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NORTHWEST NEWS

Jeremy Christian Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop His Slurs on Max

Today jurors found Christian guilty of the May 26, 2017 stabbing deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best

States Step Up Funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon said the agency has been "working closely with state officials to create critical backstops and protect access to care for all Oregonians who need it, regardless of federal action on Title X"

Oregon Denies Permit for Pipeline Before Federal Decision

Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development says a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay would have significant adverse effects on the state's coastal scenic and aesthetic resources, endangered species and critical habitat

Rep. Blumenauer Joined by Sens. Markey, Sanders, and Warren to Introduce Bill to Hold Big Oil Companies Accountable

"Amidst the growing climate emergency, closing this loophole is a small step we must take to hold Big Oil accountable and to protect our communities," said Blumenauer. 

NEWS BRIEFS

African American Initiative Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration to be Held Saturday

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Dr. Karin Edwards Named New President of Clark College

Board of Trustees names Dr. Karin Edwards as the college’s 15th leader in its 87-year history ...

OneUnited Bank Launches New Limited-Edition Harriet Tubman Card

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, introduces the new limited-edition Harriet Tubman Card in celebration of...

Oregon House Votes to End Driver’s License Suspensions for Failure to Pay Fines

Bipartisan Vote Underscores Consensus for Reforms, Makes Way for Senate Action ...

Black History Month 2020: “African Americans and the Vote”

In our celebration of Black History Month 2020, the DPO Black Caucus looks forward to the screening of the award-winning documentary,...

University lab cited for animal welfare violations in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Health & Science University laboratory was cited for violating animal welfare laws after five prairie voles died of thirst, federal inspectors said.The U.S. Department of Agriculture also cited the university after a person risked contaminating surgical...

Man charged in truck stop stabbing sent to state hospital

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man charged in what Oregon prosecutors say was a hate crime stabbing has been found unfit for trial and will be sent to the Oregon State Hospital before his legal case can move forward.The Argus-Observer in Ontario reports Malheur County Circuit Court Judge...

OPINION

Black America is Facing a Housing Crisis

As the cost of housing soars the homeless population jumps 12 percent, the number of people renting grows and homeownership falls ...

Trump Expands Muslim Ban to Target Africans

Under the new ban on countries, four out of five people who will be excluded are Africans ...

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Klobuchar upbeat after trailing in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):8:08 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is telling supporters her presidential campaign has “exceeded expectations” and she plans to carry on, even as she trailed far behind several rivals in Saturday’s...

Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats' national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. While Sanders scored...

Street by Vanderbilt basketball gym named for Perry Wallace

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first black basketball player on scholarship in the Southeastern Conference now has a street named after him outside of Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gymnasium. Family members of the late Perry Wallace joined school officials, Vanderbilt men's basketball coach...

ENTERTAINMENT

'West Side Story' opening draws protesters on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a chorus outside the Broadway Theatre on Thursday at the opening night of a new revival of “West Side Story” but what was being sung was a protest chant.A group of about 100 people demanded the removal of cast member Amar Ramasar, who was fired and...

Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' readies for Garden visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Kyle Scatliffe has gone to Madison Square Garden plenty of times — for a Rangers game, a Muse concert and a WWE event. Next week, he's going back again, but this time he won't be in the seats.Scatliffe on Wednesday will be starring in the hit Broadway play...

OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See Us,” from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

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AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

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AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

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Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deaths

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown Saturday after the...

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

THIES, Senegal (AP) — Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then...

At Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of...

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African Americans have a long and storied history in Oregon, overcoming daunting challenges as a minority population in a state that started off by declaring itself 'Whites-Only.' Preserving and communicating that history is the topic of a conference to be held Feb. 14 at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland.

"Sustaining Oregon's African American History and Legacy" has been sponsored by the Oregon African American Museum, Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers, William Hart of Carleton-Hart Architecture and the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center.

Conference participants will learn how preserving Oregon's African American history and legacy sustains our community, encourages diverse perspectives and reveals little-known African American contributions to the State of Oregon. And they'll find out more about the new Oregon African American Museum.
Local and national leaders dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting material evidence of the African American experience will speak at the conference. Rodney J. Reynolds, is the founder, publisher and CEO of American Legacy Magazine, will give the keynote speech. American Legacy is a premier magazine of African-American history and culture, which brings to light new stories of great men and women whose struggles, triumphs, and accomplishments continue to empower us. The American Legacy magazine celebrates an exceptional group of pioneers and leaders, whose contributions have impacted not only the African-American community, but also society as a whole.
On the agenda is:
Preserving African American Historical Buildings and Places
Speaker: Cathy Galbraith, executive director of Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center;
Luncheon address: Oregon African American Museum
Speaker: Willie B. Richardson, Chairperson, OAAM
Perseverance: Black Pioneers in Early Oregon
Speaker: Gwen Carr, Vice-Chair, Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers
Documenting Your Family History: Workshop
Speaker: Morgen Young, Consultant Historian, Alder, LLC, and chair of the Education Committee for the Architectural Heritage Center
"Sustaining Oregon's African American History and Legacy" will be held Feb. 14 at the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The conference begins at 10 a.m. and runs through the afternoon. Cost $30 which includes lunch and a 1-year subscription to American Legacy Magazine. Registration deadline is January 30, 2011. Register at www.oaamuseum.org. For more information you may contact Willie Richardson at 503-540-4063 and Kim Moreland at 503-380-1241.
PHOTO: Top: Rodney Reynolds, CEO of American Legacy magazine

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