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Historic Choice for PSU Athletic Director

Viking program gets a new leader

Valerie Cleary to become one of the rare female college executives at the NCAA Division I level

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Kwanzaa Celebration at Kaiser

Honoring families, the community and culture

A free Kwanzaa celebration to honor families, the community and culture will take place Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Town Hall Ballroom, 3704 N. Interstate Ave.

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Rebuilding Trust

Alberta Main Street markers to honor black community

Keeping African American roots alive on Alberta Street

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Police Conduct Probe on Activists' Arrest

ACLU calls police actions retaliatory

Mayor Hales calls for investigation to determine if excessive use of force was used in student protest that led to the arrest of three adult activist leaders.

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Portland Fitness Model Crowned

Andrea Green wins a first place trophy for natural bodybuilding at the recent Pro Elite World Championship

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Bikes and Helmets for 400 Kids

Holiday Bike Drive brings Joy

The 21st annual Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center gave 400 children their first bicycles and helmets.

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Looking to Make Democracy More Democratic

Eliminating the Electoral College

The National Urban League's take on the electoral college debate

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A Joyful Noise

Black Nativity at Greater St. Stephens

A Christmas production deemed the Black community’s gift to the world

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Brothers of Color

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

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Following Where Love Led Them

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.

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Victory Over Cancer Benefit

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.

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Scrapbook Selections

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.

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Long Time Resident Remembered

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.

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In Loving Memory

Sylvia Willamina Russell

Sylvia Willamina Russell of Portland died Nov. 7, 2016.

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In Loving Memory

Mary Alice Britt

Mary Alice Britt was born April 20, 1940 and passed away on Oct. 17, 2016.

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Call to End Death Penalty Cases

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 .

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Construction begins on PDC-backed project

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.

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Jumping into the Fire

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


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