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Africatown Seattle is building a richer, fuller future for the African American Diaspora in Seattle and beyond!

Latest Episodes

The AC Podcast: Melvin Freeman (FlyBlindGuy) - HipHop, Art, and Travel

Renowned Central District artist and culture creator, Melvin Freeman aka TheFlyBlindGuy sat down in The AC with Wyking to discuss growing up in the Central District and how the music and culture of the CD shaped his outlook on art and life. Melvin also discusses his latest artistic works and what's next for his art especially as he battles a progressive eye diseases that is slowly stealing his vision. Melvin also speaks in depth about his recent trip to Egypt and Dubai, which has not only changed his outlook on global culture but inspired new artist creations.

32 MINFEB 26
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The AC Podcast: Melvin Freeman (FlyBlindGuy) - HipHop, Art, and Travel

The AC Podcast: Carnisha & Chance Rodgers - Wealth building starts at home.

#BlackWealth #RealEstate #Investments - The AC Podcast: Carnisha & Chance Rodgers join Wyking in the AC and discuss how this mother and son team work together on real estate investments and wealth building strategies. -------------------- Carnisha Rodgers Something Different Accounting carnisha@sdacct.com 253 470 6909 --------------------- The AC Podcast Produced by Converge Media on behalf of Africatown Media. Info@AfricatownMedia.com

25 MINFEB 25
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The AC Podcast: Carnisha & Chance Rodgers - Wealth building starts at home.

The AC Podcast: Draze - Music, Community, and Culture.

Seattle musician and community activist, Draze, sits down in The AC with Wyking to discuss growing up in a musical family, life in the Central District, preserving Black Culture, music, Black Wealth, and his current musical projects both here in the United States as well as internationally.

48 MINFEB 23
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The AC Podcast: Draze - Music, Community, and Culture.

Digging for Weldon Irvine Mental Health Wellness Discussion

Question and Answer session hosted by Curtiss Calhoun with Director Victorious De Costa Vitamin D Nichelle Alderson Owuor Arunga Logic Amen Mafi D

63 MINFEB 2
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Digging for Weldon Irvine Mental Health Wellness Discussion

The AC Podcast: Kibi Anderson - Striking a balance in life and business.

The AC Ep. 14 - Kibi Anderson, President of Red Table Talk Enterprises drops gems on navigating life, pursuing career dreams, the Central District past and present, and future opportunities in the media business. In this powerful one hour interview, Kibi takes Wyking on her journey from the Central District and Garfield High School, all the way to Singapore at age 17 and onward to Harvard University up to today and her role at Red Table Talk Enterprises dropping gems for viewers along the way. Kibi discusses the career sacrifices she made early on to be supportive of family and the iron will and determination that gave her the courage to step out on faith and pursue a career in entertainment in Hollywood where she literally started from the bottom years ago and now is at the top of her field and rising higher. #BuildAfricatown. (Please forgive audio imperfections i this recording it is due to technical difficulty). ------------------------------------- Kibi Anderson President, Red Table Take Enterprises Kibi Anderson /@KibiAnderson -------------------------------------- The AC Podcast Host: K. Wyking Garrett Produced by @ErErik Kalligraphy Africa Shabazz X of Contemporary Love Affair Productions on behalf of Africatown Media Info@AfricatownMedia.com

54 MINJAN 30
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The AC Podcast: Kibi Anderson - Striking a balance in life and business.

The Toolkit: Shalisa Hayes - Turning grief into growth

Ebonee sits down with Shalisa Hayes of the Billy Ray Shirley II Foundation shares her journey of dealing with grief of loosing her son Billy Ray and how she channeled the pain of that loss to bringing Billy Ray's vision of a community center for youth to life.

31 MINJAN 28
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The Toolkit: Shalisa Hayes - Turning grief into growth

The Check In: Owuor Arunga - Community, Unity, & Mental Wellness

Award winning musician and Central District native, Owuor Arunga sints down in the AC with Wyking to take a look back at Owuor's amazing journey thus far and as well to have a candid discussion in regards to Mental Wellness in the artist and African American community. The general public is invited to join in this discussion on January 30th at Ark Lodge Cinemas for a screening of the film, Digging for Weldon Irvine, which takes a look back at the life of Irvine who was a very famous musician and song writer of his time but ultimately committed suicide. Owuor Arunga will be on the panel discussion following the screening. Please click the link below to reserve your seat today. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digging-for-weldon-irvine-film-screening-mental-wellness-panel-tickets-88067661747

48 MINJAN 27
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The Check In: Owuor Arunga - Community, Unity, & Mental Wellness

#TheCheckIn: Beezie 2 Slaps Part 1: Seattle Hip-Hop History

Iconic Seattle music producer, Beezie2Slapss (Fred Brydwell) checks in and breaks down how the Seattle Hip-Hop scene in the mid 80's and who the early movers and shakers were at the time. Beezie shares how he and his group The School Boys recorded their first single while in the 6th grade at Meany Middle School. How the music scene grew while he was at Garfield High School and opened a record store and studio soon after graduating in 1990 and signing his first production contract at 20 years old.

57 MINJAN 26
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#TheCheckIn: Beezie 2 Slaps Part 1: Seattle Hip-Hop History

Community Corner: Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle

#VanishingSeattle - Community Corner Season 2/ Episode 1 Trae Holiday sits down with Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle to discuss the impact of gentrification and overall change and across Seattle that has seen iconic buildings, businesses, homes, and people vanish from the Emerald City over the past few years. Brothers also discusses her efforts to highlight those that have not vanished and as well document via film the impact that the change has had on the soul of the city we all call home. Vanishing Seattle is hosting a free film screening on Thursday January 16th at Wa Na Wari from 7pm - 9pm. -------------------------- Cynthia Brothers Vanishing Seattle @VanishingSeattle VanishingSeattle@Gmail.com --------------------------- Community Corner with Trae Holiday Produced by Erik Kalligraphy Africa Shabazz X of Contemporary Love Affair Productions on behalf of Africatown Media. Info@AfricatownMedia.com ------------------------- #BuildAfricatown

36 MINJAN 25
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Community Corner: Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle

Community Corner: Jazmyn Scott and Langston Hughes's role in the community

Trae Holiday sits down with Langston Hughes Programs Director Jazmyn Scott for a discussion about the importance of Langston Hughes to the community and Black culture and history in the Pacific Northwest as a whole. They also discuss the upcoming A.C.T.I.O.N youth acting classes that are launching on January 22nd. -------------------------------------- LANGSTON and Nu Black Arts West Theater Present: A.C.T.I.O.N. - Acting Communally Together in Our Neighborhood We are pleased to offer beginner and advanced classes for Black/POC middle and high school students, to learn the basics of acting with known acting coaches who will guide them through the creation of their own content focusing on social justice issues that matter to them. At the conclusion of the program, the students will perform their work on the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute stage for their families and the community. Save the date - Saturday June 6, 2020! A.C.T.I.O.N. aims to ensure that our youth have access to the arts and to show the world the talent that Seattle has to offer! ***The program will be held weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-6pm; from January 22nd through June 5th and final performance on June 6th.*** COST: $70 per week, $200 per month Feb-May (pay weekly rate in January and June) OR, Save $380 by registering for the entire 20-week session for $1,020! CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/action-a...

27 MINJAN 25
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Community Corner: Jazmyn Scott and Langston Hughes's role in the community

Latest Episodes

The AC Podcast: Melvin Freeman (FlyBlindGuy) - HipHop, Art, and Travel

Renowned Central District artist and culture creator, Melvin Freeman aka TheFlyBlindGuy sat down in The AC with Wyking to discuss growing up in the Central District and how the music and culture of the CD shaped his outlook on art and life. Melvin also discusses his latest artistic works and what's next for his art especially as he battles a progressive eye diseases that is slowly stealing his vision. Melvin also speaks in depth about his recent trip to Egypt and Dubai, which has not only changed his outlook on global culture but inspired new artist creations.

32 MINFEB 26
Comments
The AC Podcast: Melvin Freeman (FlyBlindGuy) - HipHop, Art, and Travel

The AC Podcast: Carnisha & Chance Rodgers - Wealth building starts at home.

#BlackWealth #RealEstate #Investments - The AC Podcast: Carnisha & Chance Rodgers join Wyking in the AC and discuss how this mother and son team work together on real estate investments and wealth building strategies. -------------------- Carnisha Rodgers Something Different Accounting carnisha@sdacct.com 253 470 6909 --------------------- The AC Podcast Produced by Converge Media on behalf of Africatown Media. Info@AfricatownMedia.com

25 MINFEB 25
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The AC Podcast: Carnisha & Chance Rodgers - Wealth building starts at home.

The AC Podcast: Draze - Music, Community, and Culture.

Seattle musician and community activist, Draze, sits down in The AC with Wyking to discuss growing up in a musical family, life in the Central District, preserving Black Culture, music, Black Wealth, and his current musical projects both here in the United States as well as internationally.

48 MINFEB 23
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The AC Podcast: Draze - Music, Community, and Culture.

Digging for Weldon Irvine Mental Health Wellness Discussion

Question and Answer session hosted by Curtiss Calhoun with Director Victorious De Costa Vitamin D Nichelle Alderson Owuor Arunga Logic Amen Mafi D

63 MINFEB 2
Comments
Digging for Weldon Irvine Mental Health Wellness Discussion

The AC Podcast: Kibi Anderson - Striking a balance in life and business.

The AC Ep. 14 - Kibi Anderson, President of Red Table Talk Enterprises drops gems on navigating life, pursuing career dreams, the Central District past and present, and future opportunities in the media business. In this powerful one hour interview, Kibi takes Wyking on her journey from the Central District and Garfield High School, all the way to Singapore at age 17 and onward to Harvard University up to today and her role at Red Table Talk Enterprises dropping gems for viewers along the way. Kibi discusses the career sacrifices she made early on to be supportive of family and the iron will and determination that gave her the courage to step out on faith and pursue a career in entertainment in Hollywood where she literally started from the bottom years ago and now is at the top of her field and rising higher. #BuildAfricatown. (Please forgive audio imperfections i this recording it is due to technical difficulty). ------------------------------------- Kibi Anderson President, Red Table Take Enterprises Kibi Anderson /@KibiAnderson -------------------------------------- The AC Podcast Host: K. Wyking Garrett Produced by @ErErik Kalligraphy Africa Shabazz X of Contemporary Love Affair Productions on behalf of Africatown Media Info@AfricatownMedia.com

54 MINJAN 30
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The AC Podcast: Kibi Anderson - Striking a balance in life and business.

The Toolkit: Shalisa Hayes - Turning grief into growth

Ebonee sits down with Shalisa Hayes of the Billy Ray Shirley II Foundation shares her journey of dealing with grief of loosing her son Billy Ray and how she channeled the pain of that loss to bringing Billy Ray's vision of a community center for youth to life.

31 MINJAN 28
Comments
The Toolkit: Shalisa Hayes - Turning grief into growth

The Check In: Owuor Arunga - Community, Unity, & Mental Wellness

Award winning musician and Central District native, Owuor Arunga sints down in the AC with Wyking to take a look back at Owuor's amazing journey thus far and as well to have a candid discussion in regards to Mental Wellness in the artist and African American community. The general public is invited to join in this discussion on January 30th at Ark Lodge Cinemas for a screening of the film, Digging for Weldon Irvine, which takes a look back at the life of Irvine who was a very famous musician and song writer of his time but ultimately committed suicide. Owuor Arunga will be on the panel discussion following the screening. Please click the link below to reserve your seat today. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digging-for-weldon-irvine-film-screening-mental-wellness-panel-tickets-88067661747

48 MINJAN 27
Comments
The Check In: Owuor Arunga - Community, Unity, & Mental Wellness

#TheCheckIn: Beezie 2 Slaps Part 1: Seattle Hip-Hop History

Iconic Seattle music producer, Beezie2Slapss (Fred Brydwell) checks in and breaks down how the Seattle Hip-Hop scene in the mid 80's and who the early movers and shakers were at the time. Beezie shares how he and his group The School Boys recorded their first single while in the 6th grade at Meany Middle School. How the music scene grew while he was at Garfield High School and opened a record store and studio soon after graduating in 1990 and signing his first production contract at 20 years old.

57 MINJAN 26
Comments
#TheCheckIn: Beezie 2 Slaps Part 1: Seattle Hip-Hop History

Community Corner: Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle

#VanishingSeattle - Community Corner Season 2/ Episode 1 Trae Holiday sits down with Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle to discuss the impact of gentrification and overall change and across Seattle that has seen iconic buildings, businesses, homes, and people vanish from the Emerald City over the past few years. Brothers also discusses her efforts to highlight those that have not vanished and as well document via film the impact that the change has had on the soul of the city we all call home. Vanishing Seattle is hosting a free film screening on Thursday January 16th at Wa Na Wari from 7pm - 9pm. -------------------------- Cynthia Brothers Vanishing Seattle @VanishingSeattle VanishingSeattle@Gmail.com --------------------------- Community Corner with Trae Holiday Produced by Erik Kalligraphy Africa Shabazz X of Contemporary Love Affair Productions on behalf of Africatown Media. Info@AfricatownMedia.com ------------------------- #BuildAfricatown

36 MINJAN 25
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Community Corner: Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle

Community Corner: Jazmyn Scott and Langston Hughes's role in the community

Trae Holiday sits down with Langston Hughes Programs Director Jazmyn Scott for a discussion about the importance of Langston Hughes to the community and Black culture and history in the Pacific Northwest as a whole. They also discuss the upcoming A.C.T.I.O.N youth acting classes that are launching on January 22nd. -------------------------------------- LANGSTON and Nu Black Arts West Theater Present: A.C.T.I.O.N. - Acting Communally Together in Our Neighborhood We are pleased to offer beginner and advanced classes for Black/POC middle and high school students, to learn the basics of acting with known acting coaches who will guide them through the creation of their own content focusing on social justice issues that matter to them. At the conclusion of the program, the students will perform their work on the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute stage for their families and the community. Save the date - Saturday June 6, 2020! A.C.T.I.O.N. aims to ensure that our youth have access to the arts and to show the world the talent that Seattle has to offer! ***The program will be held weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3-6pm; from January 22nd through June 5th and final performance on June 6th.*** COST: $70 per week, $200 per month Feb-May (pay weekly rate in January and June) OR, Save $380 by registering for the entire 20-week session for $1,020! CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/action-a...

27 MINJAN 25
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Community Corner: Jazmyn Scott and Langston Hughes's role in the community
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