Amazon Launches Accelerator Program to Grow Opportunities for Real Estate Developers of Color and Increase Affordable Housing

Amazon Launches Accelerator Program to Grow Opportunities for Real Estate Developers of Color and Increase Affordable Housing

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it is committing more than $21 million to pilot a professional training, mentorship, and capital funding program to help promote real estate developers of color. This two-year, part-time prof

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Amazon Customers Can Shop and Save on Thousands of Deals During Cyber Monday Weekend

Amazon Customers Can Shop and Save on Thousands of Deals During Cyber Monday Weekend

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Mark your calendars for a weekend of savings. Amazon today revealed a sneak peek of the thousands of deals customers can shop during its Cyber Monday deals weekend, which kicks off on Saturday, November 27, and runs

New Girl Scout troop reaches out to LGBTQ community

New Girl Scout troop reaches out to LGBTQ community

TACOMA - Jennifer Kopf is a lifelong Girl Scout. She began as a Brownie in second grade and continued on to become a Cadette in eighth grade. Three years ago, she became a volunteer.

Jesse's Journal: My ethnic self

Jesse's Journal: My ethnic self

"You don't look Latin," people sometimes say to me when they learn about my background. "What does a Latin look like?," I reply, knowing full well what their answer might be. The fact is, to many Americans, Latinx people are mestizos with dark skins and c

2021 State of the City address

2021 State of the City address

Mayor Durkan discusses plan for equitable vaccine distribution and the vision for Seattle on the other side of the pandemic

LGBTQ ally and author battles Amazon and wins

LGBTQ ally and author battles Amazon and wins

Kathy Baldock puts a giant A in LGBTQIA.

National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with Memorial Quilt virtual exhibition honoring Black lives lost to AIDS

National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with Memorial Quilt virtual exhibition honoring Black lives lost to AIDS

SAN FRANCISCO - During Black History Month, the National AIDS Memorial honors Black lives lost to AIDS with a specially curated selection of 56 blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt). The exhibition uses the beauty and power of the Quilt to bring

GLAAD announces nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD announces nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer - LGBTQ - media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Actress Josie Totah (Peacock's Saved by the Be

'The Hill We Climb'

'The Hill We Climb'

Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, read the following poem during the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 2

Durkan Digest: Testifying for statewide changes to the police disciplinary process

Durkan Digest: Testifying for statewide changes to the police disciplinary process

This week, I joined community members, labor leaders, law enforcement, and mayors across the state to testify in Olympia on police reform. One key aspect of police accountability is changing the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration.

GOFUNDME THANK YOU - A LETTER OF GRATITUDE SGN readers donate $15,705 in 2020

GOFUNDME THANK YOU - A LETTER OF GRATITUDE SGN readers donate $15,705 in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on this difficult year, we pause to give thanks that despite the hardships we are still here. 2020, a year that none of us could have possibly predicted. 2020, four numbers that represent so much loss for so many pe

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

Oh, There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays! I'll Be Home For Christmas. Home Sweet Home.

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

Want to publicly thank the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Poland who gave me an appreciation of how resilient our government can be and how the foreign service, part of our State Department, continues to fight for women's and LGBT rights even under a Secretary of