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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The African American Health Coalition invites the public to the Health Disparities Luncheon on Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Song Community Center. This year’s theme, “Health Equity: What Do We Want? What Must Be Done?” will address the principles of practice towards equity and the rationale for equity.  Two of the country’s leading experts will be keynote speakers—Dr. Brian Gibbs, vice president,  Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Sciences University and Dr. James Mason, chief diversity officer, Oregon Region, Providence Health & Services. Please call (503) 413-185 to reserve tickets.

The coalition will also be celebrating its 24th Annual Wellness Village on Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., also at New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell Street.  The event is free and open to the public. There will be family activities, such as healthy cooking demonstrations, health,  blood pressure and diabetes screenings, eye exams, health prevention classes, healthy lifestyles, numerous activities and exercise.  AAHC promises  fun, games and prizes for everyone.

 These are some of the questions  that will be answered: Where do you start to improve your health? How do we get sedentary kids active? How do I eat to live? Is my food my medicine or poison?  

The 24th Annual Wellness Village is free. Sponsors are:   Foot Traffic, New Seasons Market, Fred Meyer, Oregon Health Sciences University, OHSU Casey Eye Institute, Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, Aetna, Pharma, Family Care, Moda Health and United Salad Company

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