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NORTHWEST NEWS

Arborist Hired After Outcry About Excessive Tree Cutting

Oregon is hiring a Pacific Northwest-based arborist to review the state’s removal of trees in wildfire burn areas after recent concerns that the operation has been hasty and excessive.

Portland Police, FBI Respond to Threats of Gun Violence

Citing intelligence that there are “imminent” efforts from outside groups to “engage and advance gun violence” this weekend, the Portland City Council announced police and the FBI will be on the streets of the city for the next few days

Gov.: Mask Requirement Lifted for Fully Vaccinated in Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced that the state will immediately follow guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jay Inslee: State on Track to Fully Reopen June 30

Washington is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30, and a full reopening could happen even sooner if 70% or more of residents ages 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of vaccine by then.

NEWS BRIEFS

Advocates to Keep Fighting Non-Unanimous Jury Convictions

Advocates for over 200 people found guilty of crimes by Oregon juries that weren’t unanimous said Monday that they will keep...

Oregon Senate Votes to Reinstate Foreclosure Moratorium

The bill, which would allow homeowners to put their mortgage in forbearance at least through June 30, passed on a 19-9 vote and now...

The Skanner To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Daily Journal of Commerce and its Building Diversity program is honoring The Skanner on May 26 for its pivotal role in many...

OHS Looks Back to "Guatemalan Immigration: Indigenous Transborder Communities"

In the 1980s, people from Guatemala, seeking refuge from violence and harsh economic and social inequities, began building sister...

Vancouver Principal Resigns Amid Racist Language Accusations

Johnson had led Mountain View High School since 2014 but had been on paid administrative leave almost two months. ...

Police: 4 shot in incident on Portland's Swan Island

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four people were shot in an incident on Swan Island in Portland on Monday night, police said. The four people arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center around 10 p.m., The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The Portland Police Bureau said...

Arborist hired after outcry about excessive tree cutting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is hiring a Pacific Northwest-based arborist to review the state’s removal of trees in wildfire burn areas after recent concerns that the operation has been hasty and excessive. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management announced Monday that...

OPINION

COMMENTARY: America’s Policing and Political Practices Inextricably Linked to KKK and White Supremacy

Several scholars told the Black Press that the United States, its police forces, and politicians now face a solemn question, “from the Klan to White supremacy, where does America go from here?” ...

OP-ED: The Supreme Court Can Protect Black Lives by Ending Qualified Immunity

The three officers responsible for the murder of Breonna Taylor are not the first to walk free after killing an unarmed Black person, and unfortunately, especially if things continue as they are, they will not be the last. ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trade Arron Rodgers

Give Aaron Rodgers a break, Green Bay. Just like Bart Starr & Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has been a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers for 16 years. ...

Editorial From the Publisher - Council: Police Reform Needed Now

Through years of ceaseless protest, activists have tried to hold Portland Police to account. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Washington governor signs sweeping police reform measures

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s most ambitious packages of police accountability legislation, prompted by last year’s outcry for racial justice following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people at the hands of police. ...

Longtime Pirates 2B Stennett dies at 72 after cancer fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rennie Stennett, the sure-handed second baseman who was part of the first all-Black starting lineup in major league history and later helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1979 World Series, has died. He was 72. The Pirates, citing information provided by the...

Biden reverses Trump changes to bank antidiscrimination law

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will repeal changes made by the Trump administration to a law aimed at stopping banks from discriminating against racial minorities and the poor. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, one of the nation's bank...

ENTERTAINMENT

ABC's new 'Women of the Movement' about Emmett Till's mother

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will air a short-run series “Women of the Movement” next season about Mamie Till-Mobley, whose son Emmett Till became a symbol of the civil rights movement after he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The network, which announced its plans for the next...

Disney Junior series aims to give a kid's-eye view of race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rise Up, Sing Out,” an animated shorts series presenting the concepts of race, racism and social justice to young viewers, is coming to Disney Junior. Designed for children ages 2 to 7 and their families, the series will include music by Ahmir...

Review: America struggles to reconcile the Tulsa genocide

“The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice,” by Scott Ellsworth (Dutton) No one really knows what 19-year-old Dick Rowland did or said to Sarah Page in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he rode the elevator she operated to the fourth floor of the Drexel Building,...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Study: Climate change added billion to Sandy's damages

Climate change-triggered sea level rise added billion in damage during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, one of...

Spain, Morocco square off after 8,000 migrants arrive by sea

CEUTA, Spain (AP) — Spain deployed its military to the Moroccan border Tuesday and expelled nearly half of the...

Rockets from Gaza rain havoc on Israeli cities in latest war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sirens wailed just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot began on Sunday evening, sending Chen...

India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel...

UK job market improving as lockdown measures are eased

LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the British economy is recovering strongly, with the...

Long after grisly end, Túpac Amaru still fascinates in Peru

NEW YORK (AP) — Roads and schools in Peru carry the name of Túpac Amaru. A framed depiction of him — stern...

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By The Skanner News

On Feb. 27, 21-year-old Helen Kidane was crowned Miss Black Oregon USA 2011, a title secured after competing with 11 other contestants in five categories – personal interview, health and fitness, talent, evening gown, and question and answer.

In addition to her crown, Kidane won scholarships and prizes. She is a graduate of Portland State University with a dual bachelor's in health sciences and community health education. She will now advance on to represent the state in the National Miss Black USA Scholarship 2011 competition in Washington D.C.

The entire night was a blend of glamour, dance, song, spoken word poetry and intellectual engagement.

The runners-up for the competition were, in order, Dyvisha Gordan, 17, of De La Salle High School; Sandrina Powell, 17, of St. Mary's Academy; Raynetta Steward, 21, a graduate of David Douglas; and Lauren Lucas, 17 of Grant High School.

The Miss Black Oregon Competition seeks to encourage the further education and increased community service of their participants.

For more information visit www.missblackoregon.org.

 

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