Fans of soul jazz singer Anita Baker rejoice – a Neo Soul Night concert featuring Baker’s greatest hits and performed by local performers is coming to Portland.
A group of Portlanders are encouraging the patronage of African-American-owned restaurants this weekend as part of National Black Business Month.
Rutherford house was a hub during Civil Rights era
A northeast Portland home that served as a family residence and support center for civil rights causes for more than half a century has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The house is believed to be the first historic property in Oregon listed in the National Register primarily for its association with the Civil Rights era.
‘The Tattoed’ at Guardino
Two local artists have created works from the same model in their new exhibit entitled ‘The Tattoed,” the September show at Guardino Gallery.
Black Lives Trump Politeness
Sanders’ reputation as a progressive should in no way give him a pass on racial justice issues. He voted for Bill Clinton’s Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, which props up the racist prison-industrial complex. He voted to extradite Assata Shakur, an African American freedom fighter who is living in exile in Cuba. And his refusal to denounce Israel’s war against Palestinians gives tacit consent to some of the most racist repression on the planet.
Making All Votes Matter
The seemingly obvious idea that a democracy functions at its best when the largest number of its citizens are afforded the opportunity to determine who will lead it—and how it will be led—is under a modern-day legislative assault.
The increased attacks on immigrants
Decision makers don’t use racial slurs like the 1954 "Operation Wetback" anymore; instead they say "illegal criminal aliens." The social construction of "other" relies on a system that racially profiles, targets low-income populations, and then criminalizes people of color.
Jurisdictions join forces to raise $3 million
Portland’s economic development agency has launched a startup fund specifically dedicated supporting and cultivating entrepreneurs from local African Americans and other underrepresented populations.
Vigil points to needless killings
With 18 and counting murdered trans women, most of them black, lost across the country so far this year, activists across the country and in Portland are calling a state of emergency and asking for support in stopping more needless killing.
Vancouver advocate petitions for women’s shelter
A local activist with a passion for helping those in need is working tirelessly to garner attention and resources for the homeless women of Vancouver. Find out how you can help now.
Janelle Monáe gives voice to Don’t Shoot Portland
Janelle Monáe came to town and joined a local rally asking all of us to stand up to police brutality with her hit protest anthem, "Hell You Talmbout."
The School of Piano Technology for the Blind’s “Keys to the City” program experienced its first-ever act of vandalism Saturday evening.
‘Big Mama’ was trail blazer for generations
An African-American woman who was believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
Hailing out of Chicago and the Midwest hip-hop scene comes Vic Mensa, a rapper who has performed with the likes of Kanye West, the Gorillaz, and J. Cole.
Enola Taylor died Aug. 11, 2015. She was born March 27, 1953. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.
Sandra Bland’s life mattered
We don’t yet know how Sandra Bland died in her jail cell, but the video of her arrest is cause enough for grave concern. And for those committed to reforming our nation’s broken criminal justice system, it is an urgent call for action.
Portland Police are coming back to the community to find answers on a murder case that’s slowly gone cold.