Tuesday, May 31
Gripping masterpiece on main stage
A mostly black cast is giving Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, new and dramatic meaning.
I’m not your Shorty
We need to teach young men that hollering at women just isn’t okay.
Therapy chamber first of its kind in Oregon
A new hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber for multiple patients has opened at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in north Portland.
Proud of what we accomplished
While we did not get the outcome we wanted, I am proud of what we accomplished.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is officially one of the top 10 players in the league.
Jefferson student graduates to Juilliard
With only about a seven percent acceptance rate into the school, Sekai is the among the most talented ranked.
Wednesday, May 25
Weekend of events begin with proclamation
The nation’s largest public housing project, Oregon's second largest city and home to a large African American community, was destroyed on May 30, 1948 in a matter of few hours.
Joice Antoinette Taylor, 66, a longtime Portland community leader and role model, passed away on May 18, 2016.
With touching humor, a motley group of characters unravel the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion and limits of forgiveness.
Portland Polie Chief Larry O'Dea kept a shooting a secret for a month before telling the public.
Tuesday, May 24
Not enough ballots left to change outcome
Tawna Sanchez has won an extremely close nominating contest for state representative in House District 43.
A coalition of the unhinged
Trump’s rhetoric is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vast network of fringe figures he’s decided to associate himself with.
New book published on anniversary of flood
In its heyday, Vanport was the second-largest city in Oregon with a population of over 40,000 residents. It was a city with many firsts.
State teams up with tradeswomen to fight job site duress
In the trades, it’s often issues of sexual harassment and bigoted opinions on race and gender that remain major obstacles to progress.
The International Center for Traditional Childbearing in Portland has graduated the first cohort of African American Childbirth Educators.
Health center improves outcomes and provides career mentoring
Providing students with easy access to health services, Benson Polytechnic High School recently unveiled their new student wellness center.
Thursday, May 19
Consider the research and all the costs
The more we wage our conflicts with nonviolence, the lower the costs.
Eight Clark College Jazz Ensemble students were honored with Outstanding Musicianship awards at the University of Northern Colorado/Greeley Jazz Festival.
Speaking up for our brothers and sisters
The futures of millions of immigrant families are on hold until the Supreme Court makes a decision in U.S. v. Texas.
Votes have been counted, how did everyone stack up?
A race for state representative in north and northeast Portland has gone back and forth with Tawna Sanchez now pulling ahead of Roberta Phillip-Robins with a 90 vote lead.
Samoyia LaCheryl Lowe
Samoyia LaCheryl Lowe
Tuesday, May 17
Celebrating a history, culture and legacy
This coming Memorial Day marks the 68th anniversary of the Vanport Flood.
Local playwright presents ‘Note to Self’
The play is a personal examination of how individuals change and grow over time.
The ins and outs of recycling
Is it recycling or garbage? Read on for what goes in and what stays out of your home recycling bin.
Stotts completed his fourth season as Blazers head coach last week, going 44-38 to solidify his third consecutive winning season.
The Northwest Film Center presents “Black Girl” as part of its series of restored or preserved film prints.
Thursday, May 12
Blazers fall to defending champion Warriors
A special season in which the Portland Trail Blazers defied expectations and advanced to the postseason with an exciting playoff run ended Wednesday night in Oakland
Wednesday, May 11
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Stronger than ever, the five-time Grammy Award winners will be in Portland to perform Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
"As Poet Laureate, she will be a great asset to our state, using vivid storytelling to help us understand who we are as a larger community."
Blending pop, rock and R&B into a style he’s dubbed “acoustic soul,” Colin will perform Monday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Mississippi Studios.
Maddie Mary Davis Richmond
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 806 N.E. Alberta St. on Thursday, May 12 at 11am.
Report on DAs is push for criminal justice reform
As Oregon votes in next week’s Primary Election most of the candidates overseeing criminal justice in the state won’t face any opposition and that’s a roadblock to reforming laws that disproportionately impact minorities, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.
Says AG investigation falls short on protecting civil rights
An investigation that cleared Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton of criminal wrongdoing failed to account for actions that may have violated civil protections, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.
Tuesday, May 10
Decision time for Oregon voters
With ballots due by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, the time to hone in on which way to vote is now
Blazers fall to 3-1 in playoff series
Stephen Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score 40 points, helping the Golden State Warriors beat the Blazers 132-125.
A free event, the St. Johns Bizarre takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A new curriculum plan calls for at least one ethnic studies course in each Portland high school by 2018.
Tuesday, May 3
Mother feels Beaumont failed her daughter
Getting arrested isn’t an act any child should ever have to experience, yet for 12-year-old Emaujah H., that traumatically scarring experience became a reality.
Black-owned Raimore Construction was awarded a contract with TriMet to install 14 shelters along the MAX Orange Line.
Diversity grounds race for state representative
With Lew Frederick stepping down to run for an Oregon Senate seat, finding a fitting replacement for his House seat may seem difficult
Why I am running for mayor
A response to those Portlanders and entities that continue to question why I am running for the office of Mayor with my background as African American and female.
Largest multicultural celebration in Oregon
The 32nd annual event celebrates the richness and diversity of family, culture and community.
Nothing compares to Prince
May Prince rest in purple peace.
Monday, May 2
Arthur ‘Bantu’ Palmer was a change agent
Arthur James “Bantu” Palmer Sr. was a change agent who is not forgotten and his works continue to enrich the lives of many.