Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jambalaya Festival and Barbeque

on Saturday, September 8th. Noon to 6pm @ Dawson Park in North Portland. Live musical entertainment and dance lessons. Creole-style jambalaya (non-seasoned version also available) or BBQ ribs with bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Cost $15 for single and $45 … Continue reading

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Labor Day Picnic, Proper Style

@ Kenton Park. Uniting Community Across All Lines event. BBQ, Potluck bring your own drinks. Then enjoy acoustic entertainment, face painting, games & activities for all ages. Noon-4pm. Kenton Park. Free and open to the public.

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Oregon Voices Conversation Project Series

Emily Drew, “White Out.” The future of Racial Diversity in Oregon. Event Begins @ 6pm on Thursday, August 30th in the Oregon Historical Society Pavillion Free Admission.

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The Crackdown on Hip Hop in Portland

Is it racial? Check out the article from The Skanner: “this is part one of a three-part series on the crackdown on hip-hop in Portland. Part two will focus on the costs of security while part three will examine how … Continue reading

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“We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.” Nikki Giovanni

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Local Soul Food Hosts 5th Annual Crawfish Feed Fundraiser

Po’shines will feature a variety of crawfish inspired dishes. The festival will also feature local music, artists, and honor community members and businesses who are also striving to make a true difference in the Kenton area. For more information and to reserve … Continue reading

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WOC Zinester Spotlight

I (Tonya) have been facebook friends with Marya Jones for a few months now. Marya is the creator of “Mocha Chocolata Momma” and many other zines. I was happy that I was able to finally meet her…when she attended the … Continue reading

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Women of Color at the Olympics

I (Tonya) am not a huge Olympics watcher. I might watch a bit of the track & field, but that’s it. I’m just not a big sports enthusiast in general (and I miss the days of Flo Jo). But I … Continue reading

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Women in Blues Revue

Thursday, August 16th. 5pm to 7pm. Free summer concert at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza. an All-Star lineup of Northwest talent. check it out!

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