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In the Neighborhood

The Portland Observer asked community members in North East and North Portland to share their thoughts about Dr. King's work and legacy.

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Making Noise in the Northwest

All-girls music festival makes return

Girl Fest, Portland's own, all-girls and all-ages mini-music festival returns to Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom, downtown, on Saturday, Jan. 14.

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Martin Luther King Visited Here

Church steeped in Civil Rights history

A Portland sanctuary with great social, educational, and historical significance to Portland’s black community was honored this past year with national recognition. Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church is known as one of the historical centers of Portland’s black community, and has hosted civil rights icons such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Wilkins throughout its rich history. Raymond Burell, the church’s historian, was responsible for having the church listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Eastside Industrial Honors King

First MLK cleanup to bolster community

On Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., more than 200 peoples from Central Eastside businesses, community volunteers, and SOLVE will join in a neighborhood cleanup to bolster the health and nurture the community of this neighborhood.

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In Loving Memory of Denita Young

In loving memory of Denita Young.

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A Hunger for Films about ‘Hidden Figures’

The opinionated judge Darlene Ortega reviews "Hidden Figures."

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In Loving Memory of Carl Edward Gibson

In Loving Memory of Carl Edward Gibson

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Fire Victims Given Shelter

Temporary housing is found for the 98 residents displaced by last weeks 3 alarm fire at the Hotel Alder.

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A Clown for a Cause

Latino theater group brings story to life

Southeast Portland’s Milagro Theater presents a world premier of El Payaso.

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A Refuge for Immigrants in Uncertain Times

Pastor leads movement for social justice

Pastor Mark Knutson is a national leader in a movement for social justice for immigrants struggling to obtain legal status in the United States. Northeast Portland’s Augustana Lutheran Church, a multicultural congregation where he serves as a spiritual leader, is one of the few churches to provide sanctuary for immigrants in fear of being deported.

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Dynamic Leader for Justice Emerges

Braving arrest and threats to advance cause

Gregory McKelvey is the leader of Portland’s Resistance, a group dedicated to fighting policies in the incoming Trump administration that are detrimental to minorities, immigrants and other disadvantaged populations.

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‘Let’s Talk’ for Racial Progress

Activist gathers voices to promote understanding

Portland author and photographer Margaret Jacobsen is the founder of a discussion and education group that connects people and focuses on community building to address racial justice issues. The group is called Let’s Talk.

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Live-Streaming for Political Change

Activist documents Trump protests worldwide

Activist and non-profit director Cameron Whitten looks at his citizen journalism as giving a bird’s eye view on the resistance to the Trump presidency.

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Awash in Racially-Motivated Confrontations

Standing out among the others

The recent hateful tirade of failed New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino stands out.

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Alarmed by Trump

Professor sees parallels to era of Martin Luther King Jr.

As the nation transitions from its first black president to an incoming president-elect who ran his campaign on divisive and racially-charged language, an expert in race relations at Portland State University sees parallels between our current time and the era of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Drum Major Ecumenical Service

Panel discussion to highlight MLK celebration

One of the oldest African American congregations in the state, the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, will host people of faith from across the state this weekend to honor of the late civil rights leader Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A special focus will be a panel discussion, “Where do we go from here,” led by moderator Bill Deiz.

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St. Andrew Hosts MLK Service

St. Andrew Parish in northeast Portland invites the public to join them for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Mass and service awards which will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11.am.

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Mayor to Speak at King Observance

Mayor to Speak at King Observance

Mayor Ted Wheeler will be the featured speaker at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. at Maranatha Church, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave.

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Traditions of Giving Back

Concordia exhibit explores black philanthropy

A groundbreaking touring exhibit that explores the giving traditions of African Americans through history and the contributions of black Americans in transforming society will open this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at Concordia University.

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World Arts Tribute to MLK

32nd annual celebration at Highland Center

The 32nd Annual World Arts Foundation tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Monday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Highland Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan St.

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