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NEWS BRIEFS

Raina Croff to Speak at Architectural Heritage Center

'When the Landmarks are Gone: Older African Americans, Place, and Change in N/NE Portland’ describes SHARP Walking Program ...

Portland Playhouse Presents August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Through June 10

May 20 performance will include discussion on mental health; June 10 performance will be followed by discussion of fatherhood ...

Peggy Houston-Shivers Presents Benefit Concert for Allen Temple CME

Concert to take place May 20 at Maranatha Church ...

Family Friendly Talent Show, May 18

Family Fun Night series continues at Matt Dishman Community Center ...

US Marshals, police arrest Vermont fugitive in Oregon

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a missing sex offender from Vermont has been arrested in Oregon.The Marshals say 55-year-old James Rivers was arrested May 16 in Cottage Grove, Oregon, by deputy marshals and local police. It's unclear if he has an attorney.Authorities...

Oregon State study says it's OK to eat placenta after all

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — First experts said eggs are bad for you, then they say it's OK to eat them. Is red wine good for your heart or will it give you breast cancer?Should you eat your placenta?Conflicting research about diets is nothing new, but applying the question to whether new mothers...

State sees need to reduce elk damage in the Skagit Valley

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Elk are easy to spot against the green backdrop of the Skagit Valley, where much of the resident North Cascades elk herd that has grown to an estimated 1,600 is found.For farmers in the area — especially those who grow grass for their cattle or to sell to...

Famed mini sub's control room to become future exhibit

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Undersea Museum at Keyport has a new addition to its archives — the salvaged control room of the legendary, one-of-a-kind Cold War-era miniature submersible NR-1.Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear Navy, conceived the idea for the...

OPINION

Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime

Grandview Golf Club asks five Black women to leave for golfing too slow ...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the DTU Journalism Fellowship & Scholarship Program ...

Will Israel’s Likud Party Ever Respect the Rights of Palestinians?

Bill Fletcher weighs in on the precarious future of the two-state solution between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people ...

The Future of Medicinal Marijuana in Pets

Dr. Jasmine Streeter says CBD-derived products show beneficial therapeutic benefits for pets ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo.And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted...

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders...

Guess who's coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

BURLINGTON, New Jersey (AP) — With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and an African-American mother-of-the-bride, Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle was a blend of the solemn and the soulful.Guess who's...

ENTERTAINMENT

Broadcast networks go for milk-and-cookies comfort this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you're feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help.The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom nostalgia in the...

Met says it has evidence Levine abused or harassed 7 people

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period.The Met...

'13 Reasons Why' premiere canceled after Texas shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix canceled the premiere party for its second season of the teen drama "13 Reasons Why" because of a school shooting near Houston.The streaming service announced the cancellation hours before the scheduled premiere and red carpet event, citing the Friday morning...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an...

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a...

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

LONDON (AP) — The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal...

Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address

WINDSOR, England (AP) — And now in the name of our loving, liberating and life-giving God, Father, Son and...

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Nothing quite captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as...

Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

LONDON (AP) — Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy is the master British designer behind the sleek silk...

Kam Williams Special to The Skanner News

BIG BUDGET FILMS   

Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13 for terror, intense violence and mature themes) Horror sequel finds the Lamberts reunited and again haunted by a series of increasingly-terrifying paranormal events while unraveling the mystery linking them to the spirit world. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey.


The Family (R for violence, profanity and brief sexuality) Mafia comedy about an American mobster-turned-snitch (Robert De Niro) living with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and kids (Dianna Agron and John D'Leo) in a tiny town in France where he proceeds to blow his cover much to the consternation of the CIA Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) assigned to hide them in the Witness Protection Program. With Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Pastore and Dominic Chianese.

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

And While We Were Here (R for profanity, some sexuality and brief drug use) Romance drama revolving around a jaded writer (Kate Bosworth) stuck in a stale marriage who gets her groove back by embarking on a steamy affair with a young college student (Iddo Goldberg) while doing research on the island of Ischia for her grandmother's (Claire Bloom) memoir. With Jamie Blackley.

Blue Caprice (R for profanity, drug use and disturbing violence) Beltway sniper saga chronicling the exploits of the infamous serial killers (Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond) who terrorized the entire Washington, DC area during the month of October in 2002. With Tim Blake Nelson, Joey Lauren Adams and Leo Fitzpatrick.

Four (R for sexuality, profanity and brief drug use) Day-in-the-life drama set on a very eventful Fourth of July on which a married man (Wendell Pierce) cheats on his bedridden wife (Yolonda Ross) with a closeted teen (Emory Cohen) he meets online at the same time that his daughter (Aja Naomi King) is entertaining the advances of a drug-addicted, ex-basketball star (E.J. Bonilla) she met at the mall. With Liam Benzi, Andrea Herbert and Kathryn Meisle.  

GMO OMG (Unrated) Eco-documentary suggesting that humans are unwittingly serving as guinea pigs in agri-chemical companies' long-term test of whether genetically-modified foods are safe for consumption. (In English and French with subtitles)     

Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (Unrated) Bittersweet sequel follows recently-widowed Dorothy Vogel as she divvies up her and her late husband's legendary art collection among museums located in all 50 states.   

Informant (Unrated) Turncoat documentary about Brandon Darby, a left-wing activist recruited by the FBI in 2005 to spy on fellow progressives, who eventually renounced radical politics entirely to become a Tea Party advocate.

Jayne Mansfield's Car (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity, drug use and bloody images) Class-conscious drama, set in 1969, about the tensions which arise when a clan of Alabama hillbillies' relatively rich relations arrive from England for the funeral of the family matriarch. Starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton and Tippi Hedren.   

The Last Time I Saw Macao (Unrated) Nostalgic documentary about a filmmaker (Joao Rui Guerra da Mata) who ventures from Portugal to his native Macao for the first time in 30 years after being summoned back by a cross-dressing former flame (Joao Pedro Rodrigues). With Lydie Barbara and Cindy Scrash. (In Portuguese with subtitles)

Mademoiselle C (unrated) Reverential retrospective revisiting the career of model-turned-editor Carine Roitfeld who ran French Vogue from 2001-2011. Featuring appearances by Tom Ford, Donatella Versace and Karl Lagerfeld.

Money for Nothing (Unrated) Central banking expose, narrated by Liev Schreiber, detailing the Federal Reserve System's ability to manipulate the world's economy. With appearances by former, Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, economist Janet Yellen and investment strategist Jeremy Grantham.    

Mother of George (R for profanity, sexuality and a disturbing image) Marital crisis drama about a newlywed Nigerian couple (Danai Gurira and Isaach de Bankole) dealing with infertility while trying to keep their modest restaurant afloat in Brooklyn. With Yaya Alafia, Anthony Okungbowa and Angelique Kidjo.

Sample This (Unrated) Hip-hop documentary revealing the pivotal role that The Incredible Bongo Band played in the creation of rap music. Includes commentary by R&B diva Freda Payne, gridiron great Rosey Grier and Kiss front man Gene Simmons. 

 

 

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