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Remember, honor and celebrate
" There are few men or women who leave such an indelible imprint and impact on the world that they are remembered, honored and celebrated by nations near and far for centuries after they depart. There are few people for whom even all the words in every language fail to convey the magnitude and meaning of their lives. Without a doubt in mind or heart, I know that Nelson Mandela is one among a very select few." Marc H. Morial
‘Hitzville’ show in Portland Saturday
Two Las Vegas shows will bring out the Christmas spirit in Portland Saturday as Project Clean Slate benefits from a Roy Jay holiday fundraiser expected to attract over 700 people to the Oregon Convention Center, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Urges enforcement of professional behavior
The director of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights is urging the Portland Police Bureau to respond to recent reports of an officer using a racial slur as an opportunity for daily training and making reminders about expected professional behavior.
Lewis and Clark students call for more diversity
Lewis and Clark students and their Black Student Union are calling for more diversity on campus after a string of racist incidents. Despite bitter cold temperatures, around 200 Lewis and Clark College students showed up Friday morning for an on-campus sit-in. Organized by the Black Student Union, the event generated major support from the southwest Portland school’s mostly white students.
Stellar cast gives ‘Out of the Furnace’ much to savor
Our 'Opinionated Judge' reviews the film 'Out of the Furnace' starring Christian Bale.
Miracle Theatre Group invites the whole family to enjoy the Posada Milagro, to be celebrated Sunday, Dec. 15 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at El Centro Milagro, 537 S.E. Stark St.
Meyer Memorial Trust seeking a Program Officer
Program aims to dismantle myths of nursing field
What do you picture when you think of a nurse? Sonya Justice’s theory is that if you’re like a lot of people she’s encountered during her 15 years as a registered nurse in an Intensive Care Unit, you equate her profession somewhat to a second-rate role to doctors, a notion she is trying to destroy with her new television program Reel Nurses Talk Show.
Acting like we can’t afford spending makes us poorer
Rob Kirsh examines the budget 'crisis' and spending problem.
‘Nebraska’ uncovers a father and son’s humanity
Our 'Opinonated Judge' reviews Alexander Payne's new film Nebraska.
Historic resource not protected
1924 building was of Colonial style with a portico and Tuscan columns.
PDC defends controversial project
Does a Trader Joe's on MLK Blvd. foster gentrification?
Dawson Park renovations begin
Members of the Portland community gathered at Dawson Park on Thursday to celebrate the start of construction to restore the park as a key community gathering space while honoring its rich African-American history. The $2.6 million renovation project will make the park more welcoming and attractive, with an improved playground, interactive water play feature, barbeques, picnic tables and benches, and better lighting and accessibility.
Dress for Success expands with career center debut
Dress for Success, a northeast Portland program designed to help disadvantaged women break into the corporate world with style, celebrated the debut of their brand new Patricia Whiting Career Center on Thursday.
New executive for youth advocacy group
There’s a new driver at the Bus, well at least a new leader. The social justice and activist group, the Bus Project, recently named Tara Sulzen as their new executive director.
Local governments pledge to help with jobs and services
Oregon’s top veterans official says that it will take a broad community effort to meet the needs of four generations of military veterans who've served in five major wars. On Thursday, Multnomah County pledged to lead the way.
Two local student athletes who have played together since the second grade decided to sign their “National Letter of Intent” together in a special ceremony dedicated to their accomplishments.
Carla Moore-Wade was born Feb. 20, 1962 to Ivan “Tex” and Arilena Scott Moore. She died Nov. 14, 2013 at the age of 51.
Job protections for all of our brothers, sisters
" ...in most states you can still be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). In Nevada, where I live, we protect LGBT people from employment discrimination. But too many other states have yet to take that simple step. There are no state laws protecting LGBT Americans against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation in 29 states and no state law protections for gender identity in 33 states." --Rev. Leonard B. Jackson