Wednesday, November 30
Eliminating the Electoral College
The National Urban League's take on the electoral college debate
Black Nativity at Greater St. Stephens
A Christmas production deemed the Black community’s gift to the world
Tuesday, November 29
Lincoln forms diverse group to build community
Minority students at Lincoln High School band together to form a club tailored to create and support their own sense of community
Movie about historic interracial couple shows a path forward
Loving” is a new dramatization about the couple behind a 1967 Supreme Court decision overturning laws against interracial marriage.
Honoring a beloved local pastor
A new community gathering and celebration will help pay the lifesaving medical expenses of Pastor W.G. Hardy Jr. of the Highland Christian Center one year after another benefit helped him defy the odds by surviving an aggressive form of cancer.
Sharing Portland’s history in family exhibit
Clifford Walker is enjoying his retirement by remaining engaged in his community and making a difference in the direction of the city.
Helen Patricia Taylor
Helen Patricia Taylor of Portland, who resided on Mallory Avenue with her family for over 40 years, passed away on Nov. 15, 2016.
Sylvia Willamina Russell
Sylvia Willamina Russell of Portland died Nov. 7, 2016.
Wednesday, November 23
Mary Alice Britt
Mary Alice Britt was born April 20, 1940 and passed away on Oct. 17, 2016.
Justice group makes plea to governor
A Portland-based justice and civil rights group has called on Gov. Kate Brown to commute the sentences of the 35 people on Oregon’s death row to life without the possibility of parole after a study showing the extreme high price of prosecuting death penalty cases .
Alberta Commons to bring economic benefits
Construction has begun on Alberta Commons, a Portland Development Commission backed project to bring economic benefits to the heart of the historic black community at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street.
Sharing the story of black paratroopers in Oregon
Unique story of patriotism, race and service will be shared during a free and open “history pub” series event at McMenamins Kenendy School in northeast Portland
Tuesday, November 22
It's time for Gov. Brown to act
Oregon taxpayers are spending millions of dollars on a punishment that all those involved know is highly unlikely ever to be carried out.
Helping kids regardless of immigration status
Portland School Board Member Julie Esparza Brown has rallied and won support for a new school district policy to affirm the protection of civil liberties and the rights of undocumented students.
Ural Ollison, the oldest black veteran in Portland, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016
Monday, November 21
Lawrence Nelson Garnett
Lawrence Nelson Garnett, born June 21, 1949, was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2016.
James W. Britt Jr.
James W. Britt Jr. was born May 26, 1937 and passed away on Nov.21, 2015.
Wednesday, November 16
August Wilson Monologue Competition Opens
The August Wilson Red Door Project is bringing back its flagship student program, the August Wilson Monologue Competition
Local production to get big screen showing
For the first time, ‘The Wake of Vanport’ documentary made by local students with stories told by Vanport flood survivors will be seen on the big screen at the Hollywood Theatre, on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15
A review of the movie 'Moonlight'
"Moonlight" is the kind of art that makes you ache what you have been missing.
Turmoil erupts on Portland’s streets after election
Thousands of people stunned by Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election set off on a week of daily protests.
Friday, November 11
Start fundraiser to repair damages caused by others
A statement from Gregory McKelvey, leader for the newly formed group “Portland’s Resistance,
Peaceful demonstration gets out of hand with anarchists
A protest against Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election turned into a riot in downtown Portland late Thursday
Wednesday, November 9
America faces a time for racial healing
We have the power to define patriotism in the 21 Century and there's no room in that definition for bigotry.
Country shines brighter than the ugliness of the election
The 2016 campaign regularized racismm xenophobia and mainstreamed misogyny.
Whites willing to vote alongside the Klan
A fringe has turned mainstream
New documentary features stores from survivors
A new OPB one-hour documentary tells the story of Vanport, a city with roots for Portland's African American population.
Blazer makes space for kids to learn, explore
Blazer CJ McCollum project brings innovative learning room outfitted with new computers, books, art and learning tools to the Blazers Boys & Girls Club.
Alberta American Legion post reaches out
Portland-area veterans, family members of veterans, and civilians are invited to join War Stories, a free, six-month reading, writing, and discussion group at American Legion Post 134, located at 2104 N.E. Alberta St.
Delivers message after Hillary Clinton formally concedes election
Conceding Hillary Clinton’s staggering defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was heartened by Donald Trump’s call for unity.
Tuesday, November 8
Erma Jean Standifer
Memorial service planned
Local resident champions project
The new library at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will be the future home of the Evelyn Crowell Center for African American Community History
Library completes second major expansion
Friends and neighbors are invited to celebrate the campus transformation
Man tells police he started the blaze
Red Cross helps with temporary housing and food
Ex-gang member forms group to help kids
Nicole Taylor has formed a mentoring group for youth to find jobs and give them a safe place in the community.
New event supports local rap scene
JAMN 107.5 and Breakout Show host Cool Nutz are launching Breakout Tuesdays, a monthly event that will feature performances from some of the top rappers from the Northwest.
Monday, November 7
Loretta J. Bowden
Memorial service planned
Tuesday, November 1
Community based learning serves local youth
Portland businessman Mims Rouse Jr., founder of the African-American XY Program LLC, is enrolling student participants in his education enhancement initiative “It Starts with Them.”
Gordly family home to be cultural center
The childhood home of our first black female center is to be turned into an African American cultural center.
Discrimination claim rooted in racial profiling by white co-workers
Oregon's top civil rights lawyer has filed a federal lawsuit against his boss and others in the state Department of Justice.
Lecture on race, justice and reconciliation
Reverend Dr. Otis Moss will join representatives of Oregon’s Black, Latino, Asian and Native American communities to discuss racism as they experience it today.
Barbara J. Daniels
Barbara J. Daniels of Portland died Sept. 30, 2016. She was born July 16, 1932 in Kansas City, Mo.
Wordstock to connect authors to readers of all ages
There will be events for kids and adults, including 15 writing workshops for aspiring and established writers, food carts and live music.
Volunteers map health and diversity of plantings
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry staff and more than 1,300 volunteers have surveyed and mapped nearly every planted street tree in Portland.
A community poet shaped by his experience of growing up black in Portland is on a mission to advocate for youth through his writings and actions.
Benson students learn preparedness
Students from Benson’s Youth Disaster Academy participated in several activities to prepare for emergencies and disasters.