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NEWS BRIEFS

NuFuel Program Now Accepting Applications

Program awards grants of 5,000 - 30,000 dollars to cannabis businesses owned by people of color ...

Painter Lawrence Pitre Celebrates the Central District

Exhibit on view at Gallery 4Culture ...

CBC Foundation Forum: The State of Housing in Black America

Expert Panel Discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference Includes Keynote Speaker Richard Rothstein ...

PHOTOS: Images from 9/11

View photos shared with The Skanner of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. ...

Multnomah County Library Selects Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Everybody Reads 2019

Acclaimed author of ‘Americanah’ and ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ to speak in Portland March 14 ...

Oregon House candidate made false statement in voter guide

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives has been accused of making a false statement about her education in the official voter guide.Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate for the 54th House District, wrote in the state Voters Pamphlet that she...

Federal agency withholds 0K for Oregon water study

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is withholding 0,000 allocated for a water quality study of Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake, citing potential budget cuts.The Herald and News reports the bureau's Klamath Basin Area Office Manager Jeff Nettleton told the Klamath Tribes...

McCann kicks FG as time expires; Missouri beats Purdue 40-37

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Tucker McCann had a good feeling Missouri was going to need him on Saturday night. The junior kicker was ready when the Tigers turned to him to put the game away against Purdue.McCann kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired to lift Missouri to a 40-37 victory...

Randall's 2 TDs help power Missouri State past NAU 40-8

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jason Randall rushed for a career-high 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Missouri survived a turnover-plagued game with a 40-8 defeat of Northern Arizona on Saturday, scoring half its points off turnovers.Randall, who had 20 carries, scored on a 47-yard burst up...

OPINION

Black Wave Sweeping Across the State of Florida

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Black man, saw the Florida primary election from a different lens ...

Black Political Excellence

What's exciting about today's Black political excellence is that it represents a generational changing of the guard ...

5 Ways to Entertain Your Indoor Cat

Dr. Jasmine offers sympathy and, hopefully, inspiration for people who've let their cats down by being basic ...

EPA Rollbacks Will Hurt People of Color

Truth and science are under attack and our most effective weapon is education ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the...

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.While exiled groups once banned as terror...

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations' own response to the human rights crisis.In a...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Silly old bear': New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh

BOSTON (AP) — When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it's just love.That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne's children's books series first appeared in print.Now Pooh and pal...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 10-16

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Dallas, NBC, 20.66 million.2. "NFL Pre-Game Show," NBC, 14.22 million.3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.44 million.4. "Football Night in America," NBC, 10.89...

Record-low viewership for Emmy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years.Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the awards show on NBC Monday. Amazon's "The Marvelous...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart to be released

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she's been assured the woman who helped kidnap her...

A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out.In...

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left...

Europe's solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

One of Europe's main solutions to migration — Greece's overcrowded, unsanitary Moria migrant camp —...

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was...

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump...

By The Skanner News

Revamped Disparity Study Calls on Portland to Strengthen Equity Programs in Construction Contracting
A near-million dollar report on racial disparities in Portland's construction contracting practices has been pulled apart and pieced together again – pushing documentation of discrimination and unfair practices to the forefront – in preparation for a City Commission policy vote Wednesday afternoon … For all the information click here



Black Parent Initiative Seeks to Break Cycles and Release Dreams
The Black Parent Initiative held its second annual Breaking the Cycle conference about education, parenting and supporting the next generation to be successful academically and in life. Participants spoke highly of all the workshops, which covered everything from children's mental health to single parenting… To read the whole story click here


Actress Q. Smith Breaks Ground in 'Mary Poppins'
The Fred Meyer Broadway Over America series presents Mary Poppins – with the musical production's first-ever African American featured actress In an interview with The Skanner News  actress Q. Smith said she exults in her edgy role as Poppins' viscious nemesis, Miss Andrew (as well as two other parts, Queen Victoria and Miss Smythe)… For all the information click here


Culture of Driving With Phones Must Change
The nation risks a surge in deadly accidents unless it makes distracted driving - talking, texting and browsing the Internet while operating cars, boats and trains - as taboo as drinking and driving, members of the National Transportation and Safety Board said Tuesday … To check the details click here


Our Prison System is Bankrupting Us; There Are Alternatives
The Global Commission on Drug Policy, made up of former presidents and other luminaries from the United States and abroad, concludes that the Drug War is an expensive failure. The California prison system—which the U.S. Supreme Court declared to be in violation of the 8th Amendment due to overcrowding and neglect—has yet to develop a plan to bring it into compliance with the court order … To read all about it click here


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