Posts Tagged ‘Africatown’

May 13th, 2015 - 11:08 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

Of Sawant and Apartheid: Electing a City Council in Seattle

At a Black church, there were not more than a dozen or so Black faces. Last night we went to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church to hear the “debate”  between candidates for Seattle City Council from this District. The event struck me as a tribute to Apartheid and Demagoguery. Seattle’s a[...]

May 13th, 2015 - 1:34 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Of Sawant and Apartheid, The $700 Bet.

  Last night at Drinking Liberally, David Goldstein of HorsesAss offered to bet me $700 … the amount he has contributed to her campaign this year, that she would win in the primary with over 50% of the vote. I refused to bet that much, after all David is now a hired writer for a billion[...]

April 26th, 2015 - 1:16 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Building Africatown

Ms. Helen, Chicken and Waffles and Africatown, : Visions for the future Despite our friendship with Ave author (and former Garfield HS basketball star) Anthony Washington, the athletic heritage of Garfield seems doomed unless the school begins to emulate the UW and import black men who can jump .  [...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 3:39 am § in The Ave Scene

Langston Hughes

 Kingfish Café The Coaston sisters celebrate their family cookbook from New Orleans.  Some call it soul or maybe N’awlins.  Whatever, the recipes from poet Hughes are awesome and were that way for a couple of decades at the Kingfish Cafe.   Looking forward to take-outs to com.    RIP K[...]

January 14th, 2015 - 11:46 am § in America, The Ave Scene

A Great Loss .. Kingfish Cafe

The Kingfish Cafe, our neighbor, is closing. This is a huge sadness.  When we moved here, a huge plus for Capital Hill was that it was a mixed neighborhood … mixed meaning a good community of Blacks, Jews, Nuns. Priests, Catholics, other misc. “White folks,” artists, UW faculty, b[...]

December 22nd, 2014 - 5:21 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

BLACK AMERICA: Who chooses the schools?

This bothers me a lot more than the color of the skin in a police officer’s uniform.  Too often I hear well-meaning lace curtain liberals, white and black, telling black parents what is best for their kids. Education is not a way out of the current occupation of black America, its is the only[...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 1:30 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle African American-African Diaspora Gathering w/ Ed Murray

More than ever it is vital for the Black community locally as well as nationally to establish a collective set of goals to focus our energy and resources on.  Historically,  religion, nation of origin, sexual preference, gender, age, class, political views have all been reasons for division. What [...]