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Organization
Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
BIPOC, African, African American, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pasifika
Location
Portland, OR
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Portland, OR
Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
Community Focus
BIPOC, African American, Black
Location
Portland, OR
Community Focus
African American
Location
Renton, WA
Cierra Sisters was founded by Bridgette Hempstead shortly after her own diagnosis. It is a breast cancer survivor and support organization. The name is rooted in African origins; “Cierra” meaning “knowing”, reminding us that knowledge is in fact power.

Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle , WA
We’re building a more equitable future for all Washingtonians through services and advocacy that enable people to live healthier, more prosperous lives. The vision that guides us is of a strong and vibrant community, where all people have access to the basic human needs and opportunities that support their health, well-being and prosperity and that enable them to attain their full potential. In short, equity for all.

Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle, WA
Formed in 1984, Earshot Jazz supports the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Portland, OR
Imagine Black helps Portland’s Black community in Oregon imagine the alternatives we deserve, builds our political participation, and supports leadership to achieve those alternatives.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Ashland, OR
We are a group of community members committed to building connections through advocacy, and celebration of black community in southern Oregon.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Salem, OR
We research, recognize, and commemorate the history and heritage of African Americans in Oregon.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Portland, OR
The African American Alliance for Homeownership "AAAH" is a non-profit 501(c)(3), and HUD Approved housing counseling agency.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
We create street-level content for black and urban audiences.
Community Focus
BIPOC, For All, African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Clean Greens is a community-based organization committed to teaching our community about Food and Social Justice, and growing fresh and organic produce so that our community has increased access to healthy eating.
Community Focus
African, African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
One stop shop for businesses, events and experiences related to Black community and African diaspora in Seattle metro.
Community Focus
African, African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is housed in the historic Colman School building (built in 1909) which overlooks a beautiful, sprawling green park, named after rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. See ongoing virtual series: Historians on Hope. Each week, NAAM features words of hope from notable African American historians in our #HistoriansOnHope virtual series. We invite you to share these graphics on your favorite social media platforms. Be sure to tag us at @naamnw!
Community Focus
African American
Location
“I am a Painter, an Author, and Filmmaker and a Community Social Justice Art Educator, focused on chronicling the African American diaspora.”
Community Focus
African American
Location
Pasco, WA
Building Bridges and Bringing People Together.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. Blackpast is made possible by the content contributions of over 800 volunteers from six continents who give of their time and energy to bring this information to a global audience. Click on the images to read their stories or find them in the yellow tabs below in the three main categories: Academic, Independent, and Student. We need more volunteer content contributors.
Community Focus
African American, Latinx, Jewish, Black, Japanese, Native American, Settler
Location
Seattle, WA
Living Voices is a nationally touring educational theatre bringing life to history through the power of live theatre, video, and personal discussion
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle resident and nationally known early childhood educator, Ms. Bunny Wilburn (1922-2014) founded BCDI-Seattle in the early 70’s. The first major initiative was National Black Child Development Institute’s (NBCDI) community Child Development Associate project to promote and advocate for the professional development of childcare providers.