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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

By The Skanner News

Reginald McPherson was born on May 15, 1954 to Elmer McPherson and Josephine Richardson. He died on Feb. 6.
Mr. McPherson completed elementary and high school in Portland, graduating from Jefferson High School. After graduating, he worked at a variety of jobs.


He enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, walking and socializing with his family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Africa McPherson; a son, Reginald McPherson Jr.; sisters ReginaMcPherson,Janice Clay (Kenny) and Relindo Reed; a brother, Frederick Reed(Heidi); grandchildren: Antoinette, De'Oshaand De'AndreMcDonald,and Regneil Michael McPherson.

Robert Benjamin "Sleepy" Williams Jr. was born to Robert Benjamin Sr. and Mary Etta Williams on Jan. 20, 1916 in LeCompte, La. He died on Feb. 4 at the age of 90.


He met and married Elizabeth Roberson in 1936. Soon after, they moved to Portland. To this union four children were born: Donnie, Rose, Howard and Richard. Mr. Williams gave his life to the Lord at the age of 40 and was a member of First AME Zion Church. He married a second time, in 1977, to Althea. He had many talents, including painting houses, detailing cars and landscaping, and he maintained a deep love for music.


His wife, Elizabeth, and two sons preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Althea; two daughters, Donnie and Rose; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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