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Woman Strong

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.

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Fragments of Shame, Contrition and Desperate Denial

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.

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Thanksgiving and Forging Unity in Divisive Times

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.

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In Loving Memory

Lila Mae Robinson-Butler

Lila Mae Robinson-Butler was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Ethel, Ark., and died Nov. 8, 2017 in Portland.

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Youth of the Year

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.

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Compassion and Justice

Lakewood Theatre Company presents the timeless drama ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

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Is Perception Reality?

‘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.

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No More Gang Lists

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

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School board called out for ‘betrayal’

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

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Groundbreaking for Housing and Healthcare

Integrated services will help residents stay housed

A pioneering commitment from local hospitals and health organization to supportive, affordable housing

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Table Set for School Arts Fair

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

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P-Town Funk Master Release

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.

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Grant Workshop for Causes

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.

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Empowering Military Construction

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.”

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Hollywood Veterans Parade Saturday

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.

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Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

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.

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Pathway to Housing Celebration

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.

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Albina Visionaries

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

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Confession Thrown Out

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.

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