by Maia Segura
With summer’s official start but a few days away, here’s the first in our series of “top ten” lists of things to do in South Seattle neighborhoods during the year’s hottest season. Rainier Beach kicks us off. Continue reading Top Ten Things to Do in Rainier Beach This Summer
Editor’s Note: The Emerald received two Op-Ed submissions about Rachel Dolezal and decided to publish both under one article heading.
by Chad Goller-Sojourner
Had Rachel Dolezal grown up in a black neighborhood, attended black schools and immersed herself in black culture, I could sort of understand her self-identifying as black adjacent. I say “sort of” because her home base would still have been white. While identity development continues throughout one’s lifetime, it is during our childhood and adolescence where the greatest impacts are made. Continue reading Op-Ed: Rachel Dolezal’s Identity Crisis
by Reagan Jackson
Funk music provided the back drop to a gorgeous summer’s evening as Columbia City kicked off its annual Beatwalk live music series on Sunday, June 14th. Parking was tight. The neighborhood teemed with pedestrians promenading along Rainer Ave. S. Continue reading And the Beat Goes On: Beatwalk Brings Funk,”Love” to Columbia City
by Marilyn Watkins
Father’s Day generates less sentimental gushing than Mother’s Day. But as this Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that just as struggling moms need fair pay and paid family leave a lot more than flowers, fathers need these policies, too –more than a new tie or camping toaster. Continue reading A Long Overdue (Economic) Gift for Our Fathers
In this latest video from Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, we take a closer look at how the Seattle City Council District 3 race is starting to take shape:
The city council race for Capitol Hill and the Central District is heating up! We look at Kshama Sawant’s “grandstanding,” Mayor Murray’s “wily” political maneuvering and Pamela Banks’s speed-dial approach to problem solving.
Continue reading Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone
by Marilee Jolin
If you happened to be walking up Orcas Avenue on Sunday night you couldn’t have missed the excitement bubbling up from the Hillman City Park and Garden. A large crowd filled the grassy garden area, spilling out onto the sidewalk here and there. Adults stood around and talked. Children chased each other through the vibrant planting beds. Food was shared and cool beverages were offered. And laughter filled the air. Continue reading ROAR: A Farm Stand for the People
by Maia Segura and Daimian Lix
(The following is a transcript of a speech given at the Rainier Chamber of Commerce in recognition of excellence in business and community practices within the Southeast Seattle area.)
Daimian and myself are truly so honored for the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, 2015 Business of the Year Award.
First I wanted to say that we get a lot of questions about our name: Penniless Projects. No, it does not mean that we work for free, as some of you may have hoped (although, truthfully we end up doing more of that than we let on). Continue reading Changing Perceptions of Our Community Begins From the Inside