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Without Us? I Don’t Think So!What Do You Think?

The deadline for registration has been extended to Tuesday, October 8th for the 2nd Washington State People of Color Legislative Summit (POCLS)

Community leaders of color across Washington are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, October 12th, 10am-4pm at one of nine locations. The purpose of the summit is to hear from and connect POC communities leaders and legislators of color to build solidarity and mobilizing capacity across the state for issues that are of highest priority to our collective communities of color. Further updates:

  • Spokane location: Spokane Falls Community College Buyilding 30 room 212 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr. Spokane WA 99224
  • You can watch a live stream of the Opening and Full Plenaries  here: . You cannot engage over live stream.

You are welcome to invite POC community leaders you know to register for this event. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at each location. All locations have parking and are ADA accessible. This statewide summit will have separate meeting rooms sited at college campuses around the state, virtually joined together using “Zoom” video conferencing. Each site will have a lead facilitator and staff to provide support and ensure a productive conference. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the project manager at

Below are photos from the People of Color Coalition Candidates Forum Sept 28 at East Central Community Center. Photographs By Robert Lloyd

How I See It: She Is Trusted

Make phone calls or knock on doors to share your support.

Invite your friends and relatives to a Fill Out Your Ballot Party.

Get a sign for your yard, a t-shirt or button to show your support.

This message is the unsolicited opinion of the editors of

How We See It: She Is Trusted

Make phone calls or knock on doors to share your support.

Invite your friends and relatives to a Fill Out Your Ballot Party.

Get a sign for your yard, a t-shirt or button to show your support.

This message is the unsolicited opinion of the editors of

In the Heat of Battle We Can Often Lose Sight

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to those in the social justice arena suffering loss: Phillip Tyler, Mr. & Mrs. Poindexter, Rachel Dolezal, Children of the Movement.

Four things happened this week. A live Facebook post, a movie, and a couple of quotes.

  • In the movie Roman J. Israel, Esq. lost sight of his own personal needs in a 39 year struggle.
  • “We felt ‘called’ to save the world from racism, poverty, and war. We willingly risked our lives. But too seldom did we stop to recognize the burden we placed on our children.” Andrew Young

  • In the book CHILDREN OF THE MOVEMENT by John Blake the sons and daughters of MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., MALCOLM X, ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, GEORGE WALLACE, ANDREW YOUNG, JULIAN BOND, STOKELY CARMICHAEL, BOB MOSES, JAMES CHANEY, ELAINE BROWN, and others reveal how the civil rights movement tested and transformed their families.


This is also true for the families of today’s activists.Even those with the same goals don’t agree on the same tactics.

  • “Life is chaos. Be kind.”  Devon Waine Tyler
  • “Let’s be kind. You never know what someone Is going through.” Phillip Tyler











City of Spokane Meets Mobile Food Vendors

There is a growing Community Culture of mobile food vendors. They are small business entrepreneurs serving our community in a variety of festivities and life-celebrating events. We at will support you as you develop your business and association with each other.

Bob Lloyd

Mobile Food Vendor Meeting at Spokane Public Library Tuesday April 23, 2013

Mobile food Vendor Project 1

Mobile food Vendor Project 2

City Planners and Mobile Food Vendors Met

85 licensed mobile food units were invited by e-mail to an Open House.

20 vendors werre interviewed prior to the meeting.  If you have additional questions regarding the draft plan please contact Andrew Worlock (509) 625-6991 or e-mail

20120911_0990Please read the WHITE PAPER Mobile Food Vendors at this link.

With proper design and management, mobile food vending can be a great way to add vitality to the street, encourage walking, and promote local economic development.

In response to increasing local interest in mobile food carts and food trucks as a business opportunity, the City’s Planning and Development Services Department is leading an effort to research, evaluate and develop a system to better support and provide regulations for mobile food vendors on public rights of way and as a transitory use on private parcels.

The open house was for the purpose of discussing ideas and generating comments on possible changes to City code that could create a more consistent, predictable and stream‐lined system for the local mobile food vendor industry.

For more information read the following documents prepared by the Spokane City Planning and Development Services Department.  If you wish to give the city feedback do so as soon as possible as decisions are being made now.

About the Mobile Food Vendor Project

Food For Thought: Questions to think about in regards to comments on the proposed Mobile Food Vendor Project

Mobile Food Vendor Project: Framework being considered for new regulations

Rudolph Bowman Scott: Spokane Black Pioneer

Pat Bayonne-Johnson is photographed here visiting the gravesite of a Spokane Black pioneer – Rudolph Bowman Scott. He and his wife are buried at Fairmont Memorial Park. Read her article about all of this man’s accomplishments beginning with serving with the Union Army in the Civil War and including being the first Black man to hold a federal position in the northwest.

Pat is 4comculture’s in-house historian. She works with the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society and serves at the Spokane Public Library downtown on Tuesdays  helping people find their roots.

My Parents Were Revolutionary: Chuck Worthy

“My Parents Were Revolutionary” is an exploration of the life lessons and concepts taught by Charles  E. Worthy Sr. and Helen A. Shaw Worthy to Chuck Worthy and his sisters when they were growing up.


Click here for Chuck Worthy’s story about his parents.

 Also read his essay The Great Ones:

“We call them Slaves and yes they were bound in slavery, born and lived and died in slavery but oh how Great They Were!! “