Eliminating the Electoral College
The National Urban League's take on the electoral college debate
Black Nativity at Greater St. Stephens
A Christmas production deemed the Black community’s gift to the world
Lincoln forms diverse group to build community
Minority students at Lincoln High School band together to form a club tailored to create and support their own sense of community
Movie about historic interracial couple shows a path forward
Loving” is a new dramatization about the couple behind a 1967 Supreme Court decision overturning laws against interracial marriage.
Honoring a beloved local pastor
A new community gathering and celebration will help pay the lifesaving medical expenses of Pastor W.G. Hardy Jr. of the Highland Christian Center one year after another benefit helped him defy the odds by surviving an aggressive form of cancer.
Sharing Portland’s history in family exhibit
Clifford Walker is enjoying his retirement by remaining engaged in his community and making a difference in the direction of the city.
Helen Patricia Taylor
Helen Patricia Taylor of Portland, who resided on Mallory Avenue with her family for over 40 years, passed away on Nov. 15, 2016.
Sylvia Willamina Russell
Sylvia Willamina Russell of Portland died Nov. 7, 2016.
Mary Alice Britt
Mary Alice Britt was born April 20, 1940 and passed away on Oct. 17, 2016.
Justice group makes plea to governor
A Portland-based justice and civil rights group has called on Gov. Kate Brown to commute the sentences of the 35 people on Oregon’s death row to life without the possibility of parole after a study showing the extreme high price of prosecuting death penalty cases .
Alberta Commons to bring economic benefits
Construction has begun on Alberta Commons, a Portland Development Commission backed project to bring economic benefits to the heart of the historic black community at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street.
Sharing the story of black paratroopers in Oregon
Unique story of patriotism, race and service will be shared during a free and open “history pub” series event at McMenamins Kenendy School in northeast Portland
It's time for Gov. Brown to act
Oregon taxpayers are spending millions of dollars on a punishment that all those involved know is highly unlikely ever to be carried out.
Helping kids regardless of immigration status
Portland School Board Member Julie Esparza Brown has rallied and won support for a new school district policy to affirm the protection of civil liberties and the rights of undocumented students.
Ural Ollison, the oldest black veteran in Portland, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016
Lawrence Nelson Garnett
Lawrence Nelson Garnett, born June 21, 1949, was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2016.
James W. Britt Jr.
James W. Britt Jr. was born May 26, 1937 and passed away on Nov.21, 2015.
August Wilson Monologue Competition Opens
The August Wilson Red Door Project is bringing back its flagship student program, the August Wilson Monologue Competition
Local production to get big screen showing
For the first time, ‘The Wake of Vanport’ documentary made by local students with stories told by Vanport flood survivors will be seen on the big screen at the Hollywood Theatre, on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m.