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Seattle Judges Vacate 15 Years of Marijuana Convictions Because It Targeted People of Color

Seven city municipal court judges in Seattle said they threw out over 500 convictions this week for misdemeanor marijuana possessions because they unfairly targeted people of color, CNN reports. In their decision, the judges said that 46 percent of those cases involved African-American defendants. “We’ve taken another important step to right the wrongs of the

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Meet Charleena Lyles, Another African-American Killed by Police

On Sunday, Charleena Lyles, an African-American woman, was shot and killed by Seattle police. The 30-year-old became the 451st person to die at the hands of law enforcement in this country this year. We’re just six months into 2017. That’s 173 days. Lyles, who had reportedly been ordered to undergo mental health treatment recently, was fatally

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Entire Seattle HS Football Team Follows Kaepernick Protest

Seattle’s Garfield High School Bulldogs won’t stand for injustice any longer. Instead, they’ll take a knee. The football team, in one of the more recent examples of “Kaepernicking”– or kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest against racial injustice, placed their knee pads on the ground as the song played prior to

Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'
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Seattle Renames Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This year's Columbus Day holiday will have a slightly different, more Native flavor in the city of Seattle. Thanks to a unanimous vote this summer by the city council, the federal holiday will now be known by a different name: Indigenous Peoples' Day. The name change comes after activists pushed for a day to honor

Coping with a $15 minimum wage in Seattle
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Reaction to Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle residents react to the $15 an hour minimum wage. Seattle business owners woke up Tuesday to a city set to have the highest minimum wage in the country, throwing them into uncharted territory. The city council unanimously approved an increase to $15 an hour, which will be phased in over several years. It's a

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Tuskegee Airman Dies at 88

George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen, has died at age 88. His wife, Doris, confirmed Monday that he died early Sunday morning in Seattle. Hickman was a part of an elite collective of Black military pilots and ground crew members who fought in World War II. Such a sight had never been seen