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Native American Heritage Month: Na’ah Illahee Fund

Na’ah Illahee Fund is an Indigenous women-led organization dedicated to the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities. Focused on Indigenous Ecology, Food Sovereignty, and Wise Action, they work to advance climate and gender justice while creating healthy pathways towards self-determination and movement-building. We recently checked in with Susan Balbas, Executive Director… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Pieces of Promenade

Pieces of Promenade by Leija Farr I’ll give my children the dreams, the streaks of maroon. The glimpses of red apples. The recollections of light, even if broken. Gaped. Hyphenated. They will only imagine the sand colored brick, the incessant shimmer of the store sign. Only now their mother will… [ Keep reading ]

Rediscover Seattle encourages people to support local small businesses in their neighborhood

As the city begins to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage the people of Seattle to venture out and support small businesses. To jumpstart this process, we’ve launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Aki Kurose

“Always realize that not to get involved when you should get involved is an act of violence. You should always work for peace…Peace is the most empowering and productive way to go.”  Aki Kurose Aki Kurose spent her life advocating for peace and social justice. As a teacher and an activist, she worked… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month: The Cayton-Revels Family

It is well known that history books are deeply stained with racism and bigotry. This is true across the nation and is no different here in Seattle. That is why so few people have heard of Susie Revels and Horace Cayton. Horace Cayton was the child of a Mississippi slave… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month: “We hold history in our blood.”

by Patricia “Chookenshaa” Allen-Dick I was blessed to be raised by my grandmother and to have met my maternal great grandparents in my lifetime. I will never forget my great grandpa’s words “We are the embodiment of United States history. We hold history in our blood.” My family’s story is… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month: Wa Na Wari

For more than 50 years, the blue Craftsman located at 911 24th Ave in the Central District was home to many different extended family members of Frank and Goldyn Green, who purchased the house in 1951. When Inye Wokoma became the guardian of his family’s estate in 2016, he began… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month: Communion

Chef Kristi Brown rose to culinary fame in the area with her “Seattle Soul” food. She defines the cuisine as “rooted in tradition with innovations based on experiences and influences from Seattle’s lush cultural landscape.” A graduate of Seattle Culinary Academy, Brown started the catering business and culinary brand That… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month: Roberta Byrd Barr

Roberta Byrd Barr’s career path was anything but a straight line. As an educator, civil rights leader, actor, librarian, and T.V. personality, she awakened the Seattle community to civil rights and social justice issues often overlooked in mainstream media. As a Seattle Public Schools elementary teacher in 1966, she headed… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month: Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney

When Martin Luther King Jr. visited Seattle in 1961, he gave a speech at Garfield High School titled “The American Dream.” The address included several lines that would later be woven into his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s only trip to Seattle was made possible because of an… [ Keep reading ]