“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.
Aug 1, 2016

Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016
Uncle Ike's in the Central District has pushed laws that limit pot stores to one 1,600-square-inch sign by putting larger neon signs on its paraphernalia shop next door, and on a mural next to the shop. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

What’s not to like about Uncle Ike’s?

Selling weed next to a teen center is just the beginning of problems black community leaders in the Central District see with the popular pot shop.
Apr 20, 2016