Tag: Seattle

Archived: Marriott: Mic Drop: W Hotels Makes Music with Perfume Genius to Benefit Immigration Equality

Originally Published by Marriott International. W Hotels Worldwide announced last week that the second phase of their newest music initiative, W Records, would feature Matador recording artist, Perfume Genius. Now track two and the accompanying music video with the rising star is available everywhere. “Not For Me,” is Perfume Genius’…

Archived: Seattle Sues Trump Over 'Bullying' of Sanctuary Cities

Seattle has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in response to the crackdown on sanctuary cities, the city’s mayor Ed Murray announced on Wednesday. “Let me be clear about the president’s executive order: It is violating the law,” Murray said during a press conference. “It is unconstitutional.” Earlier this…

Archived: Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with 'African American-Sounding Names'

Researchers found that ride-sourcing companies are not exempt from practicing racial discrimination. By Sheryl Estrada Uber and Lyft drivers discriminate against Blacks with frequency especially Black males with “African American-sounding names,” according to a new study. The new ride-sourcing phenomenon hasn’t served as a break from the transportation industry’s history…

Archived: Racist Cop Fired

Officer Cynthia Whitlatch on Tuesday was fired from the Seattle Police Department. Whitlatch garnered some unwanted attention last July when she arrested William Wingate, a 69-year-old Black veteran for leaning on a golf club as a cane. According to Whitlatch, the man swung the club at her; however, subsequently released…