Friday, September 30
'How I Learned What I Learned'
August Wilson’s provocative autobiographical solo show about race, culture, oppression, hierarchy and power.
Diversity paramount for new PDC leader
New Portland Development Commission director wants to ensure that the people who benefit from new business growth and jobs include people of color and other disadvantaged groups.
'Blue-Eyed Black Boy' launches series on race
A new series of plays to elicit greater understanding of historical events related to today's racial environment.
Wednesday, September 28
A measure to help young men and women with their careers
We can't wait any longer to start saving our youth.
Bonnie Ratner's 'Hazardous Beauty' tackles election
Democracy is Hazardous Beauty
Tuesday, September 13
Kaepernick’s saying what you and I know
Like most citizens, I love America and so does Colin Kaepernick.
Community promotes understanding
Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. have risen, according to the FBI, even as hate crimes against other communities have decreased.
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist named to historic register
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Recovery-based groups open new apartment
Miracles Central is a new six-story, $12.9 million apartment building that will include on-site supportive services for residents including recovery support.
Race for the Cure survivor gives back for 24 years
Dorothy Fuller holds an impressive record on the eve of Portland’s annual Race for the Cure.
A young Portlander won the nationally recognized NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest.
Wednesday, September 7
It’s Time to fix a broken system
I urge our elected officials to come together on behalf of our nation and come up with a commonsense, compassionate, and comprehensive plan for immigration reform!
We agree, rule will narrow path to diversity
It is a small step forward in providing preschool for the thousands of children who would benefit from this important foundation for school success.
Tuesday, September 6
More than 100 of Beaverton High School's staff, alumni, student athletes, band members, clubs and more will be participating in the parade.
A wake and home going for Mary Overstreet Smith
Beloved Portland Pastor Mary Overstreet-Smith died Aug. 30 after a long illness at the age of 78.
Transit advocates push for reduced costs
OPAL is asking TriMet to adopt a reduced fare for low-income riders as part of a larger strategy to support sustainable growth and livability in the Portland area.
Lemil Ivory Speed
Lemil Ivory Speed, former principal of Woodlawn Elementary and vice principal at Grant High School, passed away Aug. 5, 2016.
Creole-style recipe a family favorite
The 11th annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ will be Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Park.
The exhibit surveys changes in the depiction of black culture in America over the last 100 years.
As students head back to school, it’s particularly important to obey traffic laws and drive safely in school zones.
Coalition of Black Men has made a difference for 28 years
The Coalition of Black Men has successfully combated negative opinions of black men in Portland for the last 28 years.