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NEWS BRIEFS

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

Event takes place Wednesday, May 16, at Alberta Rose Theater ...

April 24 is Voter Registration Deadline for May 15 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 24, is voter registration and party choice deadline for May 15 Primary Election ...

Portland Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month

April poetry events and recommended reading from Multnomah County libraries ...

PCRI Launches the Pathway 1000 Implementation Plan

Pathway 1000 a bold and ambitious 10-year displacement mitigation initiative ...

AG Rosenblum Launches New Resource on Oregon’s New Gun Safety Laws

One-page handout aims to educate Oregonians about the new law ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

Civil Rights Community Doesn’t Need to Look Farr for Racism in Trump Court Nominees

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, explains organization's opposition to Trump's nomination of Thomas Farr ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

African American Health Coalition

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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