by Bri Little
NW Black Pride kicked off last night with Black D*ck Matters, written by Kathya Alexander (co-writer of Black to My Roots: African American Tales from Head and the Heart) and directed and produced by Tyrone Brown. The multimedia experimental experience premiered at Gay City in front of a full house, and much like Black Pride itself, the play was provocative. The piece both asks and answers a question aimed toward Black men: How does “it” feel? The answers, revealed throughout the play, unmask the tenderness of Black pain alongside Black pleasure.
Continue reading Black Pride Play Examines the Black Male Body
Week-long event kicks off Feb. 4 to coincide with Black History Month
by Carolyn Bick
Just a few years ago, Black Lives Matter at School was a Seattle-area-only day of action. Now, it has become a national, week-long movement, with almost 30 cities and hundreds of schools participating.
Continue reading Black Lives Matter at School Grew from Local Event to National Movement
by Sharon H. Chang
BAILEY ADAMS–to my mind–is nothing less than a superstar senior. She is at least the kind of youth who inspires hope for the future (which is a lot). But far more than that she’s the kind of youth it’s cosmic to know exists in today’s tumultuous times: An empowered, no bullshit, young Black woman maneuvering a barricaded world on her own terms, in her own way–before even hitting her third decade of life. Continue reading Emerald Voices: Bailey Adams
(Note: This is one in a trio of essays the Emerald solicited on Saturday’s interruption of Bernie Sanders at a downtown rally by members of Seattle’s Black Lives Matter movement, you can read the other two here and here.)
by Reagan Jackson
Presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders got an unexpected welcome as he addressed a crowd at Westlake Center last Saturday. “Thank you Seattle for being one of the most progressive cities in the United States of America,” he said, shortly before being stripped of the mic by Black Lives Matter activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Janae Johnson. Continue reading Marissa Johnson was Right: The Politics of Silence at the Bernie Sanders Rally
South Seattle Emerald’s Anne Althauser engaged Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein on topics of “lesser-evilism”, the importance of a “Green New Deal”, being an ally in the Black Lives Matter movement and why all politicians should spend a little time in jail on June 5th while she was in Seattle for the “Building an Alternative to Corporate Politics” Rally to support Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s reelection campaign.
A note from the interviewer:
When I was offered the opportunity to interview 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein, my first thought was, “not even my liberal-Seattle-pro-choice-anti-war-power-to-the-people self is hippy enough for the Green Party.” There’s always been that stigma around Leftist politics, but my naïveté – nay, the money and power of our two-party political system – kept me from exploring progressive parties. Continue reading “History Favors the Prepared Political Movement” – An interview with Dr. Jill Stein
Events this weekend in the South Seattle area
Saturday, November 29th
Community: Catholic Worker Drop In Center Details: All are welcome for food, coffee, good conversation or just a dry, warm place to be-Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Where: The Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.hillmancitycollaboratory.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: #BlackLivesMatter, Battle of the Saxes, and The Duwamish Come Bearing Gifts