Citizen group looks at six-story development planned for the *other* corner of 23rd and Union

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 7:00 am by jseattle

Wednesday night, neighbors and community members interested in future development on they *other* corner of 23rd and Union have an opportunity to meet with the developer behind two projects at the busy Central District intersection thanks to citizen group The Central Area Land Use Review Committee:

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Archives West: African American Museum Project Records, 1984-2000

African American Museum Project Records, 1984-2000
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African American Museum Project
Overview of the Collection
Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
African American Museum Project Records
Dates
1984-2000 (inclusive)
1991-1998 (bulk)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
5751-05
Summary
Documents the effort to establish an African American Museum at the site of the former Colman School in Seattle.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions
Records are open to the public.

Languages
English

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Now hiring: A new de facto Mayor of Capitol Hill

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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015 – 1:57 pm by jseattle

Michael Wells is barely out the door but it’s time to start seeking his replacement to lead the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce — a role that basically makes you the Mayor of Capitol Hill:

The Executive Director will lead the development, management, and execution of all Chamber programs and projects including and especially the creation of a new Business Improvement Area (BIA).

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U.S. Attorney General meets with Seattle Central District Reps

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the media alongside Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray (Image: CHS)

From: Bryan Cohen / http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Seattle’s efforts to combat gun violence while simultaneously curbing excessive policing tactics is drawing a lot of attention — and even more cash — from the federal government.

On Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Central Area as part of a national community policing tour where she highlighted, among other things, the progress the Seattle Police Department has made in meeting federal mandates to address excessive use of force by officers.

On the same day Lynch was in town, the Department of Justice monitor tasked with overseeing SPD’s use of force consent decree filed a report about how the department was progressing with internally tracking use of force incidents.

The monitor found that SPD was doing a good job in three out of four categories, including investigating the most severe use of force incidents. However, the monitor’s report said SPD sergeants “still had a ways to go” in adequately investigating mid-level use of force incidents by officers, like those involving tasers and pepper spray.

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A Former Black FBI Agent Speaks About Martin, Malcolm, Music And More

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n 1975, Darthard Perry, a former FBI agent, went on record and explained the lengths that the government goes to examine and study African American culture. The man, a self-proclaimed “infiltrator,” speaks – seemingly with pride – on how he helped tear down Black organizations and how the culture was flipped back on the people. “You can take their culture and use it against them,” he says in the video. The video is marveling to watch, albeit disgusting. The agent was interviewed by the legendary journalist Gil Nobel (RIP).

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THROWING OFF THE EMPIRE’S CHAINS

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BY POOJA BHATIAJUL 042015

“Beyond the mountains there are mountains,” goes the Haitian saying. It refers to the country’s rugged topography, but it’s a good metaphor for much else, including stories about Haiti.
One of those concerns the Siege of Savannah in 1779, which pitted American Revolutionary forces against British imperialists in the Southern state of Georgia. More than 500 free men of color participated, recruited in colonial Saint-Domingue by a French admiral under the banner of Chasseurs Volontaires d’Amérique. It was a gross irony, of course, because the independent United States would not be a good place for black men.

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China in driving seat as Ethiopian capital gets new tramway

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Addis Ababa (AFP) – Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern tramway opened in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, marking the completion of a massive Chinese-funded infrastructure project hailed as a major step in the country’s economic development.

Even before the ribbon was cut, several hundred residents were queueing for a ride on the Chinese-driven trams, which have the capacity to carry 60,000 passengers a day across the capital of Africa’s second most populous nation.
The two line, 34-kilometre (21 mile) system was built by the China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) . The project cost $475 million, 85 percent of which has been covered by China’s Exim bank.

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