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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

Maranatha Church

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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