Self-defense classes for women and girls
With multiple disclosures of sexual assaults by men against women making national headlines, from movie producer Harvey Weinstein to actor Kevin Spacey, now might be the time to consider getting some tips on self defense by enrolling or volunteering with WomenStrength.
Trapped in ‘a man’s world’
Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse are catching up with powerful perps, sometimes decades after the fact. The only real surprise in all this is that suddenly it matters.
Praying for a nation’s healing
While Thanksgiving is clearly a celebration of gratitude for a bountiful harvest, its origin and history in the United States tell an unexpected tale of unity that is particularly relevant in these divisive times.
Lila Mae Robinson-Butler
Lila Mae Robinson-Butler was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Ethel, Ark., and died Nov. 8, 2017 in Portland.
Benson junior dedicated to giving back
Teya Shearer, a junior at Benson Polytechnic High School and 11-year member of the Regence Boys & Girls Club in New Columbia of north Portland, has been named Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro's Youth of the Year.
Lakewood Theatre Company presents the timeless drama ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
‘Illusion: Nothing As It Seems’ new OMSI exhibit
“Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems, a mind-bending new featured exhibition opening at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will premiere on Saturday, Nov. 18.
How advocates, new practices and technology bought change
Practice of tracking suspected and known gang members was determined to be unfairly and disproportionately impacting minorities
Black leaders respond to Tubman's delay in opening
African American community leaders are calling on Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to “take steps immediately” to allow Tubman Middle School to open next fall, calling into question recent concerns over the safety of the building and grounds
Integrated services will help residents stay housed
A pioneering commitment from local hospitals and health organization to supportive, affordable housing
Da Vinci Arts Fair coming Saturday Dec. 2
Preparations are underway for one of the more popular arts fairs in Portland, the da Vinci Arts Middle School Arts Fair
New solo album from Bruce Smith, aka Doc Brucade
If you know your local music history, Bruce Smith, aka Doc Brucade, is etched across the decades as one of Portland's most recognized percussionist and lyricist.
The Oregon Community Foundation is reaching out to the African American community to help people working with nonprofits submit competitive grant applications for community causes they care about on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at KairosPDX, located at 4915 N. Gantenbein Ave.
Madison grad embarks on career with the ‘Seabeas’
A Portland native and Madison High School graduate from 2012 has embarked on a Navy career with the construction force known as the “Seabeas.”
A Portland based commissioning committee for the new Navy ship USS Portland will be honored as grand marshals for the annual Portland Vetarans Day Parade, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at Northeast 40th Avenue and Hancock Street and proceeding through the Hollywood district.
A day for books, authors and workshops
The annual event Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival by the non-profit group Literary Arts returns Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, downtown.
Enjoy music, food and drink and giving back
Live music, spoken word performances and works of art created by artists from the African American community will highlight a kick-off party for the Pathway 1000 housing initiative by Portland Community Reivestment, Inc. (PCRI), a program to bring 1,000 new affordable housing units to north and northeast Portland that are reserved for people who have been displaced by gentrification.
New non-profit offers plan for Rose Quarter
Albina Vision for the Rose Quarter district would turn area into a fully functioning diverse neighborhood, keeping the sports and entertainment venues, but adding new residential and business-centered blocks
Police coercion sets back case against accused killer
Multnomah County Circuit Judge Michael A. Greenlick has thrown out the alleged confession of accused serial killer Homer Lee Jackson, citing improper and coercive tactics used by Portland police.