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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.

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Cultural Advocate Meets Obama

Portland Community College is reporting about a big hand shake one of its alums got at the White House.

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Home Ownership Fair this Saturday

Emmanuel Hospital hosts this years African American Homeownership Fair

Portland's African American Alliance for Homeownership is hosting a free-to-the-public resource event to help members of the community own their own housing and offer support to residents facing foreclosure.

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Get Healthy at Wellness Village

The African American Health Coalition brings free services to Portlanders this Saturday

Learn how you can get free immunizations, hearing and vision clinic aid, and more courtesy of the African American Health Coalition

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Promoting Neighborhoods and Trees

Group Celebrates 25 Years with Special Offer

Find out how Friends of the Trees is bringing a new canopy line to the Portland area

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Pumpkin Carving Fun at King Market

The Great Pumpkin celebration returns to the Portland State University Portland Farmer's Market on Saturday, Oct. 25th and makes its debut at the King Market in northeast Portland on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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Prayer for Healing

Community invited to join ‘Our Response’

Members of the African American community and others are invited to attend a spiritual response to issues impacting our community and the nation on Monday, Oct. 27 at Maranatha Church, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave.

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‘Dear White People’ Comes to Town

Long-awaited comedy on being black face in a white place

The Black indie comedy of the year is coming to Portland this Friday - will you be there?

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Ebola Alert

In Oregon, flu considered more of a risk

"What we've learned," says Dr. Paul Lewis, the Tri-County Health Officer for the Portland area, "is that we're probably more likely to deal with suspected cases than real cases."

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PSU Considers Armed Police Force

Students and other activists raise concerns as decision nears

A deputized police force for Portland’s major university is a proposal that’s drawing fierce opposition from some PSU’s student groups, professors and civil rights activists.

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Not Your Everyday Family

Portland director brings comedy on West African experience

A play with lots of laughs and drama that follows an African family over three distinct stages of their development, through changing times and circumstances

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In Loving Memory

Funeral services for Lucille Johnson were held last Friday at Life Change Christian Center. She was born April 29, 1920 and died Sept. 27, 2014.

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In Loving Memory

Michael Paul Massad is remembered by friends and loved ones alike.

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Family Mourns Father, Grandfather

Killed when hit by Max train

Tragedy befalls a Portland family when a Max train hits and kills local grandfather, Joe Hill.

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Momentous Growth

PCC celebrates new full service campus in southeast

Portland Community College is opening up a fourth comprehensive campus, and Portlanders are invited to check out the new digs this Saturday!

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Voters Get Ready to Decide on Marijuana

Will Oregon go the way of Washington and Colorado this election?

Ballots went out today and Oregonians will be forced to decide the fate of marijuana laws in their state. Find out what effects Measure 91 could have on everything from who gets arrested to who gets taxed for what. And don't forget to vote!


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