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Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and the local chapter of the NAACP announced Wednesday they signed a memorandum of understanding last year to address racial equity.
When Jamie Stacy gets together with her family Saturday on the Fourth of July, there won’t be much talk of the document that was approved on that day in 1776.
Beginning today, "John Lewis: Good Trouble" will be available to stream through the Magic Lantern Theatre website at magiclanternonmain.com. All proceeds will benefit the Spokane NAACP.
The CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington released a video late last week expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and condemning racism.
In the wake of protests over police violence and the death of George Floyd last week – and ahead of continued protests planned for Sunday – Kurtis Robinson, president of Spokane’s chapter of the NAACP, and Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl sat down for a one-on-one conversation on Friday with The Spokesman-Review as a fly on the wall.
Over 200 cars flashing hazard lights and decorated in signs participated in Spokane’s Vehicle Procession for Black Lives, a socially distanced event hosted by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane.
Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl and Kurtis Robinson, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP have a frank discussion about the tension between police and the Black community, the reason for the protests and what might be accomplished through them.
Maryland Democrat Kweisi Mfume rejoined the House on Tuesday to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, taking his oath of office with a protective mask in his left hand, the latest symbol of how Congress and the country are adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting Friday, the roughly 600,000 people living in Baltimore will be constantly recorded whenever they step out under the open sky.
Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” took home top film honors at the NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist.
The actor best known for his starring role in the “Lethal Weapon” movie series joined a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign Saturday evening at a regional NAACP conference at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.
If anything, the growing condemnation of Matt Shea by local officials, in response to the latest details about our region’s foremost conspiratorial, paranoid, gun-worshipping, anti-government zealot, will just fuel his appetite for martyrdom. Shea’s end-times worldview, in which he casts himself as a righteous warrior against evil, requires the presence of an enemy, after all. The government, liberals, the media, Islam, the sheriff – the more that sane people object to Shea, the more he likes it.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, City Councilman Breean Beggs and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear issued a joint statement Sunday calling on the Spokane Valley lawmaker to resign, after reporting from the Spokesman-Review and the Guardian indicating they were targeted for surveillance by Shea.
For the second time in three weeks, race became the subject of a tense and awkward exchange at a Tuesday night meeting of the Spokane Valley City Council. This time, the exchange was between Mayor Rod Higgins and Spokane NAACP President Kurtis Robinson.
A tense and awkward exchange about race emerged at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday night, exposing a rift about whether the city is welcoming to people of different ethnic backgrounds and whether it needs to take action to be more so.
America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened.
In a recent commentary piece, professor Jeffrey Omari recounted how he felt, as the lone African American in his classroom, when a student showed up one day wearing the ubiquitous apparel of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Two women have asked a neighbor in a Spokane Valley mobile home park to remove a toy they believe is racist from the front of his garage. The man said the toy, a depiction of a black man hanging by string from the front of a garage door, isn’t meant to be racially insensitive but a chew toy for his dog.
“Jails have become a way of criminalizing poverty, mental illness and addiction,” said the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. “And, in the absence of investing in people and programs that lift communities up, we are investing in a system that is fundamentally dehumanizing, violent and cruel.”