The official state advocacy group for Oregon’s black population turns 40 years old this week. The Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs will celebrate with a ceremony in the Legislative Chambers at the State Capitol in Salem on Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m.
Keeping the focus on ‘Healthcare for All’
Health care which is too expensive or leaves too many people without coverage is no solution for a large group of local musicians who have announced that the goal of universal health care will once again be the community issue behind their Inner City Blues Festival, returning next month to the Eagles Lodge in north Portland.
Uses strength to raise donations for suicide prevention
Michael McCastle, a former Navy Petty Officer, four-time world record endurance holder and a Portland Community College student, has set a date for his sixth physical challenge to raise money for veterans groups working to prevent suicide.
Grieving mom and reform advocates push back
Advocates for police reforms have added their voices to the mother of a teenage son killed in an officer-involved shooting to criticize and reject a grand jury decision finding no criminal wrongdoing.
‘Get Out’ awakens the soul
"Get Out," the first contender so far for my list of the best films of 2017, is essential viewing.
In loving memory of Loretta Scott-Randolph.
Oregon faces North Carolina in the NCAA tournament Saturday, the first trip to the Final Four for the U of O since 1939 when Oregon won college’s first national basketball championship.
Portland author and retired teacher’s latest novel
Basketball culture and gangs are once again intertwined in the latest fictional work by Portland author and retired teacher Lono Waiwaiole.
Gorsuch falls short on civil rights
More than most other communities, the future of African Americans’ rights and opportunities hang on the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice.
Featuring films by visionaries, rebels and pioneers willing to tell it like it is, the NW Film Center at the Portland Art Museum hosts a black cinema series over the next three months in conjunction with the museum’s African American exhibit “Constructing Identity.”
You’re not alone in trying to stay afloat
While the media reports low unemployment and a rising stock market, the reality is that almost 20 percent of the country lives in “Underwater Nation,” with zero or even negative net worth.
Portland’s White Bird dance series presents the return of renowned choreographer Ronald K. Brown and his company ‘Evidence,” for an uplifting and powerful program inspired by African and Cuban Dance set to music of Stevie Wonder and Zap Mama.
Justice advocates will join the non-profit advocacy group Unite Oregon to sponsor a free showing of the film “13th,” a new documentary exploring the aftermath of the 13 Amendment abolishing slavery and the racial inequality of today’s prison system that disproportionately locks up African Americans.
The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.