"I can't breathe." Those were among the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died last May at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. A jury concluded on April 20
Nikkita Oliver (who uses "they" pronouns) was introduced to Seattle voters in 2017 when they ran unsuccessfully for Seattle mayor. They finished a narrow third in the race, garnering almost 17% of the vote. However, confronting racial and economic injusti
Tickets for the Tacoma stint of the highly anticipated "Imagine Van Gogh," an immersive experience of the works of Van Gogh, are now on sale. The event, which brings to life more than 200 of the Dutch artist's paintings, will make its West Coast debut at
The 2018 mid-term elections and the 2020 general elections saw a massive surge of voting, as many people, especially the young, voted at the highest rate since 1900. This huge increase showed, with some unexpected results, that the care and feeding of the
On Wednesday, March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all Washington residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning on April 15. This announcement came as an effort to stem a recent surge in statewide cases.
Clear and rigorous battles have been fought against both racism and sexism since the abolishment of slavery and the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Slaves went to war, damn near freeing themselves, and women grabbed America by its Cons
Ran across an article in Forbes about how AI (artificial intelligence) will never be LGBT friendly. Why does it matter?
"With sound body and mind, I'm here to tell you right now, if my body is found hanging from a tree, I did not commit suicide, I was murdered."
The Washington State Supreme Court decided Thursday that a recall effort of Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant can move forward. The Councilwoman is being recalled by right-wing detractors, whose petition charges her with breaking COVID guidelines by allo
If you consider that one person on death row has been proven innocent for every nine people executed in the US, it becomes easy to see the alarming rate at which innocent people have been sentenced to death. People have a habit of viewing all death row in
A swiftly spreading plague whose methods of transmission-for a time at least-are mysterious and debated. An equally infectious spread of bigotry, suspicion, and shame. Methods of prevention that are unevenly adopted. A deluge of quack cures, uncaring poli
"I have this pet theory, which is that found family is inherently queer," says podcaster and performer Monica Domena as she looks out at me from a Zoom call screen. We're discussing the intersection between the LGBTQ+ community and the Dungeons & Dragons