The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) today released a reportexamining transportation challenges affecting the Black community. The report analyzes issues related to access, sustainability, and safety and identifies policies that provide a pathway toward an equitable future.
“I shall pass this way but once; therefore any good that I can do or any kindness that I may show let me do it now. For I shall not pass this way again.”
Forever In Our Hearts.
FITZGERALD REDD BEAVER (FITZ) (1922–1992)
Fitzgerald Beaver was born January 18, 1922, in Martinsville, Virginia. He graduated from high school in Martinsville and then attended North Carolina A & T College in Greensboro, North Carolina in the late 1930s. Beaver left college without graduating and worked as a railroad porteracross the United States. By the beginning of World War II he had arrived in the Pacific Northwest and was living in the city of Portland, Oregon.
During the war “Fitz” Beaver, as he was now known, worked briefly for the U.S. Army as a civilian employee and then was hired by the Kaiser Company in Portland as a shipyard worker. After the war he briefly resided in North Bend, Oregon where he worked at a local radio station. Finding a career he liked, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue radio and public relations training.
In 1955, he returned to Portland and at the age of 33 became a local radio personality known as “Eager Beaver.” In 1961, Beaver moved to Seattle, Washington to manage radio station KZAM-FM, the first black-owned radio station in the Pacific Northwest. He stayed at the station only a few months before launching The FACTS newspaper on September 7, 1961.
The FACTS quickly became a major media presence in black Seattle. The paper’s mission stated: “We try to pick up where the daily papers leave off” meaning the paper would focus on stories not covered by the major daily newspapers but which were of particular interest to black Seattleites. He gave the paper a distinctive “pink” color to separate it from its competitors. By the late 1960s, Beaver authored a popular column called “Right On!” that discussed local and regional issues.
Beaver was an eclectic personality who often clashed with other black journalists over news related to African Americans such as coverage of the race riots in Seattle and across the nation in the late 1960s. His FACTS newspaper also became a community icon. Its office, on the corner of Cherry Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, was a familiar landmark in Seattle’s Central District with an old truck situated on top of the slanted roof and a large reader board.
Despite his clashes with other black journalists Beaver also hired numerous young black journalists who went on to other newspapers. Chris Bennett, owner and publisher of a competing African American weekly newspaper, The Medium, and Ernie Foster, publisher of The Skanner newspaper in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, were aided by Beaver when they established their respective new
An ardent golfer, Beaver was a founding member of the predominantly African American Fir State Golf Club. He also served as president of the Boys and Girls Club in Seattle and worked with the Army, Navy and Coast Guard in minority recruiting programs in the 1970s and 1980s.
Fitzgerald “Fitz” Beaver died on
New Year’s Day, 1992 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 69.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children, Dennis, Marla, and LaVonne Beaver who are the current publishers of the newspaper.
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Emotions Run Raw During Visits to Cape Coast Slave Castle & Assign Manso Last Bath River
African Americans reconnected with their African roots in the journey of a lifetime.
The group visited Cape Coast Slave Castle – one of several castles along the coast of West Africa – where millions of Africans suffered in dungeons at the hands of European slave traders. As the group wandered from chamber to chamber, hanging on to every word as the guide narrated the painful history of the ground they walked on, the agony in the air was almost tangible.
The journey began August 19th with a ceremony at the Jamestown Historic Center to honor the first enslaved Africans to arrive at Point Comfort and Fort Monroe near Hampton, VA. The reflective, yet uplifting event included a processional, remarks from local and national NAACP leaders and an opportunity for participants to write messages to their ancestors.
The following day, the group visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC before traveling from Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana.
Following the tour, nearly 80 participants received the results of their African ancestry, through AfricanAncestry.com. People traced their roots to Cameroun, Togo, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal and more. The Haynes family, a multigenerational family of women traveling from Howard County, MD, were the last participants to be called. The crowd erupted in cheer and tears of joy when it was announced they were matrilineal descendants of the Akan people of Ghana.
Dr. Walter Earl White, D. Min & Evang. Dr. Linda Kay White, D. Min.
OCCASION: 18th Pastoral Anniversary of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Seattle, WA 98144.
715 – 23rd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144
WHEN: September 8th, 15th and ends on 22nd at 3: PM
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Seattle, WA (715 – 23rd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144) invites you to come participate in our Pastors’ and Wife 18th years of service, starting September 8th, 15th and ending the 22nd. Each service will start at 3: PM and you can expect great praising, singing and of course a great diversion of preaching from many of the area pastor. For more information please contact our program chairwoman, Sis. Marjorie Gasper-Fitzgerald at 206-637-1873
Friday, July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sunday, July 28, 2019, 12:45 PM
Location: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA US 98031
SHIFT is a 3-day city-wide conference for and by young adults (18-39 years old). Our mission is to challenge, motivate and equip a new generation of effective leaders.
SHIFT will provide the motivation and practical tools necessary for the holistic development of the “total person”–Mind. Body. Spirit.
SHIFT is Coming.
The SHIFT Conference 2019 – July 26 – 28, 2018.
THIS CONFERENCE IS L I T
For more information https://www.theshiftconference.org/
SHIFT – A young adult conference unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest! SHIFT has one main goal: to EMPOWER young adults to become high impact leaders in the church, workplace, community, & family life. Our workshops and activities address the needs of the TOTAL person. Mind, body and spirit
CORA JAKES COLEMAN RELEASES HER SECOND BOOK URGING READERS TO STEP OUT IN FEROCIOUS FAITH
The Well-Known Preacher, Celebrity Advisor, and Prayer Warrior Details Her Battles with Depression, Infertility, Insecurity, and Loss in Upcoming Book, Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise
Following in the footsteps of her father, New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman has once again added author to her list of accomplished professional titles. Already a preacher, spiritual advisor to numerous celebrities, and director of the Children’s Ministry at The Potter’s House Church of Dallas, Cora Jakes Coleman is shares her personal journey with infertility, loss, depression, and insecurity in her upcoming book, Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise (Charisma House, July 16, 2019).
In “Ferocious Warrior,” Cora details how she faced and overcame difficult obstacles common to women, including infertility. Leading with faith after two failed in vitro fertilization attempts, Cora realized her lifelong dream of becoming a mother through adoption. Now the mother of two beautiful children, a girl and a boy, Cora shares how ferocious faith wouldn’t allow her to give up on her dreams. “I have fought, and am still fighting, hard against infertility, but I have learned that infertility goes beyond the physical,” said Jakes Coleman.
She also discusses how she battled and won over depression and insecurity. In her latest book, Cora encourages readers, especially women, to learn how to pray by faith. She details the hurt and disappointment she felt after losing the foster son she had loved since his birth. “God used the hurt in my heart to heal me,” she said. “God always has a plan. I couldn’t see what God would bring after heartbreak. I just believed He would bring something good.”
In Ferocious Warrior, Cora offers strategies to help identify the tactics and agenda of the enemy, and the obstacles to your breakthrough. Known around the world as a ferocious prayer warrior who often moves audiences to tears, Cora also gives step-by-step instructions on how to implement the five principles of prayer. Each chapter ends with prayers that teaches the reader the secret of how to pray and ask God for exactly what you want. These powerful prayers encourage readers to use pain as a catalyst to catapult them to the next level.
In spite facing many difficult challenges in life, Cora Jakes Coleman shows how to think like a warrior and win even the toughest fights in life, career, relationships, and love.
Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise will be released on July 16, 2019, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.
Upbeat on Jackson Concerts are free, including refreshments! Friends, neighbors, music lovers of all ages are invited to attend! The series honors the legacy of Ernestine Anderson and the rich diversity and musical history of the Central Area, welcoming friends and neighbors to connect, celebrate community and enjoy music. We thank the Seattle Department of Neighborhood for a Neighborhood Matching Grant for this concert series.
Walker Chapel A.M.E Church, Pastor, Officers and Members are devoted to spreading Jesus Christ’s liberating gospel, advancing social justice, and following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We are a loving and welcoming church. Our Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Anna L. Clark-Jones is a visionary, innovator and a powerful woman of God.
Church Office is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm
Sunday: 9-10:15am Church School 10:30am Worship Service
Wednesday: 11am-1pm Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Thursday: 6pm Bible Study Conference Call. We utilize Zoom Video Conferencing for our Thursday evening sessions. To access it please go to: https://zoom.us/j/629286776 Meeting ID: 629 286 776
2400 East Valley Road Renton, WA 98057