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KIRKLAND, Washington — A Black man performing his duties as a court-appointed advocate was supervising a mother’s visitation at a yogurt shop when he was kicked out  by police because he looked “suspicious.” Police department officials say they now regret the actions of their officers. Ramon Cruz, the owner of the Menchies yogurt shop in Kirkland, a suburb…

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Recently, rolling out had the opportunity to interview Arif Gursel, a technology-focused entrepreneur and the current executive product leader for Floodgate Academy in Seattle. As an entrepreneur whose main focus is giving back to the community and empowering young African Americans, his role at Floodgate is one that fits him perfectly. The 2-year-old nonprofit organization…

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The police shooting of a pregnant Black mother of three children has Seattle on edge. Charleena Lyles,30, called police shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday morning to report a burglary at her apartment. When police responded to her apartment, she allegedly opened the door holding a knife in her hand. Not much is known after…

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Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy was shot in the leg outside his grandmother’s house near Los Angeles, a person close to the situation told USA TODAY Sports‘ Sam Amick.  The person asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.  According to the source, someone opened fire randomly outside his grandmother’s house, and he was reportedly…

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Across the country, people are taking to social media and the streets to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. Thousands took to the streets of New York with chants of “Not my president” and “F–k Donald Trump.” The crowd marched through downtown Manhattan to Trump Tower; police estimated that at least 8K were gathered at the…

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A disturbing tale of cults, rape, incest and beatings has come out of Seattle. Police have arrested Melford Warren Jr., 43,  for horrific crimes of sexual violence against his own children. Last week Warren was arrested on charges that included child rape and abuse against the 12 children he fathered by two different women. The…

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Her name was Malijah Grant and like most 1-year-old little girls she was a precious joy to her family and those who knew her. Last week in Kent, Washington, near Seattle, she was in her car seat with her parents when someone fired five shots into the vehicle, one of the bullets struck Malijah in the head. After a…

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Another police officer has gotten away with harming an unarmed Black person. According to reports by the Seattle Times, King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided not charge Adley Shepherd for punching a handcuffed Black woman in the face. In June, Adley arrested Miyekko Durden-Bosely, 23, who was intoxicated. According to the officer, Durden-Bosely began verbally…

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Since the release of her 2006 debut album Kajmere, Seattle based songstress Choklate has been a mainstay in the soul music scene. The sultry voiced natural alto says she just tries to make music from a genuine place and let’s the honesty of it speak for itself. “All of the music that I make is from…

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