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Crash Victims Were Best Friends

Tributes pour in for Pacific University students

Two Pacific University students who were killed in a car crash are being remembered for their friendship and for starting a Black Student Union on the university’s Forest Grove campus. 18-year-old Kiden Dilla and 19-year-old Ayan Osman graduated from area high schools.

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Kidz On Da Track

Coaches look to push appeal of BMX further

Longtime BMX coach is looking to push appeal of sport to more inner-city youth and kids of color in general with a new team he's composing called "Kidz on Da Track".

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Table Set for Cascade Job Fair

Event loaded with employers and job resources

The Cascade Campus Job Fair, one of the foremost resources for job seekers in the Portland metro area, makes its annual return on Tuesday, April 29. An assortment of more than 50 area employers will be on hand at the event – the 17th annual event – set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cascade Campus Gym, 705 N. Killingsworth St.

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In Loving Memory

Janet Brown

Janet Ruth Brown was born Jan. 31, 1924 to Arthur and Jennie Brown of Buffalo, N.Y. She peacefully departed this life on March 19, 2014 in Portland.

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Health, Soul, and Dance

Get healthy while having fun with a new Sistahs4Life workout class called “Soulful Line Dancing.” Sistahs4Life was founded by local residents Selena Mitchell, Kimberly Turner-Willianson and Carletta Dizer-Malone.

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Blazer Flash Mob for Playoff Start!

This Saturday, the Lloyd Center Mall will literally be seeing red as fans gather to send off the Portland Trail Blazers to the playoffs. Social entrepreneur Andre Miller is organizing the “Red Out” flash mob.

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‘Whitelandia’ Film on Oregon Racism Needs Support

A full length documentary exploring the long history of racism and discrimination against black people in Oregon has launched a campaign for donations to help make the movie a success. The film ‘Whitelandia’ is in production for a 2015 release.

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Allow a Vote on Unemployment Benefits

Crucial support for people fallen on hard times

Judge Greg Mathis examines "whether or not America should maintain its commitment to a robust social safety net for our nation's working class families and other Americans that have fallen on hard times."

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Fighting Displacement

Skeptics say housing investment will not cure gentrification

A plan to increase public monies for the construction of more affordable housing units in the gentrified neighborhoods of north and northeast Portland is drawing a mixed review.

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Born For This

Rhymesayer spits purpose through the microphone

Talilo's debut album "Born for This" is highlighted by a style of rap he refers to as "chopping" and frequent moments of introspection.

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Remembering Charles Jordan

First black city commissioner inspired leadership

People from all over the city are remembering Jordan for his leadership, especially in his role as a former director of Portland Parks and Recreation.

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Portland Urban League Career Fair

The Urban League of Portland is hosting an upcoming job fair as part of its mission to bridge the employment gap for people of color.

The Urban League of Portland is hosting an upcoming job fair as part of its mission to bridge the employment gap for people of color. The free event on Tuesday, April 22 at the Lloyd District Double Tree Hotel comes as a National Urban League 2014 State of Black America report examines income, wealth gaps, and under-employment numbers for black Americans.

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Satire on US Visa Process

Play tackles what it’s like to knock on America’s door

Boom Arts and the Portland State University School of Theatre and Film present a series of weekend workshop performances of “Appointment with gOD,” a funny, poignant satire by Ugandan playwright Deborah Asiimwe exploring the US visa application process from an African perspective.

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Report Underscores Urgency of Jobs Crisis

The racial dimensions of economic inequality

National Urban League president Marc H. Morial looks at the recent State of Black America report that shows blacks at alarming rates of unemployment and underemployment.

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Tax Credit for Mixed Income Apartments

Complex to offer below market, affordable rates

Construction has begun for a new mixed-income, multi-famly housing complex in Vancouver thanks to US Bank and the Vancouver Housing Authority which recently closed on $6.4 million of federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit for the nearly $30 million 1st Street Apartments project.

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National Publishers Pick Portland

Black newspapers group to hold annual convention here

The nation's 250 black publishers will head to Portland this summer for the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2014 convention. In past years the convention has visited Atlanta, Ga., New York, Nashville, Tenn., Chicago and Seattle. This year for the first time the convention will be hosted in Oregon.

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Keeping Your Dreams Alive

Local grad excels in college and gives back

Kalauna Carter has a go-getter mentality in the world of academics that has helped her achieve. A Portland native and De La Salle graduate, Carter is attending Tuskegee University on an academic scholarship where she is majoring in Environmental Science and serving as an official community ambassador.

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