First Thursday Coffee and Discussion March 2, 2017

There are now two First Thursday Coffee and Discussion groups: 

  • Original Group 10:00 am Rocket Market 726 E 43rd 
  • First Thursday at 6:30 pm Rocket Market 726 E 43rd
  • Third discussion group to be announced

Possible discussion topics:

  • Youth Incarceration
  • 13th The Movie
  • Black Lunch Table
  • Oscars: Moonlight/Hidden Figures/Fences
  • Local Actions
  • …….And anything else you have on your mind

Local Direct Action

What’s your burning issue?  What are you doing about it? There are lots of opportunities locally and nationally to make your voice heard and be part of making positive change. Scroll down to check out some options.

Spokane Indivisible                                    Together for Washington 

PJALS Peace & Justice Action Leaque      First Thursday Discussion

SURJ Showing Up for Racial Justice          Black Lens News

NAACP Spokane                                        NAACP National

Hidden Figures: A Must See for Mothers and Daughters

5,000+ women marched in Spokane. How many will bring their children to see this story?

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Textbooks for Ugandan Grade School Children


Angela Clinton

TEXTBOOKS for Ugandan Grade School Children


Greetings from Uganda!

My name is Angela Bukenya, a Clinton School of Public Service graduate student. I was born and raised in Uganda, but currently residing in the USA.

In addition to the skills i have gained as a student, i have been working to raise funds to assist the Nakisenyi Foundation Nursery and Boarding School in Uganda, based on a needs assessment, to help improve their education. Of immediate need for 254 students, is textbooks that they can use for the entire year that will cost less than $10 each.
I am therefore asking everyone with the same passion, to join me in accomplishing this goal through a donation of any amount.

If you can please be a part of my personal project, together we shall make a difference in the lives of these young ones.  Thank you in advance!

Textbooks for Ugandan Grade School

O.J. is innocent and I can prove it – William Dear

Edward Thomas Jr. Review

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, well put together, although and I agree with the proven ‘innocence’ of O.J. Simpson, I don’t agree with the “overlooked suspect” identified as Jason Simpson.

While I am not an investigator but when this trial started, I watched it from beginning to the end and found nothing presented by the prosecution that would link O.J. to these murders. However, being Black, the easy kill, (celebrity status disappeared) he was the perfect patsy.

My ‘suspects’ centered on the drug aspect which was ruled out in this book – in my opinion –  for a quest of climax.  In the book it was documented that Ron Goldman was a drug dealer and his roommate “had his throat cut” in what was being called a drug-related death.  Also Faye Resnick, another drug user that had introduced Nicole to its use with the thought of opening a restaurant with no money of her own but connected to drug dealers.  Yet, in this book, these individuals were summarily dismissed as a nexus leading up to these murders.

A key witness (a maid) at the trial (omitted in the book) stated that on the night of the murders, she saw a number of men dressed in black approaching in the alley. Suddenly, a discrepancy was discovered on her application for employment that caused a few extra dollars to come her way. Then as if by a puff of smoke, she was deported back to Latin America and never heard of again.

Then it was the ‘shoes’ – no shoes recovered no receipts of sale, etc., I was delighted with the investigation and exposure of the blood on the well placed socks by the ‘Katz and jammer’ (professional?) police. However, the thorough examination of the bloody socks turned out as it did at the trial to be ‘planted’ blood since it had a preservative (EDTA) from the vial of blood taken at the jail. In Spokane, WA, when Fuhrman wrote his book “Murder in Brentwood”, he was rewarded with a Radio Talk Show which folded after awhile for lack of talent.

This book even talked about the Las Vegas ‘setup’ arrest to ‘get’ Simpson for the murders that was supposed to have been done by him – well it worked and they jailed an innocent man that simply could not define ‘friend from foe – sad.
The LAPD embarrassed considers the case closed.

This was an interesting book but for the leap to conclusion in my opinion. It is too bad that our judicial system only concerns itself with sensationalism – not justice.

Edward Thomas, Jr