Events

Fall Black Arts Love Mixer and Marketplace

New Season, New Location This Fall season of the Black Arts Mixer and Marketplace warmed my heart almost as much as the sun warmed the leaves falling from the autumn struck trees. Fall is here and the new season perfectly matched the newly located of the mixer, previously held at Garfield High school’s gymnasium now moved to Garfield Community Center…

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Spring Black Love Arts Mixer and Marketplace

I can safely say that this mixer is one of my favorite Black owned business events in the Seattle area, the Black Love Arts Mixer hosted at Franklin High School. When I arrived at the mixer I walked into a performance by J-dash, a rapper from Seattle. Along with him there were other live music and spoken word performances such…

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Events, Marches and Demonstration

Black Lives Matter March for Freedom

This past weekend, Saturday March 4, 2017, the Black Liberation Front hosted a Black Lives Matter March for Freedom through Seattle. Protesters chanted, “Keep the CD Black” and “Hey Hey Ho Ho, Gentrifying has got to go”. There was a strong police presence at the demonstration, officers biked along side and blocked off streets in both directions as we passed…

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Events, Marches and Demonstration

Women’s March on Seattle Resisting Trump’s Inaguration while Marginalizing Women of Color

In collaboration with nationwide demonstrations, from our capital Washington D.C, Seattle refused to be silent on this 1st day of Trump’s presidency. Women from all walks of life organized and led the 3.6 mile long demonstration from Judkin’s Park to Seattle Center. When I finally arrived at Judkin’s Park, the uphill trek to the meeting location left my asthmatic lungs…

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Profits from Oppression when we were Christmas Gifts

My reflection on Christmas has interrogated my attachment to the holiday as profits in our country continue to soar from oppression rooted in a time when we were Christmas gifts. When a group’s humanity is stolen, then their mistreatment, abuse and oppression can continue. This is why there was a time when we were traded as gifts like property. Our families…

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Marches and Demonstration

We Must Tell Murray No New Youth Jail in Seattle

Defund Hate Ed Murray and Down Constantine This evening Seattle activists organized a demonstration on the sidewalks outside of Ed Murray’s home to protest the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle. The decision on whether to approve or deny the construction permit is in the hands of Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantin and it…

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A New Type of Black Market in Seattle

This Sunday evening Women.Weed.Wifi hosted a Black Market event full of Black and Brown entrepreneurs at the Artspace Hiawatha Lofts in Seattle. Artists and artisans provided Seattle locals with an opportunity to get some meaningful and original gifts for the holidays, as well as an opportunity to support Black and Brown local business owners. Of course, I couldn’t help but…

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We Are All Suffering Behind Bars

Public Viewing of 13TH Documentary and Open Discussion at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Theatre Hosted by B.U.I.L.D. Seattle “The only difference between the people in prison and on the outside, was that I had physical evidence that something went wrong in my life. I had bars, a bed, and a toilet that I had to look at every day to…

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Events, Influential Characters, Marches and Demonstration

Seattle Women’s March Against Hate

Over 5,000 people gathered at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill to protest the normalized hate that has occurred as a result of president-elect Trump’s campaign. When I arrived at the park I could hear the mass cheering as I approached the concrete stage. March organizers, Demi Wetzel and Kelsey Coleman along with speakers from different parties and organizations set…

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