Carmen Best sworn in as Seattle police chief

Carmen Best, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department, becomes the first African American woman to lead the department since it was founded 149 years ago.
Aug 22, 2018


Join us for a full day of activities! Admission by donation! An open house to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Patrons will be able to view films about the Civil Rights Movement, access speeches by Dr. King, engage in art activities and learn about other activists who carry on the task of […]
Dec 18, 2017

Everyday Black Opening Reception

Come celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Everyday Black, Saturday, January 13 at 7 p.m., with a night of great music, open dialogue, and free tasty food and drink! Everyday Black from local photographers Jessica Rycheal and Zorn B. Taylor showcases the work of two artists as they explore the intersections and identities that […]

Central District artist wants to raise “Black privilege”

What is Black privilege and how do you pass it on to your daughters? Rapper Yirim Seck is figuring it out.
Feb 8, 2017

Colorism unites women of color at “I AM: The Procession” tomorrow

Artist Kimisha Turner's colorism-inspired installation is a half-mile, walking healing ceremony from Daejeon Park to Northwest African American Museum.
Aug 24, 2016
Lauren Kelley, Pickin’, 2007

Beyoncé, Barbie and “Posing Beauty” at NAAM

"Posing Beauty" a new photography exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum explores the perception of beauty in the black experience.
May 10, 2016