A year after Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., sparking weeks of often violent protests in the city, the country is still struggling to deal with the issues the shooting, and others like it, have brought to the fore.
In late October, KUOW aired Tonya Mosley’s four-part series “Black in Seattle.” The series immediately struck a chord for listeners throughout the Puget Sound area. The discussion continued online, with a robust and eager audience.
Historic Seattle/Washington Hall and KUOW 94.9 continued the conversation “offline” at Washington Hall on Nov. 13. Below is a video produced by Seattle Channel and a snapshot of the evening as documented on Twitter. Panelist biographies are beyond the jump.
Black In Seattle series producer Tonya Mosley (@tonyamosley) moderated a live Twitter chat last night. Local guests Enrico Benjamin and Alex Wells joined her to discuss what it's like to be a black man in Seattle.
Miss anything? Catch up on all the pieces from Mosley's series and highlights from the chat below, and follow the hashtag #blackinseattle on Twitter to add your questions and insights.
Tonya Mosley's Black in Seattle series continued Tuesday with a piece on the Seattle Public Schools' 21-year busing program and the way it continues to affect the way black people, some of who are parents now themselves, view their community and education.
Listeners and readers added their own insight on their experiences with the busing program.
This week, we’ve been airing stories by reporter Tonya Mosley centered around the question: What is the black experience in Seattle? Below, hear Web exclusive interviews from more people Mosley interviewed for her series, Black In Seattle.
Tonya Mosley's Black in Seattle series on KUOW immediately struck a chord with her first piece that asked a fraught question: Where are the black people? For a large and progressive metro area, Seattle actually lags behind other cities and the country as a whole in its black population.
Listeners and readers added their own insight as to what Seattle offers and what it is missing for the black community.
On a recent Thursday evening, Amalia Martino rushed from work to catch the last few minutes of her daughter Sophia’s soccer game. She pointed out her daughter on the field, laughing a little: “My daughter is the brown one.”