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Painful Racist Impacts

Professors explore white supremacy in Oregon

The painful impacts of white supremacy in Oregon is getting a statewide focus just in time for Black History Month

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Navigating Conflicts with Dance

‘Been Ready’ shines light on race and gender issues

Been Ready brings together five personal experiences navigating conflicts that are inherently imbued with layers of race, gender and bias.

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Far Better Films than the Oscar Nominated

Alternatives to the more white, more male and less original Academy picks

The nihilistic "Joker" and Quentin Tarentino's bit of Hollywood narcissism top the list of this year's Oscar nominees.

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Cascade Connections by Dr. Karin Edwards

Community Colleges is How We Bridge the Gap

Community colleges are how we bridge the gap between people’s current circumstances and their life goals.

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We Had Jazz

Documenting the city’s historic black culture

The golden age of Portland jazz, black culture and entrepreneurship came to an end with Urban Renewal and the construction of the I-5 freeway.

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Tri-Met Equity Day Honors Rosa Parks

Civil rights leader's birthday was Feb. 4

Next year fares will be free on Feb. 4, Parks' birthday

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Jazz Violinist of Her Generation

Youth Symphony Presents Regina Carter

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony is bringing jazz virtuoso Regina Carter to Portland to front composer David Schiff’s jazz violin concerto “4 Sisters,” a West Coast premiere.

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The Legacy of Kobe Bryant: In His Own Words

He shared his work ethnic mantra with the world

The world lost more than a hardworking phenomenon known for a picturesque jump-shot and graceful style of play.

Metro Procurement ITB-3793

Repair floor of Bay 1 Metro South Waste Transfer Station

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Recruiting for Diane Wade House Board

Program for justice-involved women of color with a focus on black women

Multnomah County is seeking community members for the Diane Wade House Community Advisory Board. The Diane Wade House is a transitional housing program for justice-involved women of color with a focus on black women.

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Golf Program Takes Applications

No experience needed. High High school freshman can earn money as golf caddies

Portland-area high school freshman are encouraged to earn wages and school credit this summer by participating in the Eagle Caddie Program.

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Accomplice Charged in Fabricator’s Death

Woman arrested; other suspect at large

For many years, Gora ran Gora’s Welding and Fabrication at the corner of Skidmore and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where his work ranged from barbecues to elaborate artwork that added a unique flavor to surrounding north and northeast neighborhoods and businesses.

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Max Murders Trial Begins

Murder trial starts Tuesday

Jeremy Christian faces two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault, three counts of menacing and three counts of second-degree intimidation.

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Expanding Opportunities in Aviation

Program offers free training for young people

Airway Science for Kids, a nonprofit giving free aviation training to young people of color and low-income students, has a new home and new leadership.

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Kobe’s Death Stuns World

Tears shed, joyful times recalled

The 41-year-old Bryant, who perished Sunday in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people, including members of a family with Oregon ties.

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Brisk, Funny ‘Mean Girls’ Tackles Skin Color

Opinionated Judge by Darleen Ortega

What makes teenagers so exasperating to live with, and such fascinating story subjects, is that they reflect back to us what we least like to see in ourselves.

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From the African Perspective

30th Cascade Festival brings 30 feature films

The Cascade Festival of African Films, presented by Portland Community College, is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running African film festival in the United States.

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Rollbacks are Textbook Institutional Racism

Environmental law attacks sow division

Rollbacks of environmental protects will affect the health of black and brown people the most.

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On Love, History and Bullying

PassinArt presents Mitchell readings

Three short theatrical readings that focus on love, history and bullying by local writer, author, and playwright S. Renee Mitchell.

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Fertile Ground Festival Shares New Works

Eleven days of Portland-grown performances

Fertile Ground is an annual celebration of the prolific playwrights, abundant actors, innovative dancers, talented designers and adventuresome producers who live and work right here in the Rose City.

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