11-22-2017  3:41 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Kenton Library Hosts African American Genealogy Event Dec. 2

Stephen Hanks to present on genealogy resources and methods ...

PSU Hires New Police Chief

Donnell Tanksley brings policing philosophy rooted in community engagement to PSU ...

African American Portraits Exhibit at PAM Ends Dec. 29

Towards the end of its six month run, exhibit conveys the Black experience, late 1800s - 1990s ...

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect the Black Press

Rosetta Miller-Perry discusses how Black celebrities snub the Black Press when they get “discovered” by the mainstream media ...

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Rasheed Jamal releases 'Sankofa'
Skanner News Group

Hip-hop recording artist, Rasheed Jamal has released his highly anticipated album titled ‘Sankofa’ with the hope that people will get to know him better through his vulnerability. Photo via Rasheed Jamal's Bandcamp page. 

Rasheed Jamal has been saying for a while now, that he would release the follow-up to his 2012 project ‘My Beautiful Ugly’ when ‘the time is right’—and now, it’s here.

Jamal, who’s based in Portland but hails from Hot Springs, Arkansas released the 13-track project titled 'Sankofa' this week to heavy anticipation.

Anchored by singles ‘Urban Decay,’ ‘Dope Tape (VLR),’  and ‘Condolences’-- a song dedicated to Jamal’s late father--the Hip-Hop writer says the album was stemmed from the phrase ‘don’t forget where you came from.’

 “I wanted to allow people to get to know me for who I am. To give people a way to distinguish Rasheed from other artists who have similar messages,” says 28-year-old Jamal. “I also needed to let go of a lot of pain dealing with my father, feelings of rejection from my family and friends, and also to display why I feel like I'm one of the best to make rap music basically. Not only here in Portland, but on Earth. I don't have a regional vision for myself. I'd appreciate it if people could respect and support that about me.”

To listen to and purchase ‘Sankofa' visit Rasheed Jamal’s bandcamp : http://rasheedjamal.bandcamp.com/album/sankofa

Jamal will be headlining a concert Friday, March 19 at Kelly’s Olympian. Tickets are available for $8 presale at: http://rasheedjamal.bpt.me/

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