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New School Model Lauded

Faubion-Concordia school partnership a pathway to progress

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, said a new public and private partnership between Concordia University and Faubion Elementary is a shining example of making powerful changes in education that can lift an entire community.

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Thank You Dr. King, We Will Carry On

The profound impact he had on my life

I first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak in person on April 19, 1960 during my senior year at Spelman College. Dr. King was just 31 but he had already gained a national reputation during the successful Montgomery bus boycott five years earlier.

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Running for County Chair

D. Bora Harris sets priorities in campaign

Championing the causes of the elderly, homeless people, affordable housing, and the interests of children, D. Bora Harris, a business specialist and consultant from the black community, formally launched her candidacy for Multnomah County Chair on Friday at the Multnomah County Building in southeast Portland.

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Youth Job Fair Friday

Event gives special focus to vulnerable

Up to 2,000 young adults are expected to engage with 45 local and national employers seeking to fill more than 1,500 immediate openings at the Opportunity Youth Job Fair, coming Friday, April 13 beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 2 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Violence and Reconciliation

“Quietly,” a play that grapples with the carnage, consequences and hope for healing following Ireland’s decades-long, bloody conflict referred to as the Troubles, makes its West Coast premiere in Portland.

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Date with Rising Comedy Superstar

Chicago comedian, writer and actor Hannibal Buress will bring his unique blend of irreverent humor and satirical musings to Keller Auditorium for an 8 p.m. show on Saturday, April 14.

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In Loving Memory

Mary Virginia Robinson

Mary Virginia Robinson was born Jan. 9, 1934 and died Feb. 8, 2018. She was the mother of Pastor Johnny Pack IV of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors also include five siblings, and a grandson, Dr. Johnasen L. Pack of Arlington, Texas.

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Washington Park Shuttle Returns

Spring is upon us and there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than the iconic Washington Park. This year guests will experience several new visitor enhancements and the return of the free Explore Washington Park shuttle.

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Creative Dining Opportunity

The Oregon Zoo’s Asian elephant Samudra plays with a creative new feeder made from a donated fire hose and mounted high upon a large wooden pole.

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He Created Change for the Good of All America

Dr. King pointed us to a better way

As a tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, I was pleased to work with Gov. Kate Brown who proclaimed April 4, 2018 to be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Day in Oregon.

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Knife wielding man killed in confrontation

Community in shock

A deadly police shooting of a 48-year-old man wielding a knife that occurred Saturday night at a homeless shelter holding an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting sent shockwaves through the community.

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Lloyd Center Office for NAACP

Civil rights group opens first office in 30 years

The Portland NAACP is celebrating the opening of an office in Lloyd Center marking a milestone for increasing public outreach and building on the local civil rights group’s 104-year-old history.

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Voices from the Riots

Portland actress fronts groundbreaking play

“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” gives voice to the people directly impacted or involved in the riots that followed the acquittal of four police officers in the beating of Rodney King

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Documenting the Human Experience

Best films from Full Frame

I saw 16 premiere feature-length documentaries in four days

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Free Legal Services Day

In an effort to help low-income individuals apply for jobs, attain housing, and regain their driver’s licenses, a free legal services day will be held at the Rosewood Initiative in Gresham on Friday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Meeting on Gang Violence

Laurie Palmer, a black community activist who started a local organization to address the root causes of gang violence invites members of the community to an upcoming meeting to explore and advance efforts to combat the influence of gangs and reduce violence.

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April Shows at Guardino

Distortions of reality are behind the creative works from artists featured this month at Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

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Journey to the Trail of Tears

Cherokee performance artist and activist DeLanna Studi returns to The Armory, downtown, to perform her powerful memoir play “And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears.”

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Dance Troupe Benefit Saturday

A gala fundraiser for Portland’s Kúkátónón Children's African Dance Troupe will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Madeleine Parish Hall, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave.

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