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Wheeler’s Black Leader

Mayor-elect to promote top official

Henderson will be the first African American male to hold such a position in Portland.

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Dean of Black Press Dies at 69

Pioneering black political and civil rights journalist George E. Curry passed away August 20.

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Club Owner Sues City

Claims exotica was shut down unfairly

Donna Thames seeks to prove the closing of her business was less due to criminal activity and more due to the color of her clientele.

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Miss Sharon Jones!

Documentary premiers in Portland

The film captures the stark difference between life on and off stage for the dynamic soul singer most often compared to James Brown.

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Standing Up to Violence

Three brothers catch racism in action

What the brothers caught on video is both shocking and somehow not surprising at all.

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Tools for Business Growth

The Increase Project has recognized its first class of minority business graduates.

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Evening with Malala Yousafzai

Noble Peace winner to share life experiences

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be sharing her story at Theater of the Clouds at the Moda Center.

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Allen Temple Rebuilding

Historic church kicks off remodel after fire

“We are very pleased by the support shown by our community, it’s been a journey,” says Allen Temple leader Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes.

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Athletes Make Olympic History

Minority firsts dominate this year’s games

Athletes representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics are bringing home gold for the nation and for black history.

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Democracy’s Blueprints

See first printings of bedrock documents

See some of the earliest printings of America's foundational blueprint documents at the Oregon Historical Society.

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My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black

Mistreatment isn’t new, nor is it surprising

Shock and fear consumed my family as we came to a stop and were ordered out of the vehicle at gun point.

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Connected to Young Africans for Life

Forging deep connections at Portland State

The Mandela Washington Fellows are a select group of young, electrifying sub-Saharan African leaders ages 25-35.

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Art as Social Justice

A cheer for Ashland plays and racial progress

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's outdoor Elizabethan stage features plays this summer and fall that are all are worth seeing.

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West Coast Hip Hop Awards

Saturday show to pack Roseland

Actor, rapper and comedian Omar Gooding will host the awards show for its second time in Portland.

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Alternative Comedy Show

Eric Andre's live show is coming to the Wonder Ballroom on August 25.


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