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Adding Up the Losses

Allen Temple committed to rebuilding after devastating fire

One local black church faces hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fire damage. Will they be able to fix it?

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In Loving Memory

Jacob "Lee" Jackson

Jacob "Lee" Jackson

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In Loving Memory

Louis Garner

Louis Garner was born Nov. 20, 1941 and died Feb. 1, 2015.

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In Memory of a Loving Mother

Elouise James Streeter Russell

Elouise James Streeter Russell was born April 9, 1926 and died Feb. 4, 2015.

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Born Perfect!

Basic Rights Oregon campaign kicks off

Basic Rights Oregon is inviting the community to join them in a new campaign, #BornPerfect, and at an upcoming open house, to learn more about what is happening with justice work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Cozing Up to the Anti-Immigrant Forces

Friends and allies of the GOP

When I was growing up, my older Mexican-American relatives had an expression: “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

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Selma puts Lens to our Past, Present and Future

Depicting a shared legacy

The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.

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World in Focus

My best to worst favorites at PIFF

Judge Darleen Ortega goes through what's hot and what's not at the 38th Portland International Film Festival.

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King Visits Portland

Meeting of the Reverends a Black History moment

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, Rev. Bernice A. King, comes to Portland this Sunday.

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Leaving Black Youth Out

Local leaders criticize Governor’s budget

A group of leaders from Portland’s black community say they are deeply frustrated and disappointed in the lack of specific support for African American youth in the governor’s new budget for state government services.

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Black History at the Hollywood

Film series focuses on women directors

The Hollywood Theatre opens a three week series of black films for Black History Monty, concentrating this year on the important cinematic contributions of black women directors.

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Big Media’s Enhanced Misinformation Techniques

Torture supporters dominate TV news shows

When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from the Bush years about the merits of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

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Reversing the History of Illness

Sobering picture for residents of color

People of color in Multnomah County face “extremely sobering’’ disparities that lead to more illness, fewer opportunities and shorter lives.

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It’s Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters

Losing a seat at the Oscar table

For the first time since 1998, the stage has been set for our nation to celebrate its least diverse Oscars.

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Savoring Cultures and Perspectives

International Film Festival an opening to the world

Every February, I travel the world--and so can you, or virtually so, because the Portland International Film Festival offers the most culturally diverse film event of the year, beginning this week.

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Lessons in Conflict

African films tackle violence, prejudice and cultural identity

Portland Community College's Cascade Festival of African Films is going local.

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Gents N’ Jazz at Alberta Rose

Alberta Rose Theater is set to bring together some of Portland and Seattle’s most talented musicians and vocalists.

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My Brother’s Keeper

Portland one of 11 cities in new Initiative

Portland has been selected along with 11 other cities to participate in a program to improve life outcomes for black men and young black males.

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Growing up Black

Author shares book, poems and stories

You’re invited to join author Renée Watson for the launch of her new book, “This Side of Home.”

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Can We Ever Move Past Racism?

The community is invited to hear Reed College Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities, Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, give a lecture and lead a discussion on race, culture, and faith in America.

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