A boy waits for his parents as they shop at Island Pacific Market, a Filipino-inspired grocery store in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Island Pacific opens on MLK in former Viet-Wah location

Island Pacific Market, a Filipino-inspired supermarket, has opened in Seattle in the former spot of Viet-Wah Superfoods on MLK.
Feb 24, 2016
A choir sings at Mt. Zion Baptist Church during a celebration Friday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Sharayah Lane.)

Seattle MLK celebration a reminder to keep moving forward

Keynote speaker Marcus Green said while our nation has made progress because of King, in many ways, racism has become increasingly hidden yet pervasive.
Jan 18, 2016
Viet Wah Superfoods on MLK was mostly quiet a few days after it was closed for good last week. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Viet Wah Supermarket on MLK closed due to rent hike

Duc T. Tran, owner of the chain of Viet Wah supermarkets says a looming 20% increase in rent forced him to close the Rainier Valley location.
Aug 18, 2015
Magdaleno Rose-Avila addresses the crowd at an immigration rally in Seattle in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Rose-Avila)

We are Seattle, we want to be free: Rose-Avila on Mandela and MLK

With his tenure at the city’s Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs ending, Seattle activist Magdaleno Rose-Avila is back at his typewriter to carry on a life-long struggle for civil rights.
Jan 18, 2014
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DREAM activist facing deportation speaks out on MLK Day

Update 1/19: An Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency spokeswoman has given this statement to the Globalist: “At this time, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reviewing Mr. Okere’s case to determine the appropriate next steps.” This means, she clarified, that ICE has not decided to deport Okere as of yet. Around 1000 people gathered […]
Jan 17, 2012