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MLK DAY 2017



From: Capitol Hill Seattle

Official crowd estimates for events like the annual Seattle MLK Day march are hard to come by but organizers said Monday the 2017 gathering might have been the largest in the 35-year history of the event.

You could also measure the crowd by the CHS video — four and a half minutes to walk from the start of the procession to the SPD contingent bringing up the rear. The marchers passed from Garfield High School to E Union then E Madison and onto the Federal Building downtown.

You can learn more about the history of the event and the day of workshops at Garfield High School that accompany it at mlkseattle.org


Africatown: Changing business as usual.Hack the CD. Umojafest.


Changing business as usual…

Have a startup business idea or an existing business?…Idea for the next big app or want to take your retail or service business to the next level?

We are offering scholarships for entrepreneurs to participate in two amazing events to improve your business and help change the face of business in Seattle!

Business as usual is pushing the African American community out of Seattle and cities across the nation. We need new and innovative strategies for economic empowerment to change the trajectory of our community.

Umoja Fest is partnering with Hack the CD to help established and aspiring entrepreneurs start or grow your business by getting customers and increase revenue.

We are calling all artists, authors, chefs, developers, designers, hustlers, and tastemakers to an entrepreneurial jam session!

Whether you are an aspiring, tech entrepreneur, artist, musician or small business, Hack The CD is the place to be to get high value consulting to gain more customers and grow revenue from experts who have done it!

In one weekend learn:
the thinking and business development tools used by major startups
marketing and branding secrets from the pros
tips for new technology tools to increase productivity
automation of your workflow to free up your time.

Come with a new startup business idea or an existing venture. Your business will not be the same!”

Scroll down for details.


Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26th
The 2015 Hack the CD Cultural Innovation Conference is a three day, all ages event held in Seattle’s Africatown – Central District, that convenes the brightest minds to participate in the New Economy through design, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Do you own your own business or thought about starting one? We’re calling all all artists, authors, chefs, developers, designers, hustlers, and tastemakers to an entrepreneurial jam session!

In one weekend, learn marketing and branding secrets from the pros, tips for new technology tools, and automation of your workflow to free up your time. Come with a new startup business idea or an existing venture.

7pm – Friday, July 24th
Network, Pitch Ideas, Form Teams, Begin Work
10am – Saturday, July 25th
Continue Work, Meet Coaches, Attend Workshops
9am – Sunday, July 26th
Finish Work, Present, After Party

No high school or college degree necessary. Scholarships available upon request.


Langston Hughes
Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Sign Up

Ed Tech
Health & Sciences
Service Provider


Do you have skills in the areas below? Would you consider doing a workshop on Saturday, July 24th or being available for office hours on either Saturday and Sunday?
Biz Dev




​Umoja Fest African American Heritage Festival & Parade

July 31 – August 2, 2015

Judkins Park – Seattle, WA

#UmojaFest2015 #TeamUMOJA​

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http://www.umojafestnw.com E-mail: info@umojafestnw.com l Direct: 877-505-6306

Get FREE tickets online http://www.HawksBirdsNest.com ASAP before they’re gone because it’s First Come – First Serve!

First 300 families get photo with families!

Beverly & Kevin Sherman (Mama & Papa Sherman), Sunshine Lynch (Momma Lynch) & Debbie & Earl Thomas Jr. (Mama & Dad Thomas) -welcoming Bobby Wagner Sr. & Nakima Ward (Dad Wagner & Sister Wagner) -the parents and family of professional football players Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Earl Thomas III & Bobby Wagner have teamed up with local educational and community organization Foster Enterprise to empower parents and families on supporting youth from cradle to career –starting with Seattle-Kent, WA families!
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With love for the Central District, Africatown activist Tahir-Garrett plans run for City Council seat


Story reposted from capitolhillseattle.com

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 – 7:03 am by Bryan Cohen

Omari Tahir-Garrett doesn’t mince words when it comes to talking about gentrification in the Central District. For him, African American families priced out of the neighborhood amounts to “ethnic cleansing.”

That won’t come as a shock to those familiar with the Central District/Africatown activist and slavery reparations advocate who once assaulted former Mayor Paul Schell with a bull horn in response to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.

Whatever you may think of Garrett, his love for his neighborhood is undeniable. The 69-year-old, lifelong Central District resident displays the vitality and determination of an activist a third his age. This year, he wants to take his fight to City Council.


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

“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 zim.com and portoftacoma.com, 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 blocktheboatnw@gmail.com. This website will continue to be updated.