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Writings to Humanize Education

‘Teaching for Black Lives’ a handbook for caring

Three-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Bennett and Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore have teamed up to purchase and distribute copies of a new, widely-acclaimed book, “Teaching for Black Lives” to middle and high school social studies and language arts teachers in the Pacific Northwest.

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GOP Playbook Was Textbook Abusive Behavior

Shortly before he became a Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh made two things clear: He likes beer. And he’s a self-righteous beneficiary of presumption of innocence.

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Power to the People Tour

You’re invited to join Kent Ford, founder of the Portland chapter of the Black Panther Party, for a legacy tour of Albina, the historic district of inner north and northeast Portland and home for Portland’s black community.

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No Kind of Rider

No Kind of Rider, a new indie rock and experimental band from Portland, is winning rave reviews from music publications like Afropunk, Pop Matters and Indie Shuffle for their debut album ‘Savage Coast.’ You’re invited to celebrate the 5-piece band’s latest work when it performs Sunday, Oct. 21 at Rontoms.

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Promoting Golf for All

Vincent Johnson takes helm of citywide program

Vincent Johnson, a Portland native and former professional golfer who has championed growing the game of golf through outreach to women, youth and people of color is the new director of golf with Portland Parks and Recreation.

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Gothic Horror Film Screening

Peter Cushing stars as Doctor Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in the 1958 classic ‘Horror of Dracula.’ The NW Film Center gets into the spirit of Halloween with a screening of this towering achievement of gothic horror on Friday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum, downtown. Tickets are $10 general and $8 for students and seniors.

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Fearless, Bold and Stark

Portland’s White Bird dance series will begin its new Uncaged season with the West Coast premiere of Lucy Guerin’s spellbinding duet titled ‘Split,’ featuring two of Australia’s most gifted dancers.

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Triumph over Obstacles

Story embraces diversity of immigrants

Portland’s Corrib Theatre presents ‘Hurl,’ a play about a group of immigrants of color, refugees and asylum seekers who triumphed in the face of historical, societal, and personal obstacles.

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Benefit Supports Local Students

Oh what a night! The Maurice Lucas Foundation’s eighth annual Celebration Dinner & Auction attracted 650 supporters and raised more than $731,000. The funds will support academic and athletic programs for underserved youths at Harriet Tubman Middle School and six high schools in Portland.

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Ballots Going Out to Voters

Ballots for the upcoming Nov. 6 election are scheduled to arrive in mail boxes as soon as this week. In the past few days, the official Voter Pamphlet, which contains information and arguments for and against the various ballot measures and candidates, was delivered to registered voters.

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Advocating Tenants’ Rights

Security deposit, screening and other reforms urged

The goal is to provide more access to housing for people who currently face huge obstacles to finding a house or apartment to rent.

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Protest Turns to Brawl

Repeated clashes has mayor calling for new rules

After rival political factions broke into a bloody street brawl in downtown Portland again Saturday night, Mayor Ted Wheeler called on imposing new regulations to crack down on such occurrences in the future.

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Death Brings End to Paul Allen Era

Blazers owner had loyalty to team and the city

Paul Allen, the longtime-owner of the Portland Trail Blazers who was passionately involved in the team’s operations, died Monday from complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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In Loving Memory

Sherrill Faye Clark

March 1, 1954 – Oct. 5, 2018

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Man Killed Leaving Comedy Show

Comedian arrested in separate incident

Man killed leaving comedy show; artist arrested in separate incident

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Former PCC Campus Dean Dies

Dr. Mildred Ollee remembered

Dr. Mildred Ollee oversaw the build out of a comprehensive Cascade campus during her eight years serving Portland Community College.

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Funk Master Tribute

Ural Thomas joins Oregon Music Hall

Ural Thomas, a veteran R&B funkmaster from north Portland who has shared stages with the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown is being inducted into the Oregon Music Hall

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Brown Sisters Benefit Concert

Event to support Joseph Smith, 13-year-old battling cancer

Musical showcase Saturday, Oct. 13 at Maranatha Church

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Breast Cancer Screenings Offered

Mobile mammogram van to make stop at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church

The Susan G. Komen foundation of Oregon and Southwest Washington is working to prevent breast cancer in the African American community

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