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U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Remembering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Julianne Malveaux on the Memphis strike and how the dignity of today's workers continues to be assailed ...

Letter to the Editor: KNA Objects to Dr. Martens Billboards

A letter from the King Neighborhood Association ...

Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt

Women and Blacks suffer disparate impacts, particularly at for-profit institutions, where they are disproportionately enrolled in most...

A New Year, a New Vision

North Portland Library will dedicate a display panel in the upstairs meeting room to visual artifacts contributed by the community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Jarrell Eddie
The Skanner News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Phil Pressey and forward Cliff Alexander.

Pressey played the last two seasons with the Boston Celtics, averaging 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 125 games. The 24-year-old was undrafted after playing at Missouri.

Alexander also went undrafted after averaging 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds after one season at Kansas. His 56.6 percent field goals percentage led the Jayhawks and ranked fourth in the Big 12.

Alexander was a 2014 Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year as well as a McDonald's All-American.

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