Reaches out to promote Portland show
Comedian Wanda Sykes with advise for aspiring comedians and her reflections on the late Joan Rivers.
Short term rentals another blow to housing affordability and access
Vacation rentals by homeowners in the Portland market are a dramatic new housing trend that opponents say will contribute to gentrification and the loss of affordable housing options.
Input sought on affordable housing commitment
Investment marks a win for the Portland African American Leadership Forum which originally criticized the Portland Development Commission project citing its lack of a housing plan.
August Wilson Red Door Project returns to Portland schools
Red Door Project introduces students to the works of August Wilson whose long-inspired work reflects the African-American experience.
Pulitzer Prize winning play follows black Americans in post-Depression era
The August Wilson play, now playing at The Church, 602 N.E. Prescott St., reflects the African-American experience, covering questions of legacy and reminders of painful family pasts.
Motown inspired ‘Dreamgirls’ takes Portland Center Stage
A groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes.
Young people help with education about disease
Pastor Marcia Taylor leads annual Sickle Cell Awareness event.
“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,
Police used taser to arrest teenager
The use of a Taser gun by Portland police to subdue a black teenager and the actions of police to make the arrest will be investigated by Portland’s Independent Police Review Division as well as an internal police review
Advocating for children tried as adults
Partnership for Safety and Justice leads a rally to raise awareness of the social and personal harm caused by policies that allow young people to be punished as adults.
'A Wrinkle in Time' invites self-acceptance and discovery
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "A Wrinkle in Time," invites audiences to travel through worlds of imagination and meaning.
Mechanics of law goes before the public
A forum was held in Salem Tuesday aimed at educating lawmakers and members of the public about a new law that can delay and possibly prevent future legislation that causes racial disparities in our criminal justice and child welfare systems.
Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
Child Development Center opens at PCC Cascade
New classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will bring needed child care for people going to the north Portland school and enhance the abilities of children and their families to succeed in life.
Crosswalk enforcement for back-to-school safety
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau are raising awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws as kids go back to school from summer break.
Judge paves way for police reforms
Decision draws a positive response from the Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform.
'Natural Grocers’ to construct store on vacant site
The construction will be headed by Colas Construction, a local African-American firm.
As kids return to the classroom, Rosa Parks already in full swing
The end of the Labor Day weekend meant that Tuesday was first day of school for most children in Portland but not at Rosa Parks Elementary.
Trust is a perishable commodity
A law enforcement agency must mirror the community in which it serves.