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Serpico Gives First Camera Interview in Years: “Maybe all these Protesters aren’t really wrong”

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New York, N.Y. – The name Frank Serpico became synonymous with one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NYPD in the late 1960’s, after he exposed widespread corruption within the department, ultimately testifying before a grand jury after being injured in the line of duty.

Serpico is a retired American New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer who is famous for blowing the whistle on police corruption in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an act that compelled Mayor John V. Lindsay to appoint the landmark Knapp Commission to investigate the NYPD.

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Seattle Youth Employment Program

Seattle Youth Employment Program

Youth Jobs March

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is operated by the Human Services Department includes a Year Round Program, Summer Internship Program and Out of School Program.
Summer Internship Program

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The application process for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program is now open. The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24 who live in Seattle.

Seattle youth and young adults interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Applicant Information Form or pick one up at SYEP office located at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The SYEP Applicant Information Form must be completed and received online, mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015

Sumer Job Information sessions:

Friday March 20, 2015
Jefferson Park Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98108
3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday March 24, 2015
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday March 24, 2015
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW.
Seattle, WA 98126
4:00 – 5:00

Wednesday March 25, 2015
Garfield Teen Center
428 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
12:30 – 1:30

Thursday March 26, 2015
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
1:00 – 2:00

Thursday March 26, 2015
Garfield Teen Life Center
428 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
12:30 – 1:30

Tuesday March 31, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Wednesday April 1, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Thursday April 2, 2015
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW.
Seattle, WA 98126
4:00 – 5:00

Friday April 3, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Friday April 3, 2015
South Lake HS
8601 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
2:30 – 3:30

Seattle Youth Employment Program Video

Year Round Program

The Year Round Program provides youth, ages 14-21, enrolled in the Seattle Public High Schools, with academic support and work training. Participants are able to achieve their educational goals and explore career pathways by receiving educational support, leadership development, and work readiness training.
Out of School Program

The program is open to youth, ages 16-21, that have dropped out of high school or is basic skills deficient, to develop a plan to achieve education, personal, and employment goals. The program connects youth to GED preparation, job readiness training, and post-secondary education opportunities.
Contact us with questions:

Email: youthservices@seattle.gov
In-person: 810 3rd Ave Suite 420 Seattle, WA 98104 (Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Phone: 206-386-1375

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Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

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The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.

What went wrong? In the 1970’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/americans-killed-cops-outnumber-americans-killed-iraq-war/#WbhDdZIM9YbTmRXb.99

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March 14, 2015 Black Seattle 2035 & MARCH 19-22 Black/African History Scholars

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Black History Month is over but our future is still ahead of us.
The popular book “The Secret” tells us to focus on what we want to attract not what we don’t. A lot of times we talk about what our community was before and what isn’t today so let’s time to talk about what we want!

Come and share what your BEST vision for the future of Black/African Diaspora community.

What would you see walking through a neighborhood of Black/African Descent people who are present as their BEST selves? If folks can envision a colony on Mars surely we can surely imagine a healthy community here on earth.

Join us for critical discussion, good food, collective visioning, planning and networking about the future of the Black/African diaspora community in Seattle’s Central District and beyond.

Please Register here so that we have the proper information for catering.

Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1580678532169986/

Twitter: Join me at #BlackSeattle2035: Visions for our Future Sat. 3/14 http://blackseattle2035.bpt.me #BlackInSeattle #Africatown #BlackFuture

WHAT: Black Seattle 2035: Visions For Our Future

WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 11-2 PM

WHERE: Monica’s Village Community Room

140 23rd Avenue S.

Seattle, WA 98144

WHY: To consider and share visions for a healthy vibrant Black/African Diaspora community in Seattle.

Confirmed Speakers & Panelists
Confirmed Speakers & Panelists:

Evelyn Allen, Black Community Impact Alliance
Felix Ngoussou, Lake Chad Care
Solomon Dubie, Ethiopian Cafe
Ethiopia Alemneh, Ethiopian Community Center
Demba Hydara, West African Community
Royal Alley Barnes, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
David Harris, Hack The CD
Gabrielle “Gab Gifted” , Recording Artist
Omari Salisbury, Clouds Media International

Schedule-At-A-Glance:
10:45 – Doors
11:30 – Panel Discussion
12:15 – Break/Intermission/food
12:30 – Interactive Discussion/Breakout Groups

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Black History STILL Matters!

The 32nd National Conference of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization will bring Black/African History Scholars from all over the nation to Seattle.

Conference Highlight include:

Presentations & Panels
Interactive Workshops
Community Reception
Cultural Night
Tour of Black Seattle
Institute for Youth
Community Conversations and Caucuses
A Call to Action
Spiritual Empowerment and Praise Service
African Market Place
Dinner Theater Performance of Dark Divas

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Our mailing address is:
Africatown Center for Education & Innovation
3100 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA, United States
Seattle, WA 98108

OMARI TAHIR GARRETT CAMPAIGN KICK OFF ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CITY WIDE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION

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OMARI TAHIR GARRETT CAMPAIGN KICK OFF ANNOUCEMENT FOR CITY WIDE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION

I AM BACK AGAIN TO INFORM YOU THAT I AM THE TOP FIGHTER IN THIS YEARS SEATTLE CITY WIDE POSITION COUNCIL RACE

MY PLATFORM’S MAIN ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS ARE:

1) RAISE THE AWARENESS THAT SEATTLE IS ON DUWAMISH NATIVE AMERICAN LAND AND COLONIALISM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.

2) $210 MILLION ($210,000,000) FOR CHILDREN’S JAIL / PRISON IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND MUST BE STOPPED “BY ANY AND ALL MEANS NECESSARY!!!!

3) REPAIRATIONS (REPARATIONS) MUST BE PAID TO “AFRICATOWN” TO REPAIR / CORRECT THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE DONE TO THE “AFRICAN REFUGEES” FROM EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER “JUDEO-CHRISTIAN” TERRORISM / SLAVE TRADE (FROM AFRICANS TO BLACKS TO COONS TO NIG…. TO COLOREDS, TO NEGROES, TO AFRO-AMERICANS TO AFRICAN AMERICANS BACK TO AFRICANS BORN IN AMERICA.

4) END ETHNIC CLEANSING / “GENTRIFICATION” OF BLACKS OUT OF SEATTLE’S HISTORIC “CENTRAL AREA” TO THE “SUBURBS”.

5) REMOVE PICTURE OF THE “NORTH AMERICAN HITLER” GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE GENOCIDAL MASS MURDERER OF NATIVE AMERICAN “INDIANS” (NOT BORN IN INDIA) AND “OWNER” OF 319 NON-MUSLIM BLACK AFRICAN CHRISTIAN “SLAVES”.

6) STOP THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM TEACHING BLACK CHILDREN AND ALL CHILDREN THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THOMAS JEFFERSON WERE CHAMPIONS OF “FREEDOM, JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEMOCRACY” WHEN THEY WERE IN FACT BRUTAL “TERRORIST” THAT ENSLAVED UNFORTUNATE KIDNAPPED / TERRORIZED “CHRISTIANIZED” AFRICAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN. RESTRUCTURE SEATTLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AROUND ENTRY LEVEL CAREER / PERFORMANCE BASED EDUCATION.

7) END HOMELESSNESS BY CITY PROVIDING LAND MATERIALS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE / COUNSELING FOR HOMELESS TO BUILD THEIR OWN MORTGAGE FREE HOUSING.

8) LIMIT SEATTLE ARMED GOVERNMENT AGENTS (“POLICE”) TO 5 YEARS IN WHICH THEY MUST COMPLETE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE AND TEACH FOR 5 YEARS BEFORE RETURNING TO SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND INSTITUTE “STING OPERATIONS” TO CATCH CRIMINALS HIDING BEHIND GOVERNMENT ISSUES BADGES AND GUNS.

9) SEATTLE SHOULD FORM ITS OWN BANK FOR FINANCING CITY PROJECTS AND FOR FINANCING HOMELESS OWNED HOUSING FOR “HOMELESS / POOR” ( HAVE YOU SEEN A HOMELESS UNEMPLOYED BIRD?)

10) SINCE RACE IS ARBITRARILY AND UNSCIENTIFICALLY BASED ON “SKIN COLOR”, REDEFINE “RACE” BASED ON HAIR COLOR WHICH IS A LOT EASIER TO CHANGE, ESPECIALLY FOR “WHITE MINDED” INTEGRATED NEGROES LIKE “WHITE SUPREMACY” COURT JUSTICE “UNCLE” CLARENCE THOMAS.

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THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION FIGHTER, Omari Tahir-Garrett

The Black Sonrise: Oakland Unified School District’s Commitment to Address and Eliminate Institutionalized Racism

The Black Sonrise: Oakland Unified School District’s Commitment to Address and Eliminate Institutionalized Racism

READ FULL 100 PAGE “BLACK SONRISE” REPORT
http://www.ousd.org/cms/lib07/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/78/MDPreportWEBV14c.pdf

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“Manhood Development helped me choose my long-term goals and make them bigger
and better than they were before.”
-MDP student

To uncover the seeds of courage and determination that spurred a school district to make an unprecedented commitment to the education of African American male students. We invite you to Step Into the Light of The Black Sonrise.

In 2011, the Office of African American Male Achievement piloted the Manhood Development Program, an elective course offered during the school day, taught by African American males for African American males. Today, the Manhood Development Program serves more than 450 students at 15 school sites and the program is making great strides in engaging, encouraging, and empowering African American male students.

This research project was funded by Open Society Foundations, The Institute for Black Male Achievement (IBMA), and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and was led by Vajra Watson Ed.D., Director of Research and Policy for Equity at the University of California, Davis.

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The Manhood Development Program supports African American male achievement through:
Culturally relevant curriculum
Leadership and character development activities
Transcript evaluation and college and career guidance
Parent and family training and community building
Cultural, college, and career field trips
Recruitment and development of African American male instructors

Last Modified on March 9, 2015