Stories for November 2014

Wednesday, November 26

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'Gone Girl' Dreadfully Disappoints

Film short on believability and promotes stereotypes

Is this a movie or an endurance test?

Friday, November 21

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Pinnacle of Success

PCC unveils championship banners

Sometimes, when the hard work is done, it’s good to sit back and just have a moment. The 2013-14 Portland Community College men’s basketball team had their moment on Nov. 17 when a crowd of well-wishers filled the Cascade Campus gym in north Portland for the official unveiling of PCC’s first-ever division and conference championship banners.

Wednesday, November 19

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Dental Care for Disadvantaged

Representatives of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington accept a donation of $50,000 from Walmart as a group of associates from the company volunteered last Friday helping patients and providers. "This grant allows us to continue providing dental care to the low-income, uninsured and under-insured people in our community," said Free Clinic Dental Program Manager Carolyn Noack. "We are extremely grateful."

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Paying Heavily for their Political Failures

Democrats ditch the working stiff

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

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Police, Brutality and the Prevalence of Racial Bias

Increasing trust between police and the community

What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.

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In Loving Memory

William Woods Sr.

A memorial service for William Harold Woods Sr., who died peacefully at home with loving family members present on Oct.30, 2014, will be Held Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.

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Support Saves Landmark

A nonprofit affordable housing development and property management company that builds housing for low-income families announced Thursday that it will be constructing and rehabilitating 108 affordable housing units in Portland and Hillsboro.

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Oregon's Hidden Past

Paintings Depict Historical Cultural Roots

Portland artist Anna Magruder loves painting people from the past and her new series of historic surrealist paintings portray some of the hidden stories involving people of color behind Oregon's history.

Wednesday, November 12

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Closer to the Finish Line on School Disparities

A giant step forward for poor children

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination.

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Spinners Front Holiday Event

Roy Jay’s annual benefit to feature Motown superstars

One of the biggest holiday events for Portland returns when the legendary Motown super stars, The Spinners headline the annual Roy Jay Spam and Velveeta Holiday benefit, on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Oregon Convention Center.

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In Loving Memory

Frelimo Amili

Frelimo Amili, also known as Freddie Mitchell Whitlow was born Jan. 7, 1951, in Vancouver, to Annie Ruth Whitlow and Freddie Mitchell Ford. He was the third of eight siblings.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

Wednesday, November 5

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Invite to Middle Eastern Fare

Family brings cooking experience and quality

From a family of innovators and entrepreneurs of four successful dining establishments over 28 years in Portland’s “Zaatar” restaurant prepares delicious, high-quality, fresh, and nutritious Lebanese food, widely recognized as the best food from the Middle East.

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Rap Singer Keeps Career in Focus

King Rawzky hails from musical roots

King Rawzky was raised in the streets of inner Portland when gentrification did not exist, surviving some rough neighborhoods. Also known as Antonio PettyJohnBlue, he was born with alcohol and drugs in his system, but the tough knocks of an early life did not stop him from learning how to adapt as well as survive.

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Mental Health and the Military

‘Mind Zone’ documentary follows impacts of war

‘Mind Zone’ a documentary about mental health and the military will screen on Veterans Day, Tuesday Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. as part of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers Festival at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

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Right Kind of Discomfort

“Dear White People’ takes on privilege, identity and race

When was the last time you saw a film that challenged your assumptions about identity? Or one that depicted anything like the variety and complexity of identity struggles and micro-aggressions experienced by people outside the dominant culture(s)? Or one that managed both to make you feel understood and to make you squirm?

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Transfers Destabilize Schools

The Portland School District needs to amend its enrollment and transfer policies to make them more equitable for all students, according to a volunteer committee that has been studying the issue.

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Honoring Service

40th Annual Veterans Day Parade Slated

Ross Hollywood Chapel will sponsor the Veteran’s Day parade Tuesday, Nov. 11. The 40th annual parade will start at 9:45 a.m. at Northeast 40th Avenue and Tillamook Street and ends at the flagpole in front of the chapel on Northeast 48th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.