Cuts Through Hate Vandalism
Events this weekend in the South Seattle area
Friday, October 23rd
Movies: Opening Day of Steve Jobs– Details:Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, this film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.-Time: 4:0pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Ear Shot Jazz in Columbia City, Open Mic Night at New Holly and Costumed Cleanup in Hillman
Editor’s Note: We asked two Seattle residents to make a case for each of the candidates running for Seattle’s City Council Position 8. The position is one of only 2 voted on city-wide. This is the second of those two op-eds. You can read the case for Jon Grant here.
by Estela Ortega
We in the social justice movement have such an impressive advocate in Tim Burgess that we have joined together enthusiastically to support his reelection to the Seattle City Council. Continue reading The Case for Tim Burgess