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Dress for Success

New diversity focus for group helping women

A local chapter of a non-profit that promotes economic independence for women from all walks of life welcomes a new leader who is eager to help bring diversity to the organization.

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A National Crisis of Household Debt

Demanding solutions to help families

Family debt is no personal failing — it’s a national crisis. Even as unemployment declines, the debt crisis is holding back a full economic recovery and pushing more people into poverty.

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Look Who’s Turning 100!

Willie Mae Hart

You’re invited to the 100th birthday celebration for Mrs. Willie Mae Hart on Saturday, April 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Family Life Center, 872 N. Chautaqua Blvd. RSVP with Sharon at 503-493-4082.

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Solidarity with Peoples Struggling Against Racism

Learning lessons from history

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination – one of the treaties against racism that the United States has ratified and is subjected to review for compliance.

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Living a Life That Matters

Legendary trumpeter shows the way in ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

The heralded film “Whiplash” depicts—realistically, I expect—a world of hungry aspiring jazz musicians.

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Fitness with ‘JJ’

What’s Holding You Back?

The hardest thing about any goal that you have in your life is the “start.”

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Living a Life That Matters

Legendary trumpeter shows the way in ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’

The heralded film “Whiplash” depicts—realistically, I expect—a world of hungry aspiring jazz musicians who are easy prey for a brutal, sadistic conductor who deliberately pits them against each other, feeds and then assaults their fragile egos, and continually moves success just beyond their reach.

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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne. No cream here, just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon.

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No Turning Back

Setbacks won’t change plans for one league

The re-establishment of the Portland Interscholastic League at the 6A level will continue into the next school year, despite setbacks in its inaugural year for at least two high school football programs which struggled to enroll enough players to compete at the 6A level, the highest ranking for the state’s largest high schools.

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Getting Ready for College and Career

Youth expo brings real world learning

Getting ready for college and career took on new meaning for the more than 3,000 Portland Public students who mingled with some of the region’s major employers at the NW Youth Careers Expo earlier this March.

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Meeting Future Challenges

Agenda set for OAME trade show

The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) presents its 27th annual Luncheon and Trade Show Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Security Means More than New and Bigger Guns

Risky war business

From the Islamic State to the streets of Paris, Americans get bombarded daily with fresh reminders of conflicts around the world. What’s harder to figure out is what to do about it. What would actually make us safer?

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Skills for Manufacturing Jobs

Making an impact for underserved women

Oregon Tradeswomen and Bank of America are deepening their partnership to help create a skilled workforce to fill some of Portland’s 87,000 advanced manufacturing jobs.

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Staying on the March Right Now

Stand up to those wanting to turn back the clock

Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Ala. to join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of the state’s capitol in Montgomery.

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Fair Trade Is a Racial Justice Issue

Another wrong-headed trade pact

The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Mo., last year goes beyond the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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Building Skills in the Military

Tyrone Dumas of Portland has embarked on a Navy career serving as an Airman Apprentice with an elite group known as the “Flying Eagles.”

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Bring Diversity to Your Business

Portland General Electric is gearing up to host its annual Diversity Summit for Portland businesses and organizations.

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In Loving Memory

Albert ‘Al’ Williams

Though God decided Al’s journey had ended on the evening of March 9, 2015, our hearts will be filled with happy, funny, crazy, and loving memories forever.

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Author’s Book Reading

Novel brings up issues of addiction and fear

A new novel follows the descent of an African-American family into the bare horror of the afterlife of slavery in its modern attachments to the black body.

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