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‘Beast Coast’ Rappers

The Underachievers, a Brooklyn, N.Y. duo that’s part of the “Beast Coast” hip hop movement with Joe Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, Pro-era and others, play the Roseland Theater, downtown on Tuesday.

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Business Professional Finds a Niche

Mobile fitness training for people on the go

A mobile fitness training and lifestyle coaching company is reaching out to change how people think about health and exercise.

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Cultural Cuisine Inspires No. 1 Rating

Business owner and chef Shyamal Ghanraj Dausoa is reknown for his famous samosas, a cornerstone of Mauritian street food.

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Top Soul Food Kitchen

Dub’s St. Johns welcomes you with love

Soul food and local history come together at Dub St. Johns, your destination for great barbecue in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood in north Portland.

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Special Screening of Black Panthers Film

Hollywood Theatre hosts event to support NAACP

The Hollywood Theatre in northeast Portland will host an advance screening of a new Black Panthers documentary and a post film panel of local civil rights activists as a fundraiser for the NAACP Portland chapter.

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Made By Nilina

Passion for creating turns into business

Young craft artist and designer Nilina Mason-Campbell has become one of Portland’s most iconic goodie-makers.

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From the Ground Up

Black-owned business grows into powerhouse

With Portland building and growing as quickly as it is, engaging communities of color in the development of the city has been critical. One family has managed to step forward and become a powerhouse in the construction industry, working from a diverse group of builders, plumbers, electricians, architects, and other construction workers in the growth of the city.

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Black Parenting Symposium

Open forum for sharing empowerment messages

A diverse organization that brings parents and caregivers together is getting ready to host their sixth annual symposium in Portland.

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Premier Location for Multicultural Hair

Chadowboxx Salon owner provides ultimate experience

Chadowboxx Salon is Gresham's premier location for multicultural hair and skincare needs.

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Stay Ready to be Ready

Opening doors to business opportunities

An incubator for minority-owned businesses is embarking on a new mentorship program at their new north Portland location while continuing their everyday efforts to promote economic development for ethnic minorities.

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Threats of another Government Shutdown

Hillary’s emails and the GOP agenda

To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, you’d think the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails.

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City Makes Progress on Police Reforms

But first assessment has many issues remaining

The city of Portland has its first report card on how it’s doing in making progress on police reforms in light of last year’s settlement of a lawsuit over the way police deal with people with mental illness and others, including people of color.

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Protest over Armed Police

Fall term opens with tensions on PSU campus

Nearly 100 students and community members protested Portland State University’s convocation ceremonies and held a rally outside Monday as fall term gets underway because of a controversial decision made last spring to arm the university’s campus security force.

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

You’re invited to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important event on the Chinese calendar after Chinese New Year, this weekend.

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A Movement One Year after #MikeBrown

For some police and politicians, response has not matured

One year out, something must give. Not just in Ferguson, but in the hearts, minds, and actions of Americans everywhere.

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Triumphant Return to Stage

Tracy Morgan made a triumphant return to the Emmy Awards on Sunday, telling TV's biggest stars and power players that he had missed them after spending months recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

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In Loving Memory

Byron DeWayne Watterson

A memorial service for Byron DeWayne Watterson will be held this Saturday.

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Best Dramatic Actress

Viola Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in historic Emmy

A long-standing barrier fell in the history of television at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama series acting honors.

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Young Poets in Action

Engaging in literacy, leadership and activism

Portland is about to get its first ever youth poet laureate.

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Fostering Love for Children in Need

Volunteer tackles cultural gap for kids in foster care

A lack of culturally-specific resources for children of color in foster care across the nation is getting a local solution.

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