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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Painter Lawrence Pitre Celebrates the Central District

Exhibit on view at Gallery 4Culture ...

CBC Foundation Forum: The State of Housing in Black America

Expert Panel Discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference Includes Keynote Speaker Richard Rothstein ...

Oregon man dies in accident at Idaho mill

FRUITLAND, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a man died Wednesday after he was crushed under some equipment being unloaded at a southwestern Idaho mill.Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller says 60-year-old Richard Foss of Prineville, Oregon, was making a delivery to Woodgrain Millwork in...

2 men sentenced for roles in 2001 fatal shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Portland men were sentenced to prison for their roles in what authorities believe was a gang-related shooting in 2001.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Luis Felipe Gonzalez was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, while Ramon Manuel Gonzalez was sentenced to 17...

No. 2 Georgia faces another early road test at Missouri

No. 2 Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Missouri (3-0, 0-0), noon ET (ESPN).Line: Georgia by 14½.Series record: Georgia leads 6-1.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The Bulldogs can go 2-0 in their September road SEC tests, which would further solidify their spot as runaway SEC East favorites. Missouri is looking for a...

Heisman hopeful Drew Lock faces juggernaut No. 2 Georgia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As time was expiring in Missouri's duel with Purdue, Tucker McCann drilled a winning 25-yard field goal to move the Tigers to their first 3-0 start since 2015.He probably wouldn't have had the chance without Drew Lock.The senior quarterback has led the Tigers to at least...

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

Journalism school's namesake apologizes for racist post

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school is apologizing for his Facebook post that critics called racist.Ed Meek posted photos Wednesday of two black women in short dresses, which he said were taken "at 2 a.m. after a ballgame." He wrote real...

Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins...

Judge recuses himself in case of cop charged in teen's death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has recused himself from overseeing the homicide trial of a Pennsylvania police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager as he fled a traffic stop.Judge Anthony Mariani made his decision Wednesday, citing an "appearance of...

ENTERTAINMENT

Review: Macy Gray is enthusiastic, infectious on fun 'Ruby'

Macy Gray, "Ruby" (Artistry Music)Macy Gray sounds mainly joyful and enthusiastic on "Ruby" and the zest evident across her 10th album, even when the theme is misfortune or heartbreak, is infectious. Her trademark jazzy soul and R&B foundations are accounted for but the arrangements have a...

Harvard's Hasty Pudding casts first women in 175 years

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's Hasty Pudding theater troupe has cast its first women after nearly two centuries of all-male productions.The group says six women have been chosen to perform in the 2019 show, accounting for half the cast.New cast member Ashley LaLonde says she's...

Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets.Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday,...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his...

Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his...

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the...

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with...

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