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Effort to Save Black Landmark

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.

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Experienced Deputy Enters Sheriff’s Race

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

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Community Takes Action on Violence

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.

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Help with Parenting

Community-based healing program offers support

Parent finds solace among other parents through POIC + Rosemary Anderson High School’s Community Healing Initiative

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Candidate Sees Neglected Needs

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.

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Dedicated Plaque Honors Black Pioneer

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

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Cap for I-5 Expansion Approved

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.

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In Loving Memory

Mary Ann McLaurin

It is with profound sadness the family of Mary Ann McLaurin announce her Homegoing.

Metro Procurement RFP 3953

RFP Solid Waste Scalehouse Operations

R&H Construction

Tiller Apartments

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George Floyd Officers Arraigned

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

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Jefferson football back to business

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.

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Back to its Roots

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.

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Warren Hired for Justice Integrity

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.

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McDaniel High Celebrated

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.

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In This Movement, At This Moment

‘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?

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Celebration of Life

Velma Jean Redeau

Her greatest love was her family

Oregon State Bar


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Caring for Someone with Dementia

Black families offer lessons in support

Black families offer lessons in how to manage the burden that comes with caregiving.

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Minority Lawmakers Support Strikers

Demand fairness for Portland Nabisco workers

Oregon lawmakers of color are demanding fairness for striking employees at northeast Portland’s Nabisco plant.


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