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?
Jacob "Lee" Jackson
Jacob "Lee" Jackson
Louis Garner was born Nov. 20, 1941 and died Feb. 1, 2015.
Elouise James Streeter Russell
Elouise James Streeter Russell was born April 9, 1926 and died Feb. 4, 2015.
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.
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.”
Depicting a shared legacy
The movie Selma is a story about the power of people.
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.
Meeting of the Reverends a Black History moment
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, Rev. Bernice A. King, comes to Portland this Sunday.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
African films tackle violence, prejudice and cultural identity
Portland Community College's Cascade Festival of African Films is going local.
Alberta Rose Theater is set to bring together some of Portland and Seattle’s most talented musicians and vocalists.
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.
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.”
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.