by Sam Cho, Board of Directors, Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) and Commissioner with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA)
History is repeating itself on affirmative action. Except this time it feels different. Perhaps it’s because of the national attention around the lawsuit against Harvard. Or maybe it’s because Washington State is wrestling with its own version of the debate around the repeal of Initiative 200, that ended affirmative action in Washington in 1998. But once again, the discourse around affirmative action has been hijacked to be about how race-conscious policies are hurting Asian Americans.
Continue reading OPINION Now is the Time to Stand in Solidarity on Affirmative Action
by Rosalind Brazel
The Liberty Bank Building is the first ever black-owned bank west of the Mississippi. It’s now the heart of South Seattle’s revitalization and a beacon for the community. It’s in this building that Kristi Brown will make her first run at owning a brick and mortar.
Continue reading That Brown Girl Cooks, Caters, and Now Owns
Extinction Rebellion Hosts Climate Change Rally April 15
by Julia Buck
When I wake up, I think about climate change. The thought crushes me; I cannot get up out of bed. I wonder whether our earth has 12 years, or only 10, or if maybe the tipping point has already passed and it’s all over but for the screaming. I might lay there 15 minutes. I might lay there two hours. But either way, I can’t get up with my alarm.
Continue reading OPINION: Grief and Hope at the End of the World
by Carolyn Bick
Walking out of Safeway, Jared Houston took a picture of the tower-like Seattle Police Department watch box in the Rainier Avenue store’s parking lot.
Continue reading Police Box Towers Over South End Safeway Parking Lot
by Bunthay Cheam
photos by Susan Fried
Exactly one week after he passed away, more than 100 people gathered in MLK Memorial Park to celebrate the life of rapper, philanthropist, and community organizer Nipsey Hussle. On Sunday March 31, he was murdered in front of The Marathon Clothing, a store he owned on the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles.
Continue reading Nipsey Hussle vigil gives community a space to grieve, reflect
by Guerry Hoddersen
An important part of a recent story by Seattle Times reporter Erick Lacitus — “Bucolic Whidbey Island surprised at skinhead headlines — and recent Lynnwood assault” (Dec. 31. 2018) — left out a major part of the history of fighting Nazis in the Pacific Northwest.
Continue reading OPINION: A Page from Washington’s History of Standing Up to Fascists
by Emerald Staff
Editor’s note: We’ve updated our format for THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) and given it a new name! Actually, it’s just the old name with three fewer letters. “THIS *WEEK* IN SOUTH SEATTLE” (still TWISS) is just like its predecessor but now includes events happening all week long in and around the South End.
Wed., April 10th:
“Lauded as one of the top jazz pianists of his generation, Sullivan Fortner is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances. As a leader, The Sullivan Fortner Trio has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, Tri-C Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard, and the Gillmore Keyboard Festival.”
Note: Two shows! Early show is 7–9 PM and late show follows. Early show is all-ages.
Time: 7 PM
Where: The Royal Room — 5000 Rainier Ave. S.
Cost: $25 GA / $10 students & military
Continue reading THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Cafe Red April Hip-Hop Showcase, Ola Wyola (Re) Opening, and more!