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The Morning Update Show — 3/22

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Tuesday, March 22

Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation Hearing | LIVE — Ballet Dancer Destiny Wimpye | LIVE — Ballet Dancer Rosalyn Hutsell | LIVE — Dr. Conrad Webster of WA Department of Health | A Look Back at Dangriga, Belize!

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Strives Under the Long Shadow of Classics — Notably, Racism

by Riis Williams 

(This article was originally published by Real Change and has been reprinted under an agreement.) 

With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, many organizations have announced their alliance with it. But for Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet, upholding a commitment to racial inclusivity goes beyond just a Facebook post. It requires taking a hard look at the history of ballet and its Eurocentric origins.

Normally this time of year, on the heels of completing their performance season, the company would be hard at work participating in summer events and preparing for upcoming fall performances. But this year, with PNB’s studios closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, its dancers and faculty members are taking their time at home to seriously rethink the repertoire they perform, the cities they travel to, and the people they hire.

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