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100 Spokane marchers peacefully protest Ferguson decision

About 100 people marched through downtown Spokane chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” Tuesday evening to show their support for the community of Ferguson, Missouri. Tuesday’s march organized by the Spokane …


About 100 protest Ferguson decision in Spokane NAACP rally

About 100 people of all races turned out for a NAACP rally in downtown Spokane Tuesday, marching down sidewalks and chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” to show their support of …


Spokane NAACP elects new president

The local NAACP has a new leader. Rachel Dolezal, formerly the director of the Human Rights Education Institute in North Idaho, was elected president of the Spokane NAACP last week …


Fighting the pipeline

Labor is a commodity, says Judge Joe Brown, and in these days of surplus – too many workers for too few jobs – it’s a commodity that has to be …


V. Anne Smith, known for civil rights efforts in Spokane, dies

V. Anne Smith, a little woman with a loud voice and a big heart who led the Spokane chapter of the NAACP for 10 years, died Monday. Smith, 79, was …


For NAACP’s new leader, education is empowering

College didn’t work out his first time around. So years ago, James Wilburn, inaugurated last weekend as the president of Spokane’s branch of the NAACP, got down to educating himself. …


Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting ’Obamacare’

HOUSTON — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared today he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the …


Then and Now photos: Historic hub

The dusty town of Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, was booming with railroads, timber and mining in the late 19th century as black settlers came looking for opportunities and a place …


Unity March planners urge vigilance, pushback after bomb attempt

Sue Kellogg got an uneasy chuckle when she learned that domestic terrorist Kevin W. Harpham claimed in court Tuesday that he wasn’t intending to hurt anyone with his homemade bomb, …


Rally promotes peace, encourages dialogue on race

They lined up wearing cowboy hats and baseball caps. They came on bikes and in strollers, some using walkers and a few leaning on canes, and a bit of spring …


Hundreds march in celebration of civil rights

About 300 people marched peacefully through downtown Spokane today commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Rally to feature NAACP leader

The head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization will lead a march in Spokane on Sunday to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther …


NAACP leader coming to Spokane for march

The head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization will lead a march in Spokane on Sunday to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther …


March organizer urges dialogue

An organizer of Spokane’s annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. criticized community leaders Tuesday for not opening an honest dialogue about race issues after last month’s march was targeted …


Human rights dialogue revs up

After racist literature was distributed throughout the region in 2009, a North Idaho anti-racism group mobilized leaders in Kootenai and Spokane counties to send a message at a news conference …


Obama adds personal apology in Sherrod firing

WASHINGTON – He didn’t reach her on the first try, but President Barack Obama phoned former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod on Thursday to apologize for her abrupt firing based …


White House backtracks on Sherrod firing

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued an extraordinary public apology Wednesday and offered to reinstate a federal official who was fired after she appeared to make racial comments on a …


Video clip, USDA dismissal reignite debate over racism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The week-long debate over racism in politics on Tuesday snarled rapidly and strangely. An African-American woman from Georgia lost her federal job Monday over what at …