11-18-2017  9:37 am      •     
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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

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

By Nima Elbagir CNN

Kenya Mall AttackNAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- (CNN) -- Investigators looking into the Kenya mall attack have determined the attackers or their associates rented and operated a small store in the mall a year before the attack, according to a Kenyan intelligence official involved in the investigation.

This is an indication that the planning for the attack began more than a year ago.

Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terrorist group with links to al Qaeda, has said it carried out the attack.

In addition to five terrorists, at least 67 people are confirmed dead in the attack.

Officials fear that number could rise -- as many as 63 people are still unaccounted for -- as they sift through the rubble left from the collapse of three floors of the expansive facility.

Near the Ugandan border, authorities picked up three people in connection with the mall attack investigation, the Kenyan intelligence official said.

The three are among several people now being held and questioned by police over the attack Saturday at the Westgate mall.

In a news conference in Nairobi on Friday, Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said that eight suspects are being held for questioning and three others were released after interrogation. It isn't clear whether his count included the three picked up near Uganda.

CNN's Neda Fashbaf contributed to this report

 

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