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Students in Grant Elementary School’s Dancing and Drumming group spent part of their Saturday afternoon performing African dances for a small crowd at the South Hill Library as part of the library’s Black History Month programs.
York, a slave and believed to be an equal member of the Lewis Clark expedition
Sandy Williams started the Black Lens newspaper after the release of a Justice Department report five years ago that found Spokane police were using force in disproportionate amounts against people of color. She’s since built a community of African American voices through monthly publication of a newspaper that is thriving.
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.
Black History Month begins with a film and art exhibition Saturday celebrating African American author Toni Morrison at the East Side Public Library, 524 S. Stone.
Spokane's 2nd Annual “Black-Owned Business Expo” takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.
The contretemps over Colin Kaepernick comes smack in the middle of what has already been one of the more bizarre Black History Months in recent memory.
As part of Black History Month, the contributions of African-American entrepreneurs to the Spokane-area economy will be showcased at Sunday’s Black Business Expo.
In Jim Crow America, it’s no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation.
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, 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.
I had forgotten that we’ve been here before, that our history is a litany of people pushing us back after every forward step.
Saturate is a citywide collaboration was created by the nonprofit Spokane Arts to focus attention on Spokane’s diverse yet under-recognized artists of color.
“If there is no struggle there is no progress,” Frederick Douglass said in 1857. “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
President Donald Trump teed off on the media Wednesday during an event held to mark African American History Month, calling CNN “fake news” and once again decrying a false report that he had removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office.
The Sacramento Kings canceled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black History Month.
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.
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.”