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Rare Film to Embrace Black Experience

A review of the movie 'Moonlight'

"Moonlight" is the kind of art that makes you ache what you have been missing.

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Rattled by Trump

Turmoil erupts on Portland’s streets after election

Thousands of people stunned by Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election set off on a week of daily protests.

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Activists Disavow Riot and Apologize

Start fundraiser to repair damages caused by others

A statement from Gregory McKelvey, leader for the newly formed group “Portland’s Resistance,

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Trump Protest Turns Violent

Peaceful demonstration gets out of hand with anarchists

A protest against Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election turned into a riot in downtown Portland late Thursday

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Election Drew Poisons of Hate and Intolerence

America faces a time for racial healing

We have the power to define patriotism in the 21 Century and there's no room in that definition for bigotry.

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Allow for a Peaceful Transition of Power

Country shines brighter than the ugliness of the election

The 2016 campaign regularized racismm xenophobia and mainstreamed misogyny.

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Underbelly of Racism Now America’s Face

Whites willing to vote alongside the Klan

A fringe has turned mainstream

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Life in Vanport

New documentary features stores from survivors

A new OPB one-hour documentary tells the story of Vanport, a city with roots for Portland's African American population.

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McCollum Dream Center Introduced

Blazer makes space for kids to learn, explore

Blazer CJ McCollum project brings innovative learning room outfitted with new computers, books, art and learning tools to the Blazers Boys & Girls Club.

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War Stories to Heal and Reflect

Alberta American Legion post reaches out

Portland-area veterans, family members of veterans, and civilians are invited to join War Stories, a free, six-month reading, writing, and discussion group at American Legion Post 134, located at 2104 N.E. Alberta St.

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Heartened by Trump Call for Unity

Delivers message after Hillary Clinton formally concedes election

Conceding Hillary Clinton’s staggering defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was heartened by Donald Trump’s call for unity.

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In Loving Memory

Erma Jean Standifer

Memorial service planned

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Black History Center to Honor Community

Local resident champions project

The new library at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will be the future home of the Evelyn Crowell Center for African American Community History

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PCC Cascade Campus Transformed

Library completes second major expansion

Friends and neighbors are invited to celebrate the campus transformation

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Arson Fire Displaces Families

Man tells police he started the blaze

Red Cross helps with temporary housing and food

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Neighbors Against Violence

Ex-gang member forms group to help kids

Nicole Taylor has formed a mentoring group for youth to find jobs and give them a safe place in the community.

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Breakout Tuesdays Hip Hop

New event supports local rap scene

JAMN 107.5 and Breakout Show host Cool Nutz are launching Breakout Tuesdays, a monthly event that will feature performances from some of the top rappers from the Northwest.

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In Loving Memory

Loretta J. Bowden

Memorial service planned

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It Starts With Them

Community based learning serves local youth

Portland businessman Mims Rouse Jr., founder of the African-American XY Program LLC, is enrolling student participants in his education enhancement initiative “It Starts with Them.”

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Preserving Black Portland

Gordly family home to be cultural center

The childhood home of our first black female center is to be turned into an African American cultural center.

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