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TED Talk-Style Forum Ignites South End Dialogue Around Drug and Violence Prevention

by Tammy Morales 

Tuesday night a crowd of 100 neighbors assembled at New Holly Gathering Hall for a community discussion about preventing youth violence and substance abuse. As people lined up for fish samosas and chopchae, members of NW Tap Connection kicked off the night with a high-energy performance that set the mood for engagement.  The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Children & Youth Justice and the SE Seattle PEACE Coalition, offered community members a chance to hear directly from neighbors about the causes of violence and what we might do to prevent it. Continue reading TED Talk-Style Forum Ignites South End Dialogue Around Drug and Violence Prevention

Threads of Solidarity: Duo’s Clothing Line Embraces Rebels and Scholars

by DJ Martinez

This fall, local clothing company Rebels & Scholars commemorates 3 years of staying true to their mission of celebrating cultura en el noroeste (culture in the Northwest.) Whether you’re catching a show at The Crocodile or cruising through Beacon Hill, you’re likely to see one of the South End based company’s signature t-shirts in sarape lettering, or their classic Los Marineros snapback– caps. Continue reading Threads of Solidarity: Duo’s Clothing Line Embraces Rebels and Scholars

Despite Changes, Gallery Continues Making “Memories” In Beacon Hill

by Chloe Collyer 

At the intersection of 15th Ave and Beacon Ave S visitors will find traces of the Beacon Hill neighborhood’s past, present and future. With the addition of a light rail station in 2009 just a block away, and recent housing developments, a neighborhood that once contained a significant number of people of color owned businesses has steadily undergone a transformation. Continue reading Despite Changes, Gallery Continues Making “Memories” In Beacon Hill

Emerald Voices: Amanuel Gebreyesus

by Sharon H. Chang

AMANUEL GEBREYESUS smiles kindly when I step into the boiler room at Orca K-8 School in Lakewood. It’s a school day and work day. The sign by the door reads, “Amanuel Gebreyesus, Custodian,” but the floor inside is blanketed with stunning portraits of famous African American men. The paintings are propped against walls and machinery. An easel and some other drawing supplies sit in a corner. Amanuel glances at me, grinning modestly and somewhat shyly, as my eyes grow wide with surprise. Continue reading Emerald Voices: Amanuel Gebreyesus