05 03 2016
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Beginning this month, the World Forestry Center will host a rare collection of Makonde ebony sculptures.

The exhibit will run from May 6 through Sept. 17 in the second-floor gallery of the Discovery Museum, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road.

One of five major tribes in Tanzania, the Makonde originally migrated north from Mozambique to the southern Tanzanian highlands. They are known as master carvers throughout East Africa and have been carving ebony for centuries for their own enjoyment and use.

Project Network helps women break the ties of substance abuse

Addiction is the great equalizer. It strikes without discrimination rich and poor, Black and White, everyday people and conservative talk radio hosts. Addictions can ruin marriages, careers and lives.

To an outsider, the solution to addiction may seem simple — if a substance is negatively affecting your life, just stop using it. But it's hardly ever that simple, said Olivia Jeffries, director of Project Network, a North Portland-based inpatient addiction treatment program primarily for African American women.

Fannie I. Parker: 1926-2006Services were held April 26 for Fannie Isabel Powe Parker.She was born…

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