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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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

PCC African Film Festival

PCC Cascade and the Hollywood Theatre will host the 27th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films every weekend throughout the month of February.

Film goers will experience Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than seeing an Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. They represent different countries and cultures and a range of lifestyles from pre-colonial to modern times, including both rural and urban settings. The hope is to encourage American viewers to become interested in and study African cultures.

Featured films include “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai / Rain the Color Blue With a Little Red in It,” a “Purple Rain” homage by Portland director Christopher Kirkley and Nigerian musician Mdou Moctar, “Red Leaves,” a documentary on Israel’s Ethiopian community and “As I Open My Eyes,” the story of a young Tunisian woman’s struggle to become a musician.

Choose from more than 20 different films showing at either PCC Cascade Campus or the Hollywood Theatre.

All screenings are free to the public and are first come, first served. For more information, including a full schedule of screenings, visit https://www.africanfilmfestival.org/.

The Cascade Festival of African Films is the longest running  annual, non-profit, non-commercial, largely volunteer-run African Film Festival in the United States.

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