Wednesday, February 25
Women at the fringes no longer
Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it a shot, way back in 1872 — nearly 50 years before women even got the vote.
Why are so many girls in detention?
Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation’s detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it?
Dynamic church leader faces terminal diagnosis
Despite the removal of a kidney and five weeks of recovery, doctors have told Pastor Hardy he’s nearing the end of his life. How will this community handle such a loss?
Thursday, February 19
Public ceremony planned for beloved Blazer
A beloved figure and one of the most prolific Portland Trail Blazers, Jerome Kersey, died Feb. 18 at age 52.
Wednesday, February 18
Makes pledge to restore public trust
Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon's governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber.
Exhibit produced by Oregon Black Pioneers
The Oregon Historical Society has opened the third exhibition in a series produced by the Oregon Black Pioneers.
Tuesday, February 17
My top 10 films of 2014
Judge Darleen Ortega eschews the whitest Oscar's in recent history and chooses her own top 10 of year.
Friday, February 13
Says no laws broken, but scandal turned to liability
Long-time Democratic Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday announced his resignation amid allegations his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself.
Wednesday, February 11
Jacob "Lee" Jackson
Jacob "Lee" Jackson
Louis Garner was born Nov. 20, 1941 and died Feb. 1, 2015.
Elouise James Streeter Russell
Elouise James Streeter Russell was born April 9, 1926 and died Feb. 4, 2015.
Friends and allies of the GOP
When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Depicting a shared legacy
The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.
My best to worst favorites at PIFF
Judge Darleen Ortega goes through what's hot and what's not at the 38th Portland International Film Festival.
Meeting of the Reverends a Black History moment
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, Rev. Bernice A. King, comes to Portland this Sunday.
Wednesday, February 4
Torture supporters dominate TV news shows
When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from the Bush years about the merits of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Sobering picture for residents of color
People of color in Multnomah County face “extremely sobering’’ disparities that lead to more illness, fewer opportunities and shorter lives.
Losing a seat at the Oscar table
For the first time since 1998, the stage has been set for our nation to celebrate its least diverse Oscars.
International Film Festival an opening to the world
Every February, I travel the world--and so can you, or virtually so, because the Portland International Film Festival offers the most culturally diverse film event of the year, beginning this week.
African films tackle violence, prejudice and cultural identity
Portland Community College's Cascade Festival of African Films is going local.