For Native basketball star Jaci McCormack, the journey from the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho to building a Native nonprofit organization has been one of community and resilience. Now, McCormack is sharing that story on screen.
Ten years ago in New Jersey, a house fire spread through Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Michael Weiant’s family home. It destroyed family records and other documents, muddying any potential attempts to trace his family’s lineage.
In fall 1620, Pilgrims moved onto land occupied by the Wampanoag people in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts. A year later tribal members and Pilgrims gathered on a day that is now recognized as Thanksgiving. It was an event that foreshadowed the history of colonization between tribes and settlers, and changed the direction of American history.
While non-Indigenous men in Idaho go missing far more often than their female counterparts, in Native communities, the number of missing women far outpaces missing men, a recent Boise State University study found along with other new statistics on missing and murdered Indigenous people in the state.
Tuesday morning at the Northwest Laborers Training center in northeast Spokane, there are Mexican pastries on the counter. Workers are conversing about their tasks of the day. A manager is giving direction on what to do and not do when moving concrete.
The Spokane Film Project and the Seattle Black Film Festival is partnering in an event titled SBFF Remix. The event looks to provide local indie film lovers a chance to watch films featured in the Seattle Black Film Festival. In 2003, Jacqueline Moscou created the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown remembers a time where he took public gatherings and community events for granted, before the pandemic snatched away poetry seminars, readings and other in-person events. “I didn’t know how much I needed it until it was gone,” Brown said Tuesday.
Along with her colleagues, Sarah McNew, the coordinator of the West Spokane Wellness Partnership, was alarmed by the pandemic's ripple effects, especially for youth. "We were watching data with mental health among youth and teens skyrocketing," McNew said. "And that was a concern."
While in her home country of Jordan, Maisa Abudayha earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology and an international license as a stock broker. After she immigrated from Jordan’s urban outskirts to Spokane, she struggled to buy a rotisserie chicken to feed her four children.
Family history, personal experiences and a universal coming-of-age theme paint a stunning, realistic picture of racial relations in Spokane in award-winning author Sundee Frazier’s new book “Mighty Inside.”
"I always go to Nina (Simone) when I work, but I'm not too familiar with this song," said Tracy Poindexter-Canton, one of the two artists featured in the exhibition. "I was just going to put Chaka Khan on or something."
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art hosted the "Black Lives Matter: An Intergenerational Discussion" exhibition Wednesday at Washington State University's Pullman campus. The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant distributed $2,500 to 20 artists last December.
Before Isaiah Rashad took the stage, rapper Childish Major performed songs from his latest release, “Thank You, God. For It All,” which he dropped a week before “The House Is Burning.” He performed “Disrespectful” before doing a quick breath exercise.
Oh, Spokane. We're so lucky. Rapper Isaiah Rashad will take the Knitting Factory stage Tuesday night as he tours for his most recent album, "The House Is Burning." Released July 30, "The House Is Burning" is currently going toe to toe for rap album of the year.
With dazzling charisma, thundering voice and personal experience as a multi-business owner, NBA Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson addressed the Association of Washington Business in a dinner keynote conversation during the group’s 2021 Policy Summit on Wednesday.