01-22-2019  12:45 pm      •     
Trail Blazers celebration of black history
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NEWS BRIEFS

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

Panelists scheduled to appear include Lisa Bates, Marisa Zapata, Reverend E.D. Mondainé and others ...

Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in SW Washington

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

Oregon Senate President Remarks on Federal Shutdown

Senate President Peter Courtney's statement on the shutdown ...

Jackson County rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.Ted Birdseye began using the contraption Saturday in his pasture after the pack killed another calf in the same field where...

Disability rights groups sue Oregon in US court

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Disability Rights Oregon and four other groups filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Oregon in U.S. District Court saying the state denies hundreds of children with disabilities the right to attend a full day of school.The lawsuit filed in federal court...

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

The Latest: Twitter suspends account, helped spread video

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on reaction from an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week. (all times local):3:15 p.m.Twitter has suspended an account that helped spread a video of an encounter last week...

Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime

MIAMI (AP) — A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a...

Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial...

ENTERTAINMENT

Judge limits access to R. Kelly's Chicago recording studio

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio.The Chicago Sun-Times says the Cook County judge also prohibited use of the second floor Tuesday, after building inspectors found faulty...

Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93.Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage,...

Oscar music nods: Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Diane Warren

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination.Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he...

Brazilian leader at odds with Davos focus on environment

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to...

Doping agency forgives Russia, but says more work needed

The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to...

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

PARIS (AP) — U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were ordered to remain in custody in Paris on...

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of...

Brexit battle looms as UK lawmakers attack May's 'Plan B'

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to get a tweaked version of her rejected European...

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