Jadrian Tarver lives like a main character in a Black musical. When you think of opera, his mind has gone to gospel. Baroque for you, jazz for Jadrian. He laughs that magical Disney laugh like he’s emptying himself with each chuckle. He referenced Whitney Houston as a “vocal Bible.”
As the academic year kicks off, Gonzaga University’s School of Education will continue its Hope Dialogues series to discuss issues around the Spokane area, first with a talk on intergenerational poverty.
The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service hosts the distinguished lectures to "broaden the educational experience of WSU students and the surrounding community by bringing engaging and influential opinion leaders to campus in encourage thought-provoking discussions and ideas."
For a couple years, the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle has hosted a series of conversations with descendants of legendary Black Americans as a way of expanding the region’s knowledge of African American history.
Bilingual newspapers, free cotton candy from political campaigns and $4 water bottles were a common sight at Unity in the Community as it returned in-person, outdoor style at Riverfront Park on Saturday afternoon, drawing crowds from all over the Spokane area.
Maybe you’ve noticed the monthly market called El Mercadito that distributes free ingredients used in Latino and Hispanic cuisine? Or perhaps you’ve recognized different cultures at community events? Taken note of Annmarie Caño serving as Gonzaga’s dean of the College of Arts and Sciences?
The Spokane Public Schools released the findings of an investigation into an early May incident at Sacajawea Middle School when Black twin sisters were asked to clean cotton along with the other students in a social studies class exploring the industrial revolution, including use of the cotton gin.
Spokane gymnasts are coming out in support of USA Gymnast Simone Biles after she flooded worldwide headlines with her decision to sit out both the team and individual all-around gymnastics competition in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, choosing to focus on her mental health.
DE SMET, IDAHO – On the back of his 2011 Majestic E-450 off-white RV, Duane Garvais Lawrence had “MMIW” written on top of the back window in red ink. Below it, 77 names of Native women were neatly written.
Lupe Mendoza was like many working parents during the COVID-19 pandemic: seeking stability as the separation of work, home and family life blurred quickly in light of immediate stay-home orders last April.
Taylor Hall, an artist, activist and public speaker who assisted youth-driven activism against police brutality in her hometown of Indianapolis, will make an appearance at Spokane’s Bethel AME Church on Friday.
The shiny hardwood floors of the HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake on Monday welcomed community chatter, squeaking shoes and renowned athletes to demonstrate that sports is more than a game. It’s also a tool to save lives and preserve opportunity.