11-18-2017  9:34 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The Skanner News



VIDEO: REAL Prep Charter Academy Falls Apart Leaving Students and Parents Stunned
A small group of disappointed parents and students gathered outside the building that was to be home to REAL Prep Academy. The charter school, which promised to give students an education grounded in the recording arts, has fallen apart because of poor financial management and won't open Monday Sept. 12 as planned … To read the whole story click here




Portlander Phil Walden, 1927-2011: Coach, Father Figure, Mentor

To continue his legacy, friends and supporters are launching the Phil Walden Scholarship, as well as annual sports events … To read all about it click here



First 'Seattle Stand Down' Offers Services to Homeless War Veterans

Offering a helping hand will be the focus of the First Annual Seattle Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. The event, scheduled for Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held at Seattle Central Community College and is expected to connect over 500 homeless veterans and their families to a variety of services … To check the details click here



'In the Black:' Want Jobs? Have Faith! by columnist Louis Taylor
The reality is that the private sector created 17,000 new payroll jobs in August and the government lost 17,000. The net was "zero." Some would say that this is a perfect metaphor for the economy...a big fat zero … For all the information click here



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