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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

Photos: Fundraiser for Sunshine Division's Assistance Programs

Under the Stars fundraiser took place on May 18 at the Melody Grand Ballroom ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT




VIDEO: REAL Prep Charter Academy Falls Apart Leaving Students and Parents Stunned
A small group of disappointed parents and students gathered outside the building that was to be home to REAL Prep Academy. The charter school, which promised to give students an education grounded in the recording arts, has fallen apart because of poor financial management and won't open Monday Sept. 12 as planned … To read the whole story click here




Portlander Phil Walden, 1927-2011: Coach, Father Figure, Mentor

To continue his legacy, friends and supporters are launching the Phil Walden Scholarship, as well as annual sports events … To read all about it click here



First 'Seattle Stand Down' Offers Services to Homeless War Veterans

Offering a helping hand will be the focus of the First Annual Seattle Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. The event, scheduled for Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held at Seattle Central Community College and is expected to connect over 500 homeless veterans and their families to a variety of services … To check the details click here



'In the Black:' Want Jobs? Have Faith! by columnist Louis Taylor
The reality is that the private sector created 17,000 new payroll jobs in August and the government lost 17,000. The net was "zero." Some would say that this is a perfect metaphor for the economy...a big fat zero … For all the information click here



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