Thandi Chirwa interviews Kent Black Action Commission Youth at the Washington State Capital

The Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) Youth traveled to the the Washington State Capital  for the MLK Jr. Day Legislative Rally. Interviewed by Thandi Chirwa, KBAC youth have continued to learn about Black History both in America and the African heritage. The youth participated in all programs and they where able to air their opinions, knowledge and experiences on camera hosted by Thandi. Thandi Chirwa is American Television Anchor and junior brand ambassador for Channel A TV. Born to her father  Davies Chirwa who is the Founder & President for Read More …

Kent Black Action Commission Media Release February 2017

Media Release Kent Black Action Commission 24914 109th PL SE Kent, WA  98030 (253) 486-9029 February 4, 2017 Kent Black Action Commission Announces: the Charles Rolland 2017 African American Legislative Day DATE: Monday February 20, 2017 TIME: 9:00pm-3:00pm PLACE: Washington State Capital, Olympia, WA      In honor of Black History month the Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) is once again partnering with the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Seattle Chapter and the Washington State Christian Coalition to host the” Charles Rolland 2017 African American Legislative Day”.  In conjunction with the Kent Read More …

Black History Month Proclaimed in the City of Kent

On February 3, 2017 Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke invited Gwen Allen-Carston the Executive Director of the Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) to attend the February 7, 2017 Kent City Council meeting to receive a proclamation of “African American History Month”. At the city council meeting the members in attendance, Gwen Allen-Carston Executive Director, Azalea Johnson Secretary, and Richard Johnson Marketing and Media Relations, were called to the front of the council chamber. After reading the text aloud, the Mayor proclaimed February 2017 as “African American History Month” in the city Read More …

MLK J.r Day Legislative Rally in Olympia, 2017

On January 16, 2017 Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) joined with several coalition partners to conduct a legislative rally at the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington. This was the second year in a row that a rally of this type was held in Olympia. KBAC members, parents, and students numbering 32 strong boarded a deluxe tour bus at Kent-Meridian High School a set off to join a caravan to Olympia, WA. After arriving in Olympia participants were treating to lunch and had time to tour the campus and interface with Read More …

A Case of Identity Theft

By: Richard Johnson. Lately, there has been increasing debate over what we should call ourselves, African-American, Black, Afro-American, and yes even Negro. I am not here to advocate for one descriptor or another, however I do think that any discussion about our identity should be put into the context of how we got where we are today. For the sake of this discussion, I separated our journey from Africa to where we find ourselves in present day America into three phases: enslavement, the awakening, and the current reality. Let’s start Read More …

The History of KBAC

KBAC was started as group of concerned and knowledgeable African Americans gathered in the garage meeting area at the home of Apostle James and his wife Alice.  We began by having round table discussions about how we can come together, watch out for the interest and matters concerning and surrounding the Black/African American Community and advance our efforts as a part of the growing diversity within the city of Kent and the South King County region, to remain included and involved. We met at places like Kona Kai Coffee, in our early Read More …

KBAC Launching a Legacy

Kent Black Action Commission Vision Our vision is that the Kent Black Action Commission is highly successful in implementing its overall work plan and as a result the City of Kent and all of South King County will be held up as a bright beacon of accomplishment in the areas of social and economic justice. And the Black community, as well as the community-at-large is reaping the benefits of an improved quality of life that takes full advantage of the richness of our diversity. Mission Statement We are the Kent Read More …

Welcome to KBAC

Kent Black Action Commission is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization incorporated in Washington State. Kent Black Action Commission was born out of a need to have a forum for the African American Community to come together on issues that affect our community.  Whether that need concerns education, community resources, the job market, politics, health, or social interests, KBAC is the place to be. We are dedicated to sharing interests, issues, community concerns, activities, events and call to action the solutions which make all of our lives better. DIVERSITY  Although our focus is Read More …