by DJ Martinez
On Saturday July 22nd, Somos Seattle y Entre Hermanos held the first annual Latinx Pride in Seattle, as part of NW Pride of Color.
More than 200 community members united at Beacon Hill’s Plaza Roberto Maestas, being greeted by a blazing sun, rainbow flags, and papel picado. The event was hosted by La Gorda, who started it off by introducing Ray Corona of new organization Somos Seattle and Luis Fernandez Ramirez Limon of Entres Hermanos. Continue reading Seattle Celebrates Its First Latinx Pride
by Derrick LaFonsecca
I was excited as Hell to try out the new King Philly Cheesesteaks joint because, well – CHEESE & STEAK! King Philly, located in the recently developed Kenyon Place strip mall, is a close neighbor to another food newcomer, Beach Bakery, right on Rainier Ave. at Kenyon Street. Continue reading King Philly Cheesesteaks: Strip Mall Food Royalty
Friday, July 21st
Movies: Opening: Valarian And The City of a Thousand Planets– Details: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha – an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.– Showings: 12:40pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: BAAMFEST, Cierra Sisters Health Fair, and Latinx/Latina/Latino Pride
By Kris Kendall
Spend a few minutes talking with Rainier Beach residents Yvette Dinish Kenney and Tyrone Kenney and it’s nearly impossible not to feel inspired.
She’s a Seattle native, retired after a career as a network engineer for the City of Seattle. He’s a transplant from Georgia who worked as a radio disc jockey, now hoping to re-start the cleaning business he put on hold after a near-fatal car accident. Both spend much of their free time volunteering here in the neighborhood. I’m pretty convinced they have super powers. Continue reading Locally Grown: A Rainier Beach Power Couple
by Lola E. Peters
Hoodoo Love is a play about a Black woman’s journey of fear, vulnerability, self-sufficiency, compromise, brokenness, strength, resilience, and life in the face of multi-generational social, economic, and religious oppression and violence. Continue reading On Seeing Hoodoo Love
Friday, July 14th
Movies: Opening: War for the Planet of the Apes– Details: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.– Showings: 12:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm (Fri, Sat & Sun) –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend in South Seattle: All Day Game Day, Music in the Park, Cinema Under the Stars
With ballots dropping soon we asked Emerald readers and contributors to give us their reason for backing their preferred mayoral candidate.
Laura Loe, Voting for Cary Moon
Cary Moon has been a mentor to me for the last few years. When my fellow members elected me to the Executive Committee of Sierra Club Washington State Chapter, I expressed concerns about how historically white-led environmental movements had long harmed communities of color. Moon recommended an upcoming anti-racism workshop “Exploring Race & Class Intersections” that had helped her to begin to recognize her power and privilege. As the City of Seattle’s next Mayor, Cary Moon will confront institutional racism and systemic oppression within city government while doing the important work to find holistic solutions to Seattle’s housing crisis. It is not an accident my second choice for mayor, Nikkita Oliver, often cites Cary Moon as someone she admires in this complex mayoral landscape. Continue reading Emerald Readers Give Their Picks For Mayor