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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. ...



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 ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...



Allen Temple CME Church 1ST Annual Unsung Heroes & Heroines Award Breakfast

The Allen Temple CME Church Family is inviting you to attend the first annual “Unsung Heroes and Heroines Award,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Avenue.

Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Allen Temple CME Church and Presiding Elder of the Oregon/Washington District and Alaska Pacific Conference. Allen Temple CME Church is a church that reaches beyond the walls to meet the needs and serve the community.

This is a fundraising event to help rebuild our church. The cost of the breakfast is $20.00. Contact Rev. Rhonda L. Smith for ticket information.

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge and honor an individual(s) or organization(s) who are unknown but , making a difference in the community in the City of Portland, by assisting underserved individuals or groups and improving their quality of life. The categories of recognition are in the following areas: education, drug addiction programs, homeless ministry, athletics, religion, youth programs, journalism/media, arts, health, foster care, gang prevention/resource and social justice


Cooling centers open in Multnomah County, free swimming at selected Portland Pools

Multnomah County will open three cooling centers on Friday, June 26 for seniors and adults with disabilities. Listed below is a list of cooling center locations:

  • Meals on Wheels People, Elm Court, 1032 S.W. Main, Portland. (503-953-8204)
  • Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland (503-288-8303)
  • YWCA Senior Services, Multnomah County East Building, 600 N.E. 8th St., Gresham, (503-988-3840).

For the list of cooling center hours, see the complete schedule.

Also, Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free open play swims at selected pools during selected hours.


Gresham Issues Summer Burn Ban

Fire Chief Greg Matthews has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Wednesday, allowing only recreational campfires and fire pits in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the unincorporated areas in Multnomah County Fire District 10.

The burn ban has been issued due to the limited rainfall and ongoing, dry conditions. For updated information call the burning information line at (503) 618-3083.

The burn ban includes agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning. Backyard debris burning is not permitted until the fall burn season. Campfires in approved fire rings in the camps, parks and recreation areas in and around Oxbow Regional Park are permitted until further notice.

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed, however residents should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes, properly dispose the ashes in a metal container away from combustibles and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing them. Maintain at least 10 feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery etc. Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring the growth surrounding homes and structures, and to also maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

Smokers are reminded to ensure cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

For more information on outdoor burning, visit GreshamOregon.gov/Burning or contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at (503) 618-2355.


CARES Northwest Seeks Volunteers

CARES Northwest ‑ a collaboration of Kaiser Permanente, OHSU-Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Providence Health & Services, and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, which provides medical assessments of children for whom there are concerns of abuse or neglect ‑ is seeking volunteers. Serving more than 1,500 children a year, CARES Northwest is one of the oldest, largest child abuse assessment centers in the country, providing hope and healing for many of our community’s most vulnerable children.

Child/family support volunteers will give four hours a week, receive a free lunch weekly, engage children (birth through age 17) in fun activities, provide company and support to children and their families and have an opportunity to learn and grow while serving. The organization also needs volunteers to provide administrative/clerical support, make child-sized quilts and assist with community events and special projects.

For more information, contact Debby Kernan, volunteer coordinator at dkernan@lhs.org or (503) 276-9054 or visit www.caresnw.org.


Tower of Power Headlines Aug. 15 Groovin’ On The Grass Concert

Tower of Power – the iconic 10-piece ensemble that has wowed audiences for nearly 50 years with its soulful, horn-driven sound – will headline THPRD’s annual Groovin’ on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 15, 6-8:30 pm. The show will also feature Portland jazz trio Boy and Bean.

Groovin’ on the Grass will be staged outdoors on a soccer field at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 158th and Walker Rd., in Beaverton. Gates open at 5 pm.

Tickets will go on sale at 8 am on Friday, May 22, via www.tickettomato.com. General admission tickets are just $10. Early entry tickets, entitling guests to enter the venue at 4 pm (one hour before doors open), are $20. Children under age five will be admitted free. Online sales will continue through Aug. 14.

For more information,visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.


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