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New Partnership Brings Black History To Life Through Google Assistant

New Partnership Brings Black History To Life Through Google Assistant

Through a new partnership with Google, daily excerpts drafted from Dr. Carl Mack’s Black Heritage Day calendar can now be heard through Google Assistant. Mack, pictured above, released version four of his calendar last year.

Pushing Back Against The BIPOC Umbrella

The term BIPOC, simply put, is another broad-based term that is intentionally used by policymakers and bureaucrats to water down the ills that plague our society so they don’t look so bad.

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J.R. Smith Is Headed Back To School; May Play On HBCU’s Golf Team

Smith is retired now and about to embark on a new adventure, enrolling at North Carolina A&T State University, one of the nation’s top HBCUs, to pursue a degree in liberal studies. Maybe those NBA scouts were right after all.

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Major Updates To The Portland’s Housing-related Zoning Rules

Over the past year, Portland City Council approved the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project, the Shelter to Housing Continuum (S2HC) project, and the Residential Infill Project (RP). Each project includes significant changes to streamline reviews, enhance the built environment, provide for more inclusive neighborhoods, and better address the needs of our City’s houseless population.

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Schools Struggle With Re-opening Amid Pandemic Surge

Many school districts are moving aggressively, and creatively, to field-test a variety of safety measures, protocols, and equipment. In the process, these schools are providing something of a roadmap for other districts scrambling to safely reopen.

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New Legislation Aims To Revitalize America’s Downtowns

To combat that, and in an effort to revitalize downtown areas, five members of Congress drafted a bill that they say will enhance the quality of urban life.

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Black Men And Women Are 40% More Likely To Die From Colorectal Cancer

In the United States, Black people are 20% more likely than other racial/ethnic groups to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and about 40% more likely to die from it once diagnosed. Black men and women also have one of the lower screening rates.

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Juneteenth Holiday In Washington State Passes On Senate Floor

April 9, 2021 – Rep. Melanie Morgan’s (D-Parkland) bill to make Juneteenth a legal state holiday, HB 1016, passed on the Senate floor today with bipartisan support. “I am so proud of the State of Washington. I asked my fellow legislators to pass this bill so that we can show the country that we are serious […]

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April 9, 2021 – The Treasury Rent Eviction Program in Clark County is now underway and the waiting lists are quickly filling up. See if you qualify for assistance by checking the flyer below and reaching out the points of contacts on the flyer below. Program Update: General waitlist that is accessed online or by calling the Housing […]

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April 9, 2021 – Gov. Jay Inslee today updated and clarified the criteria for counties to stay in Phase 3 of the state’s Healthy Washington pandemic reopening plan.  Under the plan that took effect March 22, counties are individually evaluated every three weeks. The first evaluation occurs this coming Monday, and changes to a county’s phase status […]

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