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Aaron Campbell Vigil Planned

Marks 10 years since death by police sniper

Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform hosts Saturday gathering.

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Beauty Explored in ‘African Mean Girls Play’

Comedy tackles teen challenges

The breakout hit comedy ‘School Girls’ or ‘The African Mean Girls Play” explores the challenges facing teenage girls.

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Film Screens with Call to Action

Community focus on unjust discipline of black girls

The community is invited to see the injustice and consider the solutions behind a new trend making African American girls the fastest-growing population in the criminal justice system.

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‘Squad’ Progressive to Talk Housing

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be in Portland Saturday to address housing justice.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Portland’s representative in Congress, is bringing Tlaib to Jefferson High School in north Portland.

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Back to the Drawing Board

ODOT to consider buildable lots over I-5

The ODOT Commission will meet this Thursday in Lake Oswego to conside a presentation from ODOT experts on the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

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Humanity Shines in ‘Sweat’

A timely insight into today’s economic woes

As the world of the union workers begins to crumble, we see how easily they can be pitted against each other

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Unifying Working People of All Ages

Learning from King’s last campaign

Our country may be polarized by party. But the truth is, we have more in common to fight for than what divides us.

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Putting Kids and Families First

Bahia Overton is new leader for Black Parent Initiative

Overton is close to completing her doctorate in social work, focusing on black girls in foster care.

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Annual MLK Protest Fills Street

Marchers call for progress against racism, gun violance and discrimination

Marching to advance civil rights and fight racism, gun violence and discrimination

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Most Thrilling Musicians on Film

Reel Music Festival showcase begins

Beloved Reel Music Festival features a line-up of cutting-edge work focused on some of today’s—and yesteryear’s—most thrilling musicians.

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Free Copies for Everybody Reads

Library invites community participation

Multnomah County Library invites the community to participate in Everybody Reads 2020, featuring Tommy Orange’s debut novel about the urban Native experience, “There There.”

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A Campaign for Future Black Leaders

Natural Grocers partners with Jack and Jill nonprofit

On Martin Luther King Day, 2.5 percent of all Natural Grocers sales across the country will be donated to Jack and Jill programs supporting the future success of black students.

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King Defined by Rousing Speeches, Letters

His words continue to have relevance today

The words of America’s foremost civil rights leader stirred great emotions across the country and the world at the time, and are still so relevant even today.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Armory

Local actors front award-winning rock musical

For the uninitiated, "Hedwig" is a gritty, glittery drag-punk musical centered on two characters.

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‘The Two Popes,’ a Compelling Drama

Film approaches questions of faith with nuance and respect.

Those who are not religious may not immediately be drawn to this material, but the filmmakers help you understand why you should care.

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Injustices Created the Racial Wealth Divide

Bridge the gap for kids with ‘baby bonds’

The median black family today owns $3,600 — just 2 percent of the $147,000 of wealth the median white family owns.

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Don’t Expect Fair Elections in 2020

We are in a fight and it won’t be a fair one

The African American journey through American history can be summed up in two words – unjust and unfair.

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College Admission Tests Biased and Unhelpful

SAT and ACT can’t predict student success

A lawsuit is taking on the University of California system’s use of the SAT and ACT standardized tests in admissions.

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Performing for King’s Birthday

Opera star Angela Brown to visit Portland

Growing up, Brown said she had “a keen awareness” of Martin Luther King Jr. through her grandfather’s church.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

35th annual event includes speakers, entertainment

The day’s events will all focus on Dr. King and will showcase a variety of expressions in song, oration, dance and drumming.

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