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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 ...

Man convicted in 1992 murder accused in Portland stabbing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who served prison time for killing a woman in Portland in the 1990s was arrested on suspicion of stabbing and wounding a man in Northwest Portland.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Dewey Craig told Portland police officers that he got into an argument Monday with...

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...

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

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...

Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated for the digital age will be undergoing big changes under a bill making its way through Congress.The Senate cleared a bill late Tuesday that creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay

NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "Sesame Street" want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact,...

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...

AP Explains: Mueller's legal actions not overlooked by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been busy.In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured...

Europe's solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

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

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...

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz...

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