- Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally through the years [South Seattle Emerald]
Photojournalist Susan Fried has been covering Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day for decades. This retrospective is just a few of her photos of the annual MLK Jr. March and Rally.
- Remembering the fight to change King County’s namesake from a slave owner to a civil-rights leader [The Seattle Times]
Looking back on the 1986 fight to change the namesake of King County to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “We were before our time. We surprised everybody.”
- Journalists of color deserve more support. Here’s how Seattle can help. [Crosscut]
As media outlets struggle for stability, smaller, POC-led organizations face a particularly difficult uphill battle. Diversity in news stories and perspectives benefits us all.
- Central District support helps Flowers Just 4 U stave off eviction [Capitol Hill Seattle Blog]
As possibly the only Black-owned florist in the Pacific Northwest, Flowers Just 4 U's 35+ years in the Central District was nearly cut short by an eviction notice, until the neighborhood community rallied to save the business.
- The feminism I believe in makes the world larger, not smaller [The Seattle Times]
Race and Social Justice columnist Naomi Ishisaka explains how "gender-critical radical feminists" oppose greater rights and support for people who are transgender, but this diminishes choice and opportunities for all.
- The unconventional legacy of Dominique Dawes [ESPN]
It's been 20 years since the Magnificent Seven ruled the summer of 1996, but upcoming Everett Luncheon keynote speaker Dominique Dawes' influence still reverberates throughout gymnastics and discussions of black women in the sport.
- Valerie Jarrett's road from Chicago to Obama's White House [Crosscut]
The former White House senior adviser, and upcoming Seattle Luncheon keynote speaker, discusses the journey from her childhood in 1960's Chicago to her role in the administration of the nation's first Black president.
- Outsiders podcast, a collaboration between KNKX and The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless [The Seattle Times]
Homelessness on the West Coast is rising to crisis levels at a time of historic economic growth and prosperity. Why? KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless spent one year in a city that’s grappling with homelessness.
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