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NEWS BRIEFS

Join a Book Club at Your Neighborhood Library

At North Portland Library, Pageturners Black Voices focuses on books written by and about African and African American authors ...

Meeting of the NE Community Development Oversight Committee

The fourth meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 ...

Health Share of Oregon Invests $3M in Community Health Workers

Investment will improve health care access, quality and outcomes for Oregonians who face barriers to care ...

'Eclipse Hate' Rally in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Portland’s Resistance to hold peaceful rally and march Aug. 18 ...

Celebrate Literacy at N. Portland Library’s Children’s Book Fair

Book fair runs from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

SEIU’s President: No Place for White Supremacists in the White House

Mary Kay Henry makes following statement on Trump’s remarks after violence in Charlottesville ...

It’s Time to Show “Middle Neighborhoods” Love, Before It’s too Late

Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity are key action items for the policy agenda of the CBC. ...

Despite Unequal Treatment, Black Women Will Rise

NNPA Newswire Columnist Julianne Malveaux talks about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day ...

PCC Cascade President on Free Tuition Program

Any student who qualifies for the Oregon Promise can attend most in-state community colleges tuition-free ...

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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