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Week on Whidbey Island ☀️

This summer I ventured to a beautiful red cabin with a private beach for a week-long mixture of rest & relaxation as well as my daily work responsibilities. I’ll tell you what, virtual work weeks are a lot better with family, a beach, kayaks, hikes, local food, fresh crab and backyard barbecues. Of course a… Continue reading Week on Whidbey Island ☀️

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Our Black Future Co-op Fund

The Black Future Co-op Fund launched June 16, 2020 in recognition of this powerful moment and the opportunity for transformational change. Acknowledging the harm systemic racism has done to the Black community in Washington state, the Fund will be a collective hub for efforts to eradicate poverty, build generational wealth, preserve Black Culture, and celebrate… Continue reading Our Black Future Co-op Fund

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T’wina is Running for State Senate!

Dear Friends – I’m excited to announce that after careful consideration and serious discussions with my family, I have decided to run for State Senate in the 28th Legislative District. This was not a decision I made lightly. However, many of you know me as someone who steps up in times of need and rolls… Continue reading T’wina is Running for State Senate!

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2020 T’wina Nobles Young Professionals Scholarship

In the spirit of the National Urban League Young Professionals, this scholarship is intended to help prepare a new generation of young leaders to take the mantle of leadership of the civil rights movement and will be awarded to a student of color enrolled at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) or Tacoma Community College (TCC),… Continue reading 2020 T’wina Nobles Young Professionals Scholarship

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Sisterhood in the City 💓 2020

Sisterhood in the City kicks-off Sunday, November 15th at 12PM for girls in our city ages 11-17. Each week we will meet virtually. Participants can register at http://www.thetacomaurbanleague.org. November 29, 2020 – Netflix watch party! December 13, 2020 – Charity card making and Big Sister/Mentor Panel. December 27, 2020 – Cooking Lesson See you all… Continue reading Sisterhood in the City 💓 2020

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#MakeBlackCount Townhall

20 years into the new millennium, National Urban League President Marc Morial has called all Urban League CEOs to lead with force, passion, and purpose on a number of issues that will shape the next several decades, and even the entire century. This post highlights his powerful message.WE MUST FOCUS! 1. Ensure meaningful participation, and… Continue reading #MakeBlackCount Townhall

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Hello Ghana! – Beyond the Return

Why Ghana? 🇬🇭 Why now? We travelled to Ghana with University of Puget Sound to learn more about the transatlantic slave trade, pan-Africanism (cultural and political unity between Africans), and because the 2019 Year of Return welcomes (akwaaba) us all home to connect with Black people in the diaspora. Accra is lovely. We see each… Continue reading Hello Ghana! – Beyond the Return