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Past events


Our Public Forums are strategically designed to hold REAL conversations with city, county and state officials (elected, appointed, and aspiring). During The People's forums, we ask guest panelists non-combative questions derived from the community. The expectation is for panelists to provide a deeper understanding of how government systems work, steps to implement law & policy change, and the impact their roles, duties, and responsibilities have on our community. It is also the people's chance to hold them accountable!  We host these events often. Most events are live streamed on Facebook and/or Instagram. Follow us on social media to catch the next one!

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The start of a juneteenth legacy in tacoma, wa

In 2020 we held our first annual Juneteenth celebration for the City of Tacoma.  A holiday celebrated in Rhode Island where LegallyBLACK was originally founded by Tisha Marie Wosencroft in 2016 with her father Michael.


On June 19th, 2020 we gathered with the community to celebrate the historical freedom day and protest Pierce County police reform as a first step toward unifying modern day civil rights activists and grassroots organizations across Pierce County.  The event began with a blessing from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, discussed the history of Juneteenth and its correlation to modern day slavery, then segued into a peaceful protest through Downtown Tacoma. During the march, LegallyBLACK board Members spoke to the community about the exact demands we're working to change: 1-the institution of body cameras for all Pierce County law enforcement, 2-Revoke qualified immunity, 3- Reform law enforcement recruitment and training programs 4- Publicize misconduct reports and 5- Adopt '8 Can't Wait' policies. We were joined by guest speakers Dr. John “Push” Gaines, Antonio McLemore (Tacoma Urban League) Commissioner Will Hausa, (WA State Commission on African American Affairs), Mayor Victoria Woodards, many other fantastic Kings, Queens, & Royalty, and a dope group of LegallyBLACK. Angels (volunteers)!

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Public Forms

Residents of Tacoma/Pierce County continue to face extreme hardships. We bring the concerns of community directly to those in power and prepare solutions to facilitate tangible change for the safety, protection, equity, access, and dignity of the city's most vulnerable and underserved.  We keep it real, and hold our elected and appointed officials accountable. 

Whether there is an upcoming election, or a growing community concern, we amplify the voices of those our government ignores. 

Community outreach
& collaboration

-Economic Development
-Housing Access & Opportunity
-Supporting Black Owned Businesses and professionals
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Home Buyer Credit - flyer.jpg
In 2022 we launched a pilot program for first time Black Home Buyers in Pierce County WA in response to racial disparities in homeownership state wide. In 2022, credible studies found that racial demographics of homeownership in WA is worse than during the years of Jim Crow. Black people continue to fall behind due to the impacts of redlining, discriminatory lending, blockbusting, and more.  So, we decided to offer assistance in effort to close that gap one family at a time. 
To date, we have helped 5 local families purchase their very first home!
This program will relaunch January 2024
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