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Historical Archive!

WELCOME TO THE ARCHIVE! — A RUNNING TIMELINE OF OUR HISTORIC DOCUMENTS, ARTIFACTS AND PRESS CLIPPINGS!

Two of the Museum’s founders, in the December darkness of 1985

1986-01-VOLUME26-No.5-NORTHWEST PASSAGE-article:-“Black-Cultural-Center-Or-White-Elephant”

(Click here for an eyewitness account of the police raid.)

2008-03 March 2008 Video Statement of the AAHM&CC in response to the formal “Opening” of the Urban League Village “NAAM” Scam: (It took a person getting arrested at that time, in order to even get this message out.)

2015-07-22-the-false-arrest-of-two-aahmcc-board-members-in-their-own-building, including Seattle-city-council-candidate Omari Tahir Garrett. (We were held overnight in William Rufus King County Jail, and released the next morning with no charges filed.)

2020-07-07 ART AND POLITICS NOW: OCCUPYING THE NAAM – by Susan N. Platt PhD.

2020-09-01 Black Lives Matter and Occupations -Leschi Community Council Newsletter

NOW THAT YOU’RE UP TO SPEED ON OUR HISTORY,

CHECK OUT OUR RECENT NEWS ITEMS BELOW

(IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)!

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CALL FOR SUPPORT: Original AAHM&CC Artist -In-Residence Arrested While Painting!

On the afternoon of June 3rd, 2022, 74-year-old black elder and renowned artist Earl Debnam was arrested while painting outside of the building where he served as artist-in-residence of the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center from 1985-1998 in the longest occupation of a public building in US History.

The City Attorney is pressing charges against our elder for 1st degree criminal trespass!

He has a hearing scheduled in Seattle Municipal Court

September 19, 2022 at 9am

Courtroom 903

You can support by writing to the City Attorney, posting on social media, sending words of encouragement to Earl, and showing up to his hearing on Monday September 19th.


More About the Arrest:

Documents from the arrest indicate that NAAM is contracting with apartheid mercenaries!

The Northwest African American Museum founded with intervention by the FBI and backed by the Gates Foundation and the City of Seattle appears to have contracted with Allied Security Services, the same private security firm that is not only patrolling Seattle Police HQ, the downtown courts, and City Hall, but is also providing security for foreign oil corporations in Iraq, has a share of ownership in training the Israeli police and is involved in the transportation and deportation of immigrants from the UK to the US. Last year, Allied Universal acquired the notorious G4S.

A worker with Allied Security identified themself as patrolling the “Northwest African American Museum” in a 911 call when they called the police to remove Earl from the premises.


From the police report:

“W/CH works for Allied Security and was conducting her rounds and checking on the African Museum. She walked over to the fenced area securing the main entrance and saw the entry gate unlocked and opened. It appeared that someone had removed a padlock that had been in place the night prior. She observed a male sitting in a wheelchair at the main doorway. She contacted him and he identified him self as Debman, Earl C. 12/23/1947. She advised him that he was not allowed to be on the property and that he needed to leave. S/Debman refused and stated that he had rights to the property and would not leave. W/CH could not convince him to leave and called 911.

“Officers were aware that S/ Debman was a member of a Omari Garretts s activist group which has ongoing court issues with the African Museum / Urban League Village. There is a valid and served King County Motion for Summary Judgement and Issuing Writ Restitution (order # 21-2-04082-5). The order prohibits members of the activist group from coming within 2000 ft of the property.

“Officers contacted S/ Debnam, Earl C. 12/23/1947 who was sitting at the front entrance. He presented a large laminated letter listing Omari Garrett, along with his name and others. The letter claimed that he had right to the property.”

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JUNETEENTH 2022 – Once Again Proudly Occuring on AAHM&CC Land!

It’s going down!

For the third year in a row, the AAHM&CC is proud to endorse, support and join the Africatown Community Land Trust, King County Equity Now, and many other progressive Black organizations of HISTORIC AFRICATOWN’S CENTRAL AREA in this authentic celebration of JUNETEENTH 2022!, occurring right here in our rightful historic building’s former parking lot, presently known as Jimi Hendrix Park!

This Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. Don’t miss it!

The power of the people will never stop!

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Community Celebration Historical Archive! IN SOLEMN MOURNING News You Can Use! We are under attack!

Hear Malcolm X, as he actually spoke!

The actual speeches of Malcolm X (May 19, 1921 – February 21, 1965) are significantly different than the imaginary movie script speeches Denzel Washington spoke into Spike Lee’s camera for the 1992 entertainment film.

AAHM&CC Commemorates Malcolm X

It could be said (and are saying it), that the fiction version of Malcolm X begins that movie acting more hostile toward white people than real-life Malcolm ever acted, and ends the movie being more conciliatory toward them than real-life Malcolm ever was.

The AAHM&CC urges you to listen to these essential speeches, so you can compare and contrast the real and the fiction versions for yourself, drawing your own conclusions.

By Any Means Necessary
We Want Complete Separation
Conditions Blacks Face, Part 1
Conditions Blacks Face, Part 2
Conditions Blacks Face, Part 3
Keep That White Man’s Claws Off Our Women
Racist In Reverse
The Crisis of Racism
End Police Brutality
Opposing Military Service
We Have No Freedom
The Cure of White’s Disease

America’s Race Problem

FBI and Black Muslims

Harlem Unity Rally (in 12 parts)
Don’t Sit In. Stand Up.

“Our Problems Are Your Problems”

You Can’t Hate the Roots of a Tree and Not Hate the Tree
“Think For Yourself” speech

Ballot Or Bullet, Cleveland OH version, April 3, 1964

No Such Thing as a Peaceful Revolution

MALCOLM X SPEAKS (full pdf of the book)

Black Nationalism Can Set Us Free

https://abcnews.go.com/US/district-attorney-apologizes-calls-edgar-hoover-men-exonerated/story?id=81261275

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UPDATE: Elder Omari Tahir gives interview with Converge Media, March 7th, 2022, after Urban League / Cops raid us yet again.

Update: Elder Omari Tahir gives interview with Converge Media, March 7th, 2022, after Urban League & Cops raid us yet again.

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APARTHEID CITY OF SEATTLE DESTROYS BLACK COMMUNITY GARDEN

The garden in its prime.

This morning, July 22, 2021, the City of Seattle, acting through both its Parks Department and Police Department, violently and completely demolished the African American community garden at Jimi Hendrix Park.

The garden had been planted over the last several months through civil initiative by the people of Historic Africatown’s Central Area, especially @BlackStarFarmers. It was planted on the land which was once the parking lot of the Coleman Elementary School, which many generations of African American families attended over the latter half of the Twentieth Century.

Many such new community gardens have been established throughout the city over the past year and a half, in the course of the struggle by all peoples to preserve health, nutrition, mental wellness, meaning, and connection to the soil while surviving the Covid Pandemic.

The reason, of course, that this particular garden was demolished today is because it was Black.

The garden was established in solidarity with the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Baba Omari Tahir, Baba Earl Debnam, and the spirits of the late Michael Greenwood and ISAIAH EDWARDS.

Tuesday’s harvest from the garden, less than 48 hours before its desolation. The cucumbers, squash, zucchinis (and all the plants there) were doing incredible before they were destroyed.

It was a highly productive garden, as can be attested by any of the thousands of people who witnessed its prominent public unveiling this past Juneteenth – at the birthday of the ongoing re-liberation of the east yard of Coleman School building. Coleman’s parking lot (which is now Jimi Hendrix), was supposed to have been only temporarily held by the Parks Department during the conversion of the former Coleman School building into the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center (AAHM&CC). It was then supposed to have been returned to the Museum once construction was finished.

Instead, the Museum was stolen by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and placed under the leadership of the FBI.

The Parks Department kept the parking lot parcel, converted it into a dog-walking park, and named it “Jimi Hendrix”. This arrangement was very popular among affluent white settlers to the Central Area until last summer’s empire-wide popular democratic uprising against lynchings, when significant crowds of actual Black people began to, in fact, regularly use Jimi Hendrix Park and frequently assemble in it.

This, of course, caused some of the white settlers to complain about so many Black people still being alive and visible in broad daylight — a full two decades into the Twenty-First Century.

So, the Parks department promptly tried to appease those settlers by turning off Jimi Hendrix Park’s electricity supply (which forces all African American events in the park to bring our own generators and fossil fuel to power them, since the clean hydroelectric power is apparently for whites only).

When called about this, the City openly boasted that they had turned off the power in response to “un-permitted events”, and also that they would “not issue any event permits”. This is, of course, directly parallel to the Israeli apartheid policy of refusing to issue home-building permits to Palestinian families, and then arbitrarily demolishing Palestinian homes for “not having a permit”.

The desolation of this community garden is also, of course, a warm-up exercise in the City and County’s ongoing preparation to once again order more storm troopers to attack and tear down the AAHM&CC, as they did this past May 8th, and as they did on June 4th of 1998.

Here is a short video of the aftermath of the garden’s desolation today.

A short video showing the aftermath of the desolation.

The AAHM&CC finds it significant that former DOJ Weed & Seed Director (now Mayor) Jenny Durkan’s demolition of this Black community garden occurred just 22 days after the principled resignation of Professor Cornel West from Harvard University — an institution which had refused to grant tenure to Dr. West because he consistently points out the similarities between the apartheid suffered by Palestinians and apartheid suffered by Black people.

It is unfortunate that, on April 29th, while he was still under the whip of his Harvard overseers, Dr. West’s name and online presence were used by team Urban League to provide unearned credibility to their fake museum “NAAM” Scam organization (the one who’s founding director was openly and proudly a Boeing executive and FBI agent).

The AAHM&CC has publicly declared our museum site an Aphartheid Free Zone in solidarity with the people of Palestine who are under such brutal attack and demolition at this very moment. We challenge all other museums and educational institutions which claim to be of, by, for and/or about Black people to do the same, especially the one calling itself “the NAAM” (which is illegally occupying our building on behalf of major global corporations while claiming to be a tenant of the Urban League).

We will be pleasantly surprised if the “NAAM” makes any statement in solidarity with Palestine against Israeli apartheid.

We believe the reason they will not do so is that their sponsor, the Urban League, is openly in political alliance with multiple pro-apartheid organizations, including, notably, the “ADL“.

The Urban League’s lawsuit to evict AAHM&CC Co-Founder Omari Tahir (and “all other tresspassers”) from his own property at the Coleman building is being litigated by the giant global lawfirm PerkinsCoie, which has both a seat on the Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle’s Board and a page on its own website devoted specifically to its Israeli clientele.

James Williams of Perkins Coie is a board member of Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle and is representing Urban League Village LLC in its effort to Evict Baba Omari.

Furthermore, the Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle’s Board also includes a senior leader of the Ben Bridge Jewelers Company, which openly brags on its website about doing business with both Israel and the infamous DeBeers blood diamond cartel — who are probably more famously associated with classical “apartheid” in Africa than any other family on Earth.

Webpage of Ben Bridge Jewelers, boasting of its relationships with both Israel and the De Beers diamond family.
John Bridge – Board Chair Emeritus of the Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle, and C0-CEO & General Counsel for Ben Bridge Jewelers

These are the reasons why the NAAM’s policy-response to the George Floyd uprising was to host a press conference which called for the Seattle Police Department to be doubled in size! That press conference was held July 13th, 2020, in the very same Jimi Hendrix Park where, exactly one year and nine days later, that same Police Department would oversee the brutal destruction of this Black Community Garden.

These are also the reasons why the Urban League employs the kind of property management firm whose unstable employee shoots and murders innocent young Black women in the parking lot.

If you were wondering, now you know.

-The AAHM&CC

PS: Here is the full length video of the City’s violent attack upon the garden.

Full length video of the apartheid destruction of this community garden.

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Community Celebration

JUNETEENTH 2021: A YEAR AND COUNTING!

AS OF SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2021, BABA OMARI TAHIR’S RE-OCCUPATION TO LIBERATE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM’S BUILDING FROM IMPERIALISM’S NEO-COLONIAL APARTHEID HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR A FULL YEAR!

IN SOLIDARITY WITH AAHM&CC, BABA OMARI, BABA EARL DEBNAM, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LATE MICHAEL GREENWOOD AND ISAIAH EDWARDS, THE PEOPLE OF HISTORIC AFRICATOWN HAVE RECLAIMED THE FULL EASTERN COURTYARD OF THE AAHM&CC PROPERTY, FROM THE MAIN BUILDING’S FRONT DOOR TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF JIMI HENDRIX PARK (WHICH WAS ONCE COLEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S PARKING LOT)!

THE CELEBRATION OF THIS MAGNIFICENT JUNETEENTH ANNIVERSARY WAS, ONCE AGAIN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!

AS ALWAYS, LET THE RECORD SPEAK FOR ITSELF!

Especially Important: 3:36:00 through 3:40:45 and 6:04:00 through 6:18:00.

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South Seattle Emerald Covers: HONORING OUR BLACK WALL STREETS!

PHOTO ESSAY: ‘Honoring Our Black Wall Streets’ Commemorates Tulsa Massacre

by Ronnie Estoque and Susan Fried


Almost 200 Black-owned businesses participated in “Honoring Our Black Wall Streets” on Memorial Day, in the Central District, to honor Black Wall Street on the 100th anniversary of its tragic destruction. The memorial event was organized by King County Equity Now, Black Dot, and Africatown community organizers and celebrated the resilience of the local Black business community.  

In May of 1921, a white mob in Tulsa, Oklahoma attacked the predominantly Black neighborhood of Greenwood, which was known as “Black Wall Street.” The Tulsa Massacre claimed the lives of around 300 Black people living in the community, with many of their businesses and homes burnt to the ground in the riot. Activism in recent years has shed more light on this horrendous event, and those in the Black community in Seattle are continuing to honor the legacy of Black Wall Street through continuing their demands of anti-gentrification measures and reinvestment into historically Black neighborhoods.

In addition to all kinds of businesses including clothing, book, jewelry and food vendors, numerous artists were also represented on Monday. The event was kicked off by the singing of the Black National Anthem and an honoring of Black people who have passed away. The day also included live performances and a community “Electric Slide” for over 20 minutes. Although the day acknowledged a terrible moment in American history, the people gathered paid tribute to the Black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma by supporting Seattle’s many Black-owned businesses and artists.

A car blockade blocks off the intersection of 23rd Ave South and South Jackson Street.
A car blockade blocks off the intersection of 23rd Ave South and South Jackson Street. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo of a male-presenting individual walking past a tented stand selling graphic T-shirts.
Close to 200 Vendors sold their wares at “Honoring Our Black Wall Streets.” (Photo: Susan Fried)
Photo of a Black-presenting youth in a orange T-shirt that reads "Button Bros" plays with bubbles at "Honoring Our Black Wall Streets."
Blake Arms, 8, co-owner of Button Bros, takes a break from selling his products to have some fun. (Photo: Susan Fried)
Photo of Shea Black standing with her art in her tent at "Honoring Our Black Wall Streets."
Artist Shea Black was one of almost 200 businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists who participated in “Honoring Our Black Wall Streets.” (Photo: Susan Fried)
Shea Black stands by one of her most recent paintings.
Shea Black stands by one of her most recent paintings. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Some people walk by a display of clothes being sold by African Print Takeover.
Some people walk by a display of clothes being sold by African Print Takeover. (Photo: Susan Fried)
Photo of a Black-presenting, female-presenting individual sitting under an EZ-up tent with tables filled with their colorful wares for sale.
Angela Unique (Photo: Susan Fried)
Karlos Dillard poses with “Ward of the State: A Memoir of Foster Care,” a book he wrote sharing his experience growing up in the foster care system in Detroit.
Karlos Dillard poses with “Ward of the State: A Memoir of Foster Care,” a book he wrote sharing his experience growing up in the foster care system in Detroit. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Rodney King (center), owner of King's Pen LLC, showcases his unique art that commentates on topics such as activism, sports, and rap.
Rodney King (center), owner of King’s Pen LLC, showcases his unique art that commentates on topics such as activism, sports, and rap. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Black-presenting, male-presenting individual sits with his art for sale.
Artist Jerald Butler (Photo: Susan Fried)
Trae Holiday, creative director of King County Equity Now and producer at Converge Media, was one of the hosts for the afternoon.
Trae Holiday, creative director of King County Equity Now and producer at Converge Media, was one of the hosts for the afternoon. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
A Black community elder pours water from a water bottle after shouting “Aṣẹ!” and the names Black lives that have passed away.
A Black community elder pours water from a water bottle after shouting “Aṣẹ!” and the names Black lives that have passed away. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Nu Black Arts West, the oldest African American theatre company in the PNW, performs live on stage.
Nu Black Arts West, the oldest African American theatre company in the PNW, performs live on stage. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Black-presenting, female-presenting individual stands holds a mic in one hand and a raised fist with the other, speaking about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre.
Gwendolyn Phillips Coats, a member of Nu Black Arts West, tells the story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre. (Photo: Susan Fried)
Local Black artist Unapologetically Jason sings the Black National Anthem.
Local Black artist Unapologetically Jason sings the Black National Anthem. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Hundreds of people danced the Electric Slide for 20 minutes.
Hundreds of people danced the Electric Slide for 20 minutes. (Photo: Susan Fried)
Young performer and entrepreneur Skye Dior performs before a large crowd.
Young performer and entrepreneur Skye Dior performs before a large crowd. (Photo: Susan Fried)
Nana Ahmed and 2-year-old Jameela enjoy a performance during “Honoring Our Black Wall Streets.”
Nana Ahmed and 2-year-old Jameela enjoy a performance during “Honoring Our Black Wall Streets.” (Photo: Susan Fried)

Ronnie Estoque is a Seattle-based storyteller and aspiring documentarian. He is driven to uplift marginalized voices in the South Seattle community through his writing, photography, and videography. You can keep up with his work by following his Twitter and Instagram.

Susan Fried is a 40-year veteran photographer. In addition to weddings, portraits, and commercial work she did early in her career, she has been the Skanner Newspaper’s Seattle photographer for nearly 25 years. Her images have appeared in a variety of publications including the University of Washington Daily, the Seattle Globalist, Crosscut, and more. She’s been an Emerald contributor since 2015. Follow her on Instagram @fried.susan.

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MAY 22, MALCOLM X WEEK 2021 HIP HOP SOUL RALLY: A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!

a tremendous success

Let the record speak for itself.

https://fb.watch/5Gx8aVHFqn/

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The AAHM&CC declares our museum site an Apartheid Free Zone in solidarity with Palestine & indigenous peoples everywhere!

The African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center has always stood at the forefront of the Anti-Apartheid Repair-ations Now Movement.

The African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center has always stood at the forefront of the Anti-Apartheid Repair-ations Now Movement.

On May 18, 2021, in solidarity with the Palestinian call for a General Strike following Israel’s recent escalations in its ongoing 73+ year Nakba or Catastrophe against the Palestinan people and its renewed bombing of Gaza, which has created 212 new martyrs and counting, we are truly honored to partner and hold space with our Palestinian comrades in Falastiniyat, who led an incredibly moving and powerful vigil, grieving the dead and fighting for the living.

vigil at the museum


Recognizing that we are on Duwamish and Coast Salish territory, we affirm our stance against settler colonialism, apartheid and the racist settler colonial practice of Zionism. The African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center declares in solidarity with the Palestinian people and indigenous peoples everywhere that the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center is an Apartheid Free Zone.

Our struggle for self-determination and for repair-ations, including the struggle for Black ownership and Black cultural institutions on Coast Salish lands in so-called Seattle, is inextricably linked to the Palestinian struggle and the struggles of indigenous peoples and comrades resisting colonization and imperialism everywhere.

Falastiniyat member Ranna spoke beautifully about these connections in her opening to the vigil and commemoration of the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center as an Apartheid Free Zone:

“We acknowledge that we are on Coast Salish lands in an area that has been colonized, occupied and renamed the Greater Seattle Area. We acknowledge the experiences of genocide, of forced relocation, ethnic cleansing, and land theft of indigenous peoples and sacred lands so that we can build our awareness of how settler colonialism and colonization still exists today.

We honor the ways of knowing and the ways of being of indigenous peoples and tribal nations, who are still here and thriving. We also want to thank Baba Omari and elders for holding down the occupation here for the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center. We just want to say that we honor your ongoing struggle and we are with you in the struggle.”

grieving the dead and fighting for the living

Museum founder and elder Omari Tahir also speaks to the connections between the struggles for a Free Palestine, decolonization on Turtle Island and Repair-ations to indigenous and black communities: “It’s always the same. It’s the oppressor vs the oppressed, which is the colonizer vs the colonized. The colonizer sets up an apartheid regime to control the people they are colonizing. The oppressor tries to keep us fighting among the oppressed so they can keep controlling land and resources. Our struggles are the same. We are both fighting against settler colonialism and apartheid. We cannot let them divide us.”

Just last weekend, on May 8, the King County Sheriffs and the Urban League colluded to steal all of the artwork, exhibits, structures and belongings of the African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, which has been operating as an open air museum since last Juneteenth despite holding a signed purchase and sale agreement. Like in Sheikh Jarrah, the settler colonial courts dominating Turtle Island hold no remedy for indigenous and colonized peoples. We hold faith in public tribunals, in the movement to boycott, divest and sanction and in the power of the people.

Solidarity with Palestine! End Settler Colonialism! Boycott Israel! Repair-ations Now!

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May 8, 2021 – KING COUNTY SHERIFF STEALS ALL OUR EXHIBITS AGAIN!

Northwest Passage, Volume 26, No 5, January 1986

Gentle Readers,

Please support our volunteers with a GENEROUS DONATION to help us rebuild our African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, which was once again attacked and demolished by the white-supremacist settler state this morning!

Just before early morning sunrise, this day of May 8th, 2021 (the 163rd anniversary of the anti-slavery Provisional Constitutional Convention organized by John Brown and co in Clatham, Canada — for the still unfinished purpose of liberating the slave Population of the United States of America), our African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center was illegally and violently attacked by the pirate/slaver organization accurately known as William Rufus Devane King County, acting upon the direct request of the corporate leadership of The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.

The attackers destroyed our traveling exhibit tent (and all four of its display cases), our medical/library tent (with both its first aid equipment and books), both of our staff tents and also the tent which had served as the beloved gallery for our co-founding Artist-In-Residence, Earl Debnam (stealing or destroying his paintings, prints, brushes, paints, canvasses, easels, art table and other supplies). They have also once again stolen all of the AAHM&CC’s actual physical exhibits, including, for example, the laminated copy of the front cover of January 1986 Northwest Passage, an image of which is at the top of this post.

In the spirit of Colonel George Armstrong Custer, the attackers also destroyed the elegant and steadfast Tarpee , which was built for us last Fall by the our courageous comrades, the Protectors of The Salish Sea, and which had then sheltered our elders through the long harsh cold winter months of October, November, December– , January, February, March and April.

Then, they proceeded to steal Elder Omari’s camper and remove it to a far-away & hard-to-reach location:

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This attack was lead by Captain B.J. Myers of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

This violent attack was lead by Captain B.J. Myers of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Since the attack, we have also heard (from a source close to the Urban League leadership) that the Sheriff’s Office was acting at the particular direction and coordination of this Seattle Urban League Board Of Directors Member George Allen–who is the North America Director of Public Affairs and Communications for the Coca Cola Corporation.

The Urban League published the following press release the same day, boasting about the alleged success of its campaign to “Remove” Omari and the rest of us, and reiterating a few of their many lies we’ve already debunked many times here over the last year.

The only fully true statement within that press release is its over-jubilant boast that their toy King County Judge, of course, signed every statement their expensive law firm told him to sign during the “Zoom” conference they are pretending was a “court hearing”. Omari has already explained in both his active appeal and his federal notice of removal (upon which this website has already reported) many of the glaring reason this “judge” was in error. Furthermore, the active status of both this appeal and removal mean that this May 8th act of state violence would STILL be a breach of due process EVEN if Omari were wrong (which he isn’t).

Regarding the rest of the of Urban League press release’s inaccurate content, one may simply refer to our public posting of March 29th, 2021 (provided again here) to debunk these particular lies yet one more time:

While we’re not impressed by their press release, we are quite proud of the way our authentic outdoor museum appears in its drone photograph. This photo, taken by our opponents, no less, shows our clean, orderly, efficient and positive use of the space over the past ten months. We invite any and all observers to compare and contrast this photo with the mess that has been left by the armed and uniformed attackers in this same space. They have conveniently sealed off the space in question with a chain link fence, to preserve their aftermath for your due observation.

This photo, taken by our opponents, no less, shows our clean, orderly, efficient and positive use of the space over the past ten months. We invite any and all observers to compare and contrast this photo with the mess that has been left by the armed and uniformed attackers in this same space.

Just as our website has publicly predicted and warned since April 4th, this attack was the latest echoing recurrence of the violent imperialist SWAT Team raid of 1998 which stole our entire duly purchased property and building, in direct violation of Article 17 of the UDHR, on behalf of the racketeering crime ring for whom “Urban League Village LLC” is the public front.

This time, however, they did not kidnap (fka “arrest”) Baba Omari Tahir. Their objective this morning was apparently limited to the theft and vandalism they carried out.

Baba Omari remains onsite, unafraid, un-bought, un-bossed, and determined as ever to FREE THE LAND!

Please come through Jimi Hendrix Park as often as possible, and stay as long as possible, to help this righteous struggle continue for as long as–and by whatever means are–NECESSARY!

–The AAHM&CC