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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

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. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Sharon Gary-Smith
By The Skanner News

Sharon Gary-Smith announced Monday that in late 2016 she will be transitioning away from her position as MRG Foundation’s executive director.

“I’ve been humbled to lead great work, to continue to walk our legacy, and to promote the values and principles that have guided our foundation for the last 40 years,” Gary-Smith wrote in an email sent to MRG supporters and also posted to its website. “I envision the next 40 years of MRG will be just as strong and I look forward to continuing to champion the work as a supporter and friend.”

Gary-Smith is a native Oregonian with a two-decade career advocating locally and nationally for racial and economic justice. MRG Foundation was founded in 1976 and is a major funder of social justice organizations in Oregon, with grantees including Portland Jobs with Justice, the African Women’s Coalition, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and PFLAG Portland Black Chapter. 

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