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NEWS BRIEFS

Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Portland Bird Watchers

Dedicated bird watchers catapult a conservationist movement ...

Special Call for Stories about the Spanish Flu

Genealogical Forum of Oregon seeks stories from the public about one of history's most lethal outbreaks ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Don’t Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. ...

The Skanner Editorial: Alabama Voters Must Reject Moore

Allegations of predatory behavior are troubling – and so is his resume ...

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Myers lighting Kwanzaa candles
By The Skanner News

Kwanzaa, the traditional African American holiday centered around seven core values (one for each day of the festival), begins Saturday and continues through Jan. 1. This year Portland residents have the opportunity to attend several Kwanzaa events hosted at various locations around the city.

Dec. 26 - Umoja – Unity

The International Center of Traditional Childbearing and the African American Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon will hold a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

 Later in the day, there will be a traditional Kwanzaa celebration featuring Okropong. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott St. For more information, call (503) 288-8429.

Dec. 27 – Kujichagulia – Self-determination

The North Portland Library will host an event from 2 to 3 p.m. at 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Dec. 29 – Ujamaa – Cooperative economics

The REAL Program (Recovery, Empowerment, Achievement in Life) will hold an event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Umoja Center, 4941 NE 17th Ave.

Dec. 30 – NIA – Purpose

Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland will hold an event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of Portland City Hall.

Dec. 31 – Kuumba – Creativity 

Celebrate with a Karamu (feast).

Jan. 1 – Imani – Faith

Spend the day reflecting on the good and planning on strengthening the bonds of family, community and culture.

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