An election for Student Body President at Portland State University has sparked protests and even a petition asking for one of the candidates in the race to resign.
Former Oregon press secretary to guide organization
A new era is beginning for Portland’s premier civil rights organization with new leadership from a homegrown attorney who is steeped in political experience.
Rev. T. Allen Bethel named ‘Ecumenist of the Year’
The Rev. T. Allen Bethel, senior pastor of Maranatha Church in northeast Portland, is being honored for his outstanding work in the faith community and for his advocacy of good public policy.
Free service hours come to neighborhood clinic
A neighborhood health clinic has started offering free service hours once a month to reach people without access to healthcare.
Honored tradition for 15 high school girls
Rose Court selections have been made!
Writer, musician, and performer Saul Williams is bringing his eclectic mix of hip hop and charged poetry to Portland as part of his nationwide Martyr Loser Kingdom tour.
Dark could inside a silver lining
The dark cloud inside this silver lining is that too many people are still being left behind—particularly in our communities of color, where unemployment remains at a crisis level, even as our economy continues to rebound.
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Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.
Dramatic differences state by state
For years, Time magazine has a run a feature on the best places to live in the United States. But nobody ever ranked the best places for women — until now.
Some new documentaries worth waiting for
The last 11 docs that I saw at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C., this month represent a range of quality, too. None are in theaters or online yet, but several are worth watching for.
Beaverton resident Sarah Gilmore will represent Oregon at the Miss Black USA Beauty Pageant in August.
The Oregon Public Health Institute has honored Portland civil rights activist LaKeesha Dumas as an emerging leader and named her to the group’s board overseeing community health projects.
18th annual event timely for new hires
With hiring on the rise and employment returning to pre-recession levels, the Portland Community College Cascade Job Fair is poised to be one of its strongest ever.
White Bird concludes its 17th season on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with “The Blues Project” featuring thrilling tap dance and live blues music with critically acclaimed tap company Dorrance Dance and award-winning blues singer and composer Toshi Reagon with her 5-piece band, BIGLovely.
James E. Gray
James E. Gray was born on July 12,1938 to Lilly Jones and Herman Gray in Hinds County, Mississippi. He passed away on April 1.
If agreement holds, peace is possible
There’s more at stake here than sanctions and centrifuges. If the agreement holds, it could lead to a real breakthrough for peace in the Middle East.
Full Frame brings out best in documentaries
The Opinionated Judge takes on the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina.