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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. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...



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. ...



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By The Skanner News

Maranatha Church to Host Mayoral Forum on Social Justice March 10

The Maranatha Church will host a Mayoral Forum on Social Justice March 10 at 4222 Northeast 12th Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 and will run about 2 hours.

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to the March 10 event with this link - https://pdx-mayor.eventbrite.com

The event will feature three hosts and three candidates:

  • Jules Bailey - candidate for mayor
  • Israel Bayer - Street Roots
  • Jo Ann Hardesty - NAACP - Portland Branch
  • Sarah Iannarone - candidate for mayor
  • Jason Renaud - Mental Health Association of Portland
  • Ted Wheeler - candidate for mayor

Event co-sponsors include KBOO Community Radio 90.7, First Unitarian Church, McKenzie River Gathering, Mental Health Association of Portland, NAACP - Portland Branch, Maranatha Church, Street Roots, Portland Women's Crisis Line, ACLU of Oregon, The Skanner Newspaper, In Other Words Feminist Community Center.

Candidates have been invited who form a campaign committee and raise $5000 by March 1, 2016.


KGW Launches Food Drive

The thirteenth annual KGW Great Food Drive is underway for the month of March. The KGW Great Food Drive is a major public service campaign that addresses hunger issues in communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. The goal is to collect enough food and cash to provide more than 800,000 pounds of food for local area residents.

Throughout the month, KGW, Tillamook Cheese, U.S. Bank and local Toyota Dealers will strive to help supply the Oregon Food Bank Network with essential food to be distributed to its network of 21 regional food banks and more than 950 hunger relief agencies across Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Donations can be made in several ways:

• Purchase Tillamook cheese. Tillamook will donate a portion of proceeds from any size or variety of Tillamook Cheese purchased during the month of March in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
• Donate 10 or more cans of food at any participating local Toyota dealership and receive $10 off a parts or service visit.
• Make a cash or food donation at any participating U.S. Bank.
• Make a cash donation at participating Safeway and Albertsons stores.
• Donate funds online. Visit www.kgw.com/food for complete details.


North Portland Library Announces March Computer Classes

The North Portland branch of the Multnomah County Library will offer the following computer classes in March:

Finding Accurate Health Information Online*
This hands-on computer class will help you go online to find resources and information on health-related issues.
Fri March 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Get to Know Your Android Smart Phone*
Bring your questions, your library card info, & charged Android Smart Phone.
Wed, March 9, 10:30am-12:30pm

Gone Blogging*
A blog (web log) is a great way to share your knowledge, practice writing, and express yourself.
Sun, March 13 and 27, 2:30-4:30 pm

Facebook 1*
Get started with Facebook.
Mon, March 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

Spreadsheets 2*
Take the next step with spreadsheets.
Wed, March 16, 11 am-1 pm

Securely Shop, Surf and Socialize Online*
Introduction to online safety.
Fri, March 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Make a Basic Website*
Learn how to build a basic website using Google Sites.
Mon, March 21, 5:30-7:30 pm

Beginning Computers & Internet*
Intro to using computers & the Internet.
Mon, March 28, 5:30-7:30 pm

*See online description for individual class requirements.

Computer Help Lab
For one-on-one assistance with computer/technology questions, help with resumes and other projects we have the Computer Lab. The lab has a scanner and color printer, and options for free faxing through the internet. The Lab is open during the following hours:
Monday/Tuesday 1-5pm
Wednesday/Friday 1-3:30pm
Saturday 1:30-4:30 (except March 19)

Tech Help
You can now book individual technology help time with the Computer Lab Coordinator.


For more Portland and Seattle area events, see our Community Calendar.

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