No one should be proud of these exports
Peter Montgomery examines lawful homophobia around the world.
Business owner and community stalwart Sharon Maxwell launches a campaign for City Council
Sharon Maxwell makes it clear that as a long-time advocate for her community, she has been on the front lines of making Portland a better place both in terms of an improved economy and improving social conditions.
Director of Independent Police Review Board updates investigation
The turmoil that has erupted between the Portland Police Bureau and a community of entertainers catering to the Hip-Hop scene has gained new eyes and ears.
The Jefferson Democrats are once again sitting on the throne, as state champions. The 5A boys team was able to claim victory against Churchill, outscoring them 69-64. The Democrats win came at the heels of the suspension of six players that same-day for what’s being reported as “conduct detrimental to the team” by Jefferson coach Pat Strickland.
Women of Color Zines group fosters self-made publications
Women of color in the city are telling their own stories using a popular self-publishing artform called zines.
PassinArt presents ‘Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking’
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to watch two old black guys sitting around talking? Well, if you have a Gus Edwards play, one of America’s leading black playwrights, this is the perfect comedy and a humbling portrait of the aging process and how our past will ultimately shape our future.
During Spring Break, March 24-28, the Abbey Arts Lombard Arts and Culture Project, is offering a week of workshops for youths aged 5 to 12.
During spring and summer, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention giraffes, lions and flamingos. The Oregon Zoo’s popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 24-28, and summer camps start June 16.
Skyrocketing incarceration rates not sustainable
Judge Greg Mathis looks at the changing political climate around prison reform.
Take my story as an example
Judge Mathis takes a critical look at President Obama's new program for youth males of color "My Brother's Keeper".
Students from Martinique have been visiting Oregon Episcopal School through a French language exchange program, and Timbers player Frédéric Piquionne, who also is from Martinique, came to chat with his countrymen and their school hosts.
‘In Bloom’ has teenage friends dealing with the world on their own terms
Our 'Opinionated Judge' Darleen Ortega reviews "In Bloom", a film that sees teenage friends dealing with the world on their own terms.
African American chamber helps with computers
Through the combined efforts of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon and a generous equipment donation from CenturyLink, the chamber was recently able to provide enough refurbished computer systems to upgrade the student learning lab at the Youth Employment Institute.
Mayor meets with community to revive controversial project
The public outcry that led to specialty grocer Trader Joe’s pullout of a city-negotiated economic development project in the heart of Portland’s historic African American community may get reversed if the mayor and other city leaders are successful in new efforts to recast the project. Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Dan Saltzman met with leaders of the African-American community, neighborhood, and business representatives at City Hall in an effort to bring the popular retail chain back, perhaps with more compromises for all parties at the table.
Local emcee boasts global exposure following debut release
Rapper/songwriters has amassed a huge following of fans across the states and the world at large following the release of his debut project "16 Bars". This output finds Bars exhibiting his often eclectic range, spinning on the usual braggadocio-train that’s expected from rappers, to moments of humbleness and vulnerability.
Housing advocate honored at retirement
Home Forward has honored longtime board member Lee Moore in a big way after his announcement of retirement. A community building at the housing agency’s latest HOPE VI re-development, Stephens Creek Crossing in southwest Portland will be named “The Lee E. Moore Sr. Opportunity Center” in honor of Moore’s advocacy for housing programs.
Future and current Roosevelt High School families, neighbors and citizens are encouraged to give their input as the Roosevelt High School modernization project has moved to an exciting stage. Planning efforts are now focused on schematic design in which the layout of educational spaces and common areas are envisioned.
Portland’s POWFest opens Thursday
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, a.k.a. POWFest, kicks off its 7th consecutive year with screenings, Thursday, March 6 through Sunday, March 9 at the Hollywood Theatre in northeast Portland.
Using religion to discriminate is not new
"One of the privileges of living in the United States is the freedom to speak out and step forth on any variety of issues. The public square in the United States provides the platform for our voices to be heard, whether we agree or disagree on the topic at hand."--Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo
Show comes to abrupt end after police swarm club
The shutdown of a Hip Hop show in SE Portland sheds light on a longstanding complaint that "Hip Hop is being targeted by the City of Portland".