by Marcus Harrison Green
Mahogany Villars’ plans for her 30th birthday are about as orthodox as they come. This Saturday’s festivities include longtime friends, adoring family, and booming dance music. Oh, and there’s also that whole spending several hours darting feverishly around a gymnasium while avoiding an onslaught of 6 pound rubber balls targeting her head thing. Continue reading Social Worker Turns Birthday Party Into Battle for Dodge Ball Supremacy
by Robin Boland
Whether you’re reaching for a protest sign, a handkerchief or a strong drink in these final days of life as we know it you are not alone. Continue reading A Survival Kit for Trying Times
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we asked several community members to answer the question, “How can Dr. King’s legacy be lived today?” Their responses follow. Continue reading How Should King’s Legacy Be Lived Today?
words by Cliff Cawthon
pictures by Alex Garland
In an impressive display of youth civic engagement, Friday morning saw hundreds of students from Orca K-8 School join their parents in marching through the Columbia City neighborhood to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading Orca Students March Against Hate, Honor King’s Legacy
by Michael “Renaissance” Moynihan
I did not journey across the country to learn anything, I ventured to stand in solidarity with our Native relatives, but while I was at Standing Rock in the Oceti Sakowin Camp, I was taught and learned much. One of the first things I learned was how vast the camp is. I do not know what I thought I would see, but I was not expecting an entire valley filled with tents, teepees, campers, vehicles and people. Continue reading Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock
collected by Antonio Foster
South Seattle Traffic Jam Program Premiering on Rainier Valley Radio
South Seattleites looking for hyper-local traffic updates while commuting home are in luck. Rainier Valley Radio will launch their weekday South Seattle Traffic Jam show beginning on Monday. The program will run from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday, with live news and traffic updates every 15 minutes focused on Southeast Seattle and East King County. Listeners will be able to call into KVRU at 206-432-4260 to provide information about their commutes. The program can be listened to at KVRU.org or on a mobile phone using the TuneIn app.
Continue reading News Gleams: South Seattle Getting Its Own Traffic Update Show
by Sharayah Lane
As the year comes to a close and the haze of an election filled with racism, sexism and xenophobia moves closer to an inaugural reality, walking into a freedom school is no doubt a revitalizing and liberating experience for south Seattle’s youth. Continue reading Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education