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NORTHWEST NEWS

Photos: Oregon Welcomes Shakespeare Festival’s Newly Appointed Artistic Director

On Wednesday, June 12, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosted a reception at the Froelick Gallery to welcome newly appointed artistic director Nataki Garret.

Juneteenth Celebrations Expand Across Metro Area, State

Gresham, Vancouver events join decades-old Portland celebration of the effective end of slavery

Portland Black Pride in June

Midway through Pride Month, there are still a number of events throughout Portland that celebrate LGBTQ community members of color.

Family, Police Seek Answers in Death of Black, Queer Portlander

Otis/Titi Gulley was found hanging from a tree on Rocky Butte May 27

NEWS BRIEFS

Must-See Shows Open in OSF Outdoor Theatre

New shows are Alice in Wonderland, Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well. ...

Roosevelt High School Students Earn National Recognition for Resiliency

Students from Roosevelt High School who recently started a storytelling and resiliency-building initiative have been invited to...

Seattle Art Museum Appoints Amada Cruz as New Director and CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced today that Amada Cruz has been chosen as the museum’s new Illsley...

The Oregon Historical Society Presents a Lecture on Oregon’s Enigmatic Black History

Join the Oregon Historical Society for an evening exploring Oregon’s enigmatic history in relation to Blacks ...

Lisa Loving ‘Street Journalist’ Reading

On June, 2, Lisa Loving, former news editor of The Skanner News, read from her new book at Powell’s Books on Burnside ...

Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.Supporters call it the United States' most progressive climate policy, saying...

Bodies found of missing Oregon mother and son, 3

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The bodies of a missing Oregon mother and son have been found.Authorities say the bodies were found Saturday in a heavily wooded and very remote area in Yamhill County.The bodies were identified Sunday as Karissa and Billy Fretwell. An autopsy found the mother's cause of...

OPINION

U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman

Traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. ...

Watching a Father and Son

You must have seen this video of a father speaking with his pre-verbal son about the season finale of Empire. ...

The Congressional Black Caucus Must Oppose HR 246

If every tactic that was used by African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement and/or in the fight against apartheid South Africa was either criminalized or attacked by the US Congress, how would you respond? ...

Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

We are now able to actualize the healing and collective unity so many generations have worked to achieve in ways which bring power to our communities in America, Africa and throughout our Diaspora. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, the city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is mayor.Buttigieg returned Sunday to South Bend, where he said the death would be thoroughly investigated. He has also...

Trial set for Navy SEAL in Islamic State prisoner's killing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy's most prominent war crimes cases.The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins...

Police: California man posted synagogue shooting threats

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man posted anti-Semitic threats in an online chatroom and threatened to commit a mass shooting at a synagogue, police said.Ross Farca, 23, of Concord, is charged with making criminal threats, possession of an illegal assault rifle and...

ENTERTAINMENT

Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community.Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm...

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with...

APNewsBreak: 'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Analysis: China blinks on Hong Kong, but divide remains

BEIJING (AP) — The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful.Faced with huge and disruptive...

Protesters demand embattled Hong Kong leader resign

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader,...

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media...

Kenya tests woman for Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan doctors are testing a hospital patient in western Kenya who has Ebola-like...

Experts hold climate talks in Bonn as pressure to act grows

BERLIN (AP) — Experts are meeting in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing pressure...

Opposition says 'injustice' will galvanize Istanbul voters

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice"...

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