Black History Month 2015

I remember Black History Month from the two major East Coast cities I’ve lived in. It was, well, pretty important. There were several events and several people at those events. I thought Seattle would be disappointing in comparison but that is just not true.

Here’s a roundup of what I’ve found is going on around […]

Dear White People | SIFF Screening

While I’d love to be writing a full review of the Seattle International Film Festival screening of the movie Dear White People, I must ironically write the story about being one of the (black) people turned away from the film because it was full.

So, what I can I tell you about the film?

It’s about […]

By |July 13th, 2014|black life|0 Comments|

Maxwell in Tacoma 6/21

Maxwell will be in Tacoma on June 21.  There are just a few tickets left so get yours soon!

In an age of immediacy the idea of waiting sounds hopelessly outdated. But that said, there is something to be said about anticipation. Such is the case with Maxwell’s new album. Yes, after an extended hiatus […]

Porgy and Bess is here through June 29

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes the National Tour of the Broadway sensation, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.  This stunning musical plays June 11-29, 2014

Closing Performance: Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:30 PM
Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 PM
Saturdays, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays, 1:30 PM […]

By |June 11th, 2014|arts, theatre|0 Comments|

Future @ Neptune 7/3

If you’re a rap fan, or if you want to pummel Future with questions about why he’s not by Ciara’s (and his new baby’s) side at the moment — you can get your chance.  Ok fine, let’s stay out of those folk’s business.  But he will be here with Rico Love and Casino to […]

Dr. Maya Angelou Dies at 86

This morning we learned that Dr. Maya Angelou passed away peacefully this morning in her home.  The renowned poet and author left a legacy of truth telling about cultural ills faced by African Americans and more.  She told her own story and gave legitimacy to so many others who struggled silently.

May 28th is a […]

The Central District – Seattle’s Black Neighborhood

When you live in a place where black culture is scarce, you can typically find a neighborhood or two that is predominantly black. In Arizona, you’d go to South Phoenix. In NJ you’d visit Newark, East Orange, or Camden. But where would you go in Seattle?

The Central District, that’s where.  Sure, gentrification has happened.  […]

From Inmate to President

From Inmate to President – Gerald Hankerson

The head of the NAACP for the Seattle region was once serving a life sentence for aggravated murder.

At 18 years old Gerald Hankerson was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Despite his testimony of mistaken participation, he was convicted mainly on the basis of […]

Lavell Crawford | May 29-31

I remember watching this funny dude on Comic View.  Apparently he’s had some fame from the series Breaking Bad.  (Who has time for TV with a blog to populate?)

Lavell Crawford is perhaps best known for his role as Huell in “Breaking Bad” and is quickly becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz […]

By |May 4th, 2014|comedy, events|0 Comments|

Zootunes this Summer!

Whoever said Seattle doesn’t have soul, clearly hasn’t seen the summer lineup for Zootunes.  Of all the acts, I believe these may be the soulful picks!  BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is a major fundraiser for the zoo to support animal care, zoo maintenance and upkeep, education programs for children and adults, and […]