The Central District – Seattle’s Black Neighborhood

When you live in a place where black culture is scarce, you can typically find a neighborhood or two that is predominantly black. In Arizona, you’d go to South Phoenix. In NJ you’d visit Newark, East Orange, or Camden. But where would you go in Seattle?

The Central District, that’s where.  Sure, gentrification has happened.  […]

From Inmate to President

From Inmate to President – Gerald Hankerson

The head of the NAACP for the Seattle region was once serving a life sentence for aggravated murder.

At 18 years old Gerald Hankerson was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Despite his testimony of mistaken participation, he was convicted mainly on the basis of […]