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NEWS BRIEFS

National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance

$750,000 award from MacArthur Foundation to help Black storytellers get strategic ...

AG Rosenblum Announces $192M Settlement for Student Loan Debt

358 Oregonians will get 100 percent loan forgiveness ...

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Screens at New Performing Arts Center, Federal Way

Free screening follows the day after official ribbon cutting of the arts center ...

Join a Book Club at Your Neighborhood Library

At North Portland Library, Pageturners Black Voices focuses on books written by and about African and African American authors ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

SEIU’s President: No Place for White Supremacists in the White House

Mary Kay Henry makes following statement on Trump’s remarks after violence in Charlottesville ...

It’s Time to Show “Middle Neighborhoods” Love, Before It’s too Late

Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity are key action items for the policy agenda of the CBC. ...

Despite Unequal Treatment, Black Women Will Rise

NNPA Newswire Columnist Julianne Malveaux talks about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day ...

PCC Cascade President on Free Tuition Program

Any student who qualifies for the Oregon Promise can attend most in-state community colleges tuition-free ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT




Is 'Big Brother' Racially Biased?
Differences in marijuana arrests raise real questions about the many ways that data may be used to discriminate… To check the details click here





Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies: A Failing Idea, by Marian Wright Edelman
Added together, the tens of thousands of suspensions—many for minor infractions—have an enormous negative impact… To read all about it click here




Self-Defense or Murder? George Zimmerman Goes on Trial
The case has sparked protests and ignited a national debate about race and gun laws… To read the whole story click here




Cicely Tyson, Cyndi Lauper Take Tonys
Tyson's best actress award is for her portrayal of a widow returning to her hometown in 'The Trip to Bountiful'… To check it out click here






         


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