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Seattle Medium Selected To Participate In The Google News Initiative’s Ad Transformation Lab

The Google News Initiative (GNI), in partnership with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), kicked off the six-month program this week to help Black and Latino news publishers in the U.S. and Canada advance their advertising strategies and grow digital revenue.

Chris B. Bennett Named CEO Of Tiloben Publishing Company, Inc.

Chris B. Bennett, Editor and Publisher of the Seattle Medium Newspaper Group, has been promoted to CEO of the newspaper group’s parent company Tiloben Publishing Company, Inc., according to Chris H. Bennett, Chairperson Emeritus of the 51-year-old media company.

Nana’s Southern Kitchen To Give Out 400 Free Meals To Customers On Christmas Day

Nana’s Southern Kitchen restaurant in Kent is partnering with local NBA star and philanthropist Jamal Crawford and several Microsoft employees to hand out 400 free meals on Christmas Day.

Balancing Challenges And Optimism: Considerations For Black Business Owners Looking Ahead

Financial institutions have a lot of work to do to create an equitable system and take care of Black and African American-owned businesses. Share your feedback with your bank. Let them know what you need and where you see things falter. The only way to create change is to pinpoint the issues and share your suggestions to help create change.

Joanne And Bruce Harrell Donate $100,000 To Help Grow Businesses In Underserved Communities

The Joanne and Bruce Harrell Family Endowment for CBDC Student Engagement will support the work being done by the center staff, faculty and student consultants to provide emerging businesses from diverse communities with access to the skills, tools and knowledge that facilitates economic success, job creation and wealth.

KJ’s Cakery Bakery Sweet Shop In Kent Is A Dream Land For Sweet Tooths

KJ’s is not your ordinary conventional bakery. Taylor describes her businesses as an extension of her childhood memories. From the popcorn she enjoyed growing up, to cotton candy from the fairs her father would take her and siblings too, as well as ice cream, assorted candies and other treats, the diversity in Taylor’s creativity could easily be described as a modern-day Willy Wonka Factory.

Despite Apology From Wells Fargo CEO, African-Americans Still Face ‘Uphill Battle’ For Respect

Former President of the National Bankers Association Michael Grant acknowledges the systemic racism that influences this lack of diversity and attention to diverse talent in the financial services industry.

Seattle Housing Authority Executive Director Andrew Lofton To Retire In May

Andrew Lofton, Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), announced that he will retire on May 6, 2021.

Dominica Myers Joins KCLS As New Director Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

The King County Library System (KCLS) welcomes Dominica Myers as its new director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Bumble Bee CEO To Pay Washington State $100,000 In Price-fixing Lawsuit

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that Christopher Lischewski, formerly the CEO of Bumble Bee brand tuna, will pay $100,000 to Washington for his role in a canned tuna price-fixing scheme that artificially inflated the price of tuna from the three largest national brands: Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist.

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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.