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  • Meghan Markle Has Been Challenged By Spotlight On Royals, Sources Say [VIDEO]
    Duchess Meghan is said to be having a hard time adapting to the her restrictive life as a royal. “Meghan has struggled with the intensity of the spotlight,” a source close to the royal household tells PEOPLE. “Although she is a former actress, this is on a different level.” That pressure is even more intensified now that […]
  • FaceApp Aging Filter Can Steal More Than Your Youth
    *Celebrities across the internet are embracing the FaceApp hype after a retooled version of its old age filter sent social media into a frenzy. Social media users have been sharing images of what they would look like as elderly folks, including Kevin Hart, Terry Crews Dwyane Wade and Drake. However, users are being warned that the free […]
  • Native American Tribe Says They Were “Honored” To Allow Beyoncè Access To Their Land
    SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself. The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU’-peye) Tribe says it was honored to grant the singer’s request to film part of her latest music video on its reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Tribal Chairwoman Muriel Uqualla […]
  • L.A. Rapper YG’s Home Searched After Deputy-Involved Shooting
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched the Los Angeles-area home of rapper YG on Thursday in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month. Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, said the rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, has not been implicated in […]

Hot Weather Is On The Way – Stay Cool With Local Pools at Portland Parks

Hot Weather Is On The Way – Stay Cool With Local Pools at Portland Parks It will be a hot summer and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is here to help residents stay cool with…

Black Heritage Society Of Washington State Co-Founder Receives 2019 AASLH Award Of Excellence

Black Heritage Society Of Washington State Co-Founder Receives 2019 AASLH Award Of Excellence Jacqueline E. A. Lawson, co-founder of the Black Heritage Society of Washington State (BHS), has been named the 2019 recipient…

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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For the Culture: Portland Celebrates Juneteenth

By: Malika Bennett, The Portland Medium Needing a dose of culture this weekend? The Greater Portland area is gearing up for a fun filled week of Juneteenth and community celebrations. For those unfamiliar, Juneteenth is a special holiday in the African American community that represents…

Three Established African American Owned Businesses Relocate to Alberta Commons

Three Established African American Owned Businesses Relocate to Alberta Commons

This spring, several successful, established entrepreneurs are relocating their businesses to Alberta Commons, located in the Alberta District of Northeast Portland. Together, the owners of the trio of businesses decided to open their doors on the same block in the heart of the community on…

Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Couch Park

Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Couch Park Portland residents came together this past Saturday to celebrate the grand re-opening of Couch Park…

Nearly 50 Students From Across Washington State Commit To Pursuing STEM Careers

Nearly 50 Students From Across Washington State Commit To Pursuing STEM Careers Just like signing days for athletes, the second-annual Washington STEM Signing Day presented in partnership…

For the Culture: Portland Celebrates Juneteenth

By: Malika Bennett, The Portland Medium Needing a dose of culture this weekend? The Greater Portland area is gearing up for a fun filled week of Juneteenth and community celebrations. For those unfamiliar, Juneteenth is a special holiday in the African American community that represents…

Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Couch Park

Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Couch Park

Portland residents came together this past Saturday to celebrate the grand re-opening of Couch Park in Portland, Oregon. The new upgrades to the park that were highlighted during the celebration include a new inclusive playground, plaza, and Portland Loo. Park renovations were funded with support…

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…

SPECIAL EVENT: KING… FROM ATLANTA TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP TO AIR ON KING HOLIDAY

SPECIAL EVENT: KING… FROM ATLANTA TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP TO AIR ON KING HOLIDAY

Join us for a special celebration of Dr. King with the special radio docu drama, “King: From Atlanta to the Mountain Top.” This special three-hour program traces the civil rights movement and chronicles the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “King: From Atlanta to the Mountaintop” is…

The 50th NAACP Image Awards’ to Broadcast Live on TV One on March 30 From Hollywood, California

The 50th NAACP Image Awards’ to Broadcast Live on TV One on March 30 From Hollywood, California

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 3, 2019) – The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019.  For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The announcement was made by NAACP National…

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…