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Playing 2nd Base, Number 42

Now imagine, it is April 14th, 1947.  Every professional player and coach you see on the baseball diamond is white. Seems strange doesn’t it?


Laura Coates author of Just Pursuit seeks a fair legal system for Blacks

Laura Coates, author of Just Pursuits, touches the heart as few other writers can. Her stories are not filled with anger or pity but with empathy for those caught in the legal-system web, both as victims and perpetrators.


Can Critical Race Theory Reframe American History Successfully?

For the first time in four decades, we have a new national holiday, the Juneteenth National Independence Day. It celebrates the liberation of Black American slaves from the last city enslaving them in Galveston, Texas. 


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. 


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...