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Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker

Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker

Posted on 24 March 2017 by admin

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New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

A coalition of medical organizations representing over half of American physicians launched a campaign yesterday to alert policymakers and the public to the dangers climate change presents to public health.

“Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker,” says Dr. Mona Sarfaty in a statement. 

Safarty is director of a new coalition of doctors, called the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, and a professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. “Physicians,” she says, are on the frontlines and see the impacts in exam rooms. What’s worse is that the harms are felt most by children, the elderly, Americans with low-income or chronic illnesses, and people in communities of color.”

The Consortium on Climate and Health’s new report, which is based on peer-reviewed reports, outlines the myriad ways climate is already worsening health, including causing asthma and other respiratory diseases.

The increased spread of insect-borne diseases such as the Zika virus and Lyme disease more commonly found in the tropics is another risk, the report says. 

Seven in 10 Americans believe that climate change in happening, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. But just over a half of Americans believe that climate change is already harming not only public health but others areas as well. This is where physicians can play a role, says Dr. Aparna Bole, a pediatrician at University Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio. 

“There is great consensus in scientific, public health and medical literature that acting on climate change is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, public health opportunities of our time,” Dr. Bole says. “As a pediatrician I am interested in safeguarding the health of all children. In order to that, safeguarding a healthy environment is critical.”

Children are among the most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change, she says, partly because their respiratory rate is faster than that of adults, making them susceptible to poor air quality. Increased risks for infectious disease and extreme weather can be even more damaging when they happen in the critical developmental years.

“The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that 80 percent of the health burdens of climate change will fall on children under [age] five,” Dr. Bole says.

Asthma tops the list of climate health woes in many communities already suffering in disproportionate rates, such as in Cleveland where one in every five African American child has asthma. Many of these children are Dr. Bole’s patients, and in caring for them she says she is already observing the impacts of climate change: increased heat, a longer allergy season, and worsening air quality. High rates of poverty are an additional burden on these kids’ health, she says. 

Trump administration dismissive of climate dangers

The new administration has angered environmental and health groups with its proposed slashing of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget. The new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has claimed that there is “tremendous disagreement” on whether human behavior has any links to climate change. 

The administration has also announced it will significantly roll back the Obama administration’s strict regulations on vehicle tailpipe pollution. Cars and trucks account for about one-fifth of the U.S. global warming emissions.

Last week, Mustafa Ali, the head of the environmental justice program at the EPA, resigned, saying that the new leaders have not given “any indication that they are focused or interested in helping” vulnerable communities, when those should be the agency’s top priority. 

That is a view Dr. Bole would concur with: “Children living in poverty are disproportionately impacted by environmental health hazards, and climate change is no different,” she says.

Spring arrived several weeks early in much of the eastern United State this year, and last month was the second hottest on record. An early spring brings the onset of the allergy season, and can also mean the arrival of disease carrying ticks and mosquitos.

“Doctors like myself today are seeing conditions appear outside their typical location and season,” says Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, a pediatrician in Alexandria, Va. Ahdoot recalls patients who have had to start their allergy medications much earlier and miss school because of severe reactions.


Doctors have “obligation” to speak up

The nation’s family doctors, obstetricians and allergists may be well positioned to be the public’s best resource on staying safe from climate impacts. A 2014 Yale national survey found that Americans see their primary care physician as their most trusted source of information on this topic, over organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. 

Molly Rauch is policy director for Moms Clean Air Force, a national organization that advocates for combating climate change and air pollution. She says doctors need to give parents like her the whole picture of how climate is connected to their child’s health.

“Asthma is an epidemic in this country,” says Rauch. “If air pollution makes asthma worse, [parents] want to know about it. And if climate change makes air pollution worse, we actually really need to know about it in order to take care of our children.”

The new Consortium, which includes the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Geriatrics Society, among others, will deliver their new report to members of Congress, the Trump administration, and CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies to push for transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. 

“We have a moral obligation to act on their behalf,” says Dr. Ahdoot, a member of the Consortium. “Given our current understanding today, failure to take prompt substantive action to reduce emissions would be an unprecedented injustice to every current and future child.”

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Duqa Magaalada Murray iyo Golaha Degaanka Seattle waxey Doonayaan Mutadawaciin Cusub oo Noqda Komishin ku Howlan Arrimaha Buslahda!

Duqa Magaalada Murray iyo Golaha Degaanka Seattle waxey Doonayaan Mutadawaciin Cusub oo Noqda Komishin ku Howlan Arrimaha Buslahda!

Posted on 04 February 2017 by admin

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Komishinku waxuu kala talinayaa Magaalada habka 

lagula shaqeynayo bulshada

SEATTLE (February 1, 2017) – Duqa Magaalada Edward Murray iyo Golaha Degaanka Seattle waxey raadinayaan xubno cusub oo ah Komishin ama guddi Ku Howlan Arrimaha Bulshada. Waxaa lagu abuuray Fulin Amarka 2016-06 iyado amarkaasu ahaa November tii la soo dhaafay, Komishinkaas waxuu Magaalada kala talin doonaa arrimaha siyaasadda, straateejiyadaha, iyo geedi socodka maalgelinta deeqha bulshada, si simana loogu horumariyo ka qaybgalka dadweynaha iyo ka qayb qaadashada arrimaha madaniga. “Magaalada Seattle waxey u baahan tahay in ay abuurto wadiiqooyin badan si ay isgu xidho dadka meesha ay ku wada nool yihiin,” ayuu yiri Duqa Magaalada Murray. “Kuwan aan wakiilada laheyn oo adeegyada bulsho loo qabtaa ay hooseyso waa in ay helaan fursad ay kaga qayb qaataan geedi socodka, go’aan qaadashada iyo qorshaha magaalada. Komishanka cusub waxuu hogaamin donaa dadaalka magaaladu ay ku abuureyso siyaasado iyo strateejiyado badan oo dadka degaanka oo dhan ay ka mid noqdaan. Haddii la doonayo Seattle in ay noqto meel dhamaan dadku u siman yihiin, waa in magaaaldu qaadato hogaaminta si ay codad badan miiska loo keeno, lana hubiyo in dadkaasu ay matalaan beelaha kala duwan si aynu ugu adeegno.” Komishanka 16-ka xubnood ayaa waxaa lagu abuuray fulin amar uu soo saaray Duqa Murray si ay talo u siiyaan magaalada mudnaanta, siyaasadaha, iyo strateejiyadaha la xiriira ka qayb-qaadashada arrimaha sinaanta bulshada, iyo ka qaybgalka dadweynaha geedi socodka go’aan qaadashada magaalada. Waxa kale oo ay ka talin doonaan habka deeqha bulshada ay magaaladu u bixiso iyagoo bixin doonaa warcelin ku saabsan horumarinta qorshaha ka qaybgalka bulshada ee waaxyaha Magaalada’. “Komishinka u Howlgala Arrimah Bulshada waxuu siinaya dadka deggan magaalada Seattle fursado ay ku qiimeeyaan sida ugu habboon ee looga qeyb qaadan karo siyaasadda magaalada,” ayuu yiri Tim Burgess oo ka mid Golah Degaanka Seattle. “Dawladda Hoose waxey wax tar yeelaneysaa marka aan ka qeybgalino dinacyada kala duwan ee leh waayo aragnimo, si simana mudnaan loo siiyo wakiil ka qeyb-qaata geedi socodka iyo ka qeybgalka go’aanda la gaarayo.” Guddiga wuxuu ka koobanaan doonaa 16 xubnood – toddoba waxaa soo magacaabi doona Golaha Degaanka (Golaha Degmada) toddobana waxaa magacaabaya Duqa Magaalada, mid ka mid ah magacaabistiisa waxey keyd u tahay dhalinyarada waaweyn oo ka imaanaya barnaamijka loo yaqaan ku lug yeelo “GET Engagement”. Labada xubnood ee ugu dambeysa waxa xulanaya guddiga durba marka la doorto. Dhammaan xubnaha waxa soo ansixinaya Golaha Deegaanka. Marka hore, Komiishinku waxuu ku kulmi doonaa bil kasta Xarunta Dhexe ee Dowlada Hoose. Komiishinku waxuu u adeegi doonaa iyada aan wax lacag ah ama magdhow la siineyn, waana in uu diyaar u yahay ka qeyb galka qiyaastii 3-6 saacadood howlaha Komiishinka bishiiba. Haddii aad xiisaynayso in la tixgeliyo codsigaaga, ka soo buuxi online ka Arbacada, 1da Maaris 5ta galabnimo. Waxaad Online ka ka heleysaa turjumid luuqadaha, Koreyaan, Soomaali, Isbaanish, Tagalog, Dhaqanka Chinese ka, iyo Vietnamese waxeyna diyaar noqon doonaan January 27. Haddii aadan ku soo gudbin karin codsiga online, la xiriir Seattle Waaxda Darisyada 206-684-0464 waxaa laguu soo diri doonaa arjiga, ama waxaa ka qaadan kartaa hal arji xafiiska – Seattle Department of Neighborhoods ,City Hall Seattle, 600 4th Ave, dabaqa 4aad, maalmaha shaqada inta u dhaxaysa 8 subaxnimo ilaa 5 galabimo. Haddii aad soo direysid waa in codsiga ay ka muuqataa shaabad boostada ka hor, Arbacada, 1da Maaris . Kuna soo hagaaji: Tom Van Bronkhorst, Seattle Waaxda Derisyada, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. Wixii macluumaad dheeraad ah ama su’aalo, la xiriir Tom Van Bronkhorst at (206) 233-3954 ama email NewDON@seattle.gov. Waxaad kaloo ka baraneysa waxyaabo badan oo ku saabsan Komiishinka ku howlan Arrimaha Bulshada soo booqo website. Magaalada Seattle waxaa ka go’an in ay hormariso kala duwanaanta gudiyada iyo komiishinada magaalada. Dumarka, dadka naafada ah, kuwa galmada jinsiga laga tirada badan yahay, dhalinyarada, waayeelka, dadka midabka leh, iyo soo galootiga waxaa lagu dhiirigelinayaa in ay dalbadaan.

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Mayor Murray statement on DOJ-led study on SPD community relations

Mayor Murray statement on DOJ-led study on SPD community relations

Posted on 25 October 2016 by admin

SEATTLE (October 24, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) federal monitoring team Download Most Recent Classifieds.

indicating that the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) performance with communities of color has improved over the last year, with fewer people reporting problems with their interactions with SPD and more residents feeling that SPD is keeping them safe.

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(the Photo) From left, Assistance Chief Merner, Ubah Warsame, Chief O’Toole, Amal Abdullahi, and Deputy Chief Carmen Best during their meeting with the Somali/Muslim community earlier this year to assure that Seattle is safe for all communities

“The report commissioned by the federal monitoring team underscores the progress being made by the Seattle Police Department in addressing the gulf that exists between officers and the communities they serve,” said Mayor Murray. “And we continue to work to repair the trust with our police department. Earlier this month, we sent the strongest police accountability proposal in Seattle’s history to the federal judge for review. Once we hear from Judge Robart, we will send a final reform package, which will include permanent and meaningful civilian oversight, to the City Council for their input and approval.”

 The accountability reform proposal currently under review by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart creates the following key accountability measures:

  • Creation of the Office of Inspector General, empowered to review and report on any aspect of SPD’s policies and practices.
  • Increases the independence of our Office of Professional Accountability, replacing sworn SPD officers with civilian staff tasked with overseeing all investigations and complaints against officers; and
  • Makes the Community Police Commission a permanent body, ensuring community input is institutionalized into Seattle’s police services.

 In August of this year, Judge Robart issued an order ruling that any SPD reform package must be reviewed by the Court before being sent to City Council to ensure the package meets the accountability and transparency requirements agreed to under the 2012 Consent Decree settlement with the DOJ.

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 The poll, which was commissioned by the DOJ’s monitoring team, surveyed a random sampling of 700 Seattle residents over the age of 18, with additional interviews of Latino and African American residents. The overall results show that SPD’s performance rating has climbed from 60% in 2013 to 72% in 2016. The full report, along with methodology, can be found Download Most Recent Classifieds.

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CELEBRATE THE END OF RAMADAN AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

CELEBRATE THE END OF RAMADAN AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Posted on 02 July 2016 by admin

Ramadan Kareem! Eid Mubarak! Enjoy a community celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan at two Library locations in July. Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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The celebrations will include crafts, stories, traditional foods and activities for all ages. The programs are a cultural celebration and open to all who want to learn about or celebrate this holiday with their local community. Times, dates and locations are as follows. 

Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704.

            Eid Mubarak! Join the Library for a cultural celebration of Eid Al-Fitr—the end of Ramadan. Learn about Ramadan and Eid. Make Eid cards for friends or family. The celebration will include crafts, Somali story time, henna and activities for all ages.

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Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518.

            Listen to stories about Eid, share your stories of Eid, make Eid cards and lanterns, enjoy traditional foods and more. If you would like to help with decorations, food or applying henna, please contact Nancy at 206-684-7518, nancy.pew@spl.org or stop by the Lake City Branch.

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Mosque

Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hare Krishnas defend New Jersey Mosque

Posted on 12 May 2016 by admin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly 20 diverse civil rights and religious groups today asked a court to support a community of Muslims in New Jersey who have been trying to build a house of worship for almost a decade (view full coalition list). The mosque met every requirement by the local zoning board and was designed to look like a house to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. But due to local hostility toward Muslims, the permit was denied.

“I came to America almost fifty years ago with a firm belief in the values that America represents, including freedom of religion and equality before the law,” said Mohammad Ali Chaudry, the founding and current president of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge. “This mosque is part of my American dream. We are overwhelmed by this extraordinary support from so many diverse groups all supporting our position and affirming that Muslims too have the right to worship in Bernards Township.”

Dr. Chaudry is a Pakistani immigrant who has lived with his family in Basking Ridge for nearly 40 years. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Tufts University and is a retired AT&T executive. He has a long history of community engagement, including serving on the town’s board of education and as mayor from 2004 to 2007.

In 2008, Dr. Chaudry began looking for property to build a larger space to hold the Society’s prayer meetings and Sunday school for children. A few years later, Chaudry purchased a 4-acre site zoned for houses of worship and began planning construction. The small, unassuming mosque was designed to fit in with the residential neighborhood, without a traditional dome and with discrete minarets that looked like chimneys. But after the Society filed its application for a permit, what ensued was four years of local bureaucratic quagmire. The Board held a record 39 public hearings during which time the Society faced hostility and vandalism from members of the local community.

“It is a gross misuse of power by the local Planning Board to deny this house of worship simply because it is a mosque,” said Hannah Smith, senior counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which filed an amicus brief in support of the Islamic Society. “The town cannot arbitrarily apply different standards to any religious group, be they Jews, Native Americans, Catholics or Muslims, merely because local protesters disapprove of religious beliefs that are new or different.”

In March 2016, the Society sued the town for violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Becket’s amicus brief was joined by a diverse coalition including the National Association of Evangelicals, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Sikh Coalition, the International Center for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, and the Interfaith Coalition on Mosques.

Becket was joined by Christopher J. Paolella of the New York law firm Reich & Paolella. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and Mr. Chaudry are represented by Adeel A. Mangi of the New York law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100% win-rate before the United States Supreme Court. For over 20 years, it has successfully defended clients of all faiths, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians (read more).

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Muslimka Mareykanka oo ku Dhaartay iney Codeynayaan!

Muslimka Mareykanka oo ku Dhaartay iney Codeynayaan!

Posted on 04 April 2016 by admin


Muslimka-MareykankaShir muhiim ah oo ay isugu yimaadeen hoggaamiyeyaasha Muslimiinta ku nool gobolka Washington ayaa Sabtidii ka dhacay dugsiga hoose/dhexe Hope Academy oo ku yaal galbeedka Magaalada Seattle. Xubnaha shirka isugu yimid waxa ay isku raaceen iney abuuraan urur u ololeeya in Muslmiinta gobolka ka qeyb qaataan doorashooyinka heer kasta leh ee ka dhaca gobolka.

Arrimaha shirka lagu taataabtay waxa ka mid ahaa waxyaabaha ka hortaagan in Muslimku codeeyaan oo ay ugu weyn tahay kalsooni la’aan ay ku qabaan siyaasiyiinta ay dooranayaan. Waxa la isla gartay in meel la iska dhigo in siyaasiga lagu qiimeeyo noloshiisa ama nolosheeda gaarka balse laga fakaro waxa bulshada ka faa’iidi karto. Sidoo kale in xiriir lala sameeyo hey’adaha kale ee ka qeyb qaata ololayaasha doorashooyinka.

Jeff Saddiqui oo ah nin u dooda xuquuda banii’aadamka waxa uu u yiri, “waan aragnaa sida loo burburiyey waddamo Islaam ah waxana ka mid nahay dadka burburiyey maxaa yeelay waxannu ku nool nahay  waddanka laga burburiyey oo ah dalka Mareykanka”. “si aannu u noqono dad wax ku ool ah, waa inaannu codeynaa” ayuu is qiiro leh u yiri Saddiqui.

Muslimka-Mareykanka_1Xubnaha ugu muhimsan ee shirka ka soo qeyb galay waxa sidoo kale ka mid ahaa Ahmed Zayan oo ah injineer howlgab ka noqday shirkadda ugu weyn adduunka ee diyaaradaha sameysa Boeing oo xarunta warshaddeedu tahay magaalada Seattle. Waxa kale oo goob ka ahaa Anne Muslimani oo ah haweyneydii ugu horreysay oo dugsi Islaami ah ka hirgalisa magaalada, iyo xubn kale oo ay ka mid tahay Janice Tufte and ganacsade Rizwan Samad. Waxa shirka isku soo duba riday Mohamud Yussuf oo ah Tifaftiraha boggan ee Runta, waxana marti geliyey Abdulkadir Jama oo ah assaasihii Hope Academy isla markaana magac weyn ku leh gobolka Washington.

Muslimka-Mareykanka_2 Waxa la isku raacay in shirka xiga la qabto bishan aakhirkeeda iyo in laga soo qeyb geliyo xubno ay ugu muhimsan yihiin da’ yarta ku nool gobolka, masaajidda, iyo ururrrad kale ee bulshada. Waxa ururka oo lagu magacaabay “Muslims Vote” loo furay facebook page oon qof kasta oo Muslim Mareykanka ku nool ku dhiiri-gelineyno inuu ama iney like saarto.

 

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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Posted on 08 February 2016 by admin

The Seattle Public Library will honor Black History Month with programs and displays at several Library locations throughout February. Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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PROGRAMS

Film Screening: ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ – A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then. Presented by PBS as part of the nationwide Indie Lens Pop-up series.

  • 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

 Jazz, Rhythm & Rhyme: A Preschool Story Time – Join us for a special story time celebrating jazz music and the contributions of famous African-Americans like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and John Coltrane.

  • 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-684-4063.

 An Evening with David Binder: Photojournalist, Documentary Filmmaker and Storyteller – Join award-winning photojournalist David Binder for an illustrated talk about his work and a screening of his highly-acclaimed documentary film “Calling My Children.”

  • 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

 Bob Santos and Councilman Larry Gossett discuss ‘The Gang of Four’ – A Native American, Asian-American, African-American, and Mexican-American came together to fight for their neighborhoods and their people in Seattle. Seattle’s Gang of Four changed the face of the city from the 1960s to the 1980s by bringing four ethnic groups together in battle against city powerbrokers over development, poverty, fishing rights and gentrification.

  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at the Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave. W., 206-386-4225.

 Damon Tweedy reads and discusses his memoir ‘Black Man in a White Coat’ – Tweedy, an African-American psychiatrist, examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. His memoir, “Black Man in a White Coat,” is about Tweedy’s experience grappling with race, bias and the unique health problems of black Americans.

  • 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

DISPLAYS

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  • ‘All Power to the People: Remembering the Seattle Black Panther Party’ – The Black Heritage Society of Washington State has created a display titled “All Power to the People: Remembering the Seattle Black Panther Party.” The display includes photos, recently donated copies of The Black Panther newspaper and some of the iconic attire worn by male Party members. The display may be of special interest to teen activists, as a number of the Black Panthers were teens or young adults themselves.
  • View this display during open hours, now through the end of February at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704.

‘Seattle African-American History’ – A timeline display ranging from 1858 to current day depicting notable black Seattleites.

  • View this display during open hours, now through the end of February at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084.

‘African-Americans Close To Our Hearts’ – A display with photos and biographies of famous African-Americans.

  • View this display during open hours, now through the end of February at the NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S., 206-386-1905.

‘February is Black History Month: People Make the Difference’ – A display depicting photos and facts about African-American writers and artists from the Seattle area.

  • View this display during open hours, now through the end of February at the University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-684-4063.
  • For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or ask a Librarian.

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A Community Leader Comes Up with a Conclussion on Who the Community Should Vote For!

A Community Leader Comes Up with a Conclussion on Who the Community Should Vote For!

Posted on 28 October 2015 by admin

pic1Abukar Sultan Gurbis, an active Somali Community member in Seattle has thought of many months about who the community vote for their best interest. Late night or early morning of Wednesday he posted this message on his facebook wall asking the community to give their support and vote for these candidates. Two are incoming, Morales and Bradburd, but Sawant has already served one term in the Seattle City Council and want to secure a second term.

Abukar said, “With the new voting districts, the people of Seattle will be able to vote for individuals who will be beholden to their local districts. Their sole focus will be addressing the issues and concerns of the local community, as such, accountability of the council members will be much easier for the people.

pic2I’ve thought very hard about who I should vote for in District 2, I asked myself who will be the best candidate to address the extensive list of concerns and issues faced by our underdeveloped and ignored district. District 2 has the most diverse residents out of all the districts in Seattle, and though our city praises itself on inclusiveness, this district has struggled economically, socially, and politically for far too long. Educational and economic opportunities, as well as housing affordability and justice reform is a must for the growth and development of this district. The question then is, which candidate will be able to address the issues and concerns of the community, who will fight for the needs of this district.

pic3Kshama Sawant Current Council Member

After much contemplation, I believe Tammy Morales will be the most fit for the job, and will be a champion for our district. She is a very intelligent, caring and charismatic person who is very passionate about this district and its residents. If you wish to see change and development in our district, then vote for Morales for Seattle City Council District 2. Your children will have better education: the violence plaguing our youth will be addressed, and their incarceration decreased: actual police reform will be implemented: the threat of gentrification will be met with affordable housing for low income and working families: economic opportunities and development will become a reality and not simple lip service. Vote, it is our duty as citizens, we complain about so much but never vote, or vote for the right individual. I also believe Bill Bradburd will be a great Councilman, he is running for the at large Position 9 seat, so vote for him. For my friends in District 3, you know the right choice, there is so much to say about Kshama Sawant, but I believe the residents of Seattle are well acquainted with her and the wonderful work she is doing”.

L_picBill Bradburd an incoming candidate

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Maxey Tahay Danta Noogu Jirta I-122?

Maxey Tahay Danta Noogu Jirta I-122?

Posted on 23 October 2015 by admin

A Jama

Qore: Abdullahi Jama

Hoggaamiye Bulsho

Bulshada muhaajiriinta iyo kuwa  qaxootiga oo ay ku jiraan Soomaalida waxa khasab ah iney helaan fursad ay ku doortaan hoggaamiyeyaasha Seattle oo garanaya  waxyaabaha ay bulshadeenu u baahan tahay ama tabanayaan, isla markaana og xurmadeena. Laakinse magaalo lacagtu ku leedahay saameyn, codkanagu waxa xaddida cododka ka xoogga badan oo ay leeyihiin hantiilayaasha deeqaha aadka u fara badan ku bixiya  siyaasadda.

 Dadka Immigaranitska iyo kuwa qaxootiga ama refugeeska ee Seattle waxey la halgamayaan arrimo fara badan: guryo qaali ah, ammaanka bulshada arrimo la xiriira, iyo madax xanuunka ciriiriga joogta ah ee waddooyinka ka  jira. Seattle waxa ay noqoneysaa magaalo adag oo qaali ah oo aan lagu noolaan karin. Waxanu u baahan nahay barnaamijo badan oo ay ka mid yihiin fasallo luqadda lagu barto, tababarro lagu yareeyo caqabadaha hortaagan muhaajiriinta cusub, qaxootiga iyo familladooda.

 Qof kasta waxa uu u qalmmaa

inuu cod ku leeyahay xukuumaddiisa  iyo go’aamada ay gaarto oo raad ku yeelanaya nolosheena. Laakinse Seattle xaafadaha dadka ugu badan oo ay ku nool yihiin dadka isku milan wax saameyn ah kuma laha awoodda siyaasadeed.

 Dadka badankoodu waxa ay shaqeeyaan saacado badan si ay u maareeyaan noloshooda inta daruuriga ah iyo sidii ay u daryeeli lahaayeen nolosha qoyskooda. Ma lahan hanti dheeri ah oo ay ugu deeqaan siyaasiyiinta doorashooyinka u tartanta—xittaa ha noqoto siyaasiyiinta aan hubno iney magaaladeena ka dhigi doonaan mid ay dadku u siman yihiin nolosheeda.

 Maxaad u maleyneysaa haddii bulshadeena ku lahaan laheyd cod awood badan maamulka iyo siyaasadda magaalada? Maxey yihiin isbeddellada aanu arki doonno haddii aan u dooranno hoggaamiyeyaal ina yaqaan booska guddiyada maamulka ee Magaalada kuwaasi oo ina dhageysanaya isla markaana garan kara baahidayada?

 Sida ku cad baaritaan ay sameysay hey’adda OneAmerica Votes, boqolkiiba 48 ee ka mida bulshada Bariga Afrika ee Seattle ayaa ah kuwo u diiwaan gashan iney codkooda ku bixin karaan doorashooyinka guddiga golaha deegaanka siiba kuwa ka  soo tartama xaafadda Rainier. Tani waxa lagu saleeyey sida ololaha doorashooyinka looga qeyb qaato.

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Fekerka ama Initiative 122 waxa uu caawini doonaa isu dheelli tirka aan miisaaneyn ee awoodda siyaasadeed ee Seattle iyo isagoo siinaya dadka oo ay ku jiraan bulshada Soomaaliyeed cod ka weyn midka  hadda ay leeyihiin.

I-122 wuxuu siin doonaa qof kasta oo Seattle ku nool xaq uu lacag ugu deeqi karo ololayaasha doorashooyinka—waxana taasi ku mid ah kuwa xittaa kuwa heysta gareen kaarka oon weli dhalashada qaadan. Qofkiiba waxa uu bixin karaa afar jeer oo min 25 doolar jeegag ah si uu gacan uga geysto tartanka musharraxiinta.

Fekerka Honest Elections wuxuu ku dhiirri gelinayaa musharrixiinta Seattlle iney is bartaan bulshadeena, halkii ay hore xiriir gaara ula lahaan jireen hantiilayaasha xaafadaheena ku nool oo kaliya.

I-122 wuxuu yareynayaa ama xaddidayaa lacagaha hantiilayaasha ugu deeqi karaan musharraxiinta, taasi oo wixii ay uga baahnaayeen lagu dabooli doono lacagta 100ka doolar ah ee qofka caadiga ah ugu deeqi karo musharraxa. Lacagtaasi oo qofka muwaadinka caadiga codkiisa ka dhigi doonta mid la siman hantiilayaasha.

War bixin laga helay hey’adda Center for Working Families waxa ay iftiiiminaysaa in deeqaha aannu bixinno doono ay si fiican ugu faa’iideyn doonaan bulshada midabka leh—iyo gaar ahaan musharrixiinta ka soo jeedda xaafadaha dadka dhaqaalahoodu hooseeyo ay deggan yihiin.

Qof kasta oo ku nool Seattle waxa uu xaq u leeyahay doorashada hoggaamiyeyaasha, laakinse waxa intaa dheer, in ay nagu tahay waajib sidii aannu si wacan ugaga faa’iideysan laheyn fursadda iyo ka qeyb qaadashada tallaabo kasta oo howsha ku aaddan. Waxan ka codsayanayaa bulshadeena iney noqdaan muwaaddiniin, iskuna  diiwaan geliyaan codeynta—oo Codeeyaan.

 Waxan idinka codsanayaa inaad Haa ugu codeysaan I-122, iyo adigoo familkaaga iyo saaxiibbadaada weydiista iney taageeraan I-122.

 Warbixin intaa ka badan waxad ka heli kartaan Honest Elections Seattle. http://honestelectionsseattle.org/learn-more/

 Abdullahi Jama waa qabanqaabiye bulsho iyo hoggaamiye ka tirsan bulshada Soomaaliyeed ee Seattle

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Saadaq

Waa Kuma Saadiq “Laab” Saalax?

Posted on 29 July 2015 by admin

Saadaq

Saadiq “Laab” Saalax waa  nin ka mida dhallinyarada ugu firfiricoon oo dhowaanna si cad  uga soo dhex muuqday bulshada Soomaaliyeed ee ku nool magaalada Seattle. Saadiq oo isku darsaday inta tilmaamood oo uu yeelan karo qof mustaqbal  ku leh hoggaaminta bulshada waxa uu hore  ugu tafo xeytay howlo fara badan oo ummadda Soomaaliyeed lagu taakuleynayo. Waxa  uu ka qeby qaatay lacag ururin wax  weyn loogu qabtay Soomaalidii qaxootiga aheyd  ee Yemen ka soo laabatay iyo sidoo kale lagu taakuleeyey Mohamed Ahmed oo ahaa wiilkii 10 jirka ahaa ee 3 Sano ka hor Gaari Lug kaga jiiray magaalada Muqdisho oo dad badan ku xusuustaan Facebook oo dhibkii gaaray lagu soo badhigay iyadoo aakhirkii dhowaan willkaasi loo qaaday dalka Malaysia laguna soo daweeyey.

Haddii aannu yare dib ugu jaleecno taariikhda Saadiq oo kooban wuxuu ku dhashay degmada Qandala, waxana uu ku soo koray magalada Boosaaso. Wuxuu dugsiga sare ku soo dhameeyey Magalada Nairobi ee dalka Kenya. Wuxuu dalka Mareykanka  oo sidoo kale loo yaqaano USA uu soo galay 2007kii isagoo ku soo biiray qoyska aabbihii Saalax dhagaweyne oo muddo dheer ku rafaaday inuu familka oo ka kooban 2 wiil, gabar, iyo hooyadood dalkan keeno. Aabbe Saalax wuxuu ku shaqeynayey duruufo adag oo ku jirto lug uu dhaawac ka ahaa isla markaana habeen iyo maalin wuu shaqeyn jiray isagoo ku dadaalaya in qoyska aanney ku gaajoon inta ay dalka Soomaaliya iyo Kenya joogeen. Nasiib wanaag waxa imika  reerku wada joogaan Mareykanka  iyadoo Odaga Ilaahey tiisii u yeeley kuna guuleystay in riyadiisii u rumowdo muddo sannooyin fara badan ka dib.

Saadiq durba waxa uu u tafo xeytay inuu ka  faa’iideysto aqoonta taalla waddanka Mareykanka. Wuxuu wax barasho ka billaabay Seattle Central community College oo uu ka bartay aqoonta ku saabsan IT ama farsamada computerrada oo ku qaadatay seddex sano. Mar aannu wax ka weydiinnay Saadaq Saalax waxa uu bulshada u qabto ama jecel yahay inuu u qabto waxa uu yiri  “Waxaan Qabtaa adeegyo  bulsho (Public Services and Community Activity), Waxan Jecelahay inaan wax u qabto bulshada iyo dadka danyarta ah ee baahan.  Waxaan Kaloon caawiyaa dadka wadankii ku dhibaataysan, waxaana qayb wayn ka qaatay caawinta dadkii ka soo qaxay Yemen inagoo ururinnay lacag ka badan lacag  aad u fara badan”

Ugu dambeyntii Saadaq waxa uu carrabka ku adkeeyey inuu u ololeeyo in QAADKA la Joojiyo si Caruurteenu uga badbaadan khatarta daroogada, wuxuuna sheegay inuu taageersan yahay in labo “Q” xun lagu bedelo labo “Q” oo ka fiican. Q-da koowaad  waxa uu ka yiri sidan, “QORAYGA IN LA DHIGO, OO QALINKA LA QAADO” iyo marka xiga oo uu dadka dulleysan ee qaadku bahdilay kula dardaarmay“IN QAADKA LA TUFO OO QUDAARTA LAGU BEDELO”, waxana uu ugu dambeyntii intaa raaciyey dar-daaran ah in lagu dadaalo waxbarashada isagoo hadalkiisa ku soo koobay oo yiri, “WAXAAN AMINSANAHAY IN AQOONTU TAHAY FURAHA HORUMARKA”

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