11-19-2017  9:39 am      •     
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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

Teletha Benjamin
By The Skanner News

Teletha Benjamin, the creator of the Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ, will step down in September after 11 years.

Teletha created the event in 2006 as a small fundraiser for Meals on Wheels People Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in 2006. The event has quickly outgrew the Center and has been held at Dawson Park the last several years. Summer in September has raised more than $250,000 over the years to provide hot meals to homebound seniors in northeast Portland.

Summer in September is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Park. The menu includes authentic Creole-style jambalaya (a vegetarian version is available) or BBQ Ribs, along with cornbread, salad, beverage and dessert. This multi-generational event will feature a children’s area, games and activities and door prizes, including a flat screen television and a tablet. Admission to the event is free. The meal is $15 for adults or $45 for a group ticket for four. Tickets are available in advance at summerinseptember.org. Meals are available for take-out.

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