11-19-2017  2:27 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

Black Publishers
A group of NNPA publishers met with Mayor Hales, Friday, during their site visit to Portland:(from left) Karen Carter, publisher of the Houston Forward Times; Terry Jones, publisher of the New Orleans Data Weekly; Portland Mayor Charlie Hales; Bernie Foster, publisher of The Skanner News; Lenore Alexander, publisher of the Denver Weekly News; Jackie Willis, event manager for the NNPA; Baruti Artharee, policy advisor to the mayor.

 
Loretta Smith with NNPA President Cloves Campbell
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith met with NNPA President Cloves Campbell on her recent visit to Washington DC.

Next June around 500 Black Publishers will arrive in Portland for the biggest event on their annual calendars: the 2014 NNPA National Convention.  It will be the first time that the convention has come to Portland.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association represents more than 200 African American newspapers and websites across the United States. Hailing from cities as different as Houston and St. Louis, Los Angeles and New York, the publishers come together to discuss new developments in media, hear from industry leaders and celebrate the best work of the year at the NNPA Awards ceremony.

Bernie Foster, publisher of The Skanner News, said Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish had all had a hand in bringing the convention to Portland.

A group of publishers made a site visit to Portland this week, to prepare for the convention.  They looked at two hotels, the Marriott and The Nines, as well as meeting with Commissioner Fish and Mayor Hales. They also visited Self Enhancement Inc. to hear about the nonprofit's efforts to improve educational opportunities for youth. 

Smith was in Washington D.C. last week during  the  Congressional Black Caucus' 43rd Annual Legislative Conference, an event that also draws many Black publishers to the capital.  

"I'm very pleased to be a part of bringing business to our city," Smith said. 



































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