Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit Workshop

Washington Nonprofits is hosting a nonprofit workshop in Seattle, presented by Nancy Bacon, Associate Director of Washington Nonprofits, and Lee Harper, Executive Director of Phinney Neighborhood Association. It is an opportunity to learn about the best practices for strengthening your organization in order to better achieve your mission, as well as to network with local […]
Sep 21, 2019

Building upon the legacy of the Central District’s Liberty Bank

In a push against the rapid gentrification of the Central District, the Liberty Bank Building carves out space for the housing and business needs of the neighborhood's Black community.
Jul 23, 2019
“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.
Aug 1, 2016

“Mama” closes coffee kiosk on 23rd, citing disruptive road construction

The long road construction project on 23rd Avenue has been been too much for one small business owner — "Mama's" announced its closure this week.
May 26, 2016

Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016
Berhane Amanuel, owner of East Africa Imports (and restaurant) stands inside his Seattle restaurant. His store can be seen through the arches at top. East Africa Imports is a tiny little story and eatery in The Promenade, a shopping center in the Central District. It was opened in 2002 by Amanuel and his Central District native wife and they put 100k+ into adding a restaurant about 5/6 yrs ago. They recently found out that Vulcan plans to demolish/develop the shopping center meaning they'll have to move and may not be able to afford to open a restaurant again.

Ethiopian entrepreneur says he’ll lose big in Central District redevelopment

The owner of East African Imports and Restaurant at 23rd and Jackson says he stands to lose big when Vulcan Real Estate redevelops the property.
Mar 11, 2016

23rd Ave construction has immigrant-owned businesses on the brink

Central District businesses suffering during 23rd Ave Construction are hungry for financial help promised by the city. But some say it's too little, too late.

Vulcan just bought a major Central District shopping center for redevelopment

Construction on Promenade 23, located at 23rd and Jackson, would start in mid- to late-2017.
Feb 18, 2016

Africatown initiative receives Seattle Human Rights Award

As black residents and businesses get priced out of the Central District, Africatown Innovation Center ensures black lives benefit from Seattle's tech boom.
Dec 9, 2015