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Google Hosts Urban Teens as part of STEM event

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, iUrban Teen (Seattle) hosted the 2nd Annual STEM tour day with Google Seattle staff. During this STEM tour day, over 35 youth and parents toured the Google Seattle facilities as well as learned about...

Sir Mix-A-Lot Returns to Central District Roots to Demo New Technology At Black Music...

Seattle, WA - The 2nd Annual Africatown-Central District Black Music Summit 2016 will be held on April 2, 10am-6pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute bringing together music stakeholders, including musicians, artists, promoters, venues, media, educators and community organizers.   Sir...

WASHINGTON STATE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS E-NEWSLETTER 1/4/2016

The Commission serves as the official state representative of the African American community—advising the Governor, Legis­lature and state agencies regarding policy development and im­plementation. The commission also works to establish relation­ships with local governments and private sector organizations that...

Amazing One Man Show “RODNEY KING” by Roger Guenveur Smith coming to Seattle

The Obie Award-winning soloist Roger Guenveur Smith navigates the tragically abbreviated life and times of the late Rodney King. King’s savage (and videotaped) beating by members of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991 ignited a deadly riot upon...

100+ Black Men Will Welcome South Shore Pre-K-8 Students to School with High-Fives for...

SEATTLE, WA – In a dynamic family engagement event, South Shore Pre-K – 8 School will be host to over 100 men of African descent, welcoming every child with enthusiastic “high fives” to school on Monday, February 8th in...

Africatown Innovation Center Vandalized – Volunteers and Donations Sought

So sometimes you need see things in person, for yourself, and today was one of those times.  I saw the images on Facebook earlier in the weekend and of course they were troubling, however, seeing a SWASTIKA on the wall...

Kimberlé Crenshaw Coming to Town Hall to Discuss Black Lives Matter

This Human Rights Day celebrations puts a spotlight on local organizations and initiatives who are making waves in the community, and places them in context with broader issues happening across America. This year’s program (the city’s 16th annual event!)...

100+ Black Men Turnout at South Shore’s NAAPID Celebration Inspires $100K Investment in Graduating...

SEATTLE – Inspired by the 250+ African-American men that showed up to greet South Shore PK-8 School students with high fives for its recent celebration of National African-American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID), Detroit-area nonprofit Real Life 101 announced that...

SUSPENDED – CAA to host Roundtable on Student Discipline

In Seattle and across the nation Black students and other students of color are suspended from school in significantly disproportionate numbers to their representation in the school population. Black students only make up 4.8 percent of all students in...

Tacoma’s Lincoln High’s Gibbs-Bowling finalist for national Teacher of the Year

Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2016) -- These educators develop sharp minds and strong characters. They stoke social awareness in their students and expand their classrooms into the larger communities. Their influence spans the country, from California and Washington to Oklahoma...
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