11-19-2017  7:58 pm      •     
MLK Breakfast
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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

Enough is Enough flier
By Arashi Young | The Skanner News

Organizers behind a new community-led initiative are looking for strong male role models to mentor young black men.

Former Urban League CEO Michael Alexander will facilitate the event, “Enough is Enough,” Thursday, July 30, at the Bethel AME Church in Portland. The meeting is a call to action for men who would like to make a positive change in the Black community.

Organizers hope that this new initiative will be a brand-new beginning for Black Portlanders. They aim to pair young men who don’t have male role models in their lives with men from the community.

The “Enough is Enough” event has put the call out for these men; they welcome fathers, pastors, friends, cousins and community organizers. All those who feel called to serve are encouraged to RSVP to the event with organizer Antoinette Edwards.

The reclaiming community from tragedy and violence is a core value behind “Enough is Enough.” One goal is to steer youth away from violence, another is to reclaim the value of former gang members as mentors and activists.

Edwards said the voices of former gang members are important to include because their insights and lives still matter.

“We are looking for true real life stories that will put a person and a face to what is happening in our community,” Edwards said.

The event will build on previous intervention efforts such as Roy Jay’s Project Clean Slate. Jay will be on hand at the meeting to provide guidance and resources for those attending.

If successful, the “Enough is Enough” event will call the community to make meaningful changes in the future. For now, Edwards hopes to see a united community who are working to benefit and foster youth potential.

 “We have lost too many young men who could have made a positive difference,” she said.

 

For more information contact Antoinette Edwards at 503-823-3584.

To attend, visit Bethel AME Church, July 30, from 6 - 8 p.m. at 5828 NE 8th Avenue

Oregon Lottery PM Home (2)
Calendar

MLK breakfast 2018 300x100

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events