11-23-2017  7:12 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Kenton Library Hosts African American Genealogy Event Dec. 2

Stephen Hanks to present on genealogy resources and methods ...

PSU Hires New Police Chief

Donnell Tanksley brings policing philosophy rooted in community engagement to PSU ...

African American Portraits Exhibit at PAM Ends Dec. 29

Towards the end of its six month run, exhibit conveys the Black experience, late 1800s - 1990s ...

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. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect the Black Press

Rosetta Miller-Perry discusses how Black celebrities snub the Black Press when they get “discovered” by the mainstream media ...

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Alejandro Ray Vance, 20
The Skanner News

Portland Police have arrested and charged Alejandro Ray Vance Jr., 20, in connection with a shooting in April 2014. Gang enforcement officers say Vance is a documented gang member.

The shooting investigation was launched April 28, 2014, at 5:36 p.m., after North Precinct officers responded to reports of gunshots fired near North Killingsworth Street and Minnesota Avenue.

Officers discovered two vehicles that had been struck by bullets. As Vance ran from police he discarded a handgun, police said. He was later arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

 Vance has now been charged with Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Pointing a Firearm at Another.  He was arraigned on Monday July 28 in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Mitch Hergert at (503) 823-2081 or mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov

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