Friday, August 30
Bells toll for justice and freedom
Bells ring in Portland to commemorate 50 years since Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.
Wednesday, August 28
Everything made from scratch and fresh at the Miracles Café
Soul food eatery, 'Miracle's Cafe' on Martin Luther King Boulevard is quickly becoming a go-to spot for many people across the city.
A final evening with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
How did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Portland Center Stage’s production of The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, previews Saturday, Aug. 31, opens Friday, Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 27.
Outreach workers invite students back
Teachers, outreach workers, staff and community members are turning out Saturday Sept. 14 to knock on the doors of students who are not in school and invite them back to the classroom as part of Portland Public Schools third annual Reconnection Campaign, a key district initiative to get more students to graduation and beyond.
William James Noble Sr.
A Homegoing Celebration for William James Noble Sr., who passed away quietly in his sleep on Aug. 22, 2013, will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Bethel AME Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.
When the focus is on making as much money as possible
"As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever," says William A. Collins.
Tuesday, August 27
Tribute speaks to civil rights issues of yesterday and today
Portlanders marched through downtown to commemorate the historic 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom'
Wednesday, August 21
Neighborhood stalwart was a community champion
Accolades and remembrances are pouring in for Lee Perlman, a longtime Portland community journalist and activist who died this month at the age of 64.
Local leaders say there’s still work to do for civil rights
Local civil rights leaders prepare for commemoration march taking place Saturday in honor of the 50 year anniversary of the 'March on Washington'.
Portland recalls King’s historic speech
Portlanders recall Martin Luther King's 'dream' 50 years later
Friends and family keep vigil on woman’s death
Things got off to a late start at the ‘Justice March for Ivy’ rally in downtown Portland Saturday, but the small legion of supporters were certainly seen and heard once things got going.
Another march, another dream
In the 50 years that have followed that march, Dr. King's words have echoed everywhere and inspired multitudes. Today, senior citizens who came to the march still remember. One retired octogenarian now living in Florida insists: "It was one of the most important experiences of my life."
Global response to climate change is in tatters
"...nearly a year’s worth of global economic output we’ll all have to spend coping with the extreme weather and other climate-changing impacts triggered by the now unfrozen methane hovering in the atmosphere," says William A. Collins
Wednesday, August 14
Memorabilia from decades past cause friction at Matt Dishman
The historic Matt Dishman Community Center in north Portland is the focal point of a battle that essentially questions the relevance of the celebrated relics of decades-past to the 63-year-old site’s immediate future.
Reward leading to arrest offered up to $2,500
The Portland Fire Bureau search for answers following Aug. 8's massive fire on MLK Boulevard.
Tuesday, August 13
Rose Garden name goes away for sponsorship deal
The Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health have unveiled a community partnership that changes the name of the Rose Garden to “the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter,” effective immediately.
Longtime reporter Lee Perlman found dead at the age of 64.
Wednesday, August 7
Algie Gatewood’s charm and success will be missed
Portland Community College is losing one of its longtime leaders. Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood is returning to his roots to become the next president of Alamance Community College in North Carolina. Gatewood completes a nine-year tenure as leader of PCC’s urban north Portland campus.
Minority advocates count up legislative successes
Oregon is one of the least racially diverse states in the union, but that has not stopped minorities from making significant changes in the state Legislature this year.
Non-profit holds 24th paint and repair-a-thon
REACH Community Development, a local nonprofit affordable housing developer, joined nearly 300 community volunteers on Saturday for their 24th annual paint and repair-a-thon.
Charles Edward Lawrence
In memory of Charles Edward Lawrence (Ed).
America continues to devalue young black men
National Urban League president Marc H. Morial, examines the affects of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case further.
Concerns have a lot to with its natural gas and oil reserves
"There are plenty of environmental and safety reasons to oppose the construction and operation of nuclear reactors. Key among them is the fact that there’s no proven safe system to dispose of or store the highly radioactive waste they generate."
Bassist, Erick Lews, a fixture in the Portland jazz, soul, and funk scene for years now joins special guest Joey Williams for a celebration of his new solo album at Jimmy Mak's.
McDonalds not the only low wage player
Did the golden arches deserve the ridicule that ensued after its employees staged a mass protest?
Thursday, August 1
Tribute to great jazz and Native culture
Celebrating Jim Pepper’s Native ethnic heritage and a broader multi culturalism for the Portland area