Wednesday, December 28
McCoy Academy faces closure
McCoy Academy, a non-profit private high school serving underserved students in Portland for more than a generation is facing closure.
Board on notice for welcoming immigrants
Multnomah County has reaffirmed its commitment to serving all residents regardless of immigration status by passing a resolution making it an official ‘sanctuary county.’
A new women’s prison won’t solve the problem
We need to understand that simply locking women up cannot cure the root causes of crime that so many criminal justice experts consider to be a public health issue.
Still time for flu shot protection
Influenza cases are rising in Oregon, and although the increase is expected this time of year, Oregon Health Authority officials say it shows flu season is off to a strong and early start. Most of the cases have been influenza A, this season's predominant flu type.
McCollum earns NBA Cares Award
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his efforts to promote education and literacy throughout Portland.
Tuesday, December 27
Bervin Lionel Johnson Sr.
Bervin Lionel Johnson Sr. was born in Longview, Texas on Nov. 27, 1958. He died Dec. 17, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Wednesday, December 21
Officers of color ground new PSU police force
Five of the 12 officers now overseeing campus security are people of color.
Study finds racial disparities, but no bias
A new study showing racial disparities in fare enforcement at TriMet but no racial bias will lead to new efforts to improve equity practices at the transportation agency.
Portland celebrates with free events
The community is invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa, the festival of cultural heritage and traditional values.
Man was evicted from apartment earlier
A north Portland man is accused of shooting two housing managers at Casacadian Terrace after being evicted from the housing complex on North Kerby Avenue.
President Obama issues record number of pardons
Many drug sentences also shortened
Annual light show and festivities bigger than ever
ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s popular walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, is bigger than ever this year
Wednesday, December 14
Saturday's activities to include health screenings
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Dec. 17 as the African American Health Coalition kicks off its annual Wellness Village, a free event with dozens of health-related booths and a wide variety of health screenings
coming for one weekend only at northeast Portland venue
The Wanderlust Circus performance group and band 3 Leg Torso combine forces to present “A Circus Carol,” a retelling of Charles Dickens’ holiday favorite by blending circus arts and musical theater
Apprenticeships power carrers
Retired boxer and current construction business operator Ray Lampkin encourages members of the black community to look for job opportunities in the trades
Oregon’s new coach aims for a championship
Willie Taggart, the new coach for the Oregon Ducks, says he has a goal to become the first black coach to win a national college football championship.
Tuesday, December 13
Building a community on a controversial homeless site
Hazelnut Grove residents continue to take actions to enhance their community for the long run
Opioid addictions expert fights to keep doors open
Ram Clnic, one of Oregon’s only independently-operated methadone clinics is facing the threat of having its doors shuttered
New film depicts woman in a fight for her home
'Aquarius' is a canny film that has the power to stay with you for a long time
Lydia Ruth Roy
A memorial service for Lydia Ruth Roy will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at Maranatha Church in northeast Portland
Monday, December 12
Poster exhibit is peak inside new national museum
Oregon Historical Society presents a commemorative poster exhibition, “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Holiday show at the Ash Street.
Breakout Tuesdays hip hop show, Dec. 20, to collect toys for disadvantaged kids
Wednesday, December 7
Viking program gets a new leader
Valerie Cleary to become one of the rare female college executives at the NCAA Division I level
Tuesday, December 6
Alberta Main Street markers to honor black community
Keeping African American roots alive on Alberta Street
ACLU calls police actions retaliatory
Mayor Hales calls for investigation to determine if excessive use of force was used in student protest that led to the arrest of three adult activist leaders.
Andrea Green wins a first place trophy for natural bodybuilding at the recent Pro Elite World Championship
Holiday Bike Drive brings Joy
The 21st annual Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center gave 400 children their first bicycles and helmets.