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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 ...

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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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

What: Terrence Roberts, one of a small group of African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, will join elementary school students for a parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Despite a federal court order that called for desegregation of schools, angry protestors and Arkansas National Guardsmen prevented the students from entering the school. President Eisenhower stepped in, ordering federal troops to protect the “Little Rock Nine” for the school year.

Who: Terrence Roberts, civil rights figure, and 200 Cedar Crest Elementary students

When: Friday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.

Where: Downtown Park, 10201 NE Fourth St. by the children’s playground/restrooms

Notes: To attend, set up an interview with Terrence Roberts or discuss logistics please contact Christina Faine, Parks & Community Services PIO, at 425-452-4286.

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