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NEWS BRIEFS

Multnomah County Library Hosts ‘We Refuse to Be Enemies’

Library will hold a series of social justice workshops this summer ...

The Skanner Wins NNPA Award for Best Layout and Design

Our graphic designer Patricia Irvin wins for July 2016 issues ...

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

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OPINION

Ask Ernie the Attorney

Ernest Warren's primary practice is personal injury, real property, corporate and criminal practice in Ore. and Wash. ...

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Anana Kambon

On Saturday, April 12, the Seattle King County NAACP holds its annual competition for the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). The branch will be joined by the National Director Anana Kambon, who will be in Seattle to support the local program.

As the event draws nearer, the Seattle King County NAACP is doing a final push to alert high school students that it is not too late to participate. The ACT-SO program is an opportunity for youth to showcase their talents and abilities. Students receive medals and prizes from local sponsors, and students who receive gold medals on the local level will be eligible to compete at the National Competition in Las Vegas this summer for scholarships and other rewards.

ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition, including poetry, original essay, photography, dance, or a science project.

In order to be eligible for ACT-SO, students must be African American, enrolled in grades 9-12 and be a citizen of the United States. Saturday's competition will take place at 10:00am at MartinLutherKing Jr.Community Center (3201 E Republican St, Seattle). A photo session with the National Director will be available for anyone interested. More information at www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org/act-so-program.html

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