Stories tagged: naacp
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
When Lena Negrete woke up and opened her blinds around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, she was greeted by an unfamiliar site: a large, white sign propped up in her front yard …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Local leaders, before crowds of about 2,500, called for more dialogue to help keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s fight against injustice alive Monday at the Spokane Convention Center.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Several NAACP protesters led by their national president were escorted away in handcuffs by police after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Phil Tyler, the Spokane NAACP president, is finding ways to collaborate and find solutions to help people of color as racial tensions flare across the country.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
The leader of North Carolina’s NAACP is suing American Airlines, saying he was removed from a flight because he is black.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
The civil rights activist who resigned as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP after it was revealed she was a white woman pretending to be black is writing …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. – White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward,” the state NAACP said Monday. Ayana …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
CARY, N.C. – Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin …
Mon., July 25, 2016
Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.
Fri., July 22, 2016
Emotionally charged issues of race are easier to navigate when everyone involved can examine their ingrained attitudes and try to work toward common ground.
Sat., July 16, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t speak at the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump is set to become his party’s presidential nominee, but he will speak to the NAACP national …
Tue., July 12, 2016
The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group’s upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer’s struggle to attract …
Tue., July 12, 2016
New leader of Spokane NAACP is bringing a fresh and effective style during tumultuous times.
Sat., July 9, 2016
Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. Everyone’s life matters.
Thu., July 7, 2016
When Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler watched a video of Baton Rouge police officers fatally shooting Alton Sterling, he knew he had to say something. Tyler, a former deputy with …
Tue., June 21, 2016
Phillip Tyler is taking over as president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter, replacing Naima Quarles-Burnley, who is moving out of town.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2015
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president who made headlines in June when her race came into question, faces that question Monday when she guests on the talk show “The …
Wed., July 1, 2015
If you think the NAACP is an important organization with a vital mission, now would be an excellent time to show it. If you think that the city’s ombudsman commission …