PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians will not be voting this fall on a proposal to require safe gun storage.Supporters of the initiative petition said Wednesday there isn't enough time to obtain the more than 88,000 valid signatures necessary to get the item on the November ballot.They had until...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state senator has filed a lawsuit against top lawmakers and the governor, saying the passage of a controversial March tax measure violated the state constitution.Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, Oregon, filed the suit Tuesday in state tax court, naming...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police have arrested a man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago.The News Tribune reports 66-year-old Gary Hartman was booked into Pierce County Jail Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Michella...
TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so .Throughout American history,...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local):12:16 a.m.Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's World Cup.Ronaldo has all of Portugal's goals, a tournament-leading four so far, and has been getting in digs at Messi...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon is opening up about the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump.The host of "The Tonight Show" tells The Hollywood Reporter he "made a mistake" and apologized "if I made anyone mad." He adds...
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow it doesn't seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly.There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator who had expressed concerns about Environmental Protection Agency...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant...
MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who...
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once...
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.
The REAL Program - Recovery, Empowerment, Achievement in Life
Saturday, Dec 31
Express your KUUMBA with family, friends and community!
Sunday, Jan 1
Day of Reflection, Renewal, and Recommitment with Family and Friends
All events are free. For more information, call (503) 288-8429.