Black Future Co-op Fund: A Movement for Justice

Sparked by the powerful movement following the murder of George Floyd, the Black Future Co-op Fund was formed to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has done to the Black community in Washington state. The Fund will be a collective hub for efforts to eradicate poverty, build generational wealth, preserve Black Culture, and celebrate the incredible resilience of the Black community…. Read Full Article >

Building Assets for Washington State’s Future 

“In an inclusive economy, everyone – including the youngest among us – would have the means to have a lifetime of economic security. Yet this is not the case for many children and families in Washington state. Financial security and stability remain out of reach for many families, especially for families of color. Thirty percent… Read Full Article >

Centerstone, Seattle’s historic Black community organization, is now Byrd Barr Place

The Central District’s historic Black community-led organization, Centerstone of Seattle, today unveiled a new name: Byrd Barr Place, in honor of Seattle civil rights advocate, educator and journalist, Roberta Byrd Barr. “Roberta served her neighbors, the community and the city in pursuit of a more just, equitable world,” said Andrea Caupain Sanderson, CEO of Byrd… Read Full Article >

Liberty Bank Project a Beacon of Hope in the CD

Through a formal partnership announced recently, Byrd Barr Place is working together with nonprofit organizers Africatown, Black Community Impact Alliance (BCIA), and Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) on equitable development plans in the Central District. One of our first projects: redeveloping the lot that was once home to Liberty Bank, the first black-owned bank in the… Read Full Article >