Clara Peoples, a late beloved community leader, educator, and mother of Portland’s annual Juneteenth celebration, was posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at last week’s Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony
Looking for peace and soul stirring melodies on the first Monday evening after Thanksgiving? The candles will be lit for a heartwarming tradition as Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson perform their 14th annual benefit for the Altar Society at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church this Monday.
Comedians gather to save black lodge
A comedy-show fundraiser to help save a piece of Portland black history is coming to North Mississippi Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Turing back the clock on voting rights
Many of the new laws making it more difficult to vote appear to be cynical attempts to blunt the political power of rapidly growing populations of people of color as our nation confronts the changing reality of who is a “minority” and who is a “majority.”
Student attack, racist posts roil campus
Students, professors, and staff at Lewis & Clark College are trying to come together to protect their community after a black student was attacked over the weekend in what appears to be a racially motivated crime.
Moore Street soccer field comes alive
The Salvation Army is providing more opportunities for local kids and families with a brand new turf soccer field at their Moore Street Corps and Community Center.
Los Angeles-based rappers Grouch and Eligh will hit Portland for their annual 'How The Grouch Stole Christmas' Tour this Saturday.
The Multnomah County Commission has adopted an ordinance designed to reduce minors’ access to tobacco products.
Kenton’s favorite Thanksgiving event returns for a day of music, entertainment and great food in a free celebration open to members of any race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, ability, nation of origin, age, and religion.
Oregon adjuncts relate to message in new film
About one-third of the part-timers teaching college courses are on public assistance, according to a new documentary that follows some part-time or adjunct professors, at home and on the job.
Grateful for work to transform blighted block
It’s comforting in many ways to see women are in charge of the destiny of this block, turning the buildings painful and misogynist past into a future that belongs to them and the community members that will make use of the new Cully Plaza.
You’re invited to come and listed to the great big band jazz students at Clark College are creating.
Demanding answers and accountability
Together with other community leaders and concerned citizens, I sent a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and other statewide- and locally elected officials on Tuesday, Nov. 10 calling for an immediate response to the Department of Justice’s investigation of Oregonians who have used the social media hashtag “Black Lives Matter.”
We need enforcement and monitoring
Despite the efforts of our federal government and the Supreme Court to address and eliminate racial discrimination in the jury selection process, the practice continues to run rampant, and unchecked, throughout our criminal justice system—a system where more than half of the people on death row are people of color.
Don A. Burns
Don A. Burns was born Feb. 20, 1942 in Clarks, La., to the Ecker C. Burns Jr. and Mary Lee McCully.
New campaign urges witnesses to come forward
A long-standing tension between police and black residents when it comes to witnesses coming forward is being addressed with a new billboard campaign.
‘Paris is Burning,’ a landmark 1991 film showcasing the golden age of vogueing and drag ball culture in New York City through the experiences of people of color in the late 80s and early 90s, will screen on Friday.
Attorney General orders investigation
Racial justice activists in Portland and across the state are left wondering if they too have been illegally profiled by the Oregon Department of Justice after it came to light that at least one department official was investigated for using the Black Lives Matter hashtag.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says one of her investigators has been put on paid leave after she learned he had searched for social media hashtags used by the Black Lives Matter movement as part of a threat-assessment program.
The Portland PFLAG Black Chapter is pleased to announce its annual family fest in honor of the holidays.