3 days ago

Durkan’s Legislation To Increase Bridge Housing And Shelter Capacity Passes City Council Committee

*   Opening 54 tiny homes in South Lake Union and 30 new tiny homes at 18th and Yesler following community engagement and site approval. These tiny homes would serve approximately 103 people.

    Durkan's Legislation To Increase Bridge Housing And Shelter Capacity Passes City Council Committee - The Seattle Medium
    Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan's legislation to increase the number of bridge housing and shelter units in 90 days by 25% to serve nearly 525 additional people every night passed unanimously out of the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.
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5 days ago

Open Letter To Mayor Jenny Durkan Regarding Tiny Houses At Othello Village

Now are we expected to applaud our officials for creating a village of painted sheds. There is no more land. Why did the City not purchase 23rd and Jackson and replace housing for the poorest rather to watch it sold to Vulcan?

    Open Letter To Mayor Jenny Durkan Regarding Tiny Houses At Othello Village - The Seattle Medium
    By Dawn Mason Dear Mayor Durkan, Am I correct in assuming the Tiny houses proposed to replace the razed apartment homes at Yesler Terrace are the same as Nickelsville at Othello? If so, using the acceptable moniker tiny home is a deception. What is at Othello Village are much more likened to slave shacks than ...
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5 days ago

“Marching In Gucci: Memoirs Of A Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist” To Debut At Langston During Pride Weekend

Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist will have four performances over Pride Weekend (Thurs., June 21 – Sat. June 23) at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute – 104 17th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144.

    "Marching In Gucci: Memoirs Of A Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist" To Debut At Langston During Pride Weekend - The Seattle Medium
    Set in NYC during the height of the AIDS Crisis, "Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist" is a Multimedia Solo Performance by Seattle artist Chad Goller-Sojourner that explores the paradoxical and precarious relationship between fighting AIDS while simultaneously engaging in self-harming behaviors.
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5 days ago

Rhaechyl Walker Brings Tragedy Back To Life In My Name Is Myeisha

My Name is Myeisha, which was the winner of the SIFF 2018 FutureWave Award and Best Feature at the 2018 Boston Underground Film Festival, will be featured at the SIFF Cinema Uptown – 511 Queen Anne Ave N. in Seattle this Fri., June 15 at 4:30 p.m.

    Rhaechyl Walker Brings Tragedy Back To Life In My Name Is Myeisha - The Seattle Medium
    By Chris B. Bennett The Seattle Medium Growing up in California, Rhaechyl Walker never dreamed that she would be the face of remembrance as it relates to lost and forgotten lives in America, but her award-winning performance in my name is Myeisha - a fictionalized retelling of the 1998 police shooting of 19-year-old Tyisha Miller ...
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Jun 06

Obituary – Calvin Carl Watts

Family and friends can pay their respects at Dayspring and Fitch Funeral Home, 5503 Rainier Ave South, Seattle on Sun., June 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Obituary - Calvin Carl Watts - The Seattle Medium
    Calvin Carl Watts, born on June 14, 1944 in East Palatka, Florida, to the late Thelma G. Watts and the late Calvin A. Watts, passed away at age 73 on May 30, 2018 in Renton, Washington. Watts served in the Air Force as a jet aircraft mechanic and attended Bethune Cookman College.
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May 23

Business Leader, Civil Rights And Community Activist DeCharlene Williams Passes

In 1968, she purchased the one-story brick building at 2108 East Madison Street in the Central District; she remodeled the building and opened up shop, at one point employing 13 women.

Repass Celebration: June 2from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Royal Esquire Club – 5016 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. (206) 723-2811

    Business Leader, Civil Rights And Community Activist DeCharlene Williams Passes - The Seattle Medium
    With heavy hearts the family of Charlene "DeCharlene" Williams announced the passing of this phenomenal woman, business leader and Trailblazer! Williams, who was the founding President and CEO of the Central Area Chamber of Commerce, was the owner of DeCharlene's Beauty Shop & Boutique; and Barber College.
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May 18

Open Letter to Starbucks

3509 South King Drive

    Open Letter to Starbucks - The Seattle Medium
    Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory If Howard Shultz wasn't the founder of Starbucks, he would have been one of the boycott protesters with us. He said he was "embarrassed" and "ashamed" by the arrest of two Black men in a Starbucks Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who were taken away by police and subsequently held for ...
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Apr 18

Obituary – Robert Charles Leonard

The wake for Leonard will be held on Fri., Apr. 20 at Rosehill Baptist Church – 7550 Martin Luther King Jr Way S. in Seattle from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Services will be held...

    Obituary - Robert Charles Leonard - The Seattle Medium
    Robert Charles Leonard, the oldest of three children, was born to the union of ME and Odessa Leonard on November 1, 1930 in Coosa County Alabama. He grew up in a rural area near Alexander City, Alabama and attended school in an area called Cottage Grove.
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Apr 18

Obituary – Ronald A. Tate

Funeral services for Tate were held last Weds., Apr. 11 at the Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home – 1111 Aurora Avenue North in Seattle.

    Obituary - Ronald A. Tate - The Seattle Medium
    Ronald Tate was peacefully called home April 1, 2018 surrounded by family at the age of 68. Tate, a Seattle native, was a military veteran serving in the Navy and a proud member of the Seattle Fire Department for 30-plus years, retiring in 2000. He built his family home in the Seward Park neighborhood and ...
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Apr 16

15th Annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival This Week

...Thur., Apr. 19 and through Sun., Apr. 22 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Avenue S. in Seattle...

    15th Annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival This Week - The Seattle Medium
    In a packed 4-day weekend, Langston, the new non-profit housed in the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, will host its Annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) with over 30 features, documentary and short films selected from the U.S. and abroad this week. The festival will run Thur., Apr.
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Apr 11

Judge Anita Crawford-Willis To Kicks Off Campaign

The Committee to Retain Judge Crawford-Willis will host a campaign kickoff for Judge Anita Crawford-Willis next Tues., Apr. 17 at the Northwest African American Museum – 2300 S. Massachusetts Street in Seattle.

    Judge Anita Crawford-Willis To Kicks Off Campaign - The Seattle Medium
    The Committee to Retain Judge Crawford-Willis will host a campaign kickoff for Judge Anita Crawford-Willis next Tues., Apr. 17 at the Northwest African American Museum - 2300 S. Massachusetts Street in Seattle. Judge Crawford-Willis, who is running for Seattle Municipal Court position 4, was appointed to a seat on the Seattle Municipal Court bench in ...
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Apr 05

Obituary – Helen L. Smith

...At the early age of seventeen and nineteen, the two built their first home at 430 28th Avenue. In 1994, Helen and her beloved husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, with their children...

    Obituary - Helen L. Smith - The Seattle Medium
    Helen LaRose (Barnett) Smith was born May 12,1928 in Seattle, Washington. Born into a family of enterprising leaders, her father Powell Barnett was married to Catherine Veile Conna. Powell umpired and played in many semi- pro baseball games and started the Umpires Association in the Northwest.
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Apr 05

Performing Arts Review: Crowns – Interpreting Life Through Hats

Crowns is playing now through April 28 at the Taproot Theatre – 204 N. 85th St., Seattle, WA 98103.

    Performing Arts Review: Crowns - Interpreting Life Through Hats - The Seattle Medium
    By Aaron Allen The Seattle Medium I recently had the opportunity to see the play Crowns. The play, written by Regina Taylor, adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry and directed by Faith Bennett Russell, is playing at the Taproot theater in the Greenwood neighborhood in Seattle.
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Mar 28

Seattle School Board Selects Finalists For Superintendent

A public forum with final candidates will be held this Thurs., March 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., John Stanford Center Auditorium – 2445 3rd Ave. S. in Seattle.

    Seattle School Board Selects Finalists For Superintendent - The Seattle Medium
    The Seattle School Board has selected three final candidates to become the next superintendent of Seattle Public Schools. They finalists are Denise Juneau, Andre Spencer and Jeanice Swift. Denise Juneau is an enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa Tribes and a descendant of the Blackfeet tribe.
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