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Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

One App Oregon will reduce barriers to accessing affordable housing for the city's renters ...

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Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist

On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) we pause with great sorrow, sadness, respect and sympathy at the sudden death of our beloved colleague, George E. Curry.

Our former Editor-in-Chief of the NNPA News Wire Service passed suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2016, of heart failure in Washington, DC.  He was 69.  Funeral arrangements are still be planned in George's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  We will keep you informed.  Our prayers are with George's family and loved ones.

 

Respectfully,

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr

 

Editor's note: Our colleagues at the Chicago Crusader posted this thoughtful tribute to Curry Thursday: 

"To Curry, the spirit or soul of any story goes beyond who, what, when, and where. In Curry’s world, the biggest part of the story was the why. In Black America, it was the part of the story he pursued all of his professional life. As a journalist who asked a lot of questions, Curry always asked white America and its segregated newsrooms, ‘why?’"

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