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NEWS BRIEFS

Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Portland Bird Watchers

Dedicated bird watchers catapult a conservationist movement ...

Special Call for Stories about the Spanish Flu

Genealogical Forum of Oregon seeks stories from the public about one of history's most lethal outbreaks ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Don’t Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. ...

The Skanner Editorial: Alabama Voters Must Reject Moore

Allegations of predatory behavior are troubling – and so is his resume ...

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Okropong drum and dance group
By The Skanner News

50th Anniversary
2016 KWANZAA Festival Of Events

Celebrating Family, Community and Culture

Theme: “Kwanzaa, The Nguzo Saba and Our Constant Striving: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking Our World”

All events are free.

 

Monday, December 26 • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott St.

Featuring Okropong, professional musicians and dancers from Ghana 
Celebrating 50 Years of Unity in Our Family, Community, Nation and Race
Children’s Activities, Libation, Umoja Candle lighting Ceremony, Poetry, Food, African Marketplace

 

Tuesday, Dec. 27 • 6-7:30 pm
N. Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.

KUJICHAGULIA - Self Determination
Special Kwanzaa Presentation by PassinArt Theater Company

 

Wednesday, Dec. 28 • 6-8 pm
Maranatha Church, Multi-Purpose Room
4222 NE 12th Ave (enter on Skidmore St.)

UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility
Bring a drum and work together to create 50th Kwanzaa Anniversary rhythms. Children’s activities

 

Thursday, Dec 29 • 5-7 pm
Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook 

UJAMAA Cooperative Economics
Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP)
Candlelighting Ceremony, Dancing, Food

 

Friday, Dec 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm
Umoja Center, 4941 NE 17th Ave.

NIA Purpose
The REAL Program - Recovery, Empowerment, Achievement in Life

 

Saturday, Dec 31

Kuumba-Creativity 
Express your KUUMBA with family, friends and community! 

 

Sunday, Jan 1

Imani-Faith 
Day of Reflection, Renewal, and Recommitment with Family and Friends 

 

All events are free. For more information, call (503) 288-8429.

Bring a drum and work together to create 50th Kwanzaa Anniversary rhythms. Children’s activities
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