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100 Years of Roses

Saturday celebration for Washington Park

You’re invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of an iconic Portland treasure, Portland’s Washington Park has just underwent new accessibility improvements and an all day party is thrown this Saturday, Aug. 26.

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Affordable, Family Housing

Rutherford Place construction begins

The Charlotte Rutherford Place--which honors one of Portland's pioneering African American families and their impact on the entire community, will rise from 6905 N Interstate Ave., providing 31 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom units as part of Portland’s housing strategy to address displacement and gentrification.

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On Alberta Street

Gallery’s August Shows

Contemporary designs, geometric elements and an artist’s investigation of borders to explore boundaries are some of the concepts used in art works featured this month at Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

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Hot Jazz, Wines and Fine Art

With its focus on world-class jazz musicians, fine art and crafts, and great Northwest wines, the 20th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-27, to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

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A Night with ‘The Platters’

Don’t miss Elmer Armstrong and his tribute band to “The Platters” coming to St. Ignatius School in southeast Portland for a benefit concert to support the Filipino American Association of Portland and the St. Ignatius community.

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Comic Carved Niche as Political Voice

Remembering activist Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, died Saturday. He was 84.

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The Legacy of Obo Addy

To help carry forward his legacy of creating cultural awareness and understanding though African music, dance and culture, a free presentation of Addy’s impact on the Pacific Northwest, including a performance by Okropong, will take place on Monday, Aug. 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McMenamins Kennedy School.

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Where History Happened

Preserving the African American experience

Portland’s Architectural Heritage Center, which has long been engaged with preserving the history of the African American experience in the city, has stepped up its efforts to record and place important buildings on the National Historic Registry.

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Vision Checks after Eclipse

Damage from unfiltered looks bring warning

Anyone experiencing eye discomfort or noticeable vision changes in the hours, days and even weeks following Monday's solar eclipse, are encouraged to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination.

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Majestic Ground of North Dakota Moon

Portland story teller and visual artist Carolyn Campbell presents the landscapes of Standing Rock besieged by winter that will take your breath away in her photo exhibit which will be on display through Aug. 31 at Destino Café, 1520 N.E. Alberta St.

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In Loving Memory

Ronald Stewart

Ronald Gerald Stewart went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2017.

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A Prayer for Advocates for Children, Families

Fighting for just policies and practices

Below is a prayer for child advocates. Teachers and school administrators are always on the front lines advocating for children so maybe one of them could use this today as they prepare for the new school year. They are not alone.

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You Can Vote Every Day – With Your Dollars

The power from your wallet

Voting with your dollars can be done every day.

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Mother Nature Cooperates for The Great Solar Eclipse

For a few minutes on Monday morning, Hustle and bustle of Portland’s streets come to a pause as the moon passes over the face of the sun

Amazing sight wows crowds

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Affirmative Action: Dissecting Rhetoric from Reality

The attack on equality of education

According to a leaked memo, the Department of Justice is planning to redirect resources from its civil rights division to investigate and sue universities that use “intentional race-based discrimination” in their admissions process because of its purported negative effects on Asian-American applicants.

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‘Trombone Shorty’ at Edgefield Manor

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band performing Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor in Troutdale.

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SEI Community Celebration

For the second year in a row, Self Enhancement, Inc., the non-profit organization providing academic support and services for African-American students and their families, is breaking out the summer jams with a free community “homecoming” celebration and music festival at Unthank Park on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Where the Flames of Righteous Anger Burned

Ferguson Empowerment Center rises

Three years ago this month, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot an unarmed, black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. The anger and unrest sparked by that shooting came to be symbolized by the image of a burning convenience store on West Florissant Avenue. And it presented one of the greatest challenges of his career for Michael McMillan, who’d been appointed President and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis just a year before.

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Montavilla Jazz Fest Weekend

Explore new frontiers with top local artists

You’re invited to explore new frontiers in jazz with top local artists during the Montavilla Jazz Festival this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20.

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Loans for Start-Up Entrepreneurs

A number of diverse, low-income entrepreneurs in Oregon and southwest Washington will have better access to small loans to start their business thanks to the financial help Wells Fargo recently gave to Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), a community development financial institution working with disadvantaged communities.


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