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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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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 ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

VA Secretary Robert McDonald

America’s military personnel risk their lives to defend our liberties. In return Americans make a commitment to take care of veterans. Part of that commitment is funding veterans’ health care. 

That's been an untouchable promise for decades. But now, influenced by the deep pockets of the Koch brothers – and their front organization, “Concerned Veterans for America” – Republicans are joining a campaign to kill off VA healthcare.

The issue is likely to influence the 2016 presidential election. Republican contenders Jeb Bush Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are all on board the billionaire brothers’ effort to privatize veterans health care.

Last week Rachel Maddow exposed the privatization campaign and talked to Veterans Administration Secretary Robert A McDonald. 

Rachel Maddow talks about the billionaires’ campaign to privatize the VA

 

Veterans Administration Secretary Robert A McDonald explains how Veterans Administration healthcare helps all Americans and says, despite its challenges, the agency is succeeding.

 

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