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Politically Charged Comedy

Hari Kondabolu brings his politically and socially charged comedy to Portland’s Helium Comedy Club for three nights of laughs.

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Paying it Forward

Community fundraiser set for beloved pastor

Despite a dire cancer diagnosis for their beloved spiritual leader, members of the Highland Christian Center and their ailing church pastor, Rev. Dr. W.G. Hardy Jr., are not ready to give up.

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Free Summer Activities Expand

Effort aimed at enhancing lives and reducing violence

The city of Portland launched a pilot program to provide fun, safe summer activities, free of charge, to youth throughout the community.

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Best Selling Jazz Vocalist

It's safe to say Catherine Russell came from a musical family and she continues that musical lineage as one of the best-selling female jazz vocalists.

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Get Ready for Beervana

Tom McCall Waterfront Park turns into Beervana for the Oregon Brewers Festival this week!

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Between the Lines

Youth theater tackles racial tensions

Youth from a culturally diverse performing arts program get into the real-life consequences and cases surrounding racial tension, gentrification, and other painful coming of age issues in an encore performance of their new show, Between the Lines.

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A Rightful Place

Rising Alberta mural inspired by past and future

A corner of Northeast Alberta is preparing for a revival of the community of color that is struggling to hold on in the area.

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‘You Matter’ Basketball Clinic

Portland’s Self Enhancement, Inc., recently hosted and sponsored the "You Matter" basketball clinic presented by Playmakers 4.0, a basketball program founded by Portland natives Aaron Miles and Michael Lee that uses sports to encourage "positive plays in life and on the court".

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Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Rise Above exhibit at Oregin Air Show

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, is bringing its Rise Above mobile theater and World War II P-51C Mustang aircraft to the Oregon International Air Show this weekend.

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NAYA Youth Experience DC

The Native American Youth and Family Center of northeast Portland sent five youth to the first White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.

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All-star Lillard Sigs as Franchise Player

Inks contract extension worth $120 million

Damian Lillard believes he's ready to lead the Portland Trail Blazers through a rebuilding project, and the franchise is hoping he can help speed up the process.

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Chokehold Death Settlement

New York awards Garner family $5.9 million

The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer’s chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on Monday, days before the anniversary of his death.

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City Adopts Racial Equity Goals

Aim is to end disparities in services, employment

The Portland City Council has adopted three new racial equity goals along with six strategies aimed to achieve them.

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World at War: A State Transformed

Exhibit tells of shipyards, internment and other impacts

“World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed,” a new major exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society featuring rare documents and artifacts from the world and military leaders and the impact of the war on Oregonians.

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A Musty Artifact of a Defeated Insurrection

Taking down the rebel flag

What the Confederate flag represents is the attempted perpetual dominion of one group of human beings over another group. In other words, the cry of the secessionist southern states preceded George Wallace’s “Segregation now, segregation forever.” Instead, the rallying cry of the boys in grey was Slavery Now. Slavery Forever.’

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River Otter Finds Home

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup, orphaned last month near Cottage Grove, has just taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo.

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The Amazing Grace of the Mother Emanuel Nine

Taking action against racism and guns

Today, we should all be asking ourselves what happens now; what comes next? Do we, as a nation, take up the charge to tackle the ills of racism and gun violence, or will we cast these issues aside once again and wait until the next tragedy jolts us from our complacency?

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Young Rapper’s Mixtape

A voice to Portland’s cultural climate

Swiggle Mandela is more than a just a Portland rapper.

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The Genius Who Powered the Beach Boys

‘Love and Mercy’ shows singer’s darker side

What I loved best about "Love and Mercy," the new film about Brian Wilson, the man whose genius powered the Beach Boys, is that it felt true -- deeply, complexly true, whether or not it is factually accurate -- yet also left me convinced that I don't and can't know the whole story of Brian Wilson's life.

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New York Rapper Tour

New York rapper Himanshu Suri, better known by his stage name Heems, will be playing the Star Theater.

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