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NEWS BRIEFS

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

Students Reach New Heights

Two rising sophomores attend aviation camp in Vancouver, Wash. ...

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

This summer the eight-mile bike route takes place on July 23, from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. ...

APANO: Cultural Series Launches with Solidarity Film Screening

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" screens on July 25 at North Portland Library ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism

Lauren Victoria Burke reports on a series of domestic terrorist attacks across the U.S ...

White House Proposes $9.2 Billion Cut in Education Funding

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes about the rising costs of higher education ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

At the recent National Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s national convention held in Houston, Tex., The Skanner News took second place for Best Editorial. Titled “New Opportunity in the Marijuana Industry,” the editorial, by publisher Bernie Foster, was published July 15, 2015. NNPA, an organization that includes 200 African-American-owned newspapers, is considered the “voice of Black America.”  The Merit Awards are sponsored by the NNPA Foundation, and are judged by nationally known journalists, editors, university professors and communications experts.

President of NNPA, Denise Rolark, publisher of the Washington Informer, said that member publications are improving their brands and utilizing social media platforms to maximize audience and revenue streams.  Al McFarlane, foundation president and publisher of Insight News, Minneapolis, Minn. , praised publications for challenging content and graphics. 

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