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Running for President and Against the Mainstream

Women at the fringes no longer

Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it a shot, way back in 1872 — nearly 50 years before women even got the vote.

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A Cruel and Unjust Juvenile Justice System

Why are so many girls in detention?

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation’s detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it?

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Competition Heats Up!

Helping students of color in the dramatic arts

Who will win Portland's August Wilson monologue competition and move on to Broadway finals in New York?

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Praying for a Miracle

Dynamic church leader faces terminal diagnosis

Despite the removal of a kidney and five weeks of recovery, doctors have told Pastor Hardy he’s nearing the end of his life. How will this community handle such a loss?

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Making Amends

Gay organization welcomed back

Will the Ambridge Event Center be able to make things right again with the LGBT community?

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We Need a Revolution

Activist rap group dead prez comes to Portland

Portland will get up close to a popular hip hop group known for confronting social justice issues and embracing Pan-Africanism when dead prez plays Saturday at Mississippi Studios.

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Memorial for Jerome Kersey

Public ceremony planned for beloved Blazer

A beloved figure and one of the most prolific Portland Trail Blazers, Jerome Kersey, died Feb. 18 at age 52.

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Brown Takes Oath of Governor

Makes pledge to restore public trust

Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon's governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber.

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African Marimba Concert

Put on your dancing shoes and come hear six marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and South Africa for free!

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A Community on the Move

Exhibit produced by Oregon Black Pioneers

The Oregon Historical Society has opened the third exhibition in a series produced by the Oregon Black Pioneers.

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Terrorism Task Force Draws Fire

Leader cautions about FBI abuses

Avel Gordly has joined a chorus of voices urging the Portland City Council to not re-join a Joint Terrorism Task Force on a full time basis.

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Counterpoint to the Oscars

My top 10 films of 2014

Judge Darleen Ortega eschews the whitest Oscar's in recent history and chooses her own top 10 of year.

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Governor Kitzhaber Resigns

Says no laws broken, but scandal turned to liability

Long-time Democratic Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday announced his resignation amid allegations his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself.

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Adding Up the Losses

Allen Temple committed to rebuilding after devastating fire

One local black church faces hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fire damage. Will they be able to fix it?

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In Loving Memory

Jacob "Lee" Jackson

Jacob "Lee" Jackson

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In Loving Memory

Louis Garner

Louis Garner was born Nov. 20, 1941 and died Feb. 1, 2015.

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In Memory of a Loving Mother

Elouise James Streeter Russell

Elouise James Streeter Russell was born April 9, 1926 and died Feb. 4, 2015.

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Born Perfect!

Basic Rights Oregon campaign kicks off

Basic Rights Oregon is inviting the community to join them in a new campaign, #BornPerfect, and at an upcoming open house, to learn more about what is happening with justice work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Cozing Up to the Anti-Immigrant Forces

Friends and allies of the GOP

When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

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Selma puts Lens to our Past, Present and Future

Depicting a shared legacy

The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.

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