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  • Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys Say All Criminal Charges Dropped
    CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that Smollett’s record “has been wiped clean.” Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to […]
  • TLC Is Headed To Broadway
    The surviving members of TLC are headed to Broadway. While promoting their upcoming tour with Nelly and Flo-Rida, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas shared in an interview with Cheddar that, “We’re also working on the TLC musical and TLC on Broadway. We’re going to create new music for those projects as well.” She noted that 2013’s TV biopic “CrazySexyCool: […]
  • Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union Join #WomenDancingTogether Challenge
    Women’s History Month is underway and some of the most influential female entertainers have taken to social media to show out with the #WomenDancingTogether challenge. Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter (“Black Panther”) took to Instagram on Monday to kick off the new empowering challenge. In her video, she sets the mood with Beyonce’s “Who Run the World […]
  • Slay! Issa Rae Is Absolutely Glowing On The April Cover Of Essence
    The "Little" and "Insecure" actress served up all the lewks for this one honey!

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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Portland Parks & Recreation Announces New Pilot Program That Offers Free Space Grants For Artists

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has announced a new pilot program offering grants for artists and arts organizations to lease under-used PP&R spaces for free. This program is one of the recommendations in the Arts Affordability Plan Council adopted last spring. The idea is simple – provide artists…

Portland Parks & Recreation Appoints Adena Long As New Director

Portland Parks & Recreation Appoints Adena Long As New Director

Portland Parks and Recreation announced on Friday its appointment of Adena Long as its new Director. A long-time public servant with over 20 years of experience with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Adena brings deep operational experience and a record of…

City of Vancouver Announces Holiday Schedule, Updates and Closures For Community Centers

City of Vancouver Announces Holiday Schedule, Updates and Closures For Community Centers The City of Vancouver recently published new holiday schedules,  updates and closures for community centers…

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 Parks And Recreation Presents The Third Annual Portlanders Stand with Refugees And Immigrants Celebration

Portland Parks And Recreation Presents The Third Annual Portlanders Stand with Refugees And Immigrants Celebration

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) presents the third annual Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants celebration on Friday, March 15, 2019 at PP&R’s Southwest Community Center. All are welcome to the vibrant, multicultural community gathering to celebrate and welcome people new to Portland and the…

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…

‘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,…

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…