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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon 2024 Primary Results

Maxine Dexter, Janelle Bynum, Dan Reyfield and Elizabeth Steiner secure nominations; other races too soon to call.

AP Decision Notes: What to Expect in Oregon's Primaries

Oregon has multiple hotly contested primaries upcoming, as well as some that will set the stage for high-profile races in November. Oregon's 5th Congressional District is home to one of the top Democratic primaries in the country.

Iconic Skanner Building Will Become Healing Space as The Skanner Continues Online

New owner strives to keep spirit of business intact during renovations.

No Criminal Charges in Rare Liquor Probe at OLCC, State Report Says

The investigation examined whether employees of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission improperly used their positions to obtain bottles of top-shelf bourbon for personal use.

NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All Returns for 2024

Parks Local Option Levy brings the city a full slate of free movies, concerts (including pop icon Sheila E), Free Lunch + Play, the...

GFO Library Open on Memorial Day

We are remaining open to give our patrons an opportunity to use the library on a day off from work. ...

Montavilla Jazz Festival Adds Concerts and Venues to Fall Festival

Festival features a three-day village-style celebration of local, world-class artistry with more than 30 concerts and events across 12...

Election Day Information in Multnomah County: Ballots Must Be Returned by 8 p.m. May 21

Today, May 21, 2024, is the last day to vote in the primary election. ...

PCC and Partners Break Ground on Affordable Housing

The new development, set to be a vibrant community hub, will feature 84 income-based apartments ...

Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s new election system — with open primaries and ranked voting — has been a model for those in other states who are frustrated by political polarization and a sense that voters lack real choice at the ballot box. Used for the first time in 2022, the...

Man convicted of murder in death of Washington state police officer shot by deputy

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was found guilty of murder Friday for his role in the 2022 death of a police officer who was mistakenly shot by a sheriff's deputy. A Clark County jury convicted Julio Segura of Yakima on counts of first-degree murder, second-degree...

Curd retires 11 straight and Duke beats Missouri for its first super regional win in program history

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cassidy Curd retired 11 straight batters in relief of starter Jala Wright and tenth-seeded Duke beat seventh-seeded Missouri 6-3 on Friday for its first super regional win in program history. Duke (51-6) is one win away from advancing to its first Women’s...

Defending national champion LSU boosts its postseason hopes with series win against Texas A&M

With two weeks left in the regular season, LSU is scrambling to avoid becoming the third straight defending national champion to miss the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers (31-18, 9-15) won two of three against then-No. 1 Texas A&M to take a giant step over the weekend, but they...

OPINION

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. ...

Nation’s Growing Racial and Gender Wealth Gaps Need Policy Reform

Never-married Black women have 8 cents in wealth for every dollar held by while males. ...

New White House Plan Could Reduce or Eliminate Accumulated Interest for 30 Million Student Loan Borrowers

Multiple recent announcements from the Biden administration offer new hope for the 43.2 million borrowers hoping to get relief from the onerous burden of a collective

Op-Ed: Why MAGA Policies Are Detrimental to Black Communities

NNPA NEWSWIRE – MAGA proponents peddle baseless claims of widespread voter fraud to justify voter suppression tactics that disproportionately target Black voters. From restrictive voter ID laws to purging voter rolls to limiting early voting hours, these...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue from Kansas park

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kansas, a replacement bronze statue of the baseball icon after thieves brazenly destroyed the original. ...

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far, with just one U.S. House member defeated and incumbents widely prevailing in state Capitols. But the runoffs in Texas on Tuesday are a test for two prominent Republicans:...

Tribes say their future is at stake as they push for Congress to consider Colorado River settlement

Within the heart of the Navajo Nation and in the shadow of the sandstone arch that is the namesake of the tribal capital, a simple greeting and big smiles were shared over and over again Friday as tribal officials gathered: “Yá‘át’ééh abíní!” It was a good morning,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Drake leads the 2024 BET Awards nominations with 7, followed closely by Nicki Minaj

Drake is the leading nominee for next month's BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj. The Canadian rapper received seven nominations Thursday, including an album of the year nod for his eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs.” One of the awards he's up for is the music video...

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said...

Book Review: 'Cujo' character returns as one of 12 stories in Stephen King’s ‘You Like It Darker'

In Stephen King’s world, “It” is a loaded word. It’s hard not to picture Pennywise the Clown haunting the sewers of Derry, Maine, of course, but in the horror writer’s newest collection of stories, “You Like It Darker,” “It” ranges from a suspicious stranger on a park bench, to an...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal...

More severe weather moves through Midwest as Iowa residents clean up tornado damage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several tornadoes were reported in Iowa and Illinois as storms downed power lines and...

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duty after undergoing procedure at Walter Reed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin underwent a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military...

Top Russian military officials are being arrested. Why is it happening?

It began last month with the arrest of a Russian deputy defense minister. Then the head of the ministry’s...

Notre Dame cathedral cross reinstalled in Paris amid restoration efforts

PARIS (AP) — The cross at the apse of Notre-Dame de Paris, which survived the devastating 2019 fire, was...

Efforts to draft a pandemic treaty falter as countries disagree on how to respond to next emergency

GENEVA (AP) — A global treaty to fight pandemics like COVID is going to have to wait: After more than two years...

Bruce Poinsette of The Skanner News

Gov. Beverly Eaves Purdue receives her trophy
as the Legislative Honoree

 

Publishers and journalists from around the country headed to Washington, D.C. March 13, as the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation celebrated its annual Black Press Week.

According to NNPA chair Karl B. Rodney, "The Activities of Black Press Week are not only of remembrance, but to chart new courses, to determine our effectiveness, and to honor those, who have continued the tradition of the Black Press in the advancement of our communities and the country, with the Torch of Freedom."

The event featured a host of speakers, including

Rep. Keith Ellison

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in Congress, and Professor Charles Ogletree.

Honorees for the week's festivities included former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Eaves Purdue, for pardoning the Wilmington 10; senior Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett; Dr. Maulana Karenga; General Motors and Macy's for consistent corporate support.

Joseph L. Coley Sr. and Virginia Lucille Johnson-Taylor of the Bakersfield Observer News Group, and the Northwest Dispatch, respectively, were honored.

Skanner News publisher Bernie Foster (middle) poses
with Publishers' Enshrinement recipients

 



In addition to awards ceremonies, the event held panel discussions and a State of the Black Press Luncheon, which featured speakers discussing the Black press's role in telling truth to power.

The NNPA is the manifestation of 182 years of the constantly evolving Black press. In 1827, the first Black publication, Freedom's Journal, was established. According to Dr. Clint C. Wilson II, "Although well intentioned white citizens sometimes defended the honor of African Americans in public forums, the editors of Freedom's Journal proclaimed in the first issue, 'Too long have others spoken for us … . We wish to plead our own cause.'" In 1941, a meeting of Black publishers resulted in the formation of the National Negro Publishers Association, which was renamed the National Newspaper Publishers Association in 1956.

NNPA chair Karl B. Rodney (right) and Faye Rodney (center right) pose with representatives of Macy's

The Skanner News publisher Bernie Foster is the vice chairman of the NNPA Foundation.

The NNPA awarded 36 scholarships worth $1,000 each to student scholars for the fall semester of 2012. These scholarships mainly went to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities majoring in journalism, mass communication, English with emphasis in journalism or multimedia.

For more information on the NNPA, go to their website.

The Skanner Foundation's 38th Annual MLK Breakfast