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Assessing the state of Africatown amid rapid Central District redevelopment
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 7:34 am by Bryan Cohen
K. Wyking Garrett speaking during the Black Wall Street event. (Image: CHS)
In the struggle to forge a neighborhood identity in the same vein as the Chinatown/International District, Africatown has come to represent a movement as much as neighborhood — a movement to create more black institutions, businesses, and influence in the the Central District.
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I WAS A CHILD MEMBER OF MT ZION CHURCH IN THE 1950s WHEN REV DAVIS WAS REPLACED BY THIS NEO- COLONIAL IMPORT TO SEATTLE. HIS RICO RACKETEERING CLIQUE GOT RICH OFF OF ROBBING AND PIMPING THE “MODEL CITIES” POVERTY PROGRAMS (MILLIONAIRE PREACHERS WITH NO JOBS?) THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTED $22 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR TEN YEARS ($222 MILLION DOLLARS) DIRECTLY INTO “AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT (MODEL CITIES EAGLE FROM MADISON TO MCLELLAND AND 34TH TO YESLER TERRACE)
AFTER DR. KING WAS ASSASSINATED THIS CLIQUE OF ROGUE PREACHERS LED BY “MESSY” JESSE JACKSON (“MESSY” JESSE JUNIOR INHERITED HIS “BI-POLAR MONEY DISORDER FROM HIS INFAMOUS RELATIVE) WAS USED TO MIS-DIRECT ACTIVITIES AWAY FROM DR KING’S ANTI-WAR PROFITEERING AND ANTI-INJUSTICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING. THESE “PROSPERITY PREACHERS” WERE PUT ON MAJOR BANK BOARDS AND APPOINTED “BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS” WITH NO PLANS FOR AFRICATOWN CULTURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT???
ENTER THE FBI / CIA DRUGS, LSD / HEROIN FOLLOWED BY OLLIE NORTH’S CONTRA “CRACK COCAINE” (METH IN THE SUBURBS). ADD TO THIS MIX “GANGSTER RAP” WITH THE B….. WORD AND N…..WORD AND THE IMPORTATION OF 8 MILLION AK- 47’S FROM RUSSIA (SEE 10/4/1994 REUTERS PRESS RELEASE, “STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN MIKE MCCURRY SAID YESTERDAY THAT 250 U.S. FIRMS HAVE ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT 7.6 MILLION RIFLES AND PISTOLS AND MORE THAN 7 BILLION ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION FROM RUSSIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION THIS YEAR.”). THE REST IS HISTORY (VIOLENT YOUTH GANGS AND CRACK COCAINE DRUG MADNESS).
IF 19TH IS RENAMED, 23RD SHOULD BE RENAMED “AL CAPONE AVE.” TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY??? YES, ORGANIZED CRIME ( EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL TERRORISM) AND THE “TOLERANCE POLICY” IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SEATTLE AND ACROSS AMERICA. JUST ASK OUR NATIVE AMERICAN / INDIAN / HISPANIC / LATINO ECT. BROTHERS AND SISTERS????
Omari Tahir, FOUNDER / VICE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER AT FORMER COLMAN SCHOOL SITE AND CO-CHAIR OF BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION FROM 1970 TO PRESENT, WORLD TRAVELER AND AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT HISTORIAN
Website: AFRICATOWN / CHINATOWN NEWS DIGEST
Black Lives Matter groups receive human rights awards at Town Hall
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 – 7:00 am by Bryan Cohen
Black Lives Matter was the theme for this year’s Annual Human Rights Day Celebration in Seattle and two Central Area organizations particularly active in the movement were recognized Thursday night for their work.
Youth Undoing Institutional Racism received the Rising Human Rights Leaders award for its role in the campaign to stop the new youth jail slated to replace the aging facility at 12th and Alder. The Africatown Innovation Center also received an honorary award. The organization was founded by Central District activist Wyking Garrett, who runs the Umoja P.E.A.C.E. Center at 23rd and Spring.
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Seattle, WA – On the heels of Mayor Ed Murray announcing the Central District as the next Cultural Arts District in Seattle, the first Annual Africatown-Central District Winter Arts & Soul Fest kicks off today with Mighty Crown & Fire Links from Japan and Jamaica performing live at the Red Lounge.
The four days of festivities will highlight the neighborhood’s unique African American heritage and African diaspora flavors including a special Black Friday Benefit Concert with Owuor Arunga & Friends at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute; the launch of a new business incubator, the Black Dot Cultural Innovation Space at Midtown Center; and a Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Holiday Marketplace.
An all star cast of Seattle talent, including Josephine Howell, fresh back from performing at American Music Awards with Macklemore will join Owuor Arunga (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Physics) for the concert. Other featured artists are Black Stax, Otieno Terry, Adra Boo, Dadabass, Yirim Seck, Marissa Garrett, and Olu Damar. Proceeds will benefit youth arts and leadership development programming of Umoja PEACE Center and Africatown.
Partnership and promotional support for the event comes from AfricatownSeattle.com, Umoja PEACE Center, Arunga Music, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, OutsideThinc Agency, Hack The CD, Black Dot, The Taste of The Caribbean, Lake Chad Cafe, Third Level Events, Seattle Office of Economic Development and American Express #ShopSmall.
Wednesday, Nov. 25th –
Central Area Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Dinner, 2100 Bldg, Free
Red Lounge presents Mighty Crown & Fire Links(Jamaica) Live in Seattle, Red Lounge 1212 E. Jefferson St.
Thursday Nov. 26th –
Afropolitan Seattle Thanksgiving Afterparty feature DJ Topspin, Red Lounge 1212 E. Jefferson St. Doors 9pm.
Friday, Nov. 27th
Black Friday Concert & Marketplace featuring Owuor Arunga & Friends. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S. Market Place opens at 12 noon. Doors for concert open at 6:30pm.
first Annual Africatown-Central District Winter Arts & Soul Fest
Saturday, Nov. 28th –
Africatown Small Business Saturday Marketplace at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S.
Opening of Black Dot Cultural Innovation Space @ Midtown Center, 1160 23rd Ave
4th Annual Dancehall Reunion Bash @ Eritrean Hall, 1954 S. Massachusetts St.
What: Africatown-Central District Winter Music & Arts Fest
When: Wed Nov. 25 – Sat. Nov. 28, 2015
Where: Multiple Venues in Africatown-Central District
Black Dot Cultural Innovation Space, 1160 23rd Ave.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S.
Red Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson St.
Lake Chad Cafe, 1712 S. Jackson St.
For more information visit BlackFriday.AfricatownSeattle.com email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.941.2527.
Published on Jul 11, 2015
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I have been banned from posting COMMENTS on the CAPITOL HILL NEWS SITE? This was my last attempted posting responding to comments that my comments postings were “RACIST”??? My comments were/are historically accurate and informative but “VERY POLITICALLY INCORRECT”??? Omari
PLEASE, COULD YOU INCLUDE SOME FACTS, HISTORICAL TRUTH OR PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE IN YOUR COMMENTS SO THERE IS SOME EDUCATIONAL CONTENT??? AS FOR EMOTIONS AND OPINIONS, WE ALL HAVE THEM LIKE FINGER PRINTS???
Omari Tahir-Garrett, VIETNAM VETERAN (1967), WORLD TRAVELER (NORTH AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA AND WESTERN EUROPE), HISTORY / ANTI-APARTEID / ANTI COLONIAL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER AND CANDIDATE FOR SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL (2015 AND AGAIN 2018)
WEBSITE: AFRICATOWN / CHINATOWN NEWS DIGEST
This was my last attempted posting after comments my postings were “RACIST”
Website: AFRICATOWN / CHINATOWN NEWS DIGEST