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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

 Oregon Black Political Convention
The Oregon Black Political Convention

Oregon Black Political Convention Purpose

The purpose of this convention is twofold. One is to serve as a forum for delegates to discuss issues and conditions, and to establish, through resolutions, the positions of the Black Community, collectively, on these issues and conditions affecting it. The other is to endorse candidates running for public offices during the Primary Election, who are sensitive and responsive to the issues and conditions of Blacks in Oregon.

The Oregon Black Political Convention (OBPC) is a nonpartisan convention. It is held during the spring of election years and is hosted by the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA) through its Political Action Committee. The convention is statewide in its focus.

OBPC is open to the public. Any individual or organization addressing the concerns of Blacks in Oregon may be a delegate to the convention. The business of the convention is carried out by the delegates. The actions and endorsements of the Oregon Black Political Convention are the positions of the convention and not those of the Oregon Assembly For Black Affairs (OABA).

 

OBPC Campaign Support Committee

The OBPC Campaign Support Committee (CSC) is a subsidiary and political arm of the Oregon Black Political Convention. The purpose of this committee is to raise and distribute campaign funds to candidates endorsed by the Oregon Black Political Convention that is hosted by the Political Action Committee of the Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs (OABA). Its decisions shall be independent of OABA.

 

2016 OBPC Date And Location

When: The 2016 Oregon Black Political Convention (OBPC) will be held on April 22-24, 2016

Where: Crowne Plaza Portland Convention Center
1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

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