Women at the fringes no longer
Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it a shot, way back in 1872 — nearly 50 years before women even got the vote.
Why are so many girls in detention?
Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation’s detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it?
Helping students of color in the dramatic arts
Who will win Portland's August Wilson monologue competition and move on to Broadway finals in New York?
Dynamic church leader faces terminal diagnosis
Despite the removal of a kidney and five weeks of recovery, doctors have told Pastor Hardy he’s nearing the end of his life. How will this community handle such a loss?
Gay organization welcomed back
Will the Ambridge Event Center be able to make things right again with the LGBT community?
Activist rap group dead prez comes to Portland
Portland will get up close to a popular hip hop group known for confronting social justice issues and embracing Pan-Africanism when dead prez plays Saturday at Mississippi Studios.
Public ceremony planned for beloved Blazer
A beloved figure and one of the most prolific Portland Trail Blazers, Jerome Kersey, died Feb. 18 at age 52.
Makes pledge to restore public trust
Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon's governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber.
Put on your dancing shoes and come hear six marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and South Africa for free!
Exhibit produced by Oregon Black Pioneers
The Oregon Historical Society has opened the third exhibition in a series produced by the Oregon Black Pioneers.
Leader cautions about FBI abuses
Avel Gordly has joined a chorus of voices urging the Portland City Council to not re-join a Joint Terrorism Task Force on a full time basis.
My top 10 films of 2014
Judge Darleen Ortega eschews the whitest Oscar's in recent history and chooses her own top 10 of year.
Says no laws broken, but scandal turned to liability
Long-time Democratic Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday announced his resignation amid allegations his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself.
Allen Temple committed to rebuilding after devastating fire
One local black church faces hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fire damage. Will they be able to fix it?
Jacob "Lee" Jackson
Jacob "Lee" Jackson
Louis Garner was born Nov. 20, 1941 and died Feb. 1, 2015.
Elouise James Streeter Russell
Elouise James Streeter Russell was born April 9, 1926 and died Feb. 4, 2015.
Basic Rights Oregon campaign kicks off
Basic Rights Oregon is inviting the community to join them in a new campaign, #BornPerfect, and at an upcoming open house, to learn more about what is happening with justice work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Friends and allies of the GOP
When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Depicting a shared legacy
The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.