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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

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New Online Order Form to Place a Job, Bid/Legal Notice or Sub-Bid Ad for Print or Web

We now have online classified ad and announcement ordering for your convenience. Place your ad or announcement in print, online or both using our new quick and easy form… Click here to purchase an ad for a job, bid/legal notice or sub-bid.


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Seattle Gun Violence Study Points to Prevention Policy

A groundbreaking study by Harborview Hospital shows people with a history of firearm-related hospitalization are most likely to become repeat victims or shooters.… To read the about the study click here


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Portland Ban the Box Campaign Could Remove Barriers to Housing and Jobs

Portland activists from the Urban League, Oregon Action and the AFL-CIO are building a ballot measure campaign to eliminate job and housing discrimination against people with arrest and conviction histories by “banning the box.”… To read the whole story click here


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Portland Comedy: Whitney Streed and Jen Tam Host Diverse Array of Comics

Two great comedy nights showcase Portland's funny and diverse comics… For more information and dates click here


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George Curry Says: Democrats 'Aint Loyal

Although people of color comprised 45 percent of Democratic voters in 2012, less than 2 percent of the $1.1 billion collected over a 4-year period by the three primary Democratic fundraising committees went to candidates of color… To read the editorial click here


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Tony Award Winning Kinky Boots Will Come to Northwest This Fall

Kyle Taylor Parker will star in the first national tour of the musical "Kinky Boots," kicking off in Las Vegas on Sept. 4. The production will visit Portland and Seattle this fall..… For all the information click here


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Don't Get too Excited about Debt Settlement Programs

Consumers mired in debt may often find debt settlement programs to be costly, misleading, and far less helpful than they promise..… To read more click here



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