Tuesday, June 30
Congratulations to Faubion PreK-8 School graduate Chinemerem Amadi as a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Academic Excellence Award.
Celebrating local neighborhoods
Highlight's from this year's Good in the Hood Parade.
Extravaganza fighting hunger begins Thursday
The annual Waterfront Blues Festival comes back to Portland this weekend.
Dawson Park concert to honor late music legends
A community musical legacy concert at Dawson Park on Wednesday
The City of Vancouver presents another year of free concerts and movies in the parks from Wednesday, July 8 to Aug. 14.
Sylvester to open festival honoring Blues great
On Thursday, on the opening day of this year's Waterfront Blues Festival, Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester will play a special set to honor his greatest Blues influence, the late BB King.
‘Escape Rooms’ to unleash your inner sleuth
A family owned adventures facility in Beaverton has a new team-building, mind-bending activity for friends, families or company excursions.
An act of terrorism and nothing less
I am the great grandson of a slave. The conversations about race, racism, bigotry, the confederate flag, historic oppression; these conversations are not abstract discussions for me, nor for many others who can trace their immediate lineage to slavery.
Some thoughts for folks with questions
Gender variance is a hot topic right now - so it might be valuable to familiarize with some terms and histories.
Henry Earl Dizer
A life celebration to remember Henry Earl Dizer will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 1 p.m. at Morningstar Church.
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America takes place Saturday, July 4 at the Fort Vancouver National Site.
PBS has temporary put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards.
The Clackamas Repertory Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' classic play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opened Friday on the campus of Clackamas Community College.
Slavery still shapes our society
It’s a profoundly shameful history. But if we don’t face that history squarely — and acknowledge the ways it still distorts the structure of our society today — we’ll be incapable of undoing its legacy.
Monday, June 29
Rousing eulogy touches on racial past and present
President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America's racial history Friday, and then boldly sang "Amazing Grace," a spiritual meant to summon hope in the darkest of times.
Thursday, June 25
Cancellation due to heat advisory
Essentially Ellington winners will perform at later late and at other festivals
Wednesday, June 24
A lively new dance performance group that draws from the work of famous black feminists and artists comes to Portland this weekend.
Free Last Tuesday summer concert are coming to the Round in Beaverton, sponsored by the city of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Commission.
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith is applauding passage of a new county budget that increases support for families in crisis and fights economic disparities.
Exhibit delves into world of the unexpected
What's more amazing that Robert Ripley's legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats? The science that underlies them!
Summer jobs for youth pay future dividends
The unemployment rates for black teens is a staggering 30.1% - Latino teens, 19.2%. But these kids aren't just looking for a first job to fill their resumes. These are the teens most in desperate need of a paycheck to support their families, themselves, and even younger siblings.
World leaders fall short on climate change
After a quarter-century of buzz over global warming, the climate talkers are at it again, doing whatever it is they do.
Multicultural festival kicks off Friday
The Good in the Hood annual celebration of multicultural music and food is coming to Lillis Albina Park this weekend.
This week, the association’s affiliated club members, representing 34 clubs in six states, will be in Portland to participate in its annual championship tournament.
Young fish enthusiasts are invited to come fish for free at the 25th annual Junior Fishing Clinic.
Oregon has two new laws to protect the integrity of programs that provide access to public contracts for minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small businesses.
Kick off summer by stocking up on reading material for those long, lazy days ahead.
Interested in working at Portland International Airport, but don’t know where to start? The new Jobs@PDX website can help.
Tuesday, June 23
Free program invites youth to explore and learn
Kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library of the Multnomah County Library system for a free summer reading program that entices kids to read for pleasure and maintain the skills they learned during the school year, while also encouraging lifelong library use.
Rosalie Davis Allen was born Dec. 10, 1937 and died June 12, 2015.
This is my current situation. The white people in my life just don’t care. But what exactly do I expect? More, that's what.
Local farmers, food producers and hot food vendors from all over the region fill Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland’s downtown living room, on Mondays.
Thursday, June 18
A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, S.C.
Hearts and Prayers with the 9 Lost Lives
Open to Portlanders who would like to hold healing prayer and light for the victims of the attack in Charleston.
Tuesday, June 16
As a person that has been in physical activity from six years of age through my adult life the only thing that has helped me has been the infamous ice bath (cue scary music).
Portland State University has finalized a contract to build the Viking Pavilion and Education Center at the south end of the PSU campus.
Ban begins July 1 for entire parks system
Portland Parks and Recreation’s ban on smoking and tobacco use will expand July 1 to include the entire parks system.
Juneteenth has become a national celebration of freedom commemorating the date in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that Union soldiers brought to Texas news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were now free.
Parade, celebration to honor Juneteenth
Celebrate Juneteenth in Portland this Saturday with a parade on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and march to the Legacy Emanuel field!
Fans of classic cars and motorcycles can catch the 8th annual Rose City Round Up this weekend.
Hooray for smoke-free parks, spaces
Congratulations to Portland Parks and Recreation for now becoming a smoke-free environment throughout the entire park system. The benefits? Are probably much more than we know yet.
Confronting the obstacles to college degrees
All across the country, people are gathering to observe an annual academic rite of passage: graduation.
A tax code stacked against working people
To hear some politicians tell it, America’s welfare system is facing a grave crisis: Millions of poor people, they say, are idling away their time eating lobster and relaxing on cruises. This is simply not the case.
Parks center initiates extra teen support
The Matt Dishman Community Center in northeast Portland has made access easier for teenagers this summer as part of the city’s long range plan to provide safe and free activities for youth.
Champion mentors to lead effort
Is your kid the world's next Golden Gloves champion? A free summer boxing camp is the perfect opportunity to build a student's discipline and self-confidence!
County opens center for cat adoptions
Multnomah County Animal Services just opened a facility in north Portland to help improve access for folks who can't make it out its main shelter in Troutdale.
The Allen Temple CME Church family is inviting you to attend the first annual “Unsung Heroes and Heroines Award."
Thursday, June 11
Tournament opens Friday for top basketball prospects
The Rose City Showcase, an official Rose Festival basketball tournament, tips off Friday
Wednesday, June 10
School’s almost out — have you made plans for your kids this summer? Opportunities for summer fun and learning are going fast at the Oregon Zoo.
An admission the system is broken
In a stunning vote last month, Nebraska became the first Republican-led state in more than four decades to abolish its death penalty.
Portland Parks & Recreation has purchased a nearly three acre parcel of vacant land with views of the West Hills and the Willamette River for use as a public park in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of north Portland.
An impressive collection of photographs celebrating people, places, and a potpourri of images unique to Oregon goes on public display this week.
Invite out for festivities, food and guest speaker
The Vancouver chapter of the NAACP invites the community to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, on Saturday, June 20.
Gresham’s Summer Kids in the Park program
Summer Kids in the Park is back for another summer of fun and healthy activities in Gresham's largest parks.
The Portland Housing Bureau is offering up to $15,000 to eligible homeowners in north and northeast Portland - find out if you might qualify for this assistance.
Tuesday, June 9
How many more will we mourn?
Freddie Gray wasn't the only person to die at the hands of the police in April.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia Northwest has new support for its program that connects children facing adversity with adult mentors to create real and meaningful impacts in the lives of those involved.
The American Red Cross is hosting a community blood drive commemorating the work of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American physician who served as medical director of the first Red Cross blood bank.
Shooter Charged in Gresham Murder
A suspected gang-related shooting at a Gresham gas station last October that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old Portland man has been solved.
Authorities believe a black man was violently attacked before he was found in Portland's Old Town district. The family is looking for answers.
Wednesday, June 3
Obama Makes it Right
Declaring it's never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts nearly 100 years ago went unrecognized in an age of discrimination.
State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.
The Portland African American Leadership Forum is bringing back the city's Black Baccalaureate program for graduating seniors this year.
Tuesday, June 2
Confronting stigmas of homelessness and addiction
Participants in Living Stages ‘ Theatre for Real Life’ artist residency at Bud Clark Commons will present “Hurry Up and Wait” a performance of two original interactive forum plays reflecting the challenges low-income community members face in accessing healthcare services, and dealing with the stigmas of former homelessness and addiction.
The Clark College Music Department has a welcome mat out for its 4th annual Clark College Big Band Bash on Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in Gaiser Hall Theater.
Brings version of soccer on smaller scale
Portland Parks and Recreation dedicated a new futsal court, a version of soccer played on a smaller scale, at Colonel Summers Park in southeast Portland Saturday.
A pathway to building 1,000 homes
A non-profit is refocusing its affordable housing goals and bringing folks back into the city.
Festival Latino 2015 takes place on Saturday, June 6, at Clackamas Community College from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Gregory Forum.
Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy
Republican lawmakers celebrated Tax Day by voting to repeal the estate tax. If they get their way, the multi-millionaires and billionaires who fund their election campaigns will reap a huge tax break.
Reading made more accessible at Rosa Parks
An innovative new space designed for children with diverse learning needs is helping children at Rosa Parks Elementary concentrate on reading and other classroom tasks, setting an expectation that everyone can read and graduate.
To the Class of 2016
Your life’s journey—and its achievements—does not end here. Celebrate, because you’ve earned it; bask in your well-earned feeling of accomplishment today, because tomorrow you will find that there is much work to be done.
‘Marie’s Story’ resonates for its victory over crushing defeats
The film is based on the true story of Marie Heurtin, born five years after Helen Keller in Vertou, France.
Other treatments can build on better outcomes
On any given day nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication — more than four times the rate for all children.
Weekend screenings, discussion set
The locally produced, award winning documentary “Arresting Power- Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon” will screen at the Clinton Street Theater.