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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

Photos: Fundraiser for Sunshine Division's Assistance Programs

Under the Stars fundraiser took place on May 18 at the Melody Grand Ballroom ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gestures during a speech to supporters at a rally in Richmond, Va. Oct. 14, 2015. Trump has long boasted about his enormous wealth and how he doesn’t need anyone else’s money to fund his presidential campaign. But that hasn’t stopped tens of thousands of people from across the country from chipping in with small-dollar checks as small as $10 or $25 to let him know that they’re behind him. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Latino groups working with the progressive online activist site MoveOn.org are urging NBC to take back its invitation for Donald Trump to host Saturday Night Live.

The popular weekend sketch show has announced that the Republican presidential candidate will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7 – exactly one year from Election Day 2016.

Trump angered Latino activists by characterizing immigrants who enter the U.S. from Mexico as murderers and rapists. Then, when Univision reporter Jorge Ramos confronted him at a press conference, he at first refused to answer and tried to have Ramos ejected. Read The New Yorker story: The man who wouldn't sit down.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda wrote to NBC Universal CEO Stephen Burke and SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels saying, “we are appalled ... and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation.”

 

 

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