Stories tagged: naacp
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.
Ferris High School resource officer resigns; Spokane School Board hears public concerns of ‘implicit bias’
Three weeks after an African-American student was pinned by a resource officer at Ferris High School, dozens of citizens contended implicit bias within the district exists.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
The ban on public dances – the last vestige of the Spanish flu quarantine – was finally lifted.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
The man who was shot and killed by police Wednesday night in north Spokane has been identified as Dwight Delando Steward, 46, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2:52 p.m.
A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
A lot has changed in the half-century since Elmer Dixon and his brother founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers, but the key issues that motivate him remain essentially …
Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
NAACP lifts American Airlines travel advisory that warned of discrimination against black passengers
The NAACP announced Tuesday it is lifting a travel advisory warning black passengers against traveling with American Airlines that was put in place last year following a string of incidents …
Fri., March 9, 2018
Phillip Tyler, the prominent community activist who once led the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is facing scrutiny for domestic violence allegations by multiple women that stretch back more than …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the nation’s sheriffs – then referenced the “Anglo-American heritage” of law enforcement. “I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Spokane civil rights leaders say his lessons more relevant than ever
Some Spokane leaders say they can still hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s booming voice playing over and over in their minds. They still remember the joy and reverence he shared …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
The scene was relatively quiet Monday morning around the stadium in downtown Atlanta where the College Football Playoff title game was set to be held. A light drizzle fell on …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s undisputed heavyweight champion of racial appropriation is surfacing with new commercial projects, including a 2018 wall calendar, “Rachel Dolezal – Pictures and Quotes.”
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Civil rights advocates asked the new U.S. attorney in St. Louis on Friday to investigate allegations of police misconduct at recent protests that were sparked by the acquittal last month …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
The NAACP is warning African-Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
The greater part of a continent separates Virginia from the Inland Northwest, but even so, the aftershocks of Charlotteville’s violent clashes could be felt across the region Saturday.
Sat., July 22, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
The NAACP announced a new interim leader on Saturday, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow it to talk to local members and figure out what the future …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South.
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
It’s been a year since Spokane County was awarded a $1.75 million MacArthur Foundation grant to reduce its jail population. And while little has visibly changed since then, Jacqueline van …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
A coalition of historically black churches and community groups will march in Spokane Saturday to demand racial equity in Spokane’s criminal justice system.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Kurtis Robinson, who formerly chaired the criminal justice committee for the NAACP, will succeed Phil Tyler as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Kurtis Robinson was sworn in as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Monday evening, replacing Phil Tyler, who announced his resignation a month ago.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Tyler, who took over as president less than a year ago, said he hasn’t decided which public office he’ll seek yet, but was prompted to run for office by friends …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan tried to explain his view of transgender rights and restroom use during a forum sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
A white civil rights leader, fired because she led others to believe she was black, said she struggles to make a living these days because she was portrayed as a …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
A racist Facebook post cast a shadow over the Recreation Against Racism event held Sunday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane Valley.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Investigator who learned Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal was white says police Chief Frank Straub didn’t hire him
The investigator hired to look into Rachel Dolezal’s past said Saturday he wasn’t hired by then-police Chief Frank Straub, pushing back on a report published by the British newspaper the …