New Running Industry Diversity Coalition takes on systemic racism in the business of running

New Running Industry Diversity Coalition takes on systemic racism in the business of running

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE, WA & GOLETA, CA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–We are proud to announce the formation of the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC), a new, national coalition of running brands, running retailers, and runners representing Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), brought together through our love of running and dedicated to ending …

Police dedicate 100 officers to BLM protests

Police dedicate 100 officers to BLM protests

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Seattle’s Capitol Hill once again became the location of more protests this past week as members of the Black Lives Matter movement responded to developments in the news such as the release of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on the neck of George …

BLM: Week of unrest on Capitol Hill as police and protesters clash

BLM: Week of unrest on Capitol Hill as police and protesters clash

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty It has been a week of unrest on Capitol Hill in Seattle since the Louisville, Kentucky grand jury decision in the police-involved shooting death of Breonna Taylor. In all, at least 33 people have been arrested by the Seattle Police Department for a variety of charges …

Breonna Taylor grand jury decision leads to riot on Capitol Hill

Breonna Taylor grand jury decision leads to riot on Capitol Hill

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Two protests of the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision on Wednesday lead to clashes between police and demonstrators when the two protests merged and descended on the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct on Capitol Hill in Seattle where a large crowd formed outside. A Kentucky state …

Police break up Labor Day march for Black Lives with show of force

Police break up Labor Day march for Black Lives with show of force

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Chris Rojas and Renee Raketty A Labor Day demonstration in Seattle Sept. 7 in support of Black Lives drew hundreds of people who marched from the International District Light Rail Station to the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) building in the 2900 block of 4th Ave. S. The …

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeahawks head coach Pete Carroll stepped to the podium with one thing on his mind: racism in America and what we can do to help. He spoke candidly and passionately for over 14 minutes on the topic, took no questions, and then walked off stage. Here is the transcript …

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March On Washington, D.C. -August 28

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March On Washington, D.C. -August 28

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Chris Rojas An estimated 50,000 people from all across America attended the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” March on Washington. It was hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August …

Seattle Police sweep homeless from Cal Anderson Park

Seattle Police sweep homeless from Cal Anderson Park

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty The Seattle Police Department and crews from the Seattle Parks Department swept Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill shortly after 10am on Tuesday, September 1, of its unhoused residents and shut down volunteer-led mutual aid efforts that had provided services. The Shelterhouse area and nearby bathrooms …

Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake’s mother, made on August 25

Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake’s mother, made on August 25

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailEDITOR’S NOTE: In response to Jacob Blake being shot four times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Rusten Sheskey on August 23, 2020 resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down and sparking nationwide protests, Julia Jackson made the following statement: How dare we hate what …

Vigil spirals into chaos as police push peaceful demonstration from outside State Patrol station

Vigil spirals into chaos as police push peaceful demonstration from outside State Patrol station

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Black Lives Matter protesters held a march and vigil outside the Washington State Patrol station at E Roanoke St & Harvard Ave E on Wednesday night that quickly spiraled into chaos, arrests and minor injuries. This march and vigil was organized by Every Day March (EDM). …