06-23-2018  6:11 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

AG Rosenblum Seeks Info from Oregonians

Oregon Attorney General seeks information on children separated from families at border ...

Community Forum: How Does Law Enforcement Interact With Vulnerable Populations?

Forum will focus on public safety and examine mental health and addiction issues ...

King County Council Recognizes Juneteenth

The Metropolitan King County Council recognizes a true 'freedom day' in the United States ...

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black."A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in...

Wildfire near Maupin more than doubles in size

MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning brush and grass near Maupin in north-central Oregon has more than doubled in size to 36 square miles (93 square kilometers).Fire officials say Saturday's efforts will include the use of helicopters to protect Maupin.The wind-driven wildfire is mostly...

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins.A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on...

The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska city honoring Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 earthquake (all times local):1:40 p.m.Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored...

OPINION

How Washington’s 'School Achievement Index' Became School Spending Index

New assessment categorizes schools not by quality of education, but level of funding officials believe they should receive ...

Black Mamas Are Dying. We Can Stop It.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly plans to improve access to culturally-competent care with the MOMMA Act ...

Hey, Elected Officials: No More Chicken Dinners...We Need Policy

Jeffrey Boney says many elected officials who visit the Black community only during the election season get a pass for doing nothing ...

Juneteenth: Freedom's Promise Still Denied

Juneteenth is a celebration of the de facto end of slavery, but the proliferation of incarceration keeps liberation unfulfilled ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black."A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in...

Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an attempt to capitalize on what's become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface.Criticism was swift on...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them.It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

NEW YORK (AP) — Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily.Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars."The bottom line is...

Ornate NYC theater, used for years as a gym, to be restored

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Long Island University's basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn.The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the...

Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54.Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul's cause of death.His real name...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP PHOTOS: Germany salvages campaign on Day 10 of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner to come from behind and beat...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant...

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday.The...

US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime...

Common and John Legend accept award at the 2015 Golden Globes
By Kam Williams | The Skanner News

Common (left) & John Legend won for song 'Glory' from 'Selma.' PAUL DRINKWATER / ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

The 2015 awards season was officially underway with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual recognition of the best in film and television.

An early indicator of Academy Award potential, the Golden Globes have established Boyhood as the early Oscar favorite. Directed by Richard Linkater, the time-lapse coming-of-age drama won in the Best Picture, Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) categories.

The festivities were co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who again toned down their act in comparison to their raunchy predecessor, Ricky Gervais. The celebrity-friendly emcees’ only exception involved a couple of potshots taken at two-time Golden Globes-winner Bill Cosby (for The Cosby Show).

During an opening monologue mention of the movie Into the Woods, Poehler stated that “Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” a reference to the dozens of women claiming the comedian once raped them after slipping a knockout drug into their drinks. Fey followed that joke with an uncanny imitation of the conspicuously-absent Cosby in which he confesses, “I put the pills in the people.”

Turns out there was no truth to the rumor that Selma would win for Best Picture despite an accidental, early posting on Friday to that effect on the official Golden Globe website. In fact, the stirring civil rights saga’s only trophy came for Best Song, “Glory,” a hip-hop anthem by John Legend and Common. It looks like Selma’s prospects might have been diminished by the allegations that it contains a couple of historical errors in its portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson.

Complete List of 2015 Golden Globe Winners

FILM
Best Picture, Drama: "Boyhood"
Best Picture, Comedy or Musical: "The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Director: Ricard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Actress, Drama: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Best Original Score: Johann Johannsson, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Original Song: "Glory" (music by John Legend, Common), "Selma"
Best Animated Feature Film: "How to Train Your Dragon 2"
Best Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, "Birdman"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Leviathan" (Russia)

TELEVISION
Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: "Fargo"
Best Comedy Series: "Transparent"
Best Dramatic Series: "The Affair"
Best Actor, Drama: Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Best Actress, Drama: Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Best Actor, Miniseries or Made–for-TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"
Best Actress, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart"

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: George Clooney


 

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