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Hank Willis Thomas Exhibit Opens at Portland Art Museum

One of the most important conceptual artists of our time, his works examine the representation of race and the politics of visual culture

Grocery Workers Union Ratifies Contract with Stores

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has agreed a three-year contract for stores in Oregon and Southwest Washington

PCC Weighing Community Input on Workforce Training Center, Affordable Housing in Cully

Portland Community College is compiling the results of door-to-door and online surveys

Lawsuit Filed Against Hilton Hotels in “Calling His Mother While Black” Discrimination Case

Jermaine Massey was ousted from the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland where he was a guest and forced to find lodging at around midnight

NEWS BRIEFS

The Black Man Project Kicks Off National Tour in Seattle

The first in a series of interactive conversations focused on Black men and vulnerability takes place in Seattle on October 25 ...

Protesters Rally in Ashland to Demand 'Impeach Trump Now'

Activists are rallying in Ashland Sunday Oct, 13 to demand impeachment proceedings ...

Black Women Help Kick off Sustainable Building Week

The event will be held at Portland’s first and only “green building” owned and operated by African-American women ...

Voter Registration Deadline for the November Special Election is Oct. 15 

The Special Election in Multnomah County will be held on Nov. 5, 2019 ...

Franklin High School’s Mercedes Muñoz Named Oregon Teacher of the Year

In a letter of recommendation, Muñoz was referred to as “a force of nurture.” ...

Woman picking mushrooms missing since Saturday found

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have found a 75-year-old woman who disappeared Saturday while picking mushrooms east of Vancouver, Washington.The Skamania County Sheriff's Office says Jung VanAtta was located Tuesday. She was last seen Saturday morning on land about 15 miles (24...

Oregon man sentenced to 25 years for child sexual abuse

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a girl over the course of three years.The Salem Statesman Journal reports 35-year-old Terry David Powell was convicted of six counts of first-degree sexual abuse.Powell pleaded not guilty and opted...

Bryant bounces back to lead Missouri over Mississippi

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Last week, when he heard a pop in his left knee after being hit low, Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant briefly saw his college football career pass before his eyes. The injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and Bryant played like his old self in a 38-27 victory over...

Missouri out to stop Ole Miss ground game in SEC matchup

Ole Miss coach Matt Luke has watched every game Missouri has played this season, and he was no doubt excited by the way Wyoming ran wild against the Tigers in their season opener.It should have portended good things for the Rebels' own vaunted rushing attack.But the more Luke looked at the video,...

OPINION

“Hell No!” That Is My Message to Those Who Would Divide Us 

Upon release from the South African jail, Nelson Mandela told UAW Local 600 members “It is you who have made the United States of America a superpower, a leader of the world" ...

Rep. Janelle Bynum Issues Response to the Latest Statement from Clackamas Town Center

State legislator questions official response after daughter questioned for ‘loitering’ in parking lot ...

Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

"You can’t expand housing rights by limiting civil protections. The ’D’ in HUD doesn’t stand for ‘Discrimination’" ...

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams Is Still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Some decry Gov. Cuomo for using racial slur during interview

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants.The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day...

The Latest: Spokesman says Cuomo was quoting New York Times

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo using a racial slur (all times local):10:25 p.m.A spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the governor prefaced his comment in which he used a racial slur by saying he was quoting a New York Times article.Cuomo used the slur...

Intel to pay M to settle pay discrimination allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Labor Department says it has reached a million settlement with chip maker Intel Corp. over allegations of pay discrimination against its female, African American and Hispanic employees.As part of the agreement, Intel will pay .5 million in back wages and...

ENTERTAINMENT

Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride in.Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows...

AP Exclusive: Julie Andrews reflects on her Hollywood years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone is on their best behavior when Julie Andrews is around.It's early June in Los Angeles and Andrews is coming to film segments for a night of guest programming on Turner Classic Movies and speak about her new book, "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years," which...

Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word.The "Jane the Virgin" actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued....

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October.A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees...

EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials hoped to sketch out a Brexit deal with Britain within hours, but...

Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave...

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship...

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency...

Mexico: Families of slain police angry, AMLO defends policy

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Grieving relatives of 13 police officers killed in an apparent cartel ambush...

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NEW YORK (CNN) -- Police encircled Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Sunday as protesters geared up to observe the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

A loosely organized group of demonstrators first gathered in New York one year ago Monday as part of a movement that thrust "the 99 percent" into the political lexicon. The protests spread to dozens of cities across the United States.



By 7 p.m. Sunday, New York police said there had been no arrests during the day -- but they put the number of arrests Saturday at about 40. Protesters faced various charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrests and felony assault.

Video of the scene showed people near the park being detained, while others banged on drums and shouted. Zuccotti Park is located in the city's financial district.

The group's messages have ranged from protecting the environment to protests over education costs. There's been an overriding theme of condemning income inequality and social injustice.

It put out a statement Sunday, saying "the day's events are about flexing people power in the streets and utilizing public spaces."

"The Occupy movement continues to utilize culturally creative tactics to build the movement for social and economic justice," the group said.

The movement also has been criticized for its lack of focus, and over reliance on a physical space.

"The camp is one of the central points for the first couple of months and that's just not a sustainable form of protest," said Fordham University professor Heather Gautney, referring to Zuccotti Park.

"So I think there was a transition into more localized acts of protest but they never really had the momentum that the camps had."

Occupy had "a problem of transitioning into a new strategy," she said.

The group's mantra has traditionally been directed against the so-called privileged 1 percent of society -- such as banks, the mortgage industry, insurance providers and others.

The 99 percent is a reference to the broader public, which the group said had been undermined by those institutions.

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