by Emerald Staff
These past two years have been a time like no other. As if the deadliest pandemic in United States history wasn’t enough, this nation also had to continue addressing the legacy of chattel slavery and the racist policies that have marred this country’s democratic aspirations. Both caused pain, suffering, death, and sapped the economic vitality of families and communities around the country and here in the South End. Through it all, the South Seattle Emerald’s dedicated board, core team, and freelance content contributors have done their best to amplify your voices and reflect your cultural, political, and informational expressions. They are the expressions of a community that is in pain yet also has the resilience and strength to overcome.
Continue reading With Our Gratitude to You
2018 has been a big year for us at South Seattle Emerald — full of big transitions, big successes, and even bigger efforts. We’re growing our group of community advisors, offering free workshops, providing mentorship, and working on solid plans to be able to build capacity and deliver even more to you, our beloved community.
Continue reading A Powerful Wave of Support
October 26th is the last day of our Membership Drive. We need 391 more recurring donors to be financially sustainable. Don’t put it off any longer – support the independent, local media you trust!
by Marcus Harrison Green
Back then the question used to always seem so frivolous.
“Why do we fall down?”
No, the answer didn’t lie in coordination, carelessness, or remedial physics.
It’s what my grandmother Hilliard asked me every single time life met my maximal effort with minimal success, those times it looted my all and left nothing. Continue reading We Can’t Stand Alone