Pulitzer Prize winning play follows black Americans in post-Depression era
The August Wilson play, now playing at The Church, 602 N.E. Prescott St., reflects the African-American experience, covering questions of legacy and reminders of painful family pasts.
Motown inspired ‘Dreamgirls’ takes Portland Center Stage
A groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes.
Young people help with education about disease
Pastor Marcia Taylor leads annual Sickle Cell Awareness event.
“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,
Police used taser to arrest teenager
The use of a Taser gun by Portland police to subdue a black teenager and the actions of police to make the arrest will be investigated by Portland’s Independent Police Review Division as well as an internal police review
Advocating for children tried as adults
Partnership for Safety and Justice leads a rally to raise awareness of the social and personal harm caused by policies that allow young people to be punished as adults.
'A Wrinkle in Time' invites self-acceptance and discovery
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "A Wrinkle in Time," invites audiences to travel through worlds of imagination and meaning.
Mechanics of law goes before the public
A forum was held in Salem Tuesday aimed at educating lawmakers and members of the public about a new law that can delay and possibly prevent future legislation that causes racial disparities in our criminal justice and child welfare systems.
Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
Child Development Center opens at PCC Cascade
New classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will bring needed child care for people going to the north Portland school and enhance the abilities of children and their families to succeed in life.
Crosswalk enforcement for back-to-school safety
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau are raising awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws as kids go back to school from summer break.
Judge paves way for police reforms
Decision draws a positive response from the Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform.
'Natural Grocers’ to construct store on vacant site
The construction will be headed by Colas Construction, a local African-American firm.
As kids return to the classroom, Rosa Parks already in full swing
The end of the Labor Day weekend meant that Tuesday was first day of school for most children in Portland but not at Rosa Parks Elementary.
Trust is a perishable commodity
A law enforcement agency must mirror the community in which it serves.
Shockwave shared at ‘healing conference”
In response to the police shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Portland stage actress Chantal DeGroat hosted a Ferguson healing conference at the Shaking the Tree Theater in southeast Portland Sunday.
Local author merges unlikely concepts for enlightenment
Uhuru Rahman to some virtually, better known to many in the analog world simply as ‘Blue’ recently published her semi-autobiographical book titled ‘The Tao of Pimpin.’’ Now, she is inviting those willing to discover just how two seemingly different concepts can lead to a journey of fulfillment.
Portland boxer hopes to punch ticket to the pros
Former Jefferson footballer looks to make it big in the boxing ring.
Portland Leisure Hour Golf Club, a non-profit organization that has brought diversity to the game of golf since the 1940s held their 70th anniversary this month. It was a special event not just for the celebration but for all that attended.
Fire crews responded to a fire at the Joyce Hotel in downtown Portland late Saturday morning. Residents were temporarily evacuated from the building and watched from the sidewalks as firefighters arrived.