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Seattle’s No New Youth Jail takes a Stand with Lockdown at Construction Site

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:23:14 +0000

Seattle’s No New Youth Jail takes a Stand with Lockdown at Construction Site Begins “People’s Moratorium” on Youth Jail Construction by Charlette LeFevre The Charlette Report Today in the early morning hours a dozen activists chained themselves to a construction fence in Seattle to start a “People’s Moratorium” on the new King County Youth Jail



Removing Seattle’s Confederate Memorial: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Veterans for Peace and a Museum find Common Ground.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:45:36 +0000

Removing Seattle’s Confederate Memorial: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Veterans for Peace and a Museum find Common Ground. By Charlette LeFevre The Charlette Report “Slavery is not a 21st century standard.” – Michael Dedrick, Vice Pres. Seattle Veterans for Peace Chapter 92 On March 19, 2018 several unlikely organizations met for public comment to the



Seattle’s Women March 2.0 shows Women Matter

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:41:58 +0000

Seattle’s Women March 2.0 shows Women Matter by Charlette LeFevre Charlette Report A photo gallery of signs and marchers for the Jan. 20, 2018 Women’s March which started in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. An occasional spit of rain did not deter the tens of thousands of marchers, their expression in their signs,



Martin Luther King Day 2018 and United Daughters of the Confederacy Letters to Seattle Mayor

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:38:43 +0000

Martin Luther King Day 2018 and United Daughters of the Confederacy Letter to Seattle Mayor Or why a United Daughter of the Confederacy wants a Confederate Memorial removed by The Charlette Report Next week when we will be honoring Martin Luther King Day with marches and in a time when many Confederate memorials are being



Bertha Knight Landes – First Woman Mayor in Seattle

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:54:31 +0000

Bertha Knight Landes – First Woman Mayor in Seattle Or why Bertha Knight Landes was decades ahead of her Time in the Emerald City By Charlette LeFevre for the “Charlette Report” On the eve of the 2017 Seattle Mayoral Election in which there will be undoubtedly be another woman Mayor elected, I can’t help but



Why Seattle Police’s Gun Mentality Needs to Change

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:07:13 +0000

Why Seattle Police’s Gun Mentality Needs to Change Who are these police officers?  OPA ; 2016OPA-0326 By Charlette LeFevre of The Charlette Report This photo will likely go down in history as one of the more stupid embarrassing poses by Seattle Police Officers taken during the Capitol Hill Pride Festival in 2015. Pushing the State of



Seahawk Michael Bennett Scores for Charleena Lyle’s Family

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:07:00 +0000

Seahawk Michael Bennett Scores for Charleena Lyles’ Family #SayHerName   By Charlette LeFevre Seahawks Michael Bennett,  and Not This Time hosted a benefit for the family of Charleena Lyles and her children at Judkins Park on Sat. June 29th and he scored big with smiles. A sizable crowd greeted speakers and listened to music while taking



Dear Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Please Resign

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:13:48 +0000

Dear Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Please Resign by Charlette LeFevre The Charlette Report Dear Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, I am asking you as a community leader to resign for the sake of Seattle. The LGBTQAI community and youth deserve a person they can look up to and admire in a Mayor. With the current situation,



Che Taylor Shooting: Dan Satterberg Wrong not to Press Charges against Two Seattle Police Officers who Shot and Killed Che Taylor

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:06:26 +0000

Che Taylor Shooting: Dan Satterberg Wrong not to Press Charges against Two Seattle Police Officers who Shot and Killed Che Taylor Or Why Public Trust is Still Shattered By The Charlette Report On March 14, 2017, a little over a year after the controversial police shooting of Che Taylor, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg declined to



Seattle Mayoral Candidate Nikkita Oliver: A Major Contender

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:37:46 +0000

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Nikkita Oliver: A Major Contender By the Charlette Report   Another announcement was made on the same day that New York Daily Post writer Shaun King presented at Franklin High School.  Already a well known Community Activist, Lawyer and Mentor to students Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle Mayor. Well known



National Activist Shaun King at Seattle’s Franklin High School

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:14:57 +0000

National Activist Shaun King at Seattle’s Franklin High School Or why Seattle is leading the Nation in Activism By the Charlette Report   “Organize like your lives depend on it”.  – Shaun King Shaun King, a New York Daily Post writer and one of the nation’s top activists in regards to Black Lives Matter paid



“When We Rise” Mini-Series showcases Cleve Jones and the LGBT Struggle

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:21:04 +0000

“When We Rise” Mini-Series showcases Cleve Jones and the LGBT Struggle Or why it is still difficult to permit a March in Seattle By The Charlette Report The new mini series on ABC is inspired by Cleve Jone’s memoir of the same name, When We Rise and its subject matter of equal rights and discrimination couldn’t



Che Taylor Anniversary: Family Speaks along with NAACP, Community Passages and New Black Panthers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:39:45 +0000

Che Taylor Anniversary: Family Speaks along with NAACP, Community Passages and New Black Panthers Or Why a Community is trying to Save Lives Today at the “Not This Time” meeting, Brenda, Wife of Che Taylor, Joyce, Mother of Che Taylor, Devitta, Sister of Che Taylor and Demeka, Step – Daughter of Che Taylor spoke with brother Andre



Che Taylor Shooting: Jury establishes No Gun in Hand

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:51:26 +0000

Che Taylor Shooting: Jury establishes No Gun in Hand Or why there still needs to be Police Accountability and better photographers by The Charlette Report   Just the Start On Friday, the inquest into the shooting death of Che Taylor, a 46 year old father shot in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle Feb. 21, 2016



Che Taylor Shooting: Officer Spaulding Testifies “I did not see the hand gun”

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:08:51 +0000

Che Taylor Shooting: Officer Spaulding Testifies “I did not see the hand gun” Fifth Day of The Inquest – Michael Spaulding Testifies He never saw the gun Che Taylor supposedly had in his hand. Fact Finding SPD Police Officer Michael Spaulding was the main witness on Friday Feb 3rd at the Inquest of the shooting