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It’s Up to Grown-Up to Stop Bullying, Not Kids

If only my teachers intervened

Bullying’s been in the news a bit lately, in part because of the Parkland shooting. In response, some people suggested that school children themselves should befriend kids who get bullied to prevent school shootings. Others say this is victim-blaming.

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Students of Color Need to See More People of Color

There’s no reason for me to be alone

I spent most of my first year of grad school sitting in the back row of class with my hood up. There were nearly 40 of us in the cohort. Two were black.

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A Candidate Who Will Take on the Establishment

Why I’m voting for Julia DeGraw

A few months ago I met and learned about Julia DeGraw, who is running against Nick Fish for Portland City Council (Position 2). I truly believe, in my heart, this is a rare candidate who is not afraid to take on the establishment and follow through on her promises.

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In Loving Memory

Aubrey Gene Davis Sr.

Aubrey Gene Davis Sr. was born Aug. 25, 1953 and died April 8, 2018.

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Shelter Shooting Draws Fire

Mental health safeguards may have fallen short

Federally mandated reforms to better protect people with mental disabilities from being shot by police during a disturbance appear to have fallen short of preventing the recent deadly officer involved shooting at a southeast Portland homeless shelter, according to the Albina Ministerial Alliance, the civil rights advocacy group from the African American community.

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50 Years of King

The ideals of respect, social justice, peaceful resistance, and the power of education that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. championed were honored Friday during a community celebration on the 50th anniversary of renaming the northeast Portland school in his honor.

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Natural Grocers Opens at Alberta and MLK

The new store, built in a public-private partnership to bring jobs and a healthy, affordable grocery to the underserved King Neighborhood, was preparing for Wednesday’s grand opening with a full day of events, giveaways, food samples and an ice cream social from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Helping PCC Build Workforce

Employers educate and train for future jobs

Portland area employers helping Portland Community College educate and train a skilled workforce for future jobs and careers were honored at the college’s first Employer Partnership Awards.

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Meals on Wheels Walk, Festivities

Meals on Wheels People invites you to join them for live music, food and entertainment on Sunday, April 22, when they host a non-competitive 3K walk at Portland International Raceway to raise awareness and funds for the nutritious meals they serve older adults.

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Tradeswomen Career Fair Coming

The nonprofit Oregon Tradeswomen will hold their annual career fair next month where career seekers can learn about job training opportunities, apprenticeships and job openings at local companies and organizations.

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Training Program Turns 50

Community advocates, including Mayor Ted Wheeler and Andrew Colas of Colas Construction, joined Joe McFerrin II, president and chief executive officer of Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) to celebrate POIC’s 50 years as a leader in workforce training for communities of color.

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Nursing Students Rebound

A temporary program to support nursing degree completion for former students of the ITT Technical Institute has concluded with exceptional success.

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Rapper First to Win Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar makes history with latest work

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

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Alvin Ailey Back in Portland

After a 7-year absence, White Bird is proud to present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” for two upcoming performances featuring 32 extraordinary dancers with a diverse repertory.

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Concert with a Cause

Inner City Blues a push for universal healthcare

Seeing families overcome with medical costs due to chronic illness or injury and being forced to take extreme measures just to stay healthy was all too familiar to Oregon Music Hall of Fame alum and bluesman Norman Sylvester.

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Celebrated Author at the Alberta Rose

Kwame Alexander visit sponsored by library

You’re invited to an evening with poet, educator and bestselling author Kwame Alexander who will appear Friday, April 20 at the Alberta Rose Theatre in northeast Portland for a free event sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.

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Sou’ld Out Festival Begins

Now in its ninth year, the Soul'd Out Music Festival opens its five day run of soulful music this week, bringing jazz, funk, electronic, fusion and hip-hop artists from around the world to some of Portland’s coolest venues.

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