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Summer in the South End: An August Roundup of Live Music and Block Parties

by Amanda Ong


Last week, we interviewed some rising local and BIPOC music artists performing in the city this summer. These artists are only some of the many incredible South End singers and musicians, part of a thriving and dynamic local music scene. 

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Weekend Reads | How Business-Friendly Is the Roberts Supreme Court?

by Kevin Schofield


This weekend’s read is a fascinating essay looking at the current Supreme Court and comparing it to its predecessors over the past century, with regard to one question: How business-friendly is the Roberts Court? (Various Supreme Court eras are generally defined by who is the Chief Justice at the time, perhaps giving these justices too much credit for the influence they might have over their colleagues.) The essay is written by two law professors: Lee Epstein at the University of Southern California and Mitu Gulati at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Nurses at Seattle Children’s Picket for Fair Wages and Better Working Conditions

by Jasmine M. Pulido


As early as 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, hundreds of nurses used their days off, came on their work breaks, or arrived earlier than their scheduled shifts to picket outside the Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) main campus on Sand Point Way. Throughout the day, over 1,350 SCH nurses and supporters total showed up between 6–9 a.m. and then again from 12–3 p.m. demanding fair wage compensation, safer working conditions, and better resources to help pediatric nurses fulfill their job duties.

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Seattle Urban Book Expo Is Back, Celebrating BIPOC Authors

by Patheresa Wells


The fifth Seattle Urban Book Expo (S.U.B.E.), known as The Black and Brown Literary Get-Down, returns on Aug. 14. The expo will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center and Courtyard at 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St. in Beacon Hill. The BIPOC-centered event provides a level of representation in the literary world that is usually lacking, giving BIPOC writers and publishers the opportunity to showcase their work to the community. S.U.B.E. is returning after a two-year break due to the pandemic. 

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OPINION | How Youth Mentorship Nurtures Academic, Professional, and Emotional Success

by Raul Melgarejo


Mentorship can uplift confidence and open limitless opportunities for success. As a teenager, I attended St. Andrew Nativity School in Portland where their Graduate Support Program matched me with a mentor to help me navigate the ins and outs of my higher education journey. 

Being part of the first generation in my family to benefit from higher education in the United States, I needed a mentor to provide support in areas that the adults in my life weren’t able to provide, which is why I’m so passionate about advocating for youth mentorship, hence my role as the director of Graduate Support at Seattle Nativity School. The following are three examples of how youth mentorship has impacted the lives of local youth and Seattle Nativity School students.

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Eighth Annual Madaraka Festival Celebrates African Connections With Food, Music, and Art

by Amanda Ong


On Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, One Vibe Africa will host its eighth annual Madaraka Festival downtown at Pier 62. The festival brings African food, musicians, artists, creatives, and innovators for a celebration of music and civic purpose, and continues to deepen the relationship between Seattle and Africa. Tickets are available on the Madaraka Festival website.

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NEWS GLEAMS | Updates on Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor Cases, Small Business Grants Available

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

curated by Vee Hua 華婷婷


🖋️ Letter From the Editor 🖋️

In national news, we offer updates on the murder cases of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, over two years after the racial justice uprisings of 2020.

Locally, Nurturing Roots invites you to get your hands dirty in the farm and take home some “Zoo Doo” — exotic compost from Woodland Park Zoo. Grant opportunities for small businesses and arts organizations are available through Scandiuzzi Krebs as well as the Washington State Department of Commerce and ArtsWA.

—Vee Hua 華婷婷, interim managing editor for the South Seattle Emerald

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Summer in the South End: August Arts Events

by Amanda Ong


The South End is brimming with creative talent, art shows, and performances, as well as opportunities for artists to get involved. Looking to plug into the arts scene but don’t know where to start? Good news! The Emerald has done the heavy lifting of compiling some of the best of them so you don’t have to.

Whether you’re an artist seeking opportunities or just looking to support local creatives, we have some amazing arts opportunities to dip your toes into this month. Check these out!

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