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Meet the Women of Via Seattle

The March 18 panel featured a stellar line-up of creative talent: Essayist Emery Desper; Katrina Felicitas, Owner and Creative Director of Genuine Gem; Cristina Martinez, Designer, Owner of June & Mars; the singer and songwriter Alana Belle; the HellaBlackHellaSeattle Podcasters Jasmine Jackson and Alaina Caldwell; Visual Artist Yasmin Almo YASSA; and Photographer Erica Daniels, Owner of Emazing Photography. 


The Truth Begins With Conversation

You might have heard Dr. Fritz Galette on the radio, or you might have seen him on TV. Late last fall, Galette launched “The Dr. Fritz Show” on channel 34 in New York City. Each week “The Dr. Fritz Show” is a magnet for special guests, from “real” people to celebrities who want to engage in genuine conversation. For those of you who are not in New York, “The Dr. Fritz Show” streams from his website, www....


Cop-per Bullets

 

When cop-per bullets desecrate young, black flesh The oppressed, then address, whose son will be next? Bullets to the blue sky; there’s a mob filled with threats, For the sobbing, young mother in her cop-robbed nest

Police keep their dogs on a leash, but who’s the real beast? When children get murdered for being Black in the streets “Suspicious” characters get courted, then asked...


it’s what we do: a homily for my mother

she floated across the kitchen, grabbed our biggest butcher knife, and met the girls father at the door. he was the kind of man who took to abuse of all kinds, and she wasn’t to be messed with. told him , if you touch her again, set foot on my property, I will surely kill you. he smirked, but it didn’t last long, his lips turning at the site of the knife at her side as she asked him, kindly, to leave.

this was the lesson...