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In Loving Memory

Garyann Taylor

A beloved and long time resident of Portland, mother, grandmother and former employee with the Portland Observer

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In Loving Memory

Teresita Andrews

Services Saturday at the Church of the Good Shepherd

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Get Back to Work Job Fair

Portland Community College will join participating employers for a “Get Back to Work Job Fair” on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites/Portland Airport, 7900 N.E. 82nd Ave.

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Allen Temple Food Drive

Allen Temple CME Church invites the community to join them in helping make sure no children and families go hungry this winter. The church will be collecting donations during a special food bank drive on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4214 N.E. Eighth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Nursing Degree Program Approved

Warner Pacific aims at building diversity in workforce

Warner Pacific President Dr. Andrea Cook said approval of the program provides a significant opportunity

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Man Dies after Campus Police Struggle

Authorities blame death on medical condition

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was restrained by both Portland State University and city of Portland police on Thanksgiving Day and died in the hospital shortly later.

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Cold Case Rewards Offered

Public’s help sought in two separate deaths

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime

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Black Santa to Visit Portland

Word goes out on date and location

Santa Claus option for families with black children and for all seeking to enjoy a festive meet and greet with Saint Nick!

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Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI

Innovation and food science combine for holiday fun

Sweet science demonstrations and build-it-yourself gingerbread workshops on view through Jan. 1.

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Menacing Behavior Arrest

Man accused of poking strangers with metal rod

A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly used a metal rod to poke strangers in southeast Portland

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Tattoo Removals Empower Change

PCC leader helps turn lives around

Women housed at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility have the opportunity to start anew as they transition towards becoming members of our community

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Reo’s Ribs is Back

‘We’ve been packed every day,’ owner says on re-opening

Portland once again is enjoying the soul food offerings of Reo’s Ribs. The popular black-owned restaurant in the Hollywood District reopened this month after a fire totaled the interior of its historic building a year-and-a-half-ago.

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Maxville to Vanport

Musical journey a focus on two historic black towns

A diverse group of Portland writers and musicians are the creators behind “From Maxville to Vanport” a new CD of songs and original music telling the stories of two Oregon towns rooted in early African American history.”

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‘Cat Daddy’ on a Mission

Live Nation and McMenamins presents a night of entertainment with Jackson Galaxy, the host of Animal Planet’s longtime running hit show My Cat From Hell, on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, downtown. Known as the “Cat Daddy” Jackson is on a mission to educate people about cats and deepen the human and cat bond. A fun event to learn everything cat: from history, to environmental enrichment, best diet, and little secrets that only the Cat Daddy can give you.

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Dancer Made Holiday Show

You’re invited to a Portland holiday dance tradition when NW Dance Project presents “Wolf Tales,” a magical brand new show conceived and created by NW Dance’s own talented company dancers and featuring an all-male cast.

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Brown Sisters Holiday Concert

You’re invited to join Portland’s Brown Sisters for a holiday concert and the release of their new CD ‘Choose Love’ during two special performances Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Old Church in Southwest Portland.

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Black Nativity at Bethel AME

The annual holiday production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes and presented by PassinArt, Portland’s African American producing theater company, will be presented over three weekends, Dec. 2-16, at Bethel AME Methodist Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.

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Rude Theatrics Targeting Black Reporters

Trump’s racism by omission

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, and other journalists of color have not been favorites of President Donald Trump. From telling Ryan to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus when she asked if he planned to meet with black members of Congress to calling her a loser, President Trump has displayed his contempt for Ryan.

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Letter to the Editor: Support Green New Deal

I am a freshman at the University of Portland. Learning more and more about climate change has made me scared for my future and for the future of the generations to come. I fully support Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution to create a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress. It is proven fact that we have just 12 years to move our country off fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic climate disaster and to protect my generation and the future generations to come. We need a Green New Deal to create millions of green jobs, move our country off fossil fuels, and protect working people of all backgrounds. Every Congress member should support this resolution. Sophia Truempi

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Student Homeless Count High

New survey shows impact on families

This Thanksgiving holiday, nearly 22,000 Oregon students don’t have a place to call home, leaving them struggling behind their classmates and reducing their chances for success in the future according to a new annual count of homeless children in the state’s school system released by the Oregon Department of Education.

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