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Mississippi Avenue Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 22, 10 percent of proceeds from participating Mississippi Ave. businesses will go to SEI ...

Raina Croff to Speak at Architectural Heritage Center

'When the Landmarks are Gone: Older African Americans, Place, and Change in N/NE Portland’ describes SHARP Walking Program ...

Portland Playhouse Presents August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Through June 10

May 20 performance will include discussion on mental health; June 10 performance will be followed by discussion of fatherhood ...

Peggy Houston-Shivers Presents Benefit Concert for Allen Temple CME

Concert to take place May 20 at Maranatha Church ...

Oregon mom raises awareness after baby dies from meningitis

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Summer Poff knew something was wrong with her 7-month-old son, Blaize, early in the morning on May 11.He was fussy, feverish and wouldn't go to sleep. The Salem mom tried to soothe her baby and gave him Tylenol, but at 3 a.m, she knew she needed to take him to the...

Woman charged with murder in downtown Portland homicide

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman whose body was found on a downtown Portland sidewalk.Portland police Sgt. Chris Burley says detectives believe the gun was fired during a disturbance on the sidewalk late...

Facelift of Seattle's Space Needle nears completion

SEATTLE (AP) — Tourism is booming in Seattle. Just take a look at the Space Needle.The family-owned landmark is set to unveil the biggest renovation in its 56-year history next month, a 0 million investment in a single year of construction that transformed the structure's top viewing...

Lawsuit seeks to change how Army Corps regulates shorelines

SEATTLE (AP) — Three conservation groups are suing the Army Corps of Engineers over how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers built along shorelines across Puget Sound.Sound Action, Friends of The San Juans and the Washington Environmental Council want the Corps to better...


Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime

Grandview Golf Club asks five Black women to leave for golfing too slow ...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the DTU Journalism Fellowship & Scholarship Program ...

Will Israel’s Likud Party Ever Respect the Rights of Palestinians?

Bill Fletcher weighs in on the precarious future of the two-state solution between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people ...

The Future of Medicinal Marijuana in Pets

Dr. Jasmine Streeter says CBD-derived products show beneficial therapeutic benefits for pets ...


Man charged with shooting at black teen waives hearing

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A white suburban Detroit homeowner accused of shooting at a black teenager who came to his door to ask for directions will stand trial.Jeffrey Zeigler was bound over Tuesday to circuit court after waiving his preliminary examination on assault with intent to...

GLAAD study finds LGBTQ representation in film fell in 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite high-profile Oscar wins for art house films like "Call Me By Your Name" and "A Fantastic Women," LGBTQ representation in films from the seven biggest Hollywood studios fell significantly in 2017 according to a study released Tuesday by the advocacy organization...

Black man ordered to pay [scripts/homepage/home.php],000 for racist campus graffiti

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former Eastern Michigan University student who admitted to painting racist graffiti on campus has been ordered to pay more than [scripts/homepage/home.php],000 in restitution.The Ann Arbor News reports 29-year-old Eddie Curlin learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to...


Soccer star Brandi Chastain or Gary Busey? Fans pan plaque

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain said, "It's not the most flattering. But it's nice."On...

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York.Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San...

A farewell to the road for Paul Simon

NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell tours don't always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon's concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both.Simon's "Homeward Bound" tour began last week in Vancouver and takes him across North America, to Europe and...


Soccer star Brandi Chastain or Gary Busey? Fans pan plaque

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired...

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment,...

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the...

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said he was expelling the top U.S. diplomat...

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said Wednesday that Myanmar's army was not the only group that has...

Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has acquitted the Senate speaker of making false statements...

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Multnomah Bar Association Offers LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

The Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee is awarding scholarships for law school applicants who will enhance diversity in the legal community. The scholarships will be applied toward a private LSAT preparation course.

The application is open to any law school applicant (a) attending college in the state of Oregon or Vancouver, Washington; or (b) with substantial ties to the state of Oregon. Applicants should apply for this scholarship only if they can commit to taking a rigorous LSAT preparation course.

Classes preparing students for the June test date begin in early April and last 6-8 weeks. Each session runs 3-4 hours, and there are 2-4 sessions per week. (Some coursework may be done online.)

Although the subcommittee will consider applications on an ongoing basis, applicants should submit the application by Friday, March 4, 2016, to ensure consideration.

To obtain a copy of the application or for other questions, contact the scholarship subcommittee at mbalsat@mbabar.org.


Know Your City and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Co-Present Black History Walking Tour

February 13th, 27th, March 4th:

For Black History Month, the Hidden History of Albina serves a primer to teach African American history as a response to the controversial debate about whether gentrification and displacement are good or bad for the community. The tour highlights the vast cultural transformation of the region, beginning at Little Big Burger, and hearing from speakers at the Sons of Haiti Lodge, the North Northeast Business Association, the Urban League of Portland, and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

The program received a diversity access grant to provide free tickets to a number of organizations that serve the African American community.


Registration Opens for HSSW’s Walk for the Animals Event

Registration for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s annual Walk/Run for the Animals event is now available at southwesthumane.org, with $30 early bird registration fee available until March 15.

The will take places May 7 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Beginning in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park, runners and walkers will depart in waves to accommodate what is expected to be larger numbers of participants.

The Annual Walk/Run for the Animals is the second largest fundraising event for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and is funded in part by the Thomas A. Plein Foundation, Riverview Community Bank, Waste Connections, Allied Fastening Supply, Inc., Mollet Printing and Ghost Runners Brewery.


North by Northeast Rolls out Epic Electronic Health Record

North by Northeast Community Health Center today announced the successful roll out of its Epic electronic health record (EHR). Because a patient’s electronic health record is visible to all members of the care team regardless of their location, the switch will lead to improved coordination of patient care.

Electronic health records make hospital, clinic and laboratory visit information available in the same database and accessible whenever and wherever the patient needs care, avoiding duplication and making it easier for clinicians to have access to the right information at the right time.
North by Northeast will use Epic to better monitor its patients’ care. In the past, North by Northeast often would not receive notification, by old-fashioned fax, of a patient’s hospitalization until the patient had been discharged from the hospital.

With most North by Northeast patients using Legacy Health for lab services, specialty care and hospitalization, Legacy Health included North by Northeast in its Legacy Epic for Affiliated Providers (LEAP) program.

Epic is the industry leader in integrated electronic health records and is used by the majority of health care providers in the Portland area. The LEAP staff provides support and training before, during and after implementation.


Legacy Seeks Community Stories for 140th Anniversary

As part of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center's 140th anniversary of serving the Portland-metropolitan region and beyond the hospital is seeking stories from current and former Legacy Good Samaritan patients, physicians, staff and volunteers.

The contest concludes Feb. 29. The public will select three winners in two different categories: Patient or Staff/Volunteer. First place will receive an iPad mini and an opportunity to be featured in Legacy Good Samaritan's new historical exhibit, which will open fall of 2016; second place will receive $100 Visa gift card; and third place will receive $50 Visa gift card.

Those who are interested in sharing their story are encouraged to submit a brief recount of their experiences by visiting legacyhealth.org. There is a 300-word limit per story. The contest concludes on Monday, February 29. Public voting will begin on Tuesday, March 1 and conclude on Monday, March 11. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 18. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Stephens at jstephe@lhs.org.

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