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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 ...

3 high school seniors die in crash weeks before graduation

YONCALLA, Ore. (AP) — School officials say three senior girls were killed in a car crash on Interstate 5 in western Oregon, just weeks before graduation.Eagle Point High School said on its Facebook page that Luciana Tellez, Giselle Montano and Esmeralda Nava died Saturday night after their...

The Latest: Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times local):4:10 p.m.Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated.Washington Department of Fish...

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and...

The Latest: Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times local):4:10 p.m.Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated.Washington Department of Fish...

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

The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local):7:18 p.m.The youngest of the legendary Jackson musical family, Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards.She was honored as the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award on...

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during...

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...

ENTERTAINMENT

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS.A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the...

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal name of newborn son

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend now have a baby boy to go with their toddler girl.The 32-year-old model and 39-year-old singer, whose real name is John Roger Stephens, introduced Miles Theodore Stephens to the world on Sunday.Teigen had been hinting to her millions of...

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in 5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in 5 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers:...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting...

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in...

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this...

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic...

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

LONDON (AP) — Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked...

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that...

Louis Armstrong
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Louis Armstrong's home is one of the sites listed on Google's Black history virtual tour

In honor of Black History Month, Google has put together a list of places celebrating Black heritage and culture. Clicking on the bold, highlighted link will take one to the Google Street View to take a virtual tour of the sights. Cruise along the historic Albina district in North Portland or visit the Jimi Hendrix statue at Broadway and Pine St.in Seattle.

In addition to Northwest Black History landmarks, there is also a virtual tour for national landmarks. Clicking through the links reveals the historic music venue, the Apollo Theatre which hosted “Showtime at the Apollo and launched the careers of Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Jackson 5.

You can also see the historic site of Monroe Elementary School which is a memorial named for the Brown vs Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended racial segregation in public schools.

Northwest Black History places:

1. Northwest African American Museum: Established in 2008, in The Northwest African American Museum serves to present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent and investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events. Address: 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

2. The Albina District: The historic heart of Portland’s African American community, civic institutions such as the Urban League of Portland and the Portland Trail Blazers Boys and Girls Club call this district home. Address: Albina district of North and Northeast Portland.

3. Oregon Supreme Court: In 1853, the Supreme Court was the setting for the Holmes v. Ford case, which freed a slave family and reaffirmed that slavery was illegal in the Oregon Territory. Address: 1163 State Street, Salem, OR 97301

4. Fort Lawton Historic District, Discovery Park: This former army base served as a point of embarkation during World War II, but its connection to African American heritage goes back to the early 20th century. Starting in 1909, the base was home to the 25th Infantry Regiment, one of four all-Black regiments in the U.S. military. These were known as "Buffalo Soldiers," a name conferred to the troops by Native Americans of the Great Plains. Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199

5. Jimi Hendrix Statue: A monument to the Pacific Northwest’s first rockstar, a life-size bronze sculpture called "The Electric Lady Studio Guitar" by artist Daryl Smith depicts Jimi Hendrix playing a Stratocaster. Address: Broadway & Pine St, Seattle, WA 98127

 

National Black History places:

1. Martin Luther King Memorial: A memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring a 30-foot statue of the Civil Rights leader carved into the Stone of Hope. Address: 1964 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20024.

2. Little Rock Central High School: Historic site and school of the “Little Rock Nine,” or the students whose persistence in integrating the high school in 1950s garnered national attention. Address: 2120 West Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202.

3. Underground Railroad’s “Grand Depot”: This was known as “the Grand Depot” on the Underground Railroad, and was a major center for abolitionism. Address: Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn.

4. 16th Street Baptist Church: Former Civil Rights movement meeting place and the target of a racially motivated bombing by the KKK that killed four girls in 1963. Address: 1530 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203.

5. Madame Walker Theater: A U.S. National Historic Landmark whose development was initiated by Madame C.J. Walker, America’s first self-made millionaire, prior to her death. Address: 617 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

6. Brown vs. Board of Education Historic Site: The site of Monroe Elementary School, which was named a national historic site to commemorate the Supreme Court decision ending racial segregation in public schools. Address: 1515 Southeast Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612.

7. Louis Armstrong’s Home: The jazz legend's former home and now a museum & National Historic Landmark. Address: 34-56 107th Street, Corona, NY 11368.

8. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: This was first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, and Bethune’s home from 1943 to 1949. Address: 1318 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005.

9. Apollo Theater: Historic music hall for African-American performers, and the former home of Showtime at the Apollo. Address: 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027.

10. The Birthplace of Rap: Where DJ Kool Herc is credited with helping to start hip-hop and rap music, at a house concert on August 11, 1973. Address: 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx.

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