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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 ...

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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

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Should Marijuana Be Legal? Better People will Host Discussion Thursday Oct. 3

Judge Jean Maurer, addictions doctor Michael Resnick MD, cannabis advocate Russ Belville; and Portland Police Bureau drugs and vice supervisor, Sgt. Chris Kenagy are the panelists at this free educational forum. … To check it out click here



The Skanner News Publishers Honored by Historical Society
Oregon Historical Society honored The Skanner News publishers, Bernie and Bobbie Foster; businessman and philanthropist Pete Mark; legendary distance runner Alberto Salazar; and the sixth-generation family business Pendleton Woolen Mills at its annual History Makers Awards Gala. … For all the information click here


Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems Awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship
Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems , playwright Tarrell McCrane, and dancer Kyle Abraham are among 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows … To read the whole story click here


State Farm award

City and County Leaders Welcome the 2013 Multnomah Youth Commission
Meet the 2013-14 Multnomah Youth Commissioners and find out why State Farm gave them $100,000 for the second year running. … To read all about it click here




      



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