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NEWS BRIEFS

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

Photos: Fundraiser for Sunshine Division's Assistance Programs

Under the Stars fundraiser took place on May 18 at the Melody Grand Ballroom ...

Portland Joins National Movement to End Prostate Cancer

Second annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk returns this June ...

Governor Kate Brown Signs Foster Children’s Sibling Bill of Rights

Current and former foster youth advocated for policy to maintain critical sibling relationships ...

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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

Teletha Benjamin

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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