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Women of the Year: Sandy Williams publishes black newspaper, eyes community center for African American community

Sandy Williams said her commitment to fairness started very young. Since 2015, she’s published the Black Lens newspaper, incorporating the work and ideas of black journalists and writers in Spokane …


Spokane Valley mobile home neighbors upset by dog toy depicting black man being lynched

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Black homeowners struggle as U.S. housing market recovers

The nation’s homeownership rate appears to be stabilizing as people rebound from the 2007 recession that left millions unemployed and home values underwater, according to the report by Harvard University’s …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Texas police officer faces murder charge in teen’s death

A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for which the officer was fired, according to an arrest warrant issued Friday.


Study: School system more likely to hire whites than blacks

Virginia’s largest school system is far more likely to hire a white teacher applicant than an African-American, according to a study by professors at George Mason University.


Petition seeks to unseat judge after sentencing in Dietrich attack on disabled student

An online petition drive has drawn more than 165,000 signatures urging the Idaho Judicial Council to remove Judge Randy Stoker from the bench in response to Stoker sentencing a teen …


Idaho student group to host ‘Why Gay is not the New Black’

Dr. Voddie Baucham, a black pastor and author, will deliver a talk titled “Why Gay is not the New Black” today during an open event hosted by the University of …


Charlotte chief says family will view video of police shooting

Charlotte’s police chief says he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man’s family, but the video won’t be immediately released to the …