‘Open hand’ full of poison pills
Trump had extended an “open hand” to work with Democrats on immigration, they reported. He crowed that he’d come up with a “bipartisan approach” that “should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise.” What Trump didn’t say was that he’d already removed deportation protections from the 700,000 young people who rely on the DACA program, which Trump unilaterally revoked.
Theater group puts focus on culture, identy
World Stage Theatre, a multi-cultural local organization committed to performances that inspire social reflection, hosts its first annual Black History Festival NW this month.
FBI agent looks back on exciting career
Special Agent Pete Collier outside the Portland FBI Field Office where is retiring after an illustrious 27 year career as an FBI agent.
Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr. was humble and inspiring
Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr., a humble spiritual leader from Portland’s African American community who inspired so many others with his inspiring sermons and lifelong service to his church and community, succumbed to a three year battle with kidney cancer on Friday.
Mildred Carr was born Nov. 28, 1923 and died Feb. 3, 2018.
Randy D. Barfield
Randy D. Barfield passed away peacefully at his home in Portland on Jan. 24, 2018.
Educator with deep community ties plans school’s future
Natasha Butler’s extensive resume and experience in education and school administration might make her more than qualified as the planning principal for the re-opening of Harriet Tubman Middle School this fall. But the personal connection she has to the area and the north Portland school in particular can’t be replicated in just anybody’s repertoire.
Civil rights panel calls for changes
Oregon incarcerates young people and transfers them to adult court at a higher rate than almost any other state, according to a report released Tuesday by the Oregon Council on Civil Rights.
TriMet will launch a new low-income fare program on July 1.
New resource for students facing barriers
A long-held dream to help immigrant and refugee students facing unique barriers by providing them with resources that focus on empowerment, support and staying enrolled in school, has come to fruition with the opening of the Dream Center at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus in northwest Portland.
Black history events are open to the public during February at Self Enhancement, Inc., the program serving youth and families from the African American community.
Gaps persistent despite recent gains
New data shows the graduation rate is improving in Portland Public Schools except for black and African-American students, which as a group saw a three percent decline in how many students finished high school last year. The figures released from the Oregon Department of Education, also show that statewide, the black and African-American graduation rate increased by 1.5 percent during the same period.
Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado and renowned guitarist Alan Hager celebrate the release of their first collaborative CD, “Rough Cut” with two performances on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Mississippi Studios in north Portland.
Marshall Haskins, the athletic director for the Portland Interscholastic League since 2013, received a lifetime achievement award from the World Arts Foundation during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute event.
Grandma reminded me of the importance of drinking water first thing in the morning to get yourself hydrated. We have talked about this previously but now it’s coming from grandma so you have to listen.
Trump’s slander misrepresents America
On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the island nation of Haiti and the start of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, President Trump sat in a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform and publicly questioned why the United States -- a nation founded and built by immigrants -- should continue to accept immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa.
The Philadelphia Eagles take on the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Minnesota.
Festival celebrates Black History Month
The Cascade Festival of African Films, sponsored by Portland Community College, offers audiences the rare and edifying opportunity to see Africa through the lenses of its own people.
New police chief makes pledge; speaks to racial inequities
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw championed the long worn path to civil rights progress and challenged the city and law enforcement to address racial inequities that still exist during her ceremonial installation as the city’s first African American female police chief Monday.
A beloved Greek diner that has been a welcoming presence and neighborhood institution for generations has put its ‘closed’ sign up for good, after 43 years.