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Sunday, May 16, 2021



Podcast: Chukundi Salisbury’s Final Campaign Push For The General Election

Rhythm & News interview with Chukundi Salisbury, candidate for State Rep. in the 37th Legislative District, about his legislative agenda, qualifications and final push towards the General Election. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: Public Meeting Disrupted By Zoom Bombers

Rhyhtm & News interview with King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay about a recent public meeting that was disrupted by zoom bombers using racially insensitive language and other tactics. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: Word In Black – Voting With Purpose

Rhythm & News interview with Denise Rolark-Barnes, Publisher of the Washington Informer, about Word in Black's (A collaborative of 10 leading Black newspapers) live virtual voter engagement event - voting with purpose. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: Nana’s Southern Kitchen

Rhythm & News interview with Todd Minor, owner of Nana's Southern Kitchen, about how the support of the community has allowed his business to flourish during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: The Black Wealth Gap In 2020

Rhythm & News interview with Charlene Crowell with the Center For Responsible Lending about a recent report that shows that Blacks households earn 61 cents for every dollar earned by White households. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: Education Policies And Advocacy In A COVID-19 Environment

Rhythm & News interview with MIchelle Merriweather, President/CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, and T'wina Nobles, President/CEO of the Tacoma Urban League, about returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: The COVID-19 25 Alive Campaign

Rhythm & News interview with Michelle Merriweather and Linda Taylor of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle about the COVID-19 25 Alive Campaign - an initiative, in partnership with The Seattle Medium, to encourage people to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Seattle. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: 25 Alive Campaign – The Original Philly’s

Rhythm & News interview with Minerva Humphries, co-owner of The Orignal Philly's Restaurant in Seattle, about her business, how they are navigating COVID-19 and their participation in the COVID-19 25 Alive Campaign. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

Podcast: 25 Alive Campaign – A-List Nanny Services and A-List Notary Services

Rhythm & News interview with Marquita Evans, owner of A-List Nanny Services, A-List Notary and Intentions Juice and Smoothie Bar, about her business and participation in the COVID-19 25 Alive Campaign.

Podcast: King County Eviction Prevention And Rental Assistance

Rhythm & News interview with Linda Taylor, housing director for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, about King County's allocation of $41 million for eviction prevention and rental assistance. Interview by Chris B. Bennett.

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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.