THURSDAY December 1st bring ideas for the life after DONALD. Drop in ANY coffee house and start A DISCUSSION don’t wait on me! I am with Jay, Ron, Idris and Jim will be having are usual Thursday discussions at 10am the same place on the Spokane South Hill. We can make changes one cup at a time. Report back after you meeting. (Message me Robert Lloyd on Facebook for my coffee spot)
Black Lens News Editor Sandy Williams has one-on-one interviews with finalists Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi.
Joan Butler, Chair of Police Advisory Committee presents community member questions that were emailed in advance. Participants in the audience felt that their questions had been cherry picked.
Audience listens to candidates respond to questions.
Now that we have questioned the candidates how do we give input to the mayor on the decision? These are the ladies who will have the final decision.
For more information on this topic visit the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media. The Alliance is “committed to monitoring the influence of news and entertainment media on our society, educating the community about this influence, and working with media professionals to influence the industry to act responsibly in helping create a thriving cultural environment for all”.
For more information about this event see the May 2016 issue of the Black Lens News.
One of my Facebook friends said she is going to report this publisher of the Spokane African American Voice webpage 4comculture.com to the police for harassment. I’ve never had an interaction with this person other than Facebook posts and comments that she’s made. Recently she’s been circulating petitions, organizing demonstrations, sits on panels, calls press conferences, speaks for the community and has been introduced as a community activist while commenting on the recent president of the Spokane NAACP. So don’t you think we can comment on her public appearances, her public comments and photograph her at her public demonstrations? I do.
Please accept this personal invitation to be part of the NAACP General Meeting on June 29, 2015, 7 pm at Holy Temple COGIC 806 W. Indiana Ave, Pastor Ezra D. Kinlow, host.
This conversation will be facilitated by the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs Sandy Williams. We will set aside the business of the day as we endeavor to move toward healing, rebuilding trust and revitalizing relationships. Your presence will be an important part of helping us move forward. I hope to see you there.
— from the president of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP
Rachel Dolezal Did Not Lose, We Did
The resignation of Rachel Dolezal as President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP is a loss for the Spokane community, for the Black community, for the social justice community, for the NAACP. See resignation letter
Now who won?
Don’t say no one! That’s EXPLETIVE DELETED! The same folks who always been winning! I’ve seen it happen for the 40 years that I’ve lived in Spokane – always with a scandal.
There is a powerful reading by Nikki Patin 15 minutes into The MusicVox broadcast.
Surviving The Mic is a collaborative organization of survivors who are dedicated to creating a safe and affirming creative spaces for survivors of trauma (sexual trauma, racial trauma, violent trauma). Through their series of spoken word and performance-based events they seek to create a space for testimonies about sexual violence and to build skills to elevate those testimonials.
The goals of Surviving the Mic are:
- to help survivor artists hone their creative voices in order to tell their stories in powerful, impactful and artistic ways
- to create curricula and toolkits that can be used a model for other communities who’d like to make safe space
- to support cultural, emotional, physical, mental and economic well-being for survivor artists through safe and affirming performances, workshops, publications and professional practice training and support
- to provide opportunities for those who are not survivors to listen and learn from survivors
Click the link below to hear their conversation.
For more information on Surviving The Mic, visit them at survivingthemic.org/
Standard Digital November 29, 2013
Spokane graduate’s big breaks lead to large accomplishments
What has Dr. Mutua’s big break lead to? He started by planting 5 acres of trees in Mahakos County, hiring local women to water them and donating property so the community could build a sub police station.
See what he is bringing to Machakos only 8 years later…..