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Rooted in Hip Hop and African Culture

A stunningly fluid dance work rooted in martial arts, hip hop and African culture comes to Portland with White Bird’s presentation of "La Compagnie Hervé Koubi."

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Clark College Jazz Festival

The 54th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival presents three full days of exhilarating big band jazz this weekend.

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Alice’s Jazz Odyssey!

You’re invited to tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey!

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Whiteness History Month Defended

Curriculum aims to examine, dismantle racism

A new way of examining and fighting racism is coming to Portland Community College this April. Unlike Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March, the first Whiteness History Month is being planned not to celebrate its topic but to be critical of it.

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In Loving Memory

Rose Marie Blackamore-Reasonover

Rose Marie Blackamore-Reasonover was born Feb. 4, 1941 and died Jan. 19, 2016.

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In Loving Memory

David Lee Stewart

Funeral services for David Lee Stewart, who died Jan. 19, 2016, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 N.E. Failing St. A public visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan, 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Terry Family Funeral Home.

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Tax Help Available

IRS-certified volunteers help low income

IRS-certified volunteers are available again this year to help low and middle income families file tax returns and get the refunds they deserve.

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New Center Brings Hope

Garlington Center expansion to begin this year

Northeast Portland’s Garlington Center, a longtime provider of mental health care and addiction services in the African American community, is scheduled to break ground this year on a new $20 million health clinic that will integrate behavior health care with primary care and address the increasing need for affordable housing.

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Community Activist Turns 100!

Since 1916, one local woman has beaten the odds in a long life dedicated to her family and community. Come celebrate her Friday, Jan. 26!

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Mary’s Woods Concert Series

Mousai Remix, a Portland -based string quartet comprised of Oregon Symphony members Emily Cole, Shin-young Kwon, Jennifer Arnold, and Marilyn de Oliveira, will perform on Sunday, Jan. 31.

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In Loving Memory

Lucille B. Nixon

Lucille B. Nixon was born June 15, 1920 and died Jan. 10, 2016. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 5935 N. Minnesota Ave.

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Nonprofits’ Spending under Cloud

Roy Jay, a prominent African American business leader and community advocate, is firing back against an Oregon Department of Justice investigation to determine if he unlawfully profited from the non-profit groups he headed.

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Racial Equity Progress

Report finds success but more work ahead

Racial equality legislation moved at a record pace in Oregon last year, but more engagement will be needed to advance civil rights bills in the future, according to a new annual report by a coalition of racial and social justice organizations.

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Polished Lush Vocals

R&B soul songstress Emily King will bring her lush vocals and pop funk tunes to Doug Fir Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. 

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Music of Harlem Celebrated

Jazz greats Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus, as well as composers Jeffery Mumford and George Walker, will be featured in “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance,” a free music theater concert, Monday, Feb. 1 at Clackamas Community College.

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Comic Focus of Fame

Comic and sports lovers are celebrating a new comic book focusing on Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson as the team’s undisputed leader becomes the latest subject of Storm Comics’ Focus of Fame series.

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Go Karts, Events and More

A local African American and his business partner are growing their Vancouver entertainment company with both fixed and mobile Go Karts tracks, meeting space for special events, and steps to expand operations with new locations.

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Boogie Cat Mardis Gras

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate Mardi Gras with Louisiana native and celebrated Portland jazz musician Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester.

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New Leader for Hispanic Chamber

The business group serving Portland’s Latino community has a new president!

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Why the President Should Visit Haiti

An addition for Obama’s bucket list

Why a visit to Haiti, the world's first Black Republic should be on Obama's bucket list.

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