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The president could be Tweeting on unemployment or COVID-19 infections but instead pushes housing discrimination

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Scholarship winner Cayla Withershugs her mother. (image/screenshot from WSCO TV news video) 

Zeta celebrates 100 years with largest single recipient scholarship awarded by a historically Black Greek-lettered sorority or fraternity

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Gladys McCoy 

Gladys McCoy Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1994 to honor Multnomah County residents who have contributed outstanding community service and community involvement.

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Cyreena Boston Ashby, the Portland based professional in Shattered, LLC. 

A collaboration of leading female political strategists aims to fill a void in the world of political consulting

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Zachary A. Stocks has been named executive director of Oregon Black Pioneers 

In its 27-year history, the organization has never had an executive director, and has expressed confidence and optimism in Zachary A. Stocks.

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Facebook will start to label ads and other content that may violate the company’s community standards on hate speech, but which the company finds “newsworthy.”

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The actions – which include a 60M joint investment with LISC and 40M in grant funding – will support more than 2,000 Black-owned businesses and businesses owned by other underrepresented individuals

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The Sallie Mae Fund, in partnership with The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will provide $3 million in scholarships and Sallie Mae will also provide $1.5 million in grants

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Central Eastside Together Community Grants Program focuses on these areas: houseless services, workforce development, placemaking, community building, environmental stewardship & citizen engagement.

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Democratic Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) 

In a letter sent this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, senators reveal that the Trump administration has “still failed” to distribute more than $8 billion out of $25 billion appropriated by Congress to expand testing and contact tracing.

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