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NEWS BRIEFS

NAACP Mourns Passing of Aretha 'Queen of Soul' Franklin

“No one can discuss the civil rights movement nor music without paying respect to the Queen of Soul" ...

Lakeside to Play Summer Music Festival at Unthank Park

The Homecoming celebrates community in Northeast Portland with music and more ...

Portland Air Quality Update

PP&R activities scheduled outdoors are being moved indoors where feasible ...

Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Deadline Announced

The 300,000 dollar fund honoring award-winning director and film executive will support emerging and diverse content creators ...

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside...

Man's body found on beach in Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old man was found on a beach along the Oregon coast.The Newport Police Department says Nikolaus Christopher Hinton, was found dead around 7:45 a.m. Friday near Agate Beach.Anyone with information about the man's death...

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside...

3 killed, 2 injured when vehicle goes off cliff

USK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say three people died and two others sustained injuries when a vehicle went off a cliff in northeastern Washington state.The Washington State Patrol says the crash occurred Wednesday evening in Pend Oreille County and that drugs or alcohol was involved.Police...

OPINION

Getting Real about High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students

Measuring how well schools are graduating students is important, but it should be done right ...

Enough with the Racism in the Rooftop Solar Industry

Allegations of racial discrimination and harassment involving Vivint Solar seem inconsistent with the Solar Energy Industry Association’s stated values ...

Pet Staycation: Preparing Your Home for a Pet Sitter

Dr. Jasmine offers 7 tips to help keep peace of mind while you are away from your little ones ...

Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter

Should the late Congressman Ron Dellums be honored during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus? Julianne Malveaux weighs in. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule.Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by a group of...

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80.Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation...

The Latest: Global tributes continue for Kofi Annan

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):8:20 p.m.Tributes from global leaders continue for Kofi Annan, the first black African U.N. secretary-general who died early Saturday at age 80 after strengthening the world body's focus on...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.She died at her...

A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin:March 1942 — Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, a prominent Baptist minister with gospel-music connections, would move the family briefly to Buffalo before settling in Detroit...

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday:"Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade_our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns

NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the...

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort...

US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a...

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their...

India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a...

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to...

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