(Un)Affordable Housing

The affordable housing crisis is called a “crisis” for good reason. Seattle is approximately 24 percent more expensive than the typical U.S. city, according to the Council on Economic and Community Relations. Just last month, the median rent in Seattle reached $2,800… Read more (listen, and interact) here

DoNormaal recreates the underground Seattle music scene

Christianne (Christy) Karefa-Johnson is adding a distinct sparkle to the Emerald City’s music scene as DoNormaal. Christy’s journey began long before her rise in Seattle. While her first release was fairly recent — an EP in June of 2014 — her passion for the arts are firmly rooted in the poetry she wrote as aContinue reading “DoNormaal recreates the underground Seattle music scene”

DoNormaal, Seattle hip-hop artist

This entire video was produced and edited by me, but I did have some help from Charles Johnson, who graciously accepted being a second cameraman. Suggestions from my editors, Stacey Jenkins and Jen Germain, also helped as well. The video was accompanied by an article I wrote: Christianne (Christy) Karefa-Johnson adds a distinct sparkle to the EmeraldContinue reading “DoNormaal, Seattle hip-hop artist”

New Mobile Medical Van in Place, but Homeless Youth Still Lost in the Trenches

The homeless population now has an additional resource for health care and other support services, but not all individuals access — or even know — about it. Via Spark Public / What’s Good 206 In January, King County rolled out a second mobile medical van for the homeless to complement the original clinic-on-wheels that has been serving South Seattle since 2008. In 2015,Continue reading “New Mobile Medical Van in Place, but Homeless Youth Still Lost in the Trenches”