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Trail Blazers celebration of black history
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Markisha Smith, Ed.D, Named Director of Office of Equity and Human Rights

Dr. Smith brings educational, government and community experience to leadership role ...

St. Andrew Parish Announces 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

This year, a parishioner of 40 years and two community members with a combined 60 years of service to the elderly were honored ...

WAYout Arts at P:ear Gallery

Worldwide Arts for Youth partners with p:ear, opening reception will be Feb. 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. ...

Portland Scholars and Activists Make Connections to Dr. King

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Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in SW Washington

Area public health agencies encourage people to reach out with questions ...

Oregon town's youngest mayor enters office

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The new mayor of a small town in western Oregon is little different than the previous ones — he just celebrated his 19th birthday.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Benjamin Simons was sworn into office earlier this month to become Yoncalla's youngest mayor.Simons...

Audit proposes culture changes at Oregon Revenue Department

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state audit has recommended changes to workplace culture at the Oregon Department of Revenue after employees reported low morale and unclear direction.The Statesman Journal reports the Oregon Secretary of State's Office released the audit Wednesday, recommending the...

Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at...

Correction: Liberty Bowl story

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Monday about the Liberty Bowl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma State set a Liberty Bowl record by gaining 637 total yards. Missouri gained 637 total yards to set the record.A corrected version of the story is below:Oklahoma State edges...

OPINION

Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

Now 51 years since his assassination, Dr. King's words still strike a resonant chord ...

What about Cape Verdeans?

Cape Verdean-Americans are frequently ignored in discussions about Black America ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Much More Radical Message Than a Dream of Racial Brotherhood

Civil rights historian Paul Harvey writes about King's radicalism and posthumous characterization as a 'civil saint' ...

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Diversity highlights emerging field of Democratic candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump.Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their...

3 detained in Portugal amid police attacks, racial tensions

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say they have detained three juveniles amid a spate of attacks on police and night-time burnings of sidewalk trash cans and recycle bins.Police said in a statement that rocks and a homemade incendiary device were thrown Thursday at officers who went...

Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open.Osaka was asked about criticism over one of her main sponsors, Nissin Foods Holdings,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Jimmy Page's dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After five decades, Jimmy Page's dragon has re-emerged from its lair.Fender instruments on Wednesday gave the public its first look at its recreation of a Telecaster guitar that Page once painted with a dragon, a long-lost piece of six-string history that marked the guitar...

Overtime games help NFL ratings beat last year

NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners.The New England Patriots' thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday, the Nielsen company said....

Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Singer, the director of the Oscar-nominated "Bohemian Rhapsody," has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by the Atlantic.The Atlantic on Wednesday published a lengthy article based on a 12-month investigation. It details the stories of four...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand...

Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long...

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence...

The Latest: Carney says UK banks ready to cope with Brexit

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times...

Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of Airbus warned Thursday that the aviation giant could move its U.K....

Nigeria top female candidate drops out of presidential race

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by...

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Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium
 

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prodigy from Argentina who goes by the name Leo - just like Lionel Messi.

Leonel Angel Coira signed with the Spanish club and will begin training Sept. 6, Madrid spokesman Juan Tapiador told The Associated Press on Monday.

Coira told the Argentine sports daily Ole last week that his idol is Messi, the Barcelona forward who is also Argentine and goes by the name Leo. Coira said he prefers to pass rather than score. He already has a Facebook page featuring photos of his visit to Real Madrid.

Madrid reportedly made the push to sign Coira because Spanish league rival Atletico Madrid was also pursuing the youngster.

Barcelona signed Messi from the Argentine club Newell's Old Boys as a teenager and he has gone on to win the World Player of the Year award two times. He also has helped Barcelona win 15 trophies, including three Champions League titles and five Spanish league championships.

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