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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

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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. ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Skanner News

The Oregon Center for Nursing, or OCN, has launched its Nursing Equity Coalition.

According to OCN, the focus of the group is to create a more inclusive healthcare workforce and to help nurses improve their care for a variety of populations.

"Originally formed as the Nursing Workforce Diversity Steering Committee in 2005, the Nursing Equity Coalition is tasked with creating equitable and patient-centered care through creating a more inclusive, diverse, and culturally-responsive nurse workforce. The group is comprised of educators, recruiters, nursing students, mentors, and other health advocates and meets every other month to share information, produce projects relevant to practicing and student nurses," reads a statement from OCN.

Anastasia Sofranac, OCN program manager, says the coalition is an opportunity for nurses to be involved in finding solutions to health disparities and underrepresentation of minorities in nursing positions.

"We want to make sure people from all demographics have the opportunity to become nurses and for all nurses provide quality care to all people," she says.

For more information, go to www.oregoncenterfornursing.org.

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