08 04 2015
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Through this project, children from ages 1 to 18 are receiving free breakfasts, lunches and snacks, along with Seattle Public Library reading assistance

Thousands of children in the greater Seattle area are learning that there is such a thing as a free lunch, thanks to the city's Summer Food Service Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this year's program was augmented with an additional $225,000 grant from Walmart.

Mother founded African Caribbean Leukemia Trust

A mother who launched a remarkable campaign to recruit bone marrow donors after her 8-year-old son developed leukemia said he will be "smiling" from heaven as she was awarded an OBE. Beverley De-Gale received the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday 2011 Honours List by the Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary in recognition for services to Healthcare.

Check out the Afro-centric Pregnancy Fair: Birth Works for Black Women on Saturday June 25

Intensive campaigning by health advocates from Portland's communities of color, scored one significant victory in Salem this session. The legislature passed a bill, sponsored by Rep. Tina Kotek,  that directs the Oregon Health Authority to study the value of doulas in reducing infant mortality rates.

Blood recipients are most likely to find compatible blood for transfusion from donors of the same ethnic background

On Saturday, June 18, the American Red Cross Portland Donor Center will host the Fourth Annual Charles Drew Blood Drive. Doctor Charles Drew, an African American blood specialist, surgeon, educator and scientist, was the first medical director of the first American Red Cross blood bank.

Every time I walk hungry and homesick onto their café's lanai, under their billowing Oregon blue tarp: there's Deke, outdoor-grilling and stir wok-king

Now, here's the cool thing about living in damp-to-da-bones Portland, Oregon: much of what we miss about home, you can buy here. Right here, on the confluence of Rivers Willamette and Columbia and all our circulating Pacific wind and wave.

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