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  1. Portland Exhibit Features NW Artists of African AncestryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Skanner

    A new art exhibition on its way to Portland will bring some of the most exciting work by artists of African ancestry in the Pacific Northwest. The show opens Feb. 11 in the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building at 1220 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR.

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  2. Portland Exhibit Features NW Artists of African AncestryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The Skanner

    A new art exhibition on its way to Portland will bring some of the most exciting work by artists of African ancestry in the Pacific Northwest. YThe show opens Feb. 11 in the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building at 1220 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR.

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  3. Portland Kwanzaa Celebrations Start SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | The Skanner

    Kwanzaa, the traditional African American holiday centered around seven core values , begins Saturday and continues through Jan. 1. This year Portland residents have the opportunity to attend several Kwanzaa events hosted at various locations around the city. The International Center of Traditional Childbearing and the African American Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon will hold a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave. Later in the day, there will be a traditional Kwanzaa celebration featuring Okropong.

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  4. Portland News and Events for Dec. 17, 2015 - Jan., 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | The Skanner

    The Bureau of Labor and Industries will hold a series of sick time-related seminars starting in December so that employers can learn about Oregon's new requirements set to take effect next year, the agency announced today. Passed by the 2015 Oregon Legislature, SB 454 expands access to sick time for hundreds of thousands of workers who currently do not have access to any paid time off when they're ill or caring for a sick child or spouse.

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  5. How to Help Others This Holiday SeasonRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Skanner

    There are many ways to give back this Holiday season. These organizations serving the Portland area could use donations of money, household items or volunteer time.

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  6. Anti-Displacement Call to Action in East CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Skanner

    Along the city's outermost edges, the East Portland Action Plan group is fighting to protect some of Portland's most vulnerable populations from being displaced. "There is no excuse to allow Portland's most vulnerable community members, families, and businesses to be eradicated from Portland," Lore Wintergreen, a planning advocate for the East Portland Action Plan, wrote in a media release sent out last week.

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  7. The Black Nativity' Continues Run at Greater St. Stephens Missionary Baptist ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Skanner

    It isn't often when actors for a Christmas-themed play describe a rehearsal as "having church." But there's not much that is typical about the limited run of Black Nativity, a soul-stirring, foot-tapping, Gospel-singing good time, based on a musical written by Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright Langston Hughes.

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  8. Deadly Truck Crash Causes Smoky Portland Railroad Yard FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | The Skanner

    A semitrailer truck hauling fuel crashed into a parked railroad tanker on Sunday, sparking a fire that sent up plumes of black smoke visible for miles. Dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene from around Portland and nearby Vancouver, Washington as flames reached 70 feet tall.

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  9. Parents Raise Concerns About School Boundary ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | The Skanner

    Concerned parents packed the gym at King School in Northeast Portland for the last public meeting on the proposed boundary changes for Portland Public Schools. The futures of many local schools may change as PPS looks at decisions that will shift boundaries and switch some kindergarten through eighth grade schools into elementary and middle schools.

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  10. Black Voices Weigh in on Boundary ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | The Skanner

    After attending a meeting on the new proposed boundary changes to Portland Public Schools, Nichole Watson thought the voices of Black parents, Black students and those from underperforming schools were missing from the conversation. Watson in partnership with The Black Parent Initiative are holding a meeting at Maranatha Church, Dec. 1 to get input from Black parents about the proposed boundary changes.

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  11. Cameron Whitten Steps Into New RoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | The Skanner

    When Cameron Whitten arrived in Portland, he was a homeless youth trying to find his way in the city. He became an advocate for marginalized communities during the Occupy Portland movement and ran for Mayor of Portland.

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    Nov 19, 2015 | The Skanner

    Thus far, no one has claimed responsibility for the flyers, and area police departments are saying their flyering is protected by the First Amendment. "It's been kind of unfortunate, having all these out, and having media call about it, because we don't want to give them a platform," Oregon City Police Department spokeswoman Sgt.

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  13. Portland News and Events for Nov. 19-25, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | The Skanner

    Black Lives Matter Portland will hold a new member orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N. Killingsworth St. The purpose of this meeting to allow interested parties to learn about the Black liberation movement, BLM network and/or solidify their membership. The Portland chapter is a space for Black/African people and only seeks the membership of Black/African people.

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  14. Gov. Kate Brown at Open School East groundbreakingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | The Skanner

    On the boundary between the cities of Gresham and Portland lies a dilapidated former nursery. The former Drake's 7 Dees on Stark Street was once a place to plant seeds and foster growth.

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  15. Portland Metro News and Events for Nov. 12-22, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | The Skanner

    Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is holding an education and enrollment Nov. 13 in Portland. Throughout open enrollment, which runs until Jan. 31, 2016, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is helping women in Oregon and Southwest Washington take charge of their health by providing education, resources and in-person assistance to help community members get enrolled in insurance plans.

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  16. Part of Senator Chip Shields page on the Oregon State Legislature's website.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | The Skanner

    Sen. Chip Shields says he will stand down after more than 10 years in the Legislature, leaving a vacancy for Oregon's District 22. He helped pass bills on racial impact statements; and support for job training through Constructing Hope and Oregon Tradeswomen. Now, as he says in his letter below, he is clearing the way for other representatives to seek election while continuing as a board member for Oregon Foster Parents.

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  17. Portland Metro News and Events for Nov. 5-22, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | The Skanner

    Whitten is well known for his passion for social justice and success in raising awareness around local community issues, such as Inclusionary Zoning and #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations. His work has included collaborations with many local civic organizations, including the Bus Project, the Urban League, and the City Club of Portland.

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  18. Urban League Partners with City to House African AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | The Skanner

    A new partnership between the Urban League and the Portland Housing Bureau promises to help stabilize 50 Black households by July of next year. City Council appropriated $391,000 from the general fund to pilot the project, which sees the Housing Bureau partnering with a culturally specific organization for the first time to benefit their target population.

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  19. Alzheimer's Study Seeks DiversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | The Skanner

    In an op-ed for The Washington Post , former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher said health disparities are an injustice that plagues African Americans. He described a deep-rooted mistrust of the medical establishment which leads to worse outcomes for Black patients.

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    Oct 6, 2015 | The Skanner

    Artists Repertory Theatre is proud to launch the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre that starts preview performances October 3, opens on October 10 and runs through November 8 at Portland'5 Winningstad Theatre, in Portland, Oregon. This epic musical is the most ambitious project Artists Rep has ever produced.

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