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Award-Winning D.C. Pediatrician Says Vaccines And Masks Are Like Airbags And Seat-belts

In one of the nation’s capital’s poorest and most traumatized communities, Dr. Lewis-Ragland has gained the kind of trust and respect from residents that other physicians often find elusive.

Families Of Missing Black & Brown People Frustrated With ‘Missing White Women Syndrome’

Some experts say the nation faces "Missing White Women Syndrome," which is defined by the heavier media attention White women and girls receive when they go missing compared to anyone outside of those demographics, according to a study published by the Northwestern University School of Law in 2016.

Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis For Communities Of Color

Overall suicide rates in the U.S. decreased in 2019 and 2020. National and local studies attribute the trend to a drop among white Americans, who make up the majority of suicide deaths. Meanwhile, rates for Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans — though lower than their white peers — continued to climb in many states.

Black Lives Matter Public Art Piece Installed Outside Seattle City Hall

Today, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) announced that a new, long-term Black Lives Matter public art piece has been installed at Seattle City Hall.

King County To Mandate Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test To Help Address The Spread Of COVID-19

During a press conference held last week, Constantine emphasized the critical point that the state of Washington finds itself in as the fall and winter months approach and how important vaccinations are as a shield against COVID and its variants.

Local Promoter, Anthony Tibbs, Decision On Whether Or Not To Get Vaccinated Came Too Little, Too Late

“I remember waking up and my eyes were hurting,” says Tibbs. “I mean I couldn’t look left, right, up or down without pain. I could not rub them and they hurt so bad it began to give me a headache but I had to get myself ready to leave town.”

Durkan Announces $50 Million To Create New Affordable Housing For Young Adults and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the first round of joint state and local investments of $50 million to rapidly create new income- and rent-restricted housing in Seattle.

$46B Emergency Rental Assistance Delay Leaves 3.5 Million At Risk Of Eviction

An estimated 3.5 million renters face the likelihood of eviction over the next two months – despite the availability of $46 billion in emergency rental assistance (ERA) allocated by Congress.

January 6 Committee Chairman, Panel Could Start Issuing Subpoenas ‘Within A Week’

The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol said Monday that the panel could start issuing subpoenas to companies and individuals who have not cooperated with records requests "within a week."

Harriet Tubman Sculpture Arrives In Sylva

The President of the Jackson County NAACP says having the sculpture of Harriet Tubman in Sylva can facilitate cultural understanding and create a space for dialogue.

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Senators Fail To Reach Deal On George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) called off the talks. No further discussions are in the works.

Award-Winning D.C. Pediatrician Says Vaccines And Masks Are Like Airbags And Seat-belts

In one of the nation’s capital’s poorest and most traumatized communities, Dr. Lewis-Ragland has gained the kind of trust and respect from residents that other physicians often find elusive.

Families Of Missing Black & Brown People Frustrated With ‘Missing White Women Syndrome’

Some experts say the nation faces "Missing White Women Syndrome," which is defined by the heavier media attention White women and girls receive when they go missing compared to anyone outside of those demographics, according to a study published by the Northwestern University School of Law in 2016.