Umoja Fest 2015 Preview

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Umoja Fest 2015 Preview

Check out the great attractions lined up for Umoja Fest 2015 this weekend. Make sure you vote for the Hack The CD Cultural Innovation Winner to be announced on Sunday at Umoja Fest!

FRIDAY JULY 31ST
Children’s Day Activities, 10am- 4pm

Plant A Seed Grow Your Own Plant
Fitness Activities w/ Austin Foundation
Field Day Activities w/ Amistad School
Obstacle Course
Bouncy House
Face Painting
Coloring Station
Jewelry Making
Flag Making w/ Stencils
Flag Making w/ Construction Paper
Art in The Park

Youth Rally & Talent Show, 4pm-6pm
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Groupo Bayano feat. Angel Luis Reyes: Afro-Latino Jam Session, 6pm-8pm

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Angel Luis Reyes is a world reknown drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and researcher and cultural ambassador of Puerto Rican descent by way of New York City.

Grupo Bayano is a Seattle-based Caribbean music and dance group with over twenty years of experience. Named after a Maroon community in what is today Panamá, Grupo Bayano continues in the spirit of collaboration, strength, and unity.

Saturday Aug. 1st

Parade 1pm

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Children’s Family Fun Village

Art’s & Crafts
Hydroplane
Bouncy House
Seafair Clowns (5:30pm)
Soul In The Park, 2pm-8pm

April Mason
Draze
Ancient robots
Chris Anderson
Klyntel
Black Stax
Surround Sound
Moe Cheekz
D1 Experience
Dwayne D’arby
Fysah
Roots Stage, 2pm-8pm

M. James
The Tuliss Sisters
Faithful Aires
Terry the Guitarist
W.E.C.
Kaffine Jazz
Yvette
Toni Hardy Zumba In The Park
Fashion Show
Ms. Blake Exercise Dance
African Drum Circle
Akua Kariamu
Keyonna
Cry Out

Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament, 10am-5pm

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Hip Hop 4 PEACE Stage

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Gifted Gab
D-Valley
Leezy Soprano
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D-Saint Grey Team Officials
Dex Amora
Dilla Viscious
D-Frost
Jamil Suleman
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SUNDAY AUG. 2ND
Gospel & Soul Live

Faithful Aires
Little Cassidy & Violinist
Mission/Lavel aka “Savel”
W.E.C. & Trio
New Life choir
Afua-African Drum
Heaven’s Choir & Mt. Zion Praise Dancers
Ms. Josephine Howell
Kaffine Jazz
Micah
Roots Stage

Village Gathering
Thione Diop & Friends
Styles of Africatown Fashion Show
DJ Fresh One – Afrobeat, Reggae & World Music
Kamau Ngigi
DJ Sir-O – Afrobeat World Music
Heal The Hood Basketball Championship

Sunday Hip Hop In The Park

Mac Slug
Reno Red
F-Lee
Spaceman
Javon
Lil D.
Zeb Esteem
Chop
Si Young
Clearminds
Stay Creased
Pain Boi
Eddy P
Zelli
TXR
Konflik

Vote Now

Jam Session participants at the 2015 Hack the CD Cultural Innovation Conference pitched their ventures to a panel of esteemed judges and a full audience on Sunday, July 26th. Now its time for the community to vote for the winner!

Come to the announcement of the winners at the 2015 Umoja Fest at 3PM on Sunday, August 2nd!

– 1ST PLACE –
4 hour HACK session with Clutch’s team of UX Designers, Sr. Developers, and Business Managers to kick-start or accelerate your venture, and Amazon gift card.

– 2ND PLACE –
2 hours of consultation from Clutch’s CEO to help with your business model, 1 hr with a Sr. Developer to create a tech playbook for your venture, and Amazon gift card.

– 3RD PLACE –
Amazon Gift Card

– YOUTH AWARD –
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2015 AFRICATOWN
CULTURAL INNOVATION FOUNDERS

Adult Cohort
Africatown Seattle
Afrikinections
Chef Syndicate
EXO Aerial
Prep50

Youth Cohort
Inside Out
Virtual BSU
Waste Buddy

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

THANK YOU!!!
Participants
Sponsors
Volunteers
Donors and Supporters

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Wyking Garrett presents the “Africatown Seattle” design, concepts and new website.

Wyking Garrett presents the “Africatown Seattle” design, concepts and new website at the 2nd annual ‘Hack the CD’ held in Seattle’s Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on July 24, 25 and July 26.

Seattle’s Africatown ‘Umojafest’ is to be held on August 2 thu August 4. Visit the websites:

http://umojafamilyfest.com/
http://www.africatownseattle.com

Opening Introduction for “Africatown Seattle” presentation

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Seattle Hack The CD 1st day discussions. July 24, 25, 26, 2015

Published on Jul 25, 2015

As the Africatown Community comes together for the 2nd Annual ‘Hack-the-CD’ events, July 24, 25, 26 – 2015. And here are the 1st events discussions and comments from the 3 day event taking place in Seattle WA.

The July 22, 2015 Arrest of Seattle City Council Candidate OMARI TAHIR GARRETT

Published on Jul 24, 2015

The July 22, 2015 Arrest of Seattle City Council Candidate OMARI TAHIR GARRETT

Well known and respected Community Activist, teacher, and candidate for Seattle City Council Omari Tahir Garrett is arrested on thursday July 22. Mr. Garrett had given a well received speech earlier in the evening at the Northwest African American Museum.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AFRICATOWN BUILDING ARRESTEES SUE FOR $4 MILLION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AFRICATOWN BUILDING ARRESTEES SUE FOR $4 MILLION

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

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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!”

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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.

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Langston Hughes
Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
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Categories:
Ed Tech
Health & Sciences
Service Provider
Retail
Housing
Youth
‪#BlackLivesMatter‬

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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?
Design
Marketing
Coding
Biz Dev
Setup
Greeters
Volunteer

NEW PARADE ROUTE FOR 2015!!!

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​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

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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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Gangs of the State: Police and the Hierarchy of Violence

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Gangs of the State: Police and the Hierarchy of Violence

Police can only be abolished by a movement which has correctly identified and been equipped with the tools to dismantle the hierarchy of violence.

View on http://www.truth-out.org