If only my teachers intervened
Bullying’s been in the news a bit lately, in part because of the Parkland shooting. In response, some people suggested that school children themselves should befriend kids who get bullied to prevent school shootings. Others say this is victim-blaming.
There’s no reason for me to be alone
I spent most of my first year of grad school sitting in the back row of class with my hood up. There were nearly 40 of us in the cohort. Two were black.
Why I’m voting for Julia DeGraw
A few months ago I met and learned about Julia DeGraw, who is running against Nick Fish for Portland City Council (Position 2). I truly believe, in my heart, this is a rare candidate who is not afraid to take on the establishment and follow through on her promises.
Aubrey Gene Davis Sr.
Aubrey Gene Davis Sr. was born Aug. 25, 1953 and died April 8, 2018.
Mental health safeguards may have fallen short
Federally mandated reforms to better protect people with mental disabilities from being shot by police during a disturbance appear to have fallen short of preventing the recent deadly officer involved shooting at a southeast Portland homeless shelter, according to the Albina Ministerial Alliance, the civil rights advocacy group from the African American community.
The ideals of respect, social justice, peaceful resistance, and the power of education that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. championed were honored Friday during a community celebration on the 50th anniversary of renaming the northeast Portland school in his honor.
The new store, built in a public-private partnership to bring jobs and a healthy, affordable grocery to the underserved King Neighborhood, was preparing for Wednesday’s grand opening with a full day of events, giveaways, food samples and an ice cream social from 4 to 6 p.m.
Employers educate and train for future jobs
Portland area employers helping Portland Community College educate and train a skilled workforce for future jobs and careers were honored at the college’s first Employer Partnership Awards.
Meals on Wheels People invites you to join them for live music, food and entertainment on Sunday, April 22, when they host a non-competitive 3K walk at Portland International Raceway to raise awareness and funds for the nutritious meals they serve older adults.
The nonprofit Oregon Tradeswomen will hold their annual career fair next month where career seekers can learn about job training opportunities, apprenticeships and job openings at local companies and organizations.
Community advocates, including Mayor Ted Wheeler and Andrew Colas of Colas Construction, joined Joe McFerrin II, president and chief executive officer of Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) to celebrate POIC’s 50 years as a leader in workforce training for communities of color.
A temporary program to support nursing degree completion for former students of the ITT Technical Institute has concluded with exceptional success.
Kendrick Lamar makes history with latest work
Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.
After a 7-year absence, White Bird is proud to present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” for two upcoming performances featuring 32 extraordinary dancers with a diverse repertory.
Inner City Blues a push for universal healthcare
Seeing families overcome with medical costs due to chronic illness or injury and being forced to take extreme measures just to stay healthy was an all too familiar to Oregon Music Hall of Fame alum and bluesman Norman Sylvester.
Kwame Alexander visit sponsored by library
You’re invited to an evening with poet, educator and bestselling author Kwame Alexander who will appear Friday, April 20 at the Alberta Rose Theatre in northeast Portland for a free event sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.
Now in its ninth year, the Soul'd Out Music Festival opens its five day run of soulful music this week, bringing jazz, funk, electronic, fusion and hip-hop artists from around the world to some of Portland’s coolest venues.