Here’s how Seattle became so segregated

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A new look at New Deal ‘redlining’ maps offers insight into subtle racism’s not-so-subtle predecessor

The “redlining” maps minted during the New Deal were a roadmap for investment in America’s cities. Seattle was no exception in warning bankers off extending loans to home buyers in non-white neighborhoods. Here’s a look some of the more racist descriptions offered about Seattle’s neighborhoods back in 1936. They’re rated “A” to “D,” with “A” being best.

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Nickelsville campers relocate to UMOJA Center property in the CD

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Nickelsville campers relocate to UMOJA Center property in the CD
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm by Bryan Cohen

The fallout from last week’s eviction of the Nickelsville camp near the intersection of Seattle’s two interstates has reached the Central District. Around 20 former Nickelsville campers have temporarily relocated to the UMOJA P.E.A.C.E Center property at 23rd and E Spring. A dozen sleeping tents and a kitchen tent went up on the property earlier this week.

The now displaced residents of the sanctioned tent and tiny house encampment on Dearborn Ave. were evicted by property owners Coho Real Estate after the campers voted to disassociate from the Nickelsville organization and run the camp themselves, citing unfair treatment by the Nickelsville leadership. Coho had partnered with the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd to sponsor the site and lawfully host it on its property.

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How school makes kids less intelligent | Eddy Zhong

How school makes kids less intelligent | Eddy Zhong | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

Soviet poster showing a black American being lynched

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Soviet poster showing a black American being lynched and hanging off of the Statue of Liberty [1930]

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1st Annual Africatown-Central District Winter Arts & Soul Fest

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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.

Eritrean Hall

For more information visit BlackFriday.AfricatownSeattle.com email info@africatownseattle.com or call 206.941.2527.

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