This month we spent almost six days on the most beautiful farm in Olympia. Not only did I want to be close to my new job at the state capital, especially since my first day as Senator we met in-person, I also wanted a quick family trip and a breath of fresh country air before… Continue reading We Spent Five Nights on a Farm!
When I first walked through the doors of the Tacoma Urban League (TUL) as CEO in August of 2017, I knew I was doing so as the new caretaker of a historical legacy central to how the Black community defined Tacoma’s destiny since its inception. Thomas Dixon and Harold Moss founded TUL in 1968 to… Continue reading “…Always an Urban Leaguer”
The air is crisp and fresh. We love it here. I’m sharing a few images from our most recent hike at Mount Rainier. Where are you hiking these days? You Are on Native Land Dad Cap Tiffany Blue Etcetera Anorak
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 ☀️
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
Marcus Trufant and I will go LIVE on IG and Facebook on Monday, April 13th at 12PM to discuss Tacoma Urban League’s new partnership w/ the Trufant Family Foundation. ♥️ Join us to learn more about how we’re working together to serve families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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
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
Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is one of my favorite destinations in Tacoma. When the kids were little and our family was much smaller, we enjoyed our visits with our TAM membership. As our family grew and more money was invested in activities the kids chose, we took advantage of “free third Thursday” visits so we… Continue reading TAM Gala 2019