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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 ...

Feds seizing Oregon mega-dairy citing owner's behavior

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is taking over an embattled Oregon mega-dairy, citing the owner's continued drug use, gambling, out-of-control spending and pending criminal charges.The Statesman Journal reports Lost Valley Farm, located near Boardman, supplies milk to the...

Washington deputy fired because of Proud Boys apparel

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was photographed wearing apparel affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for white nationalist rhetoric.The Columbian newspaper reports Deputy Erin Willey was let go Tuesday after an internal...

WTO to investigate restrictions on US wine to Canada

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some good news for Washington's wine industry.The World Trade Organization on Friday agreed to investigate the U.S. Trade Representative's complaint over Canada's retail wine sale restrictions.U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., says regulations in Canada currently ban...

Washington deputy fired because of Proud Boys apparel

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was photographed wearing apparel affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for white nationalist rhetoric.The Columbian newspaper reports Deputy Erin Willey was let go Tuesday after an internal...

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

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.The Republican National Committee finalized its convention site on Friday, picking an East Coast swing state over Las Vegas, the only other...

Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits.Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way.The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken...

5 guilty of traffic violations during rally-related protest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Five people who were arrested in June while protesting a 20-day jail sentence for a black man using a makeshift flamethrower during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year have been found guilty of committing traffic violations.A...

ENTERTAINMENT

Pop artist Robert Indiana's cause of death 'undetermined'

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of pop artist Robert Indiana's death, but the death was not deemed suspicious, a spokesman said on Friday.Indiana's death likely was cardiac-related, but the official cause and manner of death are both listed...

With singer Mary Gauthier, military veterans find a voice

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a date on Josh Geartz's calendar that the former U.S. Army sergeant has been looking forward to for quite some time.Aug. 10 will mark Geartz's fourth retreat with the nonprofit SongwritingWith:Soldiers — his first session there in 2015 saved his life....

A lifelong friendship fuels the chemistry of 'Blindspotting'

NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering his emails.So there was only one thing his writing partner and creative soulmate, Rafael Casal, could do: Move across the...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports...

Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was...

Parents wait by the phone hoping immigrant kids will call

NEW YORK (AP) — An immigrant father from Guatemala dotes over his despondent teenage daughter during a...

German police: 9 injured in bus attack, suspect arrested

BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently armed with a knife attacked passengers on a crowded bus Friday in the...

Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government wants to control how movies portray the ordeal of the young...

Israeli east Jerusalem plan gets cool Palestinian reception

JERUSALEM (AP) — A landmark half-billion-dollar Israeli plan to develop Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem...

By The Skanner News

Five Cascade Campus students were recently named as recipients of Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium scholarships. Future educators Anna Jacobsen, Ronald Perry and Christopher Wade each received a $3,000 Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship; while Suzanna Kangas and Nils Wagman each received a $2,000 Freshman/Sophomore Undergraduate Scholarship. The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium awards scholarships each year in support of students who are pursuing careers in space science, engineering and education.

 

Pictured from left are: Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, Suzanna Kangas, Christopher Wade, Nils Wagman, Portland Teachers Program Director Deborah Cochrane, Ronald Perry, Anna Jacobsen, and Cascade Campus Dean of Instruction Scott Huff.  Photo: Abe Proctor

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