Making monsters of the innocent

Making monsters of the innocent

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

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History: On repeat

History: On repeat

Our school system's history books have had a way of honoring our nation's triumphs while excluding its biggest mistakes. If you factor in how many times quotes like "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" circulate, you would think

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020. I'm eager to turn the page not because I believe all the hype that 2021 will make everything better for my community or myself, but because with the new year comes new hope.

Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats

Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats

It was difficult enough for Elliot Chafetz, 20, to tell his own family he was not only Transgender but Gay as well. However, Chafetz found himself thrust before the public eye when his cousin, Jacob Blake, was shot at seven times and hit in the back four

Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake's mother, made on August 25

Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake's mother, made on August 25

EDITOR'S NOTE: In response to Jacob Blake being shot four times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Rusten Sheskey on August 23, 2020 resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down and sparking nationwide protests, Julia Jackson made th

Police sweep CHOP out of existence

Police sweep CHOP out of existence

After 24 days of occupation by Black Lives Matter protesters, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Seattle's Capitol Hill is no more.

The Multiplicity of Oppressions

The Multiplicity of Oppressions

This month has stirred up some very mixed emotions within me, and I have found myself spending an inordinate amount of time trying to sift through and make sense of them.

Proud Boys Terrorize Capitol Hill

Proud Boys Terrorize Capitol Hill

An alert on Twitter, a share to Facebook and a post to Instagram is how many in Seattle came to be aware of an alleged abduction by members of the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist organization that has been labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Povert

GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence

GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence

To Mayor Durkan, members of the Seattle City Council, City Attorney Holmes, and Chief Best,