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Cherry Street Thai

Cherry Street Thai

Everything you need to know about our neighborhood Thai restaurant.
Eden Huschle, Staff March 1, 2022

Meet Anne and Jenny Keopanya, the mother-daughter duo who run Cherry Street Thai, an affordable Garfield favorite located on the corner of Cherry and MLK. Anne took over running the preexisting Thai food...

Black Excellence Features

Black Excellence Features

February 28, 2022

Kiana Q: What activities are you involved in? Kiana: Okay, so in Capitol Hill there’s this organization, they basically provide opportunities for queer youth and specifically BIPOC queer youth,...

Black Hair Student Submissions

February 28, 2022

Malachiah - he/him Q:What does your hair mean to you? What does it represent? A: Hair to me represents beauty. Q: What do you think that your hair shows the rest of the world? A: I think my...

Art by Nia Dozier

The Significance of Black Hair

February 28, 2022

Hair is a centerpiece of Black culture; it’s a symbol of identity, of resistance, creative expression and freedom. It is woven deep into Black culture and therefore rooted in the history of America. The...

Art by Nia Dozier

Meet Local Black Hair Stylists

February 28, 2022

Vasuda Salon: Jessica and Emmett Henely are prominent in the Seattle Black hair scene. The two partners run the Vasuda Hair Salon. They’ve been in the hair business for 35+ years with Jessica as a business...

Activism

Activism

February 28, 2022

Black in Power Michelle Sarju serves as the District 5 Director for the Seattle School Board. Sarju won the general election on November 2, 2021, with 85% of the vote. The 34-year Central District...

Seattle Artists

Seattle Artists

February 28, 2022

Around Garfield you might hear the question “What does Quincy Jones even do?” A more appropriate question might be “What doesn’t he do?” A native of Chicago, Jones spent much of his childhood...

Black Music

Black Music

February 28, 2022

Jazz Jazz first emerged in the early 1900s, drawing from West African musical traditions, spirituals sung by enslaved Black people in the Americas, and European classical music. The southern city of New...

Black Art Submissions

February 28, 2022

Black History Month Fashion

Black History Month Fashion

February 28, 2022

  Q: Do you use fashion as a form of expression?/When did you start using fashion as a form of expression?  A: Honestly, it was in middle school, because before then I couldn't wear my...

Art by Nike Adejumobi

The Central District: Celebrating Black Businesses and History

A Walking Tour of the Community
February 28, 2022

The Central District has been a hub for Black culture for over 100 years and continues to be one today. While some businesses have closed or moved away, others have remained for decades due to the...

A Brief History of 400 23rd Ave

A Brief History of 400 23rd Ave

Broken treaties, blocks gone missing, 88 million dollars in fees.
Lucy Gaines February 1, 2022

If you are a Garfield student sitting in advisory right now, look around you. Look out the window at the field and imagine the native rainforests that once grew there. Look downtown towards the water and...

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