In celebration of Women's History Month, Gonzaga University's Urban Arts Center is hosting the exhibition "No More Stolen Sisters" to raise awareness for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women campaign primarily in the Pacific Northwest region.
“So what this nomination means is that it’s just a very small step toward recognizing what African American women have contributed to American society and American law in general,” Shaakirrah R. Sanders said.
One day, after teaching a curriculum through her program, the Learning Project, educator Stephanie Courtney received an anonymous email from a teacher. They asked how to incorporate Black people in their classrooms.
"When I think about antisemitism and racism, they are both completely grounded in this concept of keeping some of us at the bottom of the barrel, unsafe and unhealthy, and others, typically the white race, in a position of power," Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan said.
When Kev Marcus, one half of the Grammy-nominated duo Black Violin, reflects on the journey of how they've risen, he always cites his ability to be anew. A Black man with the build of an American linebacker, his innate desires to play the viola and violin soothe his inner world but cause friction in the outer.
Shantell Jackson arrived in Spokane in November 2004, eyeing a career in higher education and focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion at Eastern Washington University. After almost two decades of artistic contributions to the city of Spokane, Jackson returned to Eastern as this year’s Activist in Residence for EWU’s Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies program.
After years of struggling with addiction, Idaho resident Sarah Hill is now using her personal experience to educate and uplift others as a recovery coach at St. Vincent De Paul Reentry Center and Chrysalis, a sober living program for women in Boise. While in recovery, Hill lost custody of her son, who ended up in foster care and juvenile detention centers.
A bill that would require pharmacies across Washington to translate medical information, such as prescription bottle directions, passed out of committee this week and is awaiting a vote on the Senate floor.
For Spokane rapper Jango, the past week has been filled with high-energy moments. He’s fresh off a Seattle show, and performing is still on his mind. He’ll be cheering the players in the Super Bowl, but it’s the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show that is just as exciting, and perhaps more meaningful.
In 2014, Mandi Price was hungry for a fruitful career. Hungry for opportunity. Hungry for Hollywood. After eight years of hard work, she has become a producer of some of America’s most beloved shows. “Now every day I look at the Hollywood sign and say, ‘Holy cow, I work here? This is real?’ ” Price said.
Yes, Black History Month is a celebration, but it still pulls Black people to answer a gritty question about their livelihood beyond resilience: How does one build an identity, home, in a world that is unapologetically, and actively, anti-Black in policy, action and culture?
With the omicron variant of COVID-19 surging, in-person events once marked safe by vaccines and negative tests are moving to virtual or being canceled altogether, including – for the second year – Spokane’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March.
In a musical celebration of Blackness, healing and authenticity, Williams Homegirl Sells is presenting the inaugural Jazz Easy at Montvale Event Center on Saturday. "Black people, we have always fallen back on music," Spokane realtor and event creator Latrice Williams said.
For many artists, the art-making process is spiritual. One must mentally and firmly grasp onto sparks of creativity and deliver it into the physical with care and precision, a meticulous intentionality. Some ideas blossom quickly and take decades. For other people, like architect and artist Shawn Brigman, creating art is an early, swift concept.
Last summer, Roberta Wilburn was enjoying the perks of her new life as a retired educator, wrapping up a 13-year stint at Whitworth University. She steadied her newest endeavor as the founding president of an independent consulting organization she shares with her husband, James.
After young teens and their families were met with anti-LGBTQ protesters as they entered the Post Falls Library for a friendly gathering in November, local organizations are looking for ways to shield students from such elements of Idaho’s social and political climate.
Before you read anything further: find a full body mirror right quick. ... OK, you're back. Could you see the culture you come from looking back at you? Is it in the fuzzy socks Grandma knits and gifts every Christmas? The gold or silver cross hanging from a chain in the center of your chest?
Not much is known about the mysterious omicron variant of the coronavirus that is cropping up around the world. The mystery extends even to the pronunciation of the word “omicron,” which is a letter in the Greek alphabet.