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NEWS BRIEFS

PBOT Announces Upcoming Focus Groups

Agency seeks feedback on Lloyd to Woodlawn Greenway, scooters and affordable housing ...

Celebration Tabernacle Church Celebrates 30 Years

The church invites the community to celebrate with them on Sunday, September 23. ...

Portland Center Stage Kicks Off Season with 'The Color Purple'

'The Color Purple' opens Friday, Sept. 21, at The Armory ...

Cop Out: Beyond Black, White & Blue

The August Wilson Red Door Project presents a series of monologues based on conversations with law enforcement ...

NuFuel Program Now Accepting Applications

Program awards grants of 5,000 - 30,000 dollars to cannabis businesses owned by people of color ...

Former pastor's sentencing for drug smuggling delayed

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A former Southwest Washington pastor's sentencing on a drug smuggling charge has been delayed over questions about how honest he's been with federal authorities.The Columbian newspaper reports that a federal judge in San Diego was due to sentence John Bishop, former...

Judge: TriMet arrest of school board member unconstitutional

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that TriMet transit police and fare enforcement officers violated Oregon's constitution by stopping, citing and arresting a school board member during a fare evasion sting.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge on...

No. 2 Georgia clears another SEC hurdle at Missouri, 43-29

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart learned plenty in his days as an assistant under Alabama's Nick Saban.Among those lessons was a tendency to nitpick victories. After the second-ranked Bulldogs beat Missouri 43-29, Smart bemoaned his defense's inability to stop the run and some...

No. 2 Georgia prepared for high-powered Missouri offense

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia's defense has been so good this season it has some opposing quarterbacks in awe."It's almost fun to watch when you're watching tape," Missouri quarterback Drew Lock said this week. "They're extremely athletic in the secondary. They're not going to let you chuck...

OPINION

Fair Housing’s Unfinished 50-Year Journey

Just as President Johnson stated 50 years ago, “We have come some of the way, not near all of it. There is much yet to do" ...

Jim Crow 2018

Jeffrey Boney says Black voting rights are under attack in America ...

Black Wave Sweeping Across the State of Florida

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Black man, saw the Florida primary election from a different lens ...

Black Political Excellence

What's exciting about today's Black political excellence is that it represents a generational changing of the guard ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.Women and children...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday.The bronze life-size statue will remain in the...

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

DALLAS (AP) — The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America.Their first debate Friday night reinforced Cruz's doubling...

ENTERTAINMENT

Wendy Williams' new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives.Williams has been giving back through the Hunter Foundation, created with husband Kevin Hunter, since 2014. The two...

Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, "How Can It Be," and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre's expectations on her shoulders. The 2015 album, one of only a few Christian music albums...

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a...

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with B bid

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held...

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald...

Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

ROME (AP) — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new...

Maldives police raid opposition office on eve of election

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential...

Pope battered by abuse scandal gets warm welcome in Baltics

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lithuanians lined the narrow streets of the Old Town of...

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