A bombshell in the Seattle political scene—Police Chief Carmen Best has announced her retirement. “The [Seattle City] Council gave us $1.6 million to hire the best, brightest, and most diverse. Now they want me to lay off 100 of those officers. I can’t do that,” Best said during a Aug. 11 news conference. Best’s announcement […]
By: Andrew Lofton Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority Stephen Norman Executive Director, King County Housing Authority Michael Mirra Executive Director, Tacoma Housing Authority Mark Gropper Executive Director, Renton Housing Authority As leaders of public housing authorities in the Puget Sound region, we are distressed that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is enacting […]
This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would end its efforts to count the number of people living in the country on Sept. 30, a month earlier than anticipated. The Washington Census Alliance, a coalition of more than 90 Black and Brown-led community organizations across Washington state, condemned the decision—saying the rushed timeline will […]
It can be uncomfortable to look in the mirror and acknowledge, “Yes, I am privileged.”
My name is Linda Lee Cadwell and I was married to Bruce Lee. A Garfield High School friend of mine, Sue Kay, sent me an article about the many artists who have dedicated their time and talents to dressing up the damage to storefronts in the Chinatown-International District.
It has been weeks since George Floyd was lynched by four Minneapolis police officers. The death of George Floyd was preventable, as were the deaths of Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Charleena Lyles, and countless other Black lives who have been lost to systemic racism in the United States. Officer […]
It has been difficult to find the words that truly express my sentiments following the death of George Floyd and my growing distaste for my passive support for the Black Lives Matter movement. I am not extremely active on social media, but find myself looking at other avenues to support: donating $20 here, signing a […]
Like many, I watched some of the protests over the weekend with appreciation of living in a country where “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress” is protected under the Constitution.
Dear Editor, The rise in hate crimes directed at local Asian Americans is cause for alarm. Asian Americans are daily harassed, spat upon, and even viciously assaulted. Our Seattle Police Department reports nine xenophobic attacks since March. While racial prejudice has always been an ugly fact of life, never have we witnessed such a dramatic […]
By James K. Doane In 1967, the United States Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, unanimously struck down a Virginia law that banned marriage between persons classified as “white” and persons classified as “colored.” Virginia residents Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Loving, an African and Native American woman, had been convicted of violating […]