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Comm Briefs

Mayor’s Council On African American Elders Seeks New Members

The 12-member council makes recommendations to City officials and leadership teams, solicits public input, and conducts public forums on topics and issues impacting older adults.

Seattle’s Clean City Initiative Collects Over 1,000,000 Pounds Of Trash In January

In the month of January, through the Clean City Initiative, the city, collected 1,152, 571 pounds of trash, properly disposed of 26,570 needles, made 293 visits to encampment locations to collect trash and garbage, cleaned graffiti from over 200 structures, worked in over 60 parks and neighborhoods, and added 1 new needle box (3 additional needle boxes were added in December).

Seattle Parks Invites Community To Learn About South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the South Park community to participate in an Online Open House on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4-5:15 pm.

Applicants Sought For The Tacoma Commission On Immigrant And Refugee Affairs

The purpose of the Commission is to engage Tacoma’s immigrant and refugee communities and to work with community partners to identify and advance positive outcomes for members of this diverse population.

The Profitable Nonprofit Selected As Facilitator For Seattle’s Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force

The City of Seattle’s Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods have selected Seattle-based company The Profitable Nonprofit to coordinate and facilitate the City’s Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force (ECI), a group of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) community leaders.

The City Of Seattle Can Help Pay Your Electric And Utility Bills

Eligible households can enroll in the City of Seattle’s Utility Discount Program (UDP), which offers a 60% discount on Seattle City Light bills and a 50% discount on Seattle Public Utilities bills.

Seattle Parks Childcare And Learning Hubs To Continue Operating Under New Restrictions

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) announced that their programs that serve youth and young people will continue to operate under the new statewide COVID-19 restrictions recently announced by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Legacy of Love: A Virtual Forum For African American Caregivers And Others

Legacy of Love will host an online forum on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. While focused on African American caregivers, the event is open to anyone who provides special care for an elder.

Seattle King County NAACP Branch Elections

Member voting online. Due to Covid-19, the election will be held online only. Vote online on Opavote. If you’re an active member, you will be sent a ballot email link directly to your inbox the morning of the election. We suggest you explore the site ahead of time here at www.opavote.com

November 9 – 13 Is NAACP’s Freedom Fund Week

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

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Podcast: Joey Thomas On The Will To Succeed

Rhythm & News interview with former Garfield High School football coach and NFL football player Joey Thomas about overcoming adversity and the will to succeed as an athlete and in life.

City Of Seattle Begins Administering Pfizer Vaccine To 12 – 15 Year-Olds

“Seattle’s road to recovery starts with vaccinations. We can’t safely come together again as a city and a community until the vast majority of us are vaccinated, and that includes our younger residents,” said Durkan. “The City is proud to immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to youth throughout our region, and we’ll continue to come up with creative ways to bring the vaccine directly to our communities.”

The CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks

The CDC has updated its Covid-19 pandemic guidelines, now saying that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or socially distance indoors or outdoors. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions on what the new CDC recommendations mean for Americans, and also discusses his new feature documentary, "Race for The Vaccine."

Family Of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing

“Our dad, Dr. Herbert Oye, is a Nigerian immigrant. Upon moving to the United States, he attended medical school and has worked tirelessly to build his own Vascular Surgery practice,” the young physicians wrote in a statement on Facebook. “Dad has since opened a hospital back in Nigeria and splits his time between the United States and Nigeria. We are all currently in the medical field as a second-, third- and fourth-year medical student and a first year Internal Medicine Resident.”

Inslee Sets June 30 As Re-opening Date For The State Of Washington

According to Inslee, the full reopening of the state could happen prior to June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination. Washington has administered over six million doses of vaccine, and 56 percent of Washingtonians have initiated vaccination.