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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Screens at New Performing Arts Center, Federal Way

Free screening follows the day after official ribbon cutting of the arts center ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

Mayor Ted Wheeler will be the featured speaker at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Ave., Portland. His theme, “Now More than Ever” addresses the recognition that the “end” of the Civil Rights era did not end the need to speak out and witness for equality for all people. The “Black Lives Matter” movement, and demonstrations of Native American tribes against the invasion of oil pipelines on treaty lands and rivers, have raised awareness that people of color still in areas for equal justice and civil rights.

The commemoration of the anniversary of Dr. King’s passing will include music from the Maranatha Choir, speeches from other community leaders and a call to prayer for our nation for all people of faith.

In the atmosphere of outspoken racism and religious phobia that have prevailed recently in some quarters, citizens seek public forums to express support for increased awareness and tolerance which Dr. King espoused. Now, more than ever, is the time to say that violence, hate speech, and other persecutions of people of color will not stand.

For more information, please call the Rev. Joyce Smith at (360) 600-3579 or email her at jsmith4077@aol.com.

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