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  • Bebe Winans Dishes About His New Jim Bakker And Tammy Faye-Inspired Musical ‘Born For This’
    Cindy Adams of Page Six chopped it up with four-time Grammy winner BeBe Winans about his coming musical “Born for This.” “Another jukebox Broadway thing?” she asked him. “No, ma’am. I lived in New York 10 years and saw every musical ever made. I was Harpo in ‘The Color Purple,’ and a Broadway school taught me to write,” he explained. “I’ve written what’s […]
  • Snoop Dogg Will Receive A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
    The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that rap icon Snoop Dogg will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 19. The West Coast legend will receive the 2,651st star on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” and the host will present Snoop with the honor during a taping of the […]
  • Lebron James On Trayvon Martin’s Murder: ‘I Thought About My Sons’ [Video]
    The finale episode of LeBron James’ 3-part docu-series, “Shut Up and Dribble” focuses on the impact NBA players have when it comes to social activism. James reflects on the death of Trayvon Martin … saying he realized that could’ve been one of his kids who was murdered. TMZ Sports has a first look of the final episode, peep the […]
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith Was Called The N-Word By White Police Officers
    During a recent episode of “Red Table Talk,”Jada Pinkett-Smith revealed that she’ll never forget the devastating racial slurs two white police officers shouted at her during a time of heavy riots in Virginia Beach. Recalling the moment on her Facebook Watch series, she said… I have a lot of pain and hurt attached to some of the experience […]

Legislative Leaders to Chair Committee on Carbon Reduction

House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney announced they will convene and co-chair a special Joint Committee on…

Portland Offers Immersive Training to Prepare Diverse Workforce for Growing Deconstruction Industry

Portland Offers Immersive Training to Prepare Diverse Workforce for Growing Deconstruction Industry In July 2016, Portland became the first city in the country to adopt an ordinance that requires full deconstruction of…

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Road to Redemption: Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview for 2018/19

Road to Redemption: Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview for 2018/19

By Amaar A. Burton Six months ago, the promise of a magical season for the Portland Trail Blazers dissolved into the disappointment of a first-round exit from the NBA playoffs – a four-game sweep, no less – at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans.…

Vancouver Police Department to Absorb Neighborhood Parking Program

On October 8, 2018, City Parking Services will transition the neighborhood parking program to the Vancouver Police Department. Vancouver Police Service Technicians currently handle lower priority calls for service. With the transition of the parking program to Police, these personnel will manage parking complaints and…

Adjusted State Budget to Focus on Housing, Health Care Among Other Issues

Earlier last month, the Oregon House of Representatives adjourned a 27-day legislative session focused on…

Permit Center Extends Business Hours

The Permit Center on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center had…

Free Event: Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree Festival Taking Place This Saturday

Free Event: Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree Festival Taking Place This Saturday

The community is invited to celebrate at the annual Old Apple Tree Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Old Apple Tree Park, 112 S.E. Columbia Way, directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge within the Fort Vancouver National Historic…

Healthy Homes! Safe Homes! Kick Off To Take Place on September 14 in Portland

North by Northeast Community Health Center and Metro, the regional government for greater Portland, present Healthy Homes! Safe Homes! The kick off event for Healthy Homes! Safe Homes! takes place on Friday, September 14 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at 714 NE Alberta Street in Portland.…

‘Good in the Hood’ Festival Celebrates 26th Year with Music, Food, Parade

The “Good in the Hood” music and food festival, presented by the University of Oregon,…

Vancouver’s State of the City Address Taking Place March 30

Vancouver’s State of the City Address Taking Place March 30 On Thursday, March 30, Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt will present the 2017 State of…

Health Experts Host Teleconference On How The American Health Care Act Would Impact Older Adults

Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Congressional Budget Office reported that the American Health Care Act, the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance by 2026. Older Americans (age 50+)…

USDA Announces Karis Gutter as USDA’s First Military Veterans Agriculture Liaison

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that Karis T. Gutter, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and current USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), will be the first USDA Military Veterans Agricultural (MVA) Liaison. The MVA Liaison…

FBI Announces Full Operational Capability of the Next Generation Identification System

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division announced today the achievement of full operational capability of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System. The FBI’s NGI System was developed to expand the Bureau’s biometric identification capabilities, ultimately replacing the FBI’s Integrated…

Florida Memorial University Receives $1.25 Million Grant to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities

Florida Memorial University’s School of Education was awarded a five year Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) grant in the amount of $1.25 million to improve the education of K-12 students with disabilities through its Project SIAIMESE which stands for Supporting Intensive Applications of Interventions…

USW Urges Federal Action to Prevent Racial Profiling

The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that ongoing tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrates the immediate need for updated federal guidance and legislation to stop discriminatory law enforcement profiling. “Racially biased law enforcement has no place anywhere in our country,” said USW International President Leo W.…

RRBITC held the “First Africa Digital Security Conference” In Nation’s Capital

RRBITC held the “First Africa Digital Security Conference” In Nation’s Capital

    The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (RRBITC) held the “First Africa Digital Security Conference” hosted by The Women Ambassador Foundation on Thursday, August 7, 2014 during the historic White House Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Participants joined together in all…

National Outrage Over Police Shooting In Missouri

National Outrage Over Police Shooting In Missouri

(Trice Edney Wire) – They were like shots heard around the nation – the shots from a police revolver that killed 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday – only two days before he was to start his freshman semester in college. Within…

Childish Gambino Taps Gospel Star Brent Jones for New Album

Childish Gambino Taps Gospel Star Brent Jones for New Album

Emmy Award-winning actor/director Donald Glover, who raps under the alter ego Childish Gambino, has enlisted Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Brent Jones to work on his new album. Perhaps known best for his television and film work that includes the series “Atlanta” and Solo: A Star…

Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott Among Top Headliners for ESSENCE Festival

NEW YORK – Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg are among the featured artists scheduled to perform at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival, taking place July 5-8 in New Orleans. The lineup for the annual concert series that keeps a spotlight on women was…

The Art Institute of Portland Opens Eco Design Contest To Public

The Art Institute of Portland Opens Eco Design Contest To Public

The Art Institute of Portland, in conjunction with Portland Fashion Week, has launched an “Eco Couture: Fashion Taking Action” contest where the winner will receive a $500 cash prize. The contest promotes sustainability through challenging participants to creatively re-purpose denim that makes a one-of-a-kind runway…

Nelly, Keyshia Cole and Tamela Mann To Star In New TV Reality Shows on BET

Nelly, Keyshia Cole and Tamela Mann To Star In New TV Reality Shows on BET

  From R&B to hip hop to gospel, BET ramps up its reality slate with new original docu-series from three music superstars: Keyshia Cole, Nelly and Tamela Mann. Each project will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted lives of these successful artists, as…