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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

Howard University News Service and The Skanner News

Prior to its grand opening Sept. 24, the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosted an open house for its nearly 10,000 charter members, those whose donations made the creation of the $540 million museum possible.

Howard University News Service reporter Sidnee King spoke with some as they toured the facility last weekend and they shared their thoughts on what makes the building and its structures so important to them. See the video here.

 

The museum is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. Over 13 years in the making, it was established by Congress in 2003 to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.

The museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and has exhibits on music, sports, slavery, activism and more. The Associated Press also toured the press opening and took these pictures of the new museum:

National Museum of American History and Culture

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Lonnie Burch III, the museum's founding director said the museum tells a unique American story through the eyes African American history.

"This Museum will tell the American story through the lens of African American history and culture. This is America’s Story and this museum is for all Americans," Burch said.

 

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