Wednesday, October 28
Marian Calhoun Jacobs
Dignity, elegance, faith-filled and a phenomenal woman are all words that describe Marian Calhoun Jacobs, a long- time Portland resident who inherited a rich legacy of faith, family, character, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The fight for equal access and opportunity
While it is obvious to many of us that all lives matter, it is not so obvious that in our great nation founded on the principles of equality and justice that black lives matter.
More money will be directed to affordable housing projects from Portland’s Urban Renewal Districts over the next five years under a proposal going to the Portland City Council.
Betty Marie Ivory
Join us in celebrating our mother's 80th birthday!
Portland’s beloved jazz ensemble, the Norman Sylvester Band, and special guests Lenanne Sylvester-Miller and Sarah Billings, will host a Halloween concert and costume party this Saturday.
Mayor Charlie Hales made a surprise announcement Monday that he was withdrawing his plans to run for a second term in office.
Teams suit up for men and women
At PCC, Patterson hopes to build around talented core players with a sharp, crisp passing and possession style.
(T)error follows the journey of Saeed “Shariff” Torres,’ a 63-year-old former Black Panther turned counterterrorism informant for the FBI.
When a school textbook distorts slavery
Who is writing and influencing the history our children are taught? Should a few education officials in Texas or any state drive decisions about what all of our children learn or sugarcoat the truth?
WSU Vancouver tackles voting rights and immigration
The community is invited to learn more about voting rights and immigration during upcoming forums to mark the 50th anniversaries of the 1965 Voting Rights and Immigration Acts.
Luke David Neufeldt
Luke David Neufeldt, 38, died Oct. 24, 2015 at his home in Portland. He was born Sep. 21, 1977, in Tucson, Ariz.
Tuesday, October 27
Textiles and Ceramics at Guardino
Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St., begins a month long focus of works by three artists with an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adriene Cruz, a textile artist with a passion for color and texture, will be featured in the main gallery.
The Columbus River Theatre Organ Society and northeast Portland’s Hollywood Theatre are bringing back the 1925 silent picture horror classic, “The Phantom of the Opera” this Halloween.
Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Saturday, Oct. 31, during “Howloween” at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free with zoo admission.
Youth and police meet up for unity breakfast
A renewed partnership between African-American students and Portland Police is giving a large contingent of youth and officers an opportunity to build on something positive and learn more about each other.
Thursday, October 22
Rather than curb violence, they increase violence
Trayvon Martin's unjust death at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-described neighborhood watchman continues to shock and live on in our nation's collective consciousnes
Welcoming a new generation of activists
The day after the Aug. 10 anniversary of Michael Brown's death, I was arrested along with more than 50 other protesters outside of the Department of Justice in St. Louis in an act of civil disobedience.
Wednesday, October 21
A Lincoln High School student has become the first youth to ever serve on this city’s Human Rights Commission.
Louis James Mayes was born on March 26, 1935 in Ardmore, Okla. He passed away Oct. 12, 2015 in Portland.
New Seasons, Legacy and other businesses pay for upgrade
A new traffic signal is improving safety at the intersection of North Vancouver Avenue and Cook Street.
Kenyan born singer and songwriter Naomi Wachira will perform a solo acoustic show at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro on Friday.
To ensure that all homebound seniors have sufficient meals during upcoming inclement weather, Meals on Wheels People are delivering a two-day supply of shelf-stable meals this week to more than 3,000 homebound residents.
The Community Alliance of Tenants will host a meeting to hear the concern of renters in the wake of Portland’s housing emergency and follow the session with a renter rights workshop on Friday, Oct. 30.
Tuesday, October 20
Portland Farmers Market invites everyone to its annual Great Pumpkin events at its King Market site in northeast Portland and at the downtown location next to Portland State University.
Haven’t caught the hit Broadway-scale musical 'Cuba Libre'? Good news: the Artists Repertory Theatre has extended its world premiere production through Nov. 15.
Creating Life through Art
A Portland artist who grew up in Kenya is bringing his mixture of traditional and abstract art to the Alberta Street Gallery.
Milagro, the Pacific Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, continues its long tradition of Day of the Dead celebrations with an original production, 'La Muerte Baila.'
Free housing fair Saturday at Legacy Hospital
Portland's African American Alliance for Homeownership is hosting its 17th Annual Black Homeownership Fair on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 14
A powerful, resonant drama about race relations in the United States is now showing on the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center stage in north Portland.
Portland celebrated its first ever Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday changing what was formerly known as Columbus Day.
A free earthquake information fair for the public will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. at the University of Portland Chiles Center in north Portland.
Tuesday, October 13
Start with building a caring community
Invest time every day in building strong, caring relationships that will support the community in times of crisis. This strategy is not about "shooter management." It is about "shooter prevention" long before anyone picks up a gun.
‘Peace Officer’ Documentary screens in Portland
No matter where you think you stand on these issues, "Peace Officer" deserves attention and at least one viewing.
A high-energy dance party concert takes kids on a musical journey through blues, funk, soul and hip hop in ‘Frogtown Live,’ a celebration of cultural diversity by Oregon’s Socially Conscious Entertainment Company.
Every state can make progress
The progress made on reducing the number of uninsured people should inspire us to keep going until every child and adult has needed health coverage.
World-renown black artist and phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat’s story is coming to Portland’s Northwest Film Center with the documentary “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.’
Film explores obstacles for kids of color
Pushed out of the inner city by rising costs and economic development, minority families increasingly settle in outer Portland and Gresham. That’s the backdrop for the Portland documentary “Holla,” which screens Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Theater in northeast Portland.
Celebrating jazz great’s greatest hit 50 years later
A special Portland concert is set to celebrate 50 years since the release of John Coltrane’s greatest hit, “A Love Supreme.”
Portland’s bilingual touring company Teatro Milagro returns to Clackamas Community College for a free noon performance of “Searching for Aztlán,” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the McLoughlin Auditorium.
Mayor Charlie Hales is calling for Portland’s first annual Hip-Hop Day with a free all-ages concert at City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, October 12
Principal inspired by recognition
Creston School and the southeast Portland school’s Parent-Teacher Association have been honored for excellence by the national PTA for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.
Executive picked from nationwide search
Providence Health Plan has named a top black healthcare executive to lead its Portland and Northwest operations as chief executive officer.
Faith community works for breast cancer prevention
October kicks off Worship in Pink, a month-long effort in the black community to address the breast health disparities for women and men in our region.
Tuesday, October 6
Campus tragedy tears at hearts and minds
President Obama announced Monday that he will travel to Roseburg on Friday to visit with the families of victims killed in a campus shooting that left 10 people dead, including the 26-year-old gunman, and injured nine people.
The League of Women Voters of Portland and the Portland chapter of The Links, Inc., are sponsoring a panel to examine racism in Oregon’s criminal justice system.
Portland’s famous copper statue is turning 30 years old – and you’re invited to help celebrate, Thursday, Oct. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Standard Insurance Plaza across from the street from the statute at 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Faith leader elevated as bishop
A northeast Portland church leader will be recognized and celebrated during a special consecration service to elevate him as bishop and presiding prelate of HeavenBound Fellowship of Churches International.
The Conscious Rap Project is proud to bring GZA to Portland, one of the founding members of world-famous hip-hop group Wu Tang Clan.
Friday, October 2
Johnny Poole Jr., 78, of Sylacauga, Ala., and former longtime resident of Portland, transitioned from this life on Sept. 28, 2015 with his beloved wife, Ella, by his side.
More than just thoughts and prayers
President Obama expounded on the importance of gun control, legislation, and the importance of political action surrounding Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
Thursday, October 1
The public needs your help to find a missing girl.