by Gui Jean-Paul Chevalier
A man a many sorts. Performing Artist, Painter educator among others.
After getting a personal tour of his new Pioneer Square Art studio, I sat down with artist Perry Porter at a bar on First Avenue to discuss his art, vision, process and future plans.
Continue reading Artist Perry Porter Talks Art, Hip-Hop
Counselors Roy Fisher and Liz Covey answer two questions each month for South Seattle Emerald’s “Ask A Therapist.” Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions and Covey and Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.
This month, readers asked the Emerald what to do when your teenager doesn’t want you at the doctor anymore, and how to set boundaries around negativity with family members.
Continue reading Ask A Therapist: What to Do When Your Teen Doesn’t Want You at the Doctor, and Setting Boundaries with Negativity
OpEds by Got Green appear in the South Seattle Emerald every month. This month, Got Green Development Director Sean O’Neill and Movement School Coordinator Tammy Nguyen talk about Got Green’s Movement School. Continue reading Growing New Leaders: Tammy Nguyen and Sean O’Neill discuss Got Green’s Movement School
by Carolyn Bick
In Theresa Hardy’s Trailblazers class at Washington Middle School, change starts with a fundamental shift in how the class’ middle school students view themselves.
“Either they consider themselves a victim, they act like a victim, or they think like a victim – or they don’t understand what’s happening to them. So from victim, going through the Trailblazers program, they become educated,” Hardy said. “Once you become educated, and educated on how to navigate through the system, you can be successful. … And from educated, they become educators.”
Continue reading Trailblazers Establishes Educational Pillars for Students of Color
by Carolyn Bick
photos by Carolyn Bick and Susan Fried
Squinting in the sun and pinching her lips in concentration, Gloria Duncan maneuvered the fishing rod’s line inside a wooden box, casting about for a magnetic “fish” that would win her a prize.
Continue reading PHOTOS: Sun Shines on Beacon Hill Festival
(This article was originally published at acrs.org and has been reprinted with permission. This article also appeared in the International Examiner.)
by Jocelyn Lui
Every 10 years, the federal government is legally required to count every person living in the country, regardless of citizenship status, as part of the U.S. Census. Certain populations, however, are more likely than others to be missed. This includes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, people with limited English proficiency, people with low incomes, and young children.
Continue reading OPINION: The 2020 Census Matters for Asian Pacific Islander Communities
by Anand Balasubrahmanyan
With the Trump administration cutting census staff and adding a “citizenship question,” the 2020 census has become an intense battleground for political representation for communities of color. The stakes are high, especially for a state that is growing as quickly as Washington. The census count determines billions of federal dollars for schools, roads, and hospitals, as well as the number of seats Washington will have in the house of representatives.
Continue reading OPINION: Washington Communities of Color Push for 2020 Census Representation