Wednesday, April 27
Jury rules in favor of protester
Teressa Raiford was unanimously acquitted Thursday on a charge related to protesting the death of Micheal Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Panama Papers reveal abuses
The United States is second only to Kenya for harboring these shell companies used to launder money and skirt their taxes.
‘Right to Return’ a good place to start
Fifty years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others led open housing marches in Chicago.
Second housing site for culturally competent alcohol recovery
Miracles Central Apartments is based on the Miracles Club Apartments, specializing in culturally competent recovery support for the African American community.
Jean Blocker passed on April 22, 2016.
The North/Northeast Business Association event will present merit awards to 12 local businesses and provide the community an opportunity say goodbye to Joice A. Taylor.
Understanding the ghosts from Oregon’s past provides important background for understanding fair housing issues today.
The plight of women has always been about finding her voice and through her voice finding herself and her freedom.
Tuesday, April 26
Portland awards $47 million for construction
The city expects to create 585 new affordable housing units, as well as preserving another 255 units through renovation.
Pathway 1,000 aims to fix troubled housing history
The goal is to have 100 new and affordable homes and commercial spaces built every year for the next 10 years, with many of them to be available for affordable home-ownership.
Artists outside dominant culture find their voices
Based on the experiences of playwright Qui Nyugen's parents, who immigrated to the U.S. as refugees in the mid-1970s, the play moves back and forth in time between Vietnam and their early years in the U.S.
Childs’ emphasis on children, seniors and the displaced
Childs understands the importance of properly representing communities of color and other disadvantaged populations.
Thursday, April 21
Pop music icon had been battling the flu
Grammy award-winning artist Prince has died at the age of 57, according to the Associated Press and multiple reports.
Former slave led freedom movement
The leader of the Underground Railroad will replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president and a slave owner, who will be pushed to the back of the bill.
Wednesday, April 20
The NW Film Center presents displacement in a historical fashion by screening Los Sures, a documentary about a drastically change New York City neighborhood.
The Fort Vancouver National Site will host a ceremony Saturday, April 23, that pays tribute to tribal ideals, honors tribal ancestors and helps heal old wounds.
See the re-released screening of Strange Victory at the NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.
Author explores racial order
Activist and Princeton University professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is visiting Portland to speak on racial politics.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Communities for Safe Kids Impact NW and Cares NW planted pinwheels in support.
Tuesday, April 19
Access to employers, seminars and more
Portland Community College is slated to host another free, open to the public job fair for those that are in need of employment, yet stunted by a lack of practical resources.
Developing a More Connected Community
"Hello Neighbor," a project created by Portland artist and journalist Julie Keefe, seeks to create identity and community investment through photography and conversation.
Don Pancho closes without notice
The closure, though surprising, is understandable, coming nearly a year after three people were shot outside the business.
Documentary explores vibrant black history
A close up look at the vibrant history and impact of jazz in Portland that followed World War II comes to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
In loving memory of Juanita Walton
A celebration of life service for Juanita Walton will be held Saturday, April 30 at Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan St.
Wednesday, April 13
PDX Jazz sponsors concerts, Jazz Town movie
Slate of events begin with tribute to iconic jazz trumpeter
Paying it isn’t as easy as it seems
Elders in Action break down the details
Billie Holiday Tribute Night comes to the Alberta Rose Theatre
Tuesday, April 12
Scoping out the best at Full Frame
A terrific slate of films, all worth seeing
Communities of color hear from candidates
Housing and gentrification dominate discussion
Caught in the crosshairs of suspected gang activity
A string of shootings has pushed an elderly black couple to plead for an end to gun violence while local law enforcement has pledged to step up efforts to combat local gangs.
Thursday, April 7
A look back at the vibrant jazz scene in Portland during the 1940s and 1950s.
The Oregon Historic Society invites the community to a special event to share the history of Portland as a “Jazz Town” post World War II when the city’s African American population grew and many of the newcomers came with a shared passion for contemporary, danceable jazz.
Animating the Daily Grind
Portland’s Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest is re-launching its popular Table of Contents, at CENTRL Office, in the Pearl District.
Compassionate release is the moral thing to do
A handful of prisoners on their deathbeds might go free under a federal practice called compassionate release.
Wednesday, April 6
Annual concert puts issue and need in focus
A Portland blues festival historically rooted in civil rights and social justice causes is once again putting its focus on supporting a campaign to bring universal health coverage to everyone.
Oregon Commission on Black Affairs files a complaint
The Oregon Commission on Black Affairs has submitted a complaint to the Oregon State Bar against Washington County Deputy District Attorney Zoe Smith for her alleged racist statements on social media.
Community partners to gather for groundbreaking
Celebrating an investment to close the achievement gap
‘Meet the Heat’ Protest
In what sounded like an April Fool’s joke but was in actuality a hosted event
A new season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
For the first time in its history, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company features a majority of actors of color.
Tuesday, April 5
Short films screen at PCC Cascade
Experimental short films from black filmmakers past and present exploring identity
Terry Porter moves from NBA to guide Pilots
Porter is a beloved former Portland Trail Blazer, 17-year NBA veteran player and former NBA head coach.
Eugene “Angel” Lee Hudson was born on July 26 1990 to Leroy Hudson Jr. and Candi Wallace in San Francisco. He passed away on March 29, 2016.