by Marcus Harrison Green
(This article is copublished with The Seattle Times.)
To Roman, Alexander, Serea, and Jada:
You’re not yet old enough to know about Trayvon Martin. But every time I think of his life, I think of yours.
Continue reading OPINION: To My Nieces and Nephews on the 10th Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Killing
by Jordan Chaney
The other day I was driving a little faster than what the speed limit called for and a motorcycle cop pulled me over. As he approached my driver’s side window, he tapped the middle of his chest to make me aware of his body cam, and he announced that he was recording the traffic stop. In that moment, I thought my life could end. I imagined him blowing my brains out through the passenger side seat and window. So when he asked for my ID, I made sure to go through my “P.O.P.s” (the pull-over-protocol that I taught my son when he got his driver’s license): pray, be polite, move as slowly as possible, keep your hands and wallet visible at all costs because it could cost you your life.
Continue reading OPINION: There Was More Police Accountability in Washington State During Jim Crow Than Today
by Chloe Collyer
At 12:55 p.m. Garfield High School hallways are silent, that is until the first students begin to flow out of their classrooms for lunch. The front steps quickly become flooded with bodies grasping onto backpacks and electronic devices. Continue reading After Zimmerman Lawsuit, Garfield BSU Rallies In Support of Trayvon Martin’s Family