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Blog  ·  June 26 2020

Amplifying Black Voices

We’re Amplifying Black Voices by sharing stories of our guests with you again, as the words are still relevant today.

What is Included in Closing Costs?’ with Jordan Cain

Are you still unfamiliar with what is included in closing costs? We sit down with Abode broker Jordan Cain to talk about what is included in closing costs, how closing costs get paid, and other questions buyers and sellers may have regarding closing costs. Listen in!


Quincy Henry aka ‘QDot’ on Starting a Coffee Business in Tacoma, and His Home Selling Experience

Quincy Henry in his past career/life was widely known as ‘QDot,’ an Grammy nominated artist and youngest of five siblings. Listen to Quincy’s story as he talks about his process starting up his soon-to-be-open coffee shop, Campfire Coffee. In the 2nd half of the conversation, Q breaks down his experience selling and buying his home... and if that wasn’t enough things going on he’s also working on getting a post graduate degree!


Educator John Frazier on the Wealth Gap, Race in Education, and His Biggest Black History Month Inspiration

What happens when cousins Dave Jones and John Frazier get together? Be a fly on the wall on this one, as John and Dave dive into all sorts of topics; from the wealth gap, to gentrification to education. John and Dave leave no stone unturned as they wrestle with different topics, and try to find the connectedness between them.


Justina Johnson on Black History, Equity and Access in Tacoma Schools

Justina Johnson has served Tacoma Schools for 22 years in various capacities. We’re honored to have a person with her level of expertise speak on Black History Month and Equity and Access to advance programming for all students in Tacoma Public Schools.


Have questions on advanced programs or highly capable in Tacoma Public Schools? Justina Johnson is who you need to contact.

Contact Justina Johnson for Tacoma Schools Advanced and Highly Capable programs:

Phone: 253-571-1183

Email: jjohnso@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Interdisciplinary Artist Barry Johnson Reflects on Culture, Black History Month

Interdisciplinary artist Barry Johnson is a man of many talents. Listen in as Barry breaks down what Black History Month means to him, culture, and what made him who he is today.