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NEWS BRIEFS

Komen Begins Data Collection to Address Breast Cancer Disparities

In anticipation of forming an initiative to address breast cancer disparities, Komen partners with independent contractors ...

American Underground Announces Call for Applications

Black startup founders have until August 6 to apply to Google For Entrepreneurs Exchange program ...

Experience the Culture at the Second Annual Pan African Festival of Oregon

Event will take place from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. August 11 ...

Oregon Humane Society Photo Contest Now Open

Submissions for annual pet photo contest open until August 15 ...

Jury deliberates in man's trial in UT student's slaying

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The jury is deliberating in the capital murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused in the slaying of a UT student on campus in 2016.The jury began deliberations Thursday afternoon in the trial of Meechaiel Criner, who was a 17-year-old foster care runaway at the time of...

Oregon fire crushes wheat farmers during bountiful harvest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Farmers rushed to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roared through vast Oregon wheat fields Thursday and crushed their hopes at the peak of what was expected to be one of the most bountiful harvests in years.Farmers used water tanks on the back of pickup trucks and...

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising 3 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide.British Columbia-based Tilray Inc.'s shares began trading...

Oregon fire crushes wheat farmers during bountiful harvest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Farmers rushed to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roared through vast Oregon wheat fields Thursday and crushed their hopes at the peak of what was expected to be one of the most bountiful harvests in years.Farmers used water tanks on the back of pickup trucks and...

OPINION

Roland Martin: Pleading Our Own Cause

Julianne Malveaux says many of us talk a good game, but we don't sustain Black-owned media enough to help it thrive ...

Newsprint Tariffs Another Assault on the Black Press

The NNPA opposes the Trump tariffs on newsprint and demands an end to the disastrous trade policies that are hurting our businesses and communities ...

A Letter from America’s Children

American children struggling with poverty, violence and homelessness, deserve media coverage, too ...

Rep. Maxine Waters Takes Strong Stand for Fair Housing

Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently stepped up to file legislation designed to cure many of regressive ills pushed by Secretary Carson ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Ted Williams' Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio.But beneath the...

Falsely accused black college students get apology

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash and used several squad cars to escort them back to a restaurant.Clayton city manager Craig Owens said...

Papa John's notes inquiry after reports of sexist behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's says it is already investigating and will take action if necessary as a report says founder John Schnatter oversaw a culture where women were subject to sexist behavior.The Forbes story Thursday follows a report by the magazine last week that said Schnatter used a...

ENTERTAINMENT

Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men.Getting Fox would help the House of Mouse compete with technology companies such as Amazon...

Comic-Con programming kicks off with 'The Predator'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actors Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key have gotten the first day of programming at San Diego Comic-Con off to a lively start Thursday morning with an intense look at "The Predator" sequel.Speaking to some 6,500 audience members in the convention's...

Disney announces new Star Wars 'Clone Wars' episodes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series "The Clone Wars" on its upcoming streaming platform.The 12-episode run was announced Thursday during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. In an announcement, Disney says the show will continue the story...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it...

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

NEW YORK (AP) — Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews...

Airman who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by...

Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A video showing one of French President Emmanuel Macron's security chiefs beating a student...

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced...

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day...

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