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The Morning Update Show — 10/26/20

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’ll 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 — Monday, Oct. 26

Today on the Morning Update Show:

150 days of Seattle Protests; Cannabis in the Black Community Recap; Sean Goode of Choose 180; Luis Rodriguez of The Station; Ayron Jones cracks Billboard Top 10; and 59 Million People Have Voted.

The Morning Update Show — 10/8/20

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’ll 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 — Thursday, October 8

Today on the Morning Update Show:

  • **Sean Goode — Choose 180 ** LIVE
  • Vice Presidential Debate
  • Governors’ Debate Recap
  • Gun Violence Roundtable Preview
  • Are White Liberals Pushing Black Protesters Out of the Protest?

Community Leaders Will Meet to Discuss Solutions to Increasing Gun Violence in King County

by M. Anthony Davis


A shootout last Friday in South Seattle near Emerson Elementary School sent five people to the hospital. According to reports, more than 70 shots were fired on a residential street. Then, later that evening, more gunshots were fired on Seward Park Avenue South. That shooting left one person dead at the Atlantic City boat ramp. According to police, witnesses saw a car fleeing the scene before hitting and killing a pedestrian at the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. 

Gun violence is on the rise throughout King County. In Seattle in 2019, there were 18 gun homicides. In 2020, there were 17 by the end of July. If this trend continues, we will have a record year for gun homicides in Seattle. Local officials such as  King County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ryan Abbott, quoted in the KUOW article linked above, blame “warm weather” and juveniles “not being in school” during summer months as reasons for the increased violence. 

Critics say local politicians and police have failed to curb gun violence in our communities. By and large, police are only involved in the back end of gun violence — they are called after the shooting has already occurred. In the demands of those calling to defund police, part of the reallocated funds are needed to support community efforts to stop gun violence on the front end — by strengthening social services and engaging youth before any violent crimes are committed. 

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An Open Letter to My Black Brothers, Sisters, and Non-Binary Siblings

by Sean Goode


To my Black Brothers, Sisters and Non-Binary Siblings, 

What do you say when you’ve run out of words? What do you do when every action rooted in love is met with a reciprocal act blossoming with hatred? Where do you go when there is no escape from the reality that we are only days away from watching another state-sanctioned murder of a Black person in America? In our angst, we have marched, protested, rioted, preached, pleaded to politicians who have overpromised, offered platitudes, and in return have expected our gratitude while seemingly nothing has changed. Yet somehow, in many ways, we stand as a community divided, arguing over which boat is best suited to travel back to our ancestral roots as royalty.  As Black people in America, we are not a monolith, and yet we are all inextricably woven into a social fabric that for over 400 years has been placed at the foot of the throne where white supremacy prevails. In this moment, we need the collective us more than ever. Not as competitors in the Olympics of Oppression, where we put my hardship against your hardship and see who has more scars from the whip of inequity, but as co-laborers for a common cause of Black liberation.

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