Other Cultures

Welcoming and Learning

The old emphasis upon superficial differences that separate peoples must give way to education for citizenship in the human community.
Norman Cousins

The African American Voice will be introducing people from different cultures to our Spokane African American community. They come as transplants, immigrants, refugees, exchange students and visitors for a multitude of reasons. Our cultures have many similarities but also many differences. These can be challenging situations for all of us. Let us teach each other and welcome each other and celebrate our diversity.

Africa

BurundiDemocratic Republic of Congo • Eritrea • Ethiopia GhanaKenyaLiberia •

 

Nigeria Rwanda • Somalia South Africa • Sudan • Tanzania  Uganda

The Americas

Argentina • Mexico • Panama

Far East

China • India • Japan

Eastern Europe

Armenia • Belarus • Georgia • Kazakhastan • Kirgizstan • Russia • Ukraine

Pacific

Philippines

Others

164 Spokane ArtistsAHANALGBT HispanicUnity in the Community • PJALS

 

Under construction – watch for future developments.

Visual Art

Artists

Ruben Trejo

Galleries and Museums

Film and Video

Performance Arts

Actors

Chorus

Musicians

Vocalists

Dancers

Authors

Books

Sports

Entrepreneurs

  • AHANA African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American

Faith Community

Under construction – watch for future developments.

Social Welfare

Activists

Community Organizers

Counselors

Educators

    • Jennifer J. Nunez – Eastern Washington University

    • Christine Johnson—Community Colleges Spokane

Social Workers

Community Icons

Past Under construction – watch for future developments.

Present Under construction – watch for future developments.

History

Communication

Newspapers

The Art Paper Frank Ponikvar, Ralph Bush, Bob Lloyd

Radio
Television

 

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Recent Posts

Stephen Pitters: New Poetry Collection: “Prerecorded”

Subjective-romantic best defines Stephen Pitters’ style in this collection. He uses long poetic forms to convey the powerful, uninhibited, and at times, heartfelt actions and reactions that play out in the lines of his poems. He is a self-taught language artist in the vein of other artists who embrace and articulate the emotion and the spirit of loves and lives. He explores the physicality of relationships as Walt Whitman does in his poem, “I Sing the Body Electric.” At times, Pitters’ poems speak to the raw yoga of love, and at other points, he transcends the tangible, the touchable to weave through the less sure pathways of the heart.
The narrative he uses in these passages are not half made-up composites, but rather, they sketch real-life events in the weighted style of the romantics with a heavy dose of melancholy and with a small measure of sarcasm baked into his work. His expressions stem from his experiences as a man in the middle of his passion and not a detached observer. The central inspiration for these offerings surrounds a genuine need to share unique, postage-stamp accounts of relationships of hearts and of heartbreaks lived by one man, one African-American man in the middle of the tumultuous Sixties and Seventies when he endured the racism and the discrimination of the era.

Stephen Pitters is a poet, educator and author residing in Spokane, Washington. He has had three volumes of his work published by Gribble Press: Bridges of Visions, 2009, Walks Through the Mind, 2011, and Currencies of Life…Enlisted Behaviors, 2013.He started a new series of poetry with the 2017 title “Conversations on Altered Roadways” and 2018 title “Prerecorded”. Besides publishing, Stephen has hosted The Spokane Open Poetry Program on KYRS, Thin Air Community Radio, since 2004. He is also a long-time member of the Fairchild community.

 

 

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