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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 ...

OPINION: Police abolishment is a multifaceted issue

This summer's BLM protests called the abolishment of police into question. Is it an option?

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Since then, anti-police and pro-police protests have become prominent in America. As some cities like Seattle move toward abolishing the police, it's important to understand what that means and how it affects communities. The abolition...

OPINION: Greek community needs more diversity

The WSU Greek community needs to be more inclusive and welcoming of diverse members, whether that's race, sexuality or religion.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

WSU Greek life – specifically Panhellenic – is not doing enough to encourage diversity in its chapters. However, emboldened by their own passion for overcoming racial inequality and the need for change, three women in Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Gamma Eta chapter came together to co-lead as a new Inclusivity...

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....

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...

OPINION: Abolish the police

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people it's designed to serve.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information and cannot formulate an opinion. Neither should a Daily Evergreen reporter who isn’t studying...

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