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NORTHWEST NEWS

New Holgate Library to Open in July

Grand opening celebration begins July 13 with ribbon cutting, food, music, fun

Nurses in Oregon Take to the Picket Lines to Demand Better Staffing, Higher Pay

The Oregon Nurses Association says they're seeking a contract that includes competitive wages and sufficient staffing levels. The CEO of Providence Oregon says they’ve been preparing for the strike for months and have contracted with replacement workers to ensure patient care does not suffer. 

Black Leaders Urge County to Continue Funding Multnomah Mothers Trust

The program has been entirely funded by American Rescue Plan grants, which run out after this year.

‘Feeling Our Age’: Oregon Artist Explores Aging Through Portraiture

64 women were painted and asked to reflect on lives well lived.

NEWS BRIEFS

Calling All Nonfiction Media Makers: Real to Reel is June 29

Join Open Signal for a day of collaboration and opportunity with Portland's community of nonfiction media makers. ...

Governor Kotek Observes Juneteenth

Governor Kotek joins Oregon Black Pioneers, Just Walk Salem Keizer and the Willamette Heritage Center for In Freedom’s Footsteps...

University of Portland Honored with Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose Classification

UP recognized as one of 25 institutions nationwide committed to advancing leadership in pursuit of justice, equity, diversity and...

The National Civil Rights Museum Announces 33rd Freedom Award Honorees

This is the museum's signature event, which pays tribute to individuals who have shown unwavering commitment to promoting equity and...

Word is Bond, Portland Art Museum, Portland Sneaker Week Announce Juneteenth Celebration Event, June 20

This Juneteenth program uses the shoe as a medium to amplify the creative voices and visions of Black men and their communities ...

Jury to begin deliberating in murder trial of suburban Seattle officer who killed a man in 2019

A suburban Seattle officer who fatally shot a homeless man in 2019 ignored his training and should be convicted of murder, a prosecutor said Thursday during the trial's closing arguments, while defense lawyers argued the officer was rightfully defending himself. Auburn police Officer...

Biden administration old-growth forest proposal doesn't ban logging, but still angers industry

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration is advancing its plan to restrict logging within old-growth forests that are increasingly threatened by climate change, with exceptions that include cutting trees to make forests less susceptible to wildfires, according to a U.S. government analysis...

A Missouri mayor says a fight over jobs is back on. Things to know about Kansas wooing the Chiefs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A plan in Kansas for luring the Kansas City's two major league sports franchises from Missouri has prompted their hometown's mayor to declare that the move ends a 5-year-old agreement by the states not to poach each other's jobs. The Kansas Legislature has...

Kansas lawmakers to debate whether wooing the Chiefs with new stadium is worth the cost

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators trying to lure the Kansas City Chiefs to their state argue that helping the Super Bowl champions build a new stadium could bring Kansas millions of dollars in income taxes from players and coaches, which are currently going to Missouri. Some...

OPINION

Juneteenth is a Sacred American Holiday

Today, when our history is threatened by erasure, our communities are being dismantled by systemic disinvestment, Juneteenth can serve as a rallying cry for communal healing and collective action. ...

Supreme Court Says 'Yes” to Consumer Protection, "No" to Payday Lenders 7-2 Decision Upholds CFPB’s Funding

A recent 7-2 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a long-sought victory that ended more than a decade of challenges over the constitutionality of the agency created to be the nation’s financial cop on the beat. ...

The Skanner News May 2024 Primary Endorsements

Read The Skanner News endorsements and vote today. Candidates for mayor and city council will appear on the November general election ballot. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

American Airlines CEO says the removal of several Black passengers from a flight was 'unacceptable'

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines put an unspecified number of employees on leave for their involvement in an incident in which several Black passengers were removed from a flight in Phoenix, allegedly over a complaint about body odor. American CEO Robert Isom wrote in a note to staff...

Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun will have memoir out in 2025

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate, Carol Moseley Braun, will have a memoir out next year. Hanover Square Press, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, announced Thursday that Moseley Braun's “Trailblazer: Perseverance in Life and Politics” is...

On Juneteenth, monument dedicated in Alabama to those who endured slavery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of surnames grace the towering monument, representing the more than 4 million enslaved people who were freed after the Civil War. The Equal Justice Initiative, a criminal justice reform nonprofit, invoked the Juneteenth holiday — the day that...

ENTERTAINMENT

Book Review: 'Margo’s Got Money Troubles’ tells a tale of modern love and success

The cover art and title of “Margo’s Got Money Troubles” don’t quite convey the wild ride readers who crack open this new fiction from Rufi Thorpe will take. There’s a reason Apple TV optioned it as a series starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning before it was even published. This is a...

Music Review: Paul McCartney and Wings' oft bootlegged 1974 'One Hand Clapping' deserves applause

The sound of Paul McCartney and Wings' “One Hand Clapping” used to only be heard on bootlegs, or in snippets available on archival releases over the years. But it's new (mostly) complete official release deserves two-handed applause. As aging rockers empty their...

Book Review: 'Swole' explores what masculinity could be in a hyperconnected, TikTok-imaged world

Author Michael Brodeur takes the gym too seriously, and not seriously at all at the same time, in his book “Swole: The Making of Men and the Meaning of Muscles” in an effort to show the readers that the overly online world of hypermasculinity is an illusion and what a man can be is what you...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in...

Israel's pledge to guard an aid route into Gaza falls flat as lawlessness blocks distribution

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that it was establishing a new safe corridor to deliver aid...

New Mexico wildfire claims second life, while rain offers hope of relief

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Heavy rain and hail fell Wednesday around an evacuated village in New Mexico threatened by...

Slovakia’s parliament backs a contentious plan to overhaul the country's public broadcasting

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament voted on Thursday to approve a government plan to overhaul...

Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two years have passed since a leader of one of Mexico’s organized crime gangs stormed into...

French prime minister seeks to step out from Macron's shadow in the upcoming early election

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Thrust into an early election sprung by his boss, France’s prime minister hopes to...

By The Skanner News | The Skanner News

Throughout February, at each home game, the Portland Trail Blazers will celebrate Black History Month by honoring members of our community who have inspired, sacrificed, set the bar, changed the world and gracefully led by example to make it better in our community. In observance of Black History Month 2010, we teamed-up with the Black Parent Initiative (BPI) and The Skanner Newsgroup to honor seven local African-American fathers. These fathers were selected based on their outstanding commitment to their families, contributions to their community and dedication to respectfully representing the best of our heritage. In the spirit of those who have come before us we honor these men who change the lives of those who are coming after us. Visit www.thebpi.org for more information about BPI and our programs.

Aubré Dickson – Dedicated to the lives of youth in his community, Aubré volunteers and serves on boards for organizations such as United Way with a personal goal to make it better for young people today. A husband and father of 3, he still finds time to mentor youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Donald Dixon – A life long educator, Donald has been a constant presence in Portland Public Schools for over 30 years, taking on various rolls from teacher, to coach, counselor and even athletic director. Today, this father of two remains dedicated to today's youth as a guidance counselor and scholarship coordinator at Jefferson High School.

Eugene H. Golden – A Jefferson High School graduate, Eugene served two years with the United States Army before completing an apprenticeship with Portland General Electric where he became the first African-American lineman. As a faithful deacon at the Maranantha Church of God, Eugene works with the Junior High School Youth Ministry.

Chad Pasley – A husband, father, coach, volunteer and entrepreneur, Chad strives to show others that there is a way to balance work and family life while still making time for fun. Chad's heart for service is demonstrated through his volunteerism at church and his work with the Black Parent Initiative.

Dr. T. Allen Bethel – The recipient of many awards for his outstanding community, civic, government and private work Dr. T. Allen Bethel comes from a rich background including over 30 years in ministry and 28 years in pastoral ministry. He serves the Maranatha Church as Senior Pastor.

Kevin Carroll –Kevin came to Portland in 1997 after spending ten years in the Air Force as a language translator. Today he is an author, speaker and agent for social change and travels the globe as an advocate in the Sport for Social Change movement. In 2005 Kevin's message made it all the way to the United Nations where he addressed dignitaries from 31 nations.

Maurice Lucas –Maurice (or Coach too many) embodies a true All-Star on and off the court. Through his work with Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital and CARES NW Child Abuse Program and his constant dedication to coaching those around him, Maurice is not just a father to three, but also a mentor to many.