11-19-2017  7:55 pm      •     
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SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...

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Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

From Christine Theodorou CNN

(CNN) -- When Gino Covacci walks on the beach, he always keeps his eyes peeled for shells, fish and whatever else washes up.

But it's not every day that he comes across something that seemingly looks right back at him -- as happened earlier this week.

Covacci's discovery: a blue-tinged, softball-size eyeball. Even scientists don't know quite where it came from, beyond the sands of Pompano Beach.

"I find many different things," he said of his daily walks by the sea, "... but not something like this."

On Wednesday, Covacci said, he was walking along the southeastern Florida beach with a friend visiting from Greece when he spotted something protruding from the sand.

He picked it up, cleaned it off, turned it around and realized he was staring into a giant eyeball.

Excited about his find, Covacci flagged down a police officer and eventually got in touch with researchers based across the Sunshine State.

"The only thing is, I had to give it up," he said Friday of the eyeball.

Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, confirmed Covacci's account and said members of her state agency ended up with the specimen.

"Staff have been looking at the eye to ID what it is," she said.

Experts didn't know late Friday what species the eye belongs to. Segelson said a conclusive finding on its origin could come early next week.

For the time being, the wildlife commission spokeswoman said "the frontrunner is some type of large fish."

But having peered closely into the mysterious eye, Covacci has other ideas.

"It is a squid; it's not a fish," he speculates. "Prove me wrong!"

CNN's Greg Botelho and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.

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