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NEWS BRIEFS

Black Lit is LIT

BPI will host Black History Month book fair and cultural literacy event at Barnes & Noble on Feb. 23 ...

Trail Blazers Honor Trail Blazers

Pre-game and halftime ceremonies pay tribute to Black Oregon leaders ...

Marcus Johnson to Perform at Linfield

Internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist will play free concert Mar. 1 at Linfield College ...

Jeffrey Gibson Survey Opens at SAM

More than 65 works will be featured in the survey, opening Feb. 28 at Seattle Art Museum ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services to Open Severe Weather Shelters Feb. 11

JOIN reports that online donations are pouring in, with three postal trucks carrying goods en route ...

Eastern Oregon may be home to renewable energy project

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric is making plans to build the nation's first large-scale renewable energy project that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage, according to a news report.The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility will be built just north of...

Authorities ask for help to ID woman found dead along coast

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help to identify the body of a woman found in the Pacific Ocean near Lincoln City.OSP says authorities recovered the woman's body around 5 p.m. Sunday from a cove just north of a unique coastal feature called "God's...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor.The NCAA banned the football, baseball and...

Indiana St gives Mallory contract extension through 2023

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State coach Curt Mallory has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through 2023.Athletic department officials made the announcement Tuesday.Last season Mallory led the Sycamores to a 7-4 mark, a No. 22 ranking and a third-place finish in the...

OPINION

NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

After the Springfield race riots of 1908, “People got together around the country, especially throughout Illinois, and said again enough is enough." ...

Decreasing Harm to Communities Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

Many facets of the justice system have taken heavy financial and social tolls on individuals struggling with addiction and mental illness ...

Kindness Is in the Little and Big Things

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, 2019. There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind. ...

Gardening with the Pharaohs: A Pharaonic Garden Reflection

Egyptian gardens were considered sacred and designs were based on religious beliefs ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers...

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties.The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and...

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines.The city Human Rights Commission released the guidelines Monday. The New York Times first reported the guidelines and says they're believed...

ENTERTAINMENT

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN (AP) — The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 16 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently.Women directors represented 63 percent...

Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema.The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the "Pretty Woman" and "Steel Magnolias" actress on May 2.Past recipients...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie...

Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their...

Brazil's #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuse

ABADIANIA, Brazil (AP) — For over 40 years, spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria drew people from all...

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens...

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former President Yameen Abdul...

Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in...

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