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Malawi native hopes to build bridges with talk about her culture

Spokane Public Library will continue its series of discussions and events in honor of Black History Month with a presentation on Malawi on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the To Be Continued library branch inside the NorthTown Mall. “Malawi and the Warm Heart of Africa” will be presented by Malawi native Christina Kamkosi. She has lived in the Spokane area for the past 10 years, but grew up in Malawi in southeastern Africa.

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 might understand some painful truths – and then where would you be?

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 profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

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 concert at the Human Rights Education Institute.

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, KCDT-26 in Coeur d’Alene): “Independent Lens” profiles radio shock jock Petey Greene, who was also a hustler, drug addict and convicted felon. Narrator Don Cheadle played Greene in the movie “Talk to Me.”