Stories tagged: naacp
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10:47 P.M.
Dialogue key to keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ alive
Local leaders, before crowds of about 2,500, called for more dialogue to help keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s fight against injustice alive Monday at the Spokane Convention Center.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:30 P.M.
Police end NAACP sit-in against attorney general nominee
Several NAACP protesters led by their national president were escorted away in handcuffs by police after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 5 A.M.
Phil Tyler has helped build up Spokane NAACP after low point
Phil Tyler, the Spokane NAACP president, is finding ways to collaborate and find solutions to help people of color as racial tensions flare across the country.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 7:21 A.M.
North Carolina NAACP leader sues over being removed from flight
The leader of North Carolina’s NAACP is suing American Airlines, saying he was removed from a flight because he is black.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 5:50 P.M.
Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo
The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 6 P.M.
Rachel Dolezal reveals new memoir that ‘forces us to consider race in an entirely new light’
The civil rights activist who resigned as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP after it was revealed she was a white woman pretending to be black is writing …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
NAACP: Noose put around neck of black student in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. – White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward,” the state NAACP said Monday. Ayana …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 7:50 A.M.
Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal to speak at MLK day event in North Carolina
CARY, N.C. – Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin …
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, 10:19 P.M.
Michael Jordan donates $2 million to help build trust between police and minorities
Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016, 11 A.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: Common ground possible even in the politics of race
Emotionally charged issues of race are easier to navigate when everyone involved can examine their ingrained attitudes and try to work toward common ground.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 9:41 A.M.
Ohio’s Kasich to speak at NAACP gathering, Trump skipping it
Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t speak at the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump is set to become his party’s presidential nominee, but he will speak to the NAACP national …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 9:23 P.M.
Trump won’t speak at NAACP meeting
The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group’s upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer’s struggle to attract …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: New Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler proving to be a leader who listens
New leader of Spokane NAACP is bringing a fresh and effective style during tumultuous times.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016, 6:45 P.M.
Hundreds mourn lost civilian, police lives at Black Lives Matter rally in Spokane
Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. Everyone’s life matters.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 2:24 P.M.
Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler says he’s sorry for deaths of black men and police officers
When Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler watched a video of Baton Rouge police officers fatally shooting Alton Sterling, he knew he had to say something. Tyler, a former deputy with …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 4:42 P.M.
Spokane NAACP chapter has new president
Phillip Tyler is taking over as president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter, replacing Naima Quarles-Burnley, who is moving out of town.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015, 8:33 P.M.
Rachel Dolezal talks racial identity as guest on ‘The Real’
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president who made headlines in June when her race came into question, faces that question Monday when she guests on the talk show “The …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Act against hate; Spokane deserves it
If you think the NAACP is an important organization with a vital mission, now would be an excellent time to show it. If you think that the city’s ombudsman commission …
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
Spokane NAACP moves forward after Rachel Dolezal controversy
There was a sense of hope, tinged with wariness, at the first Spokane NAACP community meeting since the national furor over former chapter president Rachel Dolezal’s lies about her race. …
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
Doug Clark: See if you can pass the Rachel Dolezal exposure test
Head fuzzy? Can’t seem to focus? Forget where you left the kids or your pot stash? Yes. I know. And I’m here to help.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
New NAACP president: Dolezal’s actions shouldn’t derail group’s mission
Naima Quarles-Burnley, the new president of the Spokane NAACP chapter, acknowledged Friday that the community is hurt and angry about the actions of the chapter’s former president, Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal …
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
Spokesman-Review gets letter from writer who threatened Dolezal
Another letter that appears to be authored by the same person who sent a packet of threatening photos and racial rants to Rachel Dolezal earlier this year has been received …
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
Clark: Rachel Dolezal mess taints Police Ombudsman Commission
So here we are, less than a year away from the 10th anniversary of that March day when a citizen died because he went into a convenience store for some …
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
Three members of police oversight panel, including Rachel Dolezal, asked to resign
Spokane’s independent police oversight panel is in turmoil. Three of its five members, including former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, likely will be removed by the City Council if they …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
As Rachel Dolezal played her game, many of us played along
At the end of February, I saw a social media post about a package of racist, seemingly threatening letters that the head of Spokane’s NAACP chapter said she had received. …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
In TV blitz, Rachel Dolezal says white couple may not be her real parents
NEW YORK – Rachel Dolezal’s daylong media blitz in which she denied that she is a white woman posing as a black woman culminated Tuesday night with a claim that …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
Spokane NAACP requests restart of hate mail investigation
NAACP leaders have asked the Spokane Police Department to restart investigations of who sent hate mail to the local chapter of the civil rights organization. Police announced last week that …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015, 3:54 P.M.
Spokane NAACP asks police to continue hate mail investigation
The Spokane chapter of the NAACP released a statement today asking the Spokane Police Department to continue its investigation into allegations of hate mail sent to the chapter.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015, 7:44 A.M.
Rachel Dolezal tells Today show she identified as black since age 5
NEW YORK — Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
Doug Clark: Dolezal at NAACP perfectly OK in fake world
Rachel Dolezal has resigned her NAACP presidency. Aw, say it ain’t so.