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Curator to Explore Race and Art

Women in Art series goes outside mainstream

Portland Community College is bringing in an internationally recognized art expert and educator to Portland who is known for bringing many historical and contemporary African-American artists into the cannon of American Art.

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You Need Context to Understand Baltimore Unrest

If violence isn’t the answer, somebody should tell the police

“Violence isn’t the answer,” the moralists chide when protesters throw rocks and clash with police. They’re right. But they’re telling the wrong people.

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Telling a Forgotten History

New book out on the Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalo Soldiers served a crucial role in American history, but much of the exciting and dramatic service of the first all African-American regiments in the U.S. Army is glossed over or forgotten.

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Pain Into Purpose

Families gather to stop more black youth from dying

Stopping more black youth from dying, often in gang-related shootings, and having their deaths surrounded by silence – is something that Portland and other major cities have been trying to tackle.

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Family Looks for Answers

Woodlawn Park vigil planned for shooting victim

The family of a young Seattle man who was shot in northeast Portland is coming to Portland to hold a vigil at the same park where he died.

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On Alberta Street

Provocative Happy Hour

Educator, writer, organizer, and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha will headline a happy hour series.

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Filling the Gap

Displaced Heald students look for options

Heald College and its parent company Corinthian College shuttered April 27 citing government regulatory pressure on for-profit universities.

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Urban League Roadmap for Progress

Report looks at dismantling racial inequities

Dismantling the state's legacy of racial inequity is key to the future growth and prosperity of all Oregon.

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Voices for Justice

Joining the conversation on police abuses

From the streets to the classroom, Portland has joined the national conversation addressing the tension and distrust between people of color and the police.

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Wonder SEI Benefit Postponed

Stevie Wonder has postponed plans to celebrate his 65th birthday in Portland at a benefit for Self Enhancement, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that supports at-risk urban youth.

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Journey into Humanity

‘Salt of the Earth’ brings lens to farthest reaches of the globe

For most of the last 40 years, acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling the globe and focusing his practiced photographer's eye primarily on the experiences of people at the margins -- the poor, the dispossessed, refugees, the starving, the homeless.

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Spring Dance Concert

The community is invited to Reed College’s Spring Dance Concert, featuring the work of guest choreographers and members of Reed’s Contemporary Performance Ensemble.

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Home Going Celebration

Gertrude Mae Smith

Gertrude Mae Smith was born Sept. 17, 1956 and died May 1, 2015.

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A State of Emergency for Police Reform

Shaping a more just system of justice

A tragic déjà vu is playing out in communities all across America, particularly in the growingly skeptical streets of black and brown neighborhoods.

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Mother’s Day and the Fight for Immigration

Giving moms and their children hope

This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that.

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Colleges Must Lead on the Issue of Sexual Violence

Addressing the challenges and solutions

Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates.

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Madcap Odyssey at Milagro

Portland’s only Latin-American theater presents “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,” a sharp-eyed and sharp-witted comedy about a Mexican immigrant who dreams of moving to the Land of the Free.

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Powerful Legacy Remembered

A loving farewell to R&B soul singer Ben E. King.

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Rap Show at the Roseland

Bay area rapper E-40 joins fellow hip-hop artists Stevie Stone and Cool Nutz at the Roseland Theater on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 p.m.

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Imperative Call to Take Our Health Seriously

Having a heart to serve

While anyone can be at risk for heart disease and stroke, almost half of all African-American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease that can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and/or other serious conditions.

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