Tag Archives: Cortez Charles

Rainier Beach Turkey Bowl Skips Football This Year to Focus on Feeding the Community

by M. Anthony Davis


This week marks the sixth annual Rainier Beach Turkey Bowl Week of Service, and even with new COVID-19 restrictions putting our state back under lockdown, Cortez Charles and his team of youth and community partners have found a way to make this event just as impactful as ever.

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Youth Mentor Envisions Inaugural Peace Festival Bridging City, Police Divide

by Marcus Harrison Green

A police officer drives down the lane of a hardwood court only to dish off a pass to a South Seattle teen standing right underneath the basket for layup in a 5 on 5 game of basketball.  A “Bernie Bro” from Fremont and a Hillary Clinton backer from Seward Park share laughs over plates of barbecue wings, and elementary students longing for summer vacation lock themselves in fierce concentration to solve math puzzles their peers helped create.  Neighborhood organizations joining forces to put on a successful community gathering with each rushing to heap praise on one another as opposed to taking sole credit for the outcome. Continue reading Youth Mentor Envisions Inaugural Peace Festival Bridging City, Police Divide