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NEWS BRIEFS

Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers, Feb. 26

Monthly dinner aims to build relationships between communities of color and police ...

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The Skanner News

Like miniature golf? Hate art installations? You might change your mind after Smash Putt: Miniature Golf Apocalypse, back for a limited Seattle engagement March 1 through April 28 in the SODO neighborhood.

"Basically we've taken the miniature golf that everyone knows and loves, smashed the concept to bits, and rebuilt it in our own post-apocalyptic image," says one of the artists behind the event, Josh Zelenka. "The new version is called SMASHPUTT! and it's a lot louder than you remember."

Smash Putt rocked the region in past years, with its vision of a family-friendly activity hijacked with red lights and beer for a 21-and-over atmosphere.

But the centerpiece of Smash Putt is the holes themselves: past years have included an inverted foosball table, a "scratch-and-sniff hole," and the turntable hole.

Advance tickets are advised, go to www.smashputt.com.

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