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Doors Open for PCC Job Fair

Access to employers, seminars and more

Portland Community College is slated to host another free, open to the public job fair for those that are in need of employment, yet stunted by a lack of practical resources.

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Hello Neighbor

Developing a More Connected Community

"Hello Neighbor," a project created by Portland artist and journalist Julie Keefe, seeks to create identity and community investment through photography and conversation.

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Alberta Loses Latino Market

Don Pancho closes without notice

The closure, though surprising, is understandable, coming nearly a year after three people were shot outside the business.

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Exploring ‘Jazz Town’

Documentary explores vibrant black history

A close up look at the vibrant history and impact of jazz in Portland that followed World War II comes to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Cancer Takes Beloved Wife and Business Partner

In loving memory of Juanita Walton

A celebration of life service for Juanita Walton will be held Saturday, April 30 at Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan St.

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Legacy of Jazz Celebrated

PDX Jazz sponsors concerts, Jazz Town movie

Slate of events begin with tribute to iconic jazz trumpeter

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Arts Tax Due and Many Citizens are Confused

Paying it isn’t as easy as it seems

Elders in Action break down the details

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A Tribute to Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Tribute Night comes to the Alberta Rose Theatre

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Documentaries Worth Watching

Scoping out the best at Full Frame

A terrific slate of films, all worth seeing

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Portland Mayoral Hopefuls Debate

Communities of color hear from candidates

Housing and gentrification dominate discussion

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After houses shot up, elderly couple pleads for peace

Caught in the crosshairs of suspected gang activity

A string of shootings has pushed an elderly black couple to plead for an end to gun violence while local law enforcement has pledged to step up efforts to combat local gangs.

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Celebrating Jazz Town

A look back at the vibrant jazz scene in Portland during the 1940s and 1950s.

The Oregon Historic Society invites the community to a special event to share the history of Portland as a “Jazz Town” post World War II when the city’s African American population grew and many of the newcomers came with a shared passion for contemporary, danceable jazz.

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Workspace Becomes a Stage

Animating the Daily Grind

Portland’s Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest is re-launching its popular Table of Contents, at CENTRL Office, in the Pearl District.

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Free Inmates on their Deathbeds

Compassionate release is the moral thing to do

A handful of prisoners on their deathbeds might go free under a federal practice called compassionate release.

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Healing the Health Care Blues

Annual concert puts issue and need in focus

A Portland blues festival historically rooted in civil rights and social justice causes is once again putting its focus on supporting a campaign to bring universal health coverage to everyone.

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Prosecutor’s Post Called Racist

Oregon Commission on Black Affairs files a complaint

The Oregon Commission on Black Affairs has submitted a complaint to the Oregon State Bar against Washington County Deputy District Attorney Zoe Smith for her alleged racist statements on social media.

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Faubion Rebuild Celebration

Community partners to gather for groundbreaking

Celebrating an investment to close the achievement gap

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NAACP stands up against cop fundraiser

‘Meet the Heat’ Protest

In what sounded like an April Fool’s joke but was in actuality a hosted event

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Diversity of Talent Unsurpassed

A new season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

For the first time in its history, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company features a majority of actors of color.

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Identity through the Lens of Black Cinema

Short films screen at PCC Cascade

Experimental short films from black filmmakers past and present exploring identity

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