19. Sandra Williams

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, creator of a local newspaper, The Black Lens, in Spokane, Wash., Sandra Williams shares her life story growing up in the predominantly white inland northwest as a black woman, her work ethic and what she is doing to insure future generations have a place that feels like community in Spokane.

Sandra created The Black Lens back in January of 2015 and it focuses on news, events, people, issues and information of importance to the African American community. From her bio on The Black Lens website it says Sandra is an “activist, lecturer, filmmaker and entrepreneur, with an extensive background addressing issues of discriminations, equity and social justice. Sandra’s latest community project is the development of The Carl Maxey Center. Which is an African American cultural center located on 5th Avenue in Spokane’s East Central district.