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NEWS BRIEFS

Komen Begins Data Collection to Address Breast Cancer Disparities

In anticipation of forming an initiative to address breast cancer disparities, Komen partners with independent contractors ...

American Underground Announces Call for Applications

Black startup founders have until August 6 to apply to Google For Entrepreneurs Exchange program ...

Experience the Culture at the Second Annual Pan African Festival of Oregon

Event will take place from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. August 11 ...

Oregon Humane Society Photo Contest Now Open

Submissions for annual pet photo contest open until August 15 ...

Portland man arrested on bias crime charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police have arrested a 36-year-old man on bias crime charges for allegedly threatening another person with a firearm at an encampment.Police said Kipong Somsanuk was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail Sunday on charges of felon in possession of a firearm,...

No charges in fatal bicycle crash near Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — No criminal charges have been filed in connection with a collision that killed a 62-year-old Pendleton bicyclist last month.The East Oregonian reports that Ann Wyatt was bicycling June 8 to her job at the U.S. Forest Service on the Umatilla Indian Reservation near...

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible...

Seattle considers new regulations for domestic workers

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials are considering legislation that would guarantee minimum wages, rest breaks and other rights for domestic workers in the city.The Seattle Times reports the city council is planning to vote Monday on the measure that would add regulations protecting people...

OPINION

Roland Martin: Pleading Our Own Cause

Julianne Malveaux says many of us talk a good game, but we don't sustain Black-owned media enough to help it thrive ...

Newsprint Tariffs Another Assault on the Black Press

The NNPA opposes the Trump tariffs on newsprint and demands an end to the disastrous trade policies that are hurting our businesses and communities ...

A Letter from America’s Children

American children struggling with poverty, violence and homelessness, deserve media coverage, too ...

Rep. Maxine Waters Takes Strong Stand for Fair Housing

Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently stepped up to file legislation designed to cure many of regressive ills pushed by Secretary Carson ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

With governor's race, Georgia auditions as 2020 swing state

ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action.The state's gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Casey Cagle, who is...

Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly...

Police: Man tossed from bar after racial remarks kills man

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man who had been kicked out of a bar following his racial remarks to a black patron later shot and killed another man who may have gone outside to try to make peace, police said.The victim, Chad Merrill, was shot early Saturday outside the Red Rose Restaurant and Lounge in...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman ," ''Shazam! " and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt,...

Author tells of kidnapping by pirates he'd gone to interview

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the 2½ years he spent imprisoned by Somali pirates, the beatings he suffered, his time spent in chains or the lousy food that caused him to lose 40 pounds."I got thumped by a wave...

Opera based on Pink Floyd album 'The Wall' makes US debut

CINCINNATI (AP) — An opera based on Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" has made its U.S. debut in Cincinnati."Another Brick in the Wall" opened Friday at Music Hall. It premiered in Montreal last year. Pierre Dufour's production follows a rock singer named Pink, who relives pivotal moments in his...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Molinari not flashy except the players he beats

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — There is nothing flashy about Francesco Molinari except for the players he...

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

TOKYO (AP) — The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit)...

Boat accident survivors join hundreds at Branson memorial

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake were remembered Sunday...

Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen during West Bank clashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials say a teenage boy has been killed in clashes with the Israeli...

Prominent S Korea politician found dead in possible suicide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was...

Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

MILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief...

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