Building Community Wealth: An Action Plan for Northwest Jacksonville


Cooperation Jackson hosts The Democracy Collaborative to launch a Community Wealth Building Initiative in Jackson

Cooperation Jackson has asked The Democracy Collaborative — a nonprofit research and advisory group with offices in Washington, DC and Cleveland, Ohio — to explore the feasibility of a Community Wealth Building strategy in Jackson, Mississippi. The aim of this approach is to transform neighborhoods through job creation by identifying areas where local business is under-developed and creating employee-owned businesses that can fill those gaps while employing residents, paying living wages and meeting procurement needs of existing large employers.

Over the past decade, The Democracy Collaborative has worked on such strategies in a number of cities, including Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Amarillo, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and metropolitan Washington DC. The most advanced work of The Democracy Collaborative is in Cleveland, where it has assisted with the development of the Evergreen Cooperatives, a network of businesses that meet the specialized business needs of area institutions, such as universities and hospitals.

Two research experts from The Democracy Collaborative, Steve Dubb and David Zuckerman, along with members of Cooperation Jackson, met with various community stakeholders and institutional leaders over the course of a week this August. From September 9th through September 12th, Steve Dubb, David Zuckerman, and Jessica Bonanno will come to Jackson again to continue sharing the Community Wealth Building strategy and explore potential opportunities to effectively employ it in Jackson.

A Community Town Hall will be held September 9th to discuss this strategy and opportunity with the greater community.

The interviews and research work of The Democracy Collaborative will result in the production of a strategic report that will be used by Cooperation Jackson to establish a Community Wealth Building Initiative based on the Anchor Institution model.


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BlockThe BoatNW @BlockTheBoatNW · Aug 25

Action over. Did not delay as we hoped,disrupted business as usual. 1 arrest. More than 100 protestors, 100 cops. Regrouping for next round!

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BlockThe BoatNW @BlockTheBoatNW · Aug 25

Limited parking at meetup.Look for alternate parking nearby.Avoid parking at intersection of Marginal & Spokane.Better parking to!

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BlockThe BoatNW @BlockTheBoatNW · Aug 25

CONFIRMED:4pm Seattle action is on. Meetup Spokane St Fishing Area. Bring Bikes.Shuttles from Westlake from 3:30p outside Sephora.Block Zim!

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block the boat nw,ZIM CHICAGO

Students at Los Angeles Thomas Jefferson High School walk out


Students at Thomas Jefferson High School walked out of classes Monday because, they say, they’re not getting the basic education they need. Hundreds of students are demanding a better education. They say in some cases they can’t even get the classes they need just to graduate.


Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: “I’m Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody”


“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m also a killer,” said officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran, in the video. “I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. I have no problems with it. God did not raise me to be a coward.”

Page added, “I’m into diversity — I kill everybody. I don’t care.”


Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: “I’m Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody”


“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m also a killer,” said officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran, in the video. “I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. I have no problems with it. God did not raise me to be a coward.”

Page added, “I’m into diversity — I kill everybody. I don’t care.”


Anonymous Announces “Day of Rage” – Ferguson Protest


Seattle: 4:00PM (QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109)

Anonymous Announces “Day of Rage” – Ferguson Protest
Posted By Fred Touchette

AnonThe infamous hacking group known as Anonymous today announced a National Day of Rage in protest of the current situation in Ferguson Missouri. Currently all media outlets are buzzing with constant updates on the state of affairs around this small St. Louis suburb. Many in Ferguson have been in protest over the shooting and killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer since it occurred on Saturday August 9th, while others, let’s call them opportunists, have decided this would be a good time for looting everything in sight. All of the chaos and racial division has forced others to stay locked in their homes out of fear and for their own safety. Nightly protesters have gathered while the police force face them in what looks to be nothing short of a stand-off with an imaginary line drawn between the two. Also nightly, things eventually get out of hand when the crowd is deemed to be assembled illegally and dispersed with rubber bullets, acoustic cannons, flash grenades and tear gas.

It now seems that Anonymous wants to join in the fight. Well known for a long laundry list of hacktivism, including a strong showing in the quasi-recent Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, protests against Westboro Baptist Church, and Operation Tunisia in support of the Arab Spring movement. In addition to these, Anonymous has also had a hand in attacks against Sony resulting in over 100 million accounts being compromised in that same year as well as attacks against the US Department of Justice and the New York Stock Exchange. The internet has always been the weapon of choice for this group whether it be calling people to action by assembling in protest, or using it to disable websites leveraging some sort of SQL Injection flaw, with the reach of the world-wide web they are able to wield a large amount of power in the name of their causes.

They often like to input their brand into highly polarizing world events such as the one happening now in Ferguson. This is an event that has a lot of people up in arms and Anon agrees. They have announced a “National Day of Rage” this Thursday August 21st in order to protest the events in Ferguson. According to their YouTube channel and video on the subject “This is another collective peaceful day of rage. Rage with voices, not with violence.” and the video calls for “Justice against police brutality“.

They have also included a schedule of cities and locations where the events are supposed to take place via a Pastebin post, a favorite site for sharing items such as these. These can be seen below.

Phoenix: 5:00PM (EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85034)
Tuscon: 5:00PM (CATALINA PARK, 900 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705)
Little Rock: 6:00PM (OUTSIDE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Little Rock, AR 72201)
San Francisco: 4:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 355 Mcallister St, San Francisco, California 94102)
Oakland: 4:00PM (FRANK OGAWA PLAZA, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612)
Los Angeles: 4:00PM (LEIMERT PLAZA PARK, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)
Denver: 5:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PARK, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado 80204)
Washington DC: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500)
Atlanta: 7:00PM (OLD DECATUR COURTHOUSE, 101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030)
Orlando: 7:00PM (LAKE EOLA PARK, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801)
Miami: 7:00PM (GWEN CHERRY PARK, NW 71 St., Miami, Florida, 33147)
Chicago: 6:00PM (RICHARD J DALEY CENTER, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602)
Des Moines: 6:00PM (IOWA STATE CAPITOL, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319)
New Orleans: 6:00PM (LAFAYETTE SQUARE, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Baltimore: 7:00PM (201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202)
Boston: 7:00PM (MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 01233)
Detroit: 7:00PM (HART PLAZA, One Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan 48226)
Lansing: 7:00PM (STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933)
Ann Arbor: 7:00PM (THE DIAG, Burns Park, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Minneapolis: 6:00PM (MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
St. Louis: 6:00PM (GATEWAY ARCH, St. Louis 63102)
Carson City: 4:00PM (NEVADA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, 101 N Carson St, Carson City, Nevada 89701)
Manhattan, NY: 7:00PM (TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan, NY, 10036)
Newark: 7:00PM (NEWARK CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102)
Durham: 7:00PM (200 E. Main St. Durham, North Carolina)
Columbus: 7:00PM (GOODALE PARK, Columbus, Ohio 43215)
Cleveland: 7:00PM (CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)
Portland: 4:00PM (PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204)
Philadelphia: 7:00PM (LOVE PARK, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102)
Pittsburgh: 7:00PM (PITTSBURGH CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219)
Nashville: 6:00PM (801 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 Estes Kefauver Federal Building)
Memphis: 6:00PM (Health Sciences Park Memphis, TN)
Austin: 6:00PM (TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, Outside South Gate-11th and Congress Ave.)
Salt Lake City: 5:00PM (SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123)
Seattle: 4:00PM (QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109)
Milwaukee: 5:00PM (DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

2014 End of Summer Events Calendar by blackseattle

2014 End of Summer Events Calendar
by blackseattle

Aug 23 – Black & Brown Girls Summit

Aug 23 – Ethiopian Summer Fest @ Garfield Community Center (11am-10pm)

Aug 23 – Uovement Backpack Give-Away @ Garfield Community Center (2pm)

Aug 23 – Beach Bums Summer BBQ @ Alki (1-10)

Aug 24 – Greater Seattle Youth Football League Jamboree (9-6)

Aug 25-29 – Hack The CD Youth Coding Camp

Aug 30 – Bumbershoot

Aug 30 – UNCF Walk & Cook Off for Ed

Aug 30 – Brandon Roy & Will Conroy Backpack Giveaway @ Promenade 23 (10-3)

Aug 30 – CD-Southend Unity BBQ @ Seward Park (3-8)

Aug 30 – CD Reunion BBQ @ Barnett Park (11-7)

Aug 31 – Jamal Crawford Back To School Backpack Giveaway & BBQ @ Rainier CC

Aug 31 – Solo Doe Day @ Garfield (12-6)

Aug 31 – Family Reunion @ Othello Park (10-8)

Aug 31 – Gumbo Pot Day Party (3pm – Until)

Sep 1 – Bumbershoot

Sept 12-13 – Memorial Football Classic

Sept 26-28 – Hack The CD

Sept 27 – 23rd ACT CD Street Fair










blackseattle | August 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Petition: Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera. Due to the latest accounts of deadly encounters with police, We the People, petition for the Mike Brown Law. Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera.The law shall be made in an effort to not only detour police misconduct(i.e. brutality, profiling, abuse of power), but to ensure that all police are following procedure, and to remove all question, from normally questionable police encounters. As well, as help to hold all parties within a police investigation, accountable for their actions.

Sign the Petition

Shooting Death of Michael Brown 23rd and Union Protest and Rally

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, United States. Brown was an 18-year-old African-American man who died after being shot multiple times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed and had no history of arrests or criminal convictions. According to Ferguson police, Brown was a suspect in a robbery minutes before the shooting, although the initial contact between Wilson and Brown was unrelated to the robbery.

Wilson has served four years with the Ferguson Police Department, two years with another local police department, and had no disciplinary history with an award for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty”.

The incident sparked reactions within the St. Louis suburb and at the national level, including peaceful demonstrations and protests, acts of vandalism and other forms of social unrest,as well as national calls for an investigation. Widespread media coverage explored the question of local police departments arming themselves with “military-grade weapons” and responding in a military fashion when dealing with protesting civilians and journalists covering volatile current events.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a civil rights investigation of the shooting. U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement expressing condolences to Brown’s family and committed the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation.

On August 16, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and implemented a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew in Ferguson.


“ZIM” Blockade Action (UPDATED)


Blockade Action (UPDATED)

Here are the updated action logistics, as of 8/15.

Facebook event page

Information on #BlockTheBoat in Tacoma and Seattle

Transportation logistics

Points of Agreement on action

According to and, the Zim Chicago is estimated to arrive at the Washington United Terminal of the Port of Tacoma on August 20th at 8:00 am. This date/time, as always, is uncertain and subject to change. The plan as follows is based on the most recent information available and will be updated as needed.

On the 20th, there will be two shifts of carpools going down to Tacoma leaving from Seattle. For the first round, the meeting is at 5 am on Cherry St and 6th Ave for a 6:30 am set up at the WU Terminal at the Port of Tacoma. Second round, at the same meet-up location, is a 2:30pm meet up for a 4/4:30 pm set up.

The current ETA of the Zim Chicago in the Port of Seattle is August 22nd, but that date may change dependent on the outcome of the Tacoma blockade.

This facebook page was created to coordinate carpooling from Olympia, WA to the Tacoma action.





Facebook event page for the Puget Sound blockades – please invite your friends

When the “Zim Chicago” enters the Port of Tacoma on August 20th and the Port of Seattle on August 22, we will conduct blockades to prevent the unloading of its cargo, starting early and lasting all day. Estimated dates of arrival are subject to change, and we will continue to give accurate updates on this website. We will also give exact meeting places for the actions in the coming days. Keep checking!

These actions are economic sanctions against Zim Shipping, Israel’s largest shipping company, in response to the current siege of Gaza and the ongoing occupation of Palestine. Any international commerce that profits Israeli companies is oppressing Palestinians. Israel could not continue its occupation and genocide without economic and military support of the United States government. To help end this oppression we must block that support in every way we can.

The toll of “Operation Protective Edge” is almost 1,900 Gazans killed (nearly all civilians), 31% of them children, and almost 10,000 injured. We must act in solidarity with those in Palestine who live under occupation and are facing down genocide. Let’s refuse to let Israeli ships use our ports! Blockade til they go away! Oakland, CA will block a Zim ship on August 16th. In Seattle we shut down the Port for a day in December of 2011 — we can do it again and again. Blockades can and must happen everywhere there is a port, as a contribution to the goal of the complete collapse of the economic base of Israeli occupation.

We can’t do this without your presence! Everyone is welcome, young and old. Bring banners, flags, flyers, sound systems, musical instruments, and your friends. If you can’t blockade, you can participate in the supporting rallies — the more people there, the safer we’ll all be.

Comments, questions, or suggestions? Want to work together? Contact This website will continue to be updated.