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Black-Owned Business Expo returns to Spokane on Sunday

Spokane’s 2nd Annual “Black-Owned Business Expo” takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: A Black History Month that explains why we need Black History Month

The contretemps over Colin Kaepernick comes smack in the middle of what has already been one of the more bizarre Black History Months in recent memory.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Black Business Expo showcases contributions of Spokane’s African-American entrepreneurs

As part of Black History Month, the contributions of African-American entrepreneurs to the Spokane-area economy will be showcased at Sunday’s Black Business Expo.


Jack Johnson descendant hopes for pardon, maybe from Trump

In Jim Crow America, it’s no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Understanding is the last thing they want

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Except it’s not really failure. It’s actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘I had forgotten that I am black’

I had forgotten that we’ve been here before, that our history is a litany of people pushing us back after every forward step.


Amy Goodman: Douglass legacy lives on in protests

“If there is no struggle there is no progress,” Frederick Douglass said in 1857. “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”


Spokane Arts turns focus to artists of color for Black History Month

Saturate is a citywide collaboration was created by the nonprofit Spokane Arts to focus attention on Spokane’s diverse yet under-recognized artists of color.


Trump criticizes ‘fake news’ as he marks African American History Month

President Donald Trump teed off on the media Wednesday during an event held to mark African American History Month, calling CNN “fake news” and once again decrying a false report …


Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains

The Sacramento Kings canceled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black History Month.


Black student union forms at NIC

COEUR D’ALENE – North Idaho College has its first Black Student Association. As part of Black History Month, the 10-member group is holding its first event Thursday with a free …


Networks recognizes Black History Month with programs

Television pays tribute to Black History Month with a range of programming. Among those worthy of attention: •“Adjust Your Color,” PBS, tonight (10 p.m., KSPS-7 in Spokane, KUID-12 in Moscow, …