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Freddie Gray: Family Settles With City For $6.4M

The family of Freddie Gray, who died after being critically injured in police custody, reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the city of Baltimore … Read more about it


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On Labor Day President Obama Extends Paid Sick Leave to Contractors

Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none … Read the whole story


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Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

George Curry responds to the recent right-wing criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement … Read all about it


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Eugene Mayor Wants Council to Discuss Homeless 'Travelers'

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy says she wants the city to have a conversation about young vagabonds occupying public spaces downtown … Find out more


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Hood to Coast Relay Participants Brave Extreme Wind and Rain

Race goes on despite conditions, with some calling the 34-year-old race the ‘best ever’… Read more about it


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Church Shooting Suspect to Face Death Penalty

Dylann Roof, 21, will also be tried in federal court for hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion… Read the whole story


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Author Launches ‘African Dream’ Kickstarter

Letwina Fushai's book describes her experience in two cultures… Read all about it


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'Wake of Vanport' Draws More Survivor Stories

More than 200 people attended multimedia event… Find out more and view the slide show


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Film Review: Black Panthers Documentary Chronicles Rise and Fall

Film focuses on group's internal power struggle… Read the review and watch the trailer


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'Wake of Vanport' Draws More Survivor Stories

”The Wake of Vanport” multimedia oral history project expands to include new survivor stories … Read more about it


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New Orleans and Gulf Residents Remember Katrina Disaster

In Mississippi, churches rang their bells to remember when the storm made landfall. In Biloxi, clergy and community leaders gathered at MGM Park for a memorial to Katrina's victims and later that evening the park hosted a concert celebrating the recovery.… Read the whole story


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Common Core Results Show Goals were not Met

Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing … Read all about it


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Emmett Till’s Life Still Matters

August 28 marked the 60th anniversary of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Louis Till, who was abducted, beaten and murdered near Money, Miss. for allegedly whistling at a White woman … Find out more


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Rain and Rising Humidity Help Firefighters in West

Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the West … Read more


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Janelle Monae and Jidenna Lead Rally Against Violence at Dawson Park

The two stars are helping call attention to brutality across the nation as the embark on free tour… Read more about it


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New Projects on MLK

Mayor, PDC announce plans to develop properties they say will enhance the neighborhood without displacing residents… Read the whole story


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Ferguson Municipal Judge Announces Sweeping Changes

Many old arrest warrants withdrawn, plus defendants get new court dates and payment options… Read all about it


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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, died early Wednesday… Read more


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Library Offers African American Genealogy Class

The North Portland Library is holding a free class on African-American Genealogy this Saturday, Aug. 29… Find out more


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The Legacy of Julian Bond

Benjamin Chavis remembers and celebrates the life of Julian Bond… Read more about it


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Gov. Jay Inslee Pays Tribute to Lost 'Hero' Firefighters

The blazes have "burned a big hole in our state's heart," Gov. Jay Inslee lamented Thursday, describing the outbreak as an "unprecedented cataclysm."… Read the whole story


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France Honors Brit and Three Americans who Took on Train Gunman

The president of France pinned his country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they "gave a lesson in courage" by subduing a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris … Read all about it


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Family Seeks Justice for Jonathan Ferrell after Mistrial

Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, Jonathan Ferrell an unarmed black motorist… Find out more


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Yoga, Fitness, Tai Chi: Could Wellness be your Work?

Black entrepreneurs are forming businesses across the country that focus on wellness that can combat inherit heath concerns… Get the details


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