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Activist talks about impact Black people with disabilities have on music, art during virtual event

“Black disabled people have always been around,” said Leroy Moore, activist and founder of Krip-Hop Nation.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2020

Black people with disabilities have been discriminated against long before the days of slavery. Slaves were sold individually, unless they had a physical restriction, like a severed arm, said Leroy Moore, activist and founder of Krip-Hop Nation, during the Access Center’s virtual Speaker Series o...

Arts committee decides to put Black Lives Matter mural on Paradise, Spring streets

Committee Chair Jeri Harris said local artists are encouraged to participate in installing the mural.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission decided to implement a Black Lives Matter mural on the corner of Paradise and Spring Streets, which will cost anywhere from $1,000-3,000. The commission discussed several possibilities of the mural during its virtual meeting Tuesday. The artist would not be able to install the ...

Police committee to host open forum discussing policies, community concerns

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins hopes the Black Lives Summit will help determine what the department needs to work on.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2020

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee is organizing a Black Lives Summit in November allowing the community to voice its concerns to the Pullman Police Department. Pullman PD will communicate what its policies are during the summit. This includes sharing changes the department is trying to make in cons...

Activists express importance of BLM downtown mural

Demonstrators for Black Lives Matter protested the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man killed by police, June 3 at the Friendship Square in Moscow.

ASHLIE OXFORD, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

The approval of a Black Lives Matter mural downtown is not the end goal for local activists, but a call for the City of Pullman to show support for people of color in the community.  The end goals of local activists include increasing inclusivity, addressing police brutality and ensuring people of color ...

OPINION: Keep BLM in the headlines

BLM is a nationwide movement that needs to stay socially relevant with media attention.

LAUREN PETTIT, Evergreen columnist

August 25, 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests appeared with a bang in late May after the unjust murder of George Floyd from police brutality. The movement had mass coverage all over the news. It is a strong topic that is now, unfortunately, fading from the media as of late — not being seen as much on the news or...

Mural in solidarity with BLM movement draws support from residents

Local activists spoke about painting a mural downtown at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

A proposal from the Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter for a mural in downtown Pullman received support from several city officials though no vote was made on the topic. Jason Kennedy, Pullman resident and activist, said the mural is intended to express support for the Black Lives Matt...

OPINION: Performative activism benefits nobody

Activism watered down for corporate branding, or to fit in, is not activism at all.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor

July 15, 2020

While the Black Lives Matter protests are centered around specific issues, the end goal of the protest doesn’t have a consensus. Some people believe we need to defund the police to deter brutality and some people believe it needs to be fully abolished. Others just want laws enacted to ensure more accountability....

Residents call for action from local legislators

Seven-year Pullman resident Jason Kennedy will present his idea to have a mural painted in downtown Pullman during City Council's in-person meeting July 14.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

A group of Pullman activists will present how city council can support the Black Lives Matter movements to local legislators. One proposed project is a street-wide mural in Pullman reading “Black Lives Matter.”  Seven-year Pullman resident Jason Kennedy helped organize the Palouse in Solidari...

Local BLM activists, police chief respond to memo about march for racial equality

The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter organized a protest on June 12. The Pullman Police Chief issued a memo about the demonstration.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

A local Black Lives Matter group criticized a memo by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, stating it mischaracterized the organization and discouraged people from attending its march on June 12. The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter sent a letter to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on June 18 clarifyin...

Demonstrators march against systemic racism

Protesters gathered at Martin Stadium and marched to Pullman City Hall where they held a rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday evening.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 13, 2020

Around 200 people marched and chanted from Martin Stadium to Pullman City Hall on Friday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against systemic racism. Ivy Ndambuki, co-organizer of the march, said small communities like Pullman have the capacity for big changes. She said chang...

‘We’re tired of being silent’

Demonstrators kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which was how long former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pinned down George Floyd's neck.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: Some sources asked to go under a pseudonym to protect themselves from retaliation.  A crowd repeated the phrase, “I can’t breathe,” after the name of each Black person killed by police was read out into a microphone. The second after each name was read — before the crowd respo...

WSU admin urged to take action for racist comments made by student

“If they are not doing that, then we're going to have to go ahead and hold up a petition and be an advocate to make sure that the student is no longer on campus,” ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: The Daily Evergreen recognizes that the social media post depict screenshots with graphic language. It was added to provide validity and context to the story. Please view at your own risk. WSU students called for action from university administration after screenshots of a student'...

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