This Saturday, Oct. 30, “T’Challaween — A South End Tribute to Our Heroes” returns for a second year of costumes, candy, contests, and — most importantly — community! 🎃
Learn how to enter the costume and (our inaugural) “Spookiest House” contests. 👻 🏠 🏆
by Emerald Staff
Continue reading T’Challaween Parade, Contests, More This Weekend! The Event & How to Enter the Contests
by Allani Seals
2018. I was a student in Y-Scholars, a college preparedness program for Black students. We took an out-of state trip to California for the Oakland Black College Expo and although we were there for business, we had time to play. The last bullet point on that day’s itinerary read, “dinner and special evening activity.” As I traveled from booth to booth at the College Expo, my mind wandered back to that bullet point as I wondered what our facilitators had up their sleeves.
Continue reading He Was Chadwick Boseman
by Susan Fried
In a room filled with an intergenerational group of people, Willard Jimerson described how at 13 he was sentenced to 23 years in prison and how that had influenced his life.
“It’s our responsibility, for some of us who came out of the graveyard and woke up to go back to that particular cemetery with alarm clocks and throw them out there to wake people up,” he said.
Continue reading Black Panther Youth Empowerment Summit Spans Generations
Reflections by Benjamin Hunter, Chloe Collyer, Jamil Suleman
Photos by Chloe Collyer and Susan Fried
A Reflection on a Night with Black Panther
By Benjamin Hunter
Have you ever been so excited about a thing that in anticipation of that thing, you wore a smile the entire day? Almost to the point that your face hurt? Continue reading The Pride of The Panther: Reflections on Wakanda’s Warrior King
by Marcus Harrison Green
Pandemic anticipation for Marvel Studio’s Black Panther movie has stoked euphoria in school children, heavyweight think pieces from the New York Times, and the rolling out of black carpet in South Seattle. Continue reading Black Carpet Roll Out for The Black Panther