• Eastern Washington Apr 5, 2019

    Rachel Dolezal, Who Posed as Black, Makes Plea Deal in Fraud Case

    A former NAACP leader in Washington state who was exposed in 2015 as a white woman pretending to be black has reached an agreement to avoid trial on charges of welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo two years ago, was charged with two felonies last May. Investigators alleged she failed to report tens of thousands...

  • NBC May 25, 2018

    Rachel Dolezal, Former NAACP Leader Who Posed as Black, Accused of Welfare Fraud

    A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance, NBC’s Spokane affiliate station...

  • NBC Mar 28, 2017

    ‘I Tried the Ally Path': Rachel Dolezal on Living as Trans-Black

    Rachel Dolezal, the former head of an NAACP chapter who for years passed herself off as black, is giving some context about how her upbringing shaped her search for identity in her new memoir. Now identifying as trans-black, Dolezal sat down with NBCBLK to discuss how her identity challenges white supremacy and why she just couldn’t be a white ally....

  • The Associated Press Mar 25, 2017

    Rachel Dolezal Struggles After Racial Identity Scandal

    A woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living these days. Rachel Dolezal said she has been unable to find steady work in the nearly two years since her background became public in media reports, and she is uncertain about...

  • JUDGE Mar 2, 2017

    Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Gets New African Name

    Former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black, has changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo. Court documents show a judge granted her request on Oct. 7, 2016. Her new name has origins in West Africa. Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere in the Igbo language, and means “gift of...

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