“Dazzling, Tender, Greasy, Thought Provoking” Music For Hard Times: The Blue Tide’s “Plague Blues” Album Reviewed

There's no doubt that we are living through hard times; times described as "The Right Time (To Sing The Blues)" on the new "Plague Blues" album, recently reviewed by Rick J. Bowen of the Washington Blues Society.

BLM at School 2023: Save the dates and join the movement!

If you oppose the attack on truth, Black history, and intersectional Black identities, join the Black Lives Matter at School movement. Check out the Save The Date call for upcoming BLM at School planning meetings to prepare for the annual Week of Action from February 6-10.

“Where I Got My Name (Down in Mississippi)” Music Video: A family revelation turned into medicine for historical trauma on Juneteenth

"As I continued to work on our 'Plague Blues' album over the summer, my dad Gerald Lenoir made a stunning discovery: our family was enslaved on the same plantation in Morgantown, Mississippi as the family of the legendary blues artist, J.B. Lenoir." 

#BlackEducationMatters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA) 2022 applications open: Nominate a deserving antiracist student today!

Starting Sunday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 31st, nominations will be accepted for the 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA).  The BEMSAA organizing committee encourages educators, parents, students, and community organizers to nominate a deserving student for the award today! The Black Education Matters Student Activist Award gives recognition, support, and a $1,000 award to student leaders in Seattle/King County region who demonstrate exceptional leadership in struggles against racism—especially with an understanding of the intersections with sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamaphobia, ableism, class exploitation and other forms of oppression—within their school or community. Over the past several years, over 20 Seattle Public Schools students have been honored with the award.