Billy Webb Elks Lodge damaged by suspect fire
A gofundme.com campaign is underway to help raise donations to make repairs to the Billy Webb Elks Lodge, a landmark structure serving the Black community that was extensively damaged by fire.
Candidate speaks out on gun violence, other issues
Capt. Derrick Peterson is pointing to extensive experience in law enforcement and corrections in a campaign to become the next sheriff for Multnomah County
Coalition intends to show how peace is possible
A coalition of representatives from Portland’s African American community, including faith leaders and retired Black police officers are kicking off a new initiative responding to an increase in community gun violence to show how peace is possible.
Community-based healing program offers support
Parent finds solace among other parents through POIC + Rosemary Anderson High School’s Community Healing Initiative
Ashton Simpson files for Metro Council
If elected, he would become the first Black man to represent the diverse area for Metro and the second to serve on the regional government panel.
A.H. Francis thwarted exclusion law
On Saturday, a plaque honoring Black pioneer merchant and abolitionist A.H. Francis was dedicated in downtown Portland courtesy of the Oregon Black Pioneers and the Lang Syne Society
Addresses historic harms by original freeway
ODOT grants conditional approval to a plan to expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter as well as build a cap over the freeway to allow for the redevelopment of a Black community destroyed when the interstate was first built.
Mary Ann McLaurin
It is with profound sadness the family of Mary Ann McLaurin announce her Homegoing.
RFP Solid Waste Scalehouse Operations
Indictment charges police with civil rights violations
Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the federal charges against them
Title-winning coach returns to program
Long-time winning football coach and youth leader Anthony Stoudamire is back as team prepares for Friday’s home opener.
Albina Library moves to historic home
After being moved repeatedly, then shut down for several years, the Albina Library has moved back to its historic home at 216 N.E. Knott St. and is open for business.
DA creates unit to review past convictions
A long time criminal defense attorney and racial justice advocate from Portland’s Black community will review wrongful convictions and review prison sentences as head of a new Justice Integrity Unit in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office.
Reopening brings latest features to diverse school
A fully modernized McDaniel High School has reopened at the former Madison High School campus in northeast Portland.
‘I am concerned we are losing our focus’
It is essentional that with all that is going on in our world right now that we ask ourselves an important question: Where are we in this movement, at this moment?
Velma Jean Redeau
Her greatest love was her family
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Black families offer lessons in support
Black families offer lessons in how to manage the burden that comes with caregiving.
Demand fairness for Portland Nabisco workers
Oregon lawmakers of color are demanding fairness for striking employees at northeast Portland’s Nabisco plant.