KBAC Action – Up Mtg & Open House

·    ·       February 10, 2018    KBAC Action – Up Meeting and Open House 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N). The public is invited to meet with us as we make initial plans for our 2018 events and initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to come and see what KBAC is all about and join us in our endeavors.

In the memory of Linda Sweezer

Our sister Linda was taken away from us way too soon. She had so much more to do here on earth and now we still have much to do to honor her spirit.   There will be a Candle Light Vigil on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Burlington Green Park located at the SW corner of Smith St and N Railroad in Kent, WA 98032. We will gather at 5:30 pm and have a very short program at 6:00 pm

October Candidates Forums 10/13 & 10/20

DATE: Friday October 13, 2017 and Friday 20, 2017 TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm PLACE: Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA      Invitations have gone out to candidates for the November general election to include; Mayor, City Council, County Sheriff, and School Board. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Kent to gain first-hand knowledge of the people that are vying to hold public office and to represent your interest.  We encourage all residents of Kent, King County, and other interested parties to attend!  The forum will be moderated with the Read More …

Clothing for the Survivors of the Texas Flood

In anticipation of the need in Huston and all of southeast Texas KBAC is conducting a clothing drive. Starting Saturday September 2, 2017 we will start collecting items at C&H Hair and Beauty Supplies located at 24228 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98030, (253)854-4229  Please donate your gently used clean clothing items to support what is going to be a massive need. It would be helpful if your items were folded and boxed so that packing for shipping can be expedited. We are in the early stages of our planning Read More …

September 23, 2017 Action-Up Meeting

Saturday, September 23, 2017  3-5:30 pm   GEM 841 Central Ave. N. Suite C205 Second floor Kent, WA 98032 Note: GEM is in the process of moving to a larger suite in the same facility at press time it is not clear if the move will take place prior to our meeting. There will be an update with any change in suite number. Meeting Highlights for September 23, 2017 Voter education and registration initiative Candidates forum planning Economic Development Initiative 1st steps For more information about KBAC and the work Read More …

August 26, 2017 “Our Place in the March”

KBAC announces “Our Place in the March”, a tribute to the 54th  Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington, D.C. when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. DATE: Saturday August 26, 2017 TIME: 10:00pm-2:00pm PLACE: Burlington Green Park,                   West Meeker & Railroad Ave. N               Kent, Washington (AT THE GAZEBO, ADJACENT TO THE KING COUNTY LIBRARY, ACROSS THE RAILROAD) This is another time for our community to come together. LET’S TALK about the changes that need to be made right here Read More …

KBAC Press Release for March 2017

Media Release Kent Black Action Commission 24914 109th PL SE Kent, WA  98030 (253) 486-9029 February 28, 2017 Kent Black Action Commission Announces: Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program   DATE: Deadline for applications March 17, 2017   Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) is very excited to announce our new partnership with Girls Who Code (GWC). GWC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. In keeping with this mission GWC is conducting Summer Immersion Programs throughout the country. The Summer Immersion Program is free 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 …