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Support for Head Start

$18 million investment to increase services for children

Thanks to an $18 million investment, five existing Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start program properties in Portland will be able to refinance, offsetting some of the organization’s debt burden, and freeing up resources to expand other services in the process.

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Housing Options Open Up

Section 8 reform bill goes into effect

Hopes are high for a Section 8 reform bill that went into effect this summer that might help reverse the effects of gentrification and curb discrimination.

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In Loving Memory

Connie Moore-McCool

Services for Constance “Connie” Moore-McCool, who was born March 21, 1962 and passed away on Aug. 21, 2014, will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. at Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan.

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Ferguson Exposes Issues of Race and Class

Real tragedy is lack of empathy for humanity

Physician and the chief medical director for Volunteers of America Oregon, Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia examines the tension in trauma from a trauma-informed perspective.

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‘Calvary’ grasps for a World beyond Fairness

A priest’s faith is tested as life hangs in the balance

Our 'Opinionated Judge' Darleen Ortega on the film 'Calvary', "This film deals with the question of faith in a challenging way, which also involves dealing with the question of fairness."

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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!

Portland voices solidarity with citizens of Ferguson

The police shooting death of a black teenager halfway across the country have Portland residents raising their hands and voices in solidarity demanding justice in the case.

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Look to Your Left!

Bike lane on Williams Avenue switching sides for safety

Crews are set to break ground in the coming days on a project that will move the bike lane on Williams from the right side of the street to the left and bring in a host of other new infrastructure in a city-led move planned to improve safety on the heavily used throughway.

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Mother Killed in Gun Violence

‘Enough is enough,’ community members say

A fatal shooting of a young mother at an apartment complex, combined with other shootings in southeast Portland and north Portland over the weekend, served as another grim highlight to this summer’s violence and was the backdrop to a meeting on Monday to address community concerns.

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‘Shine’ Brings Home a Trophy

Portland’s Inner City Shine, a semi-pro 8-man football team, won a national championship over the weekend in Las Vegas. The team was undefeated at 7-0 in league play.

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No Law-Abiding People Should Fear Police

My focus on the lives of young black men in Portland

Mayor Charlie Hales on police, "No law-abiding people should ever have reason to fear the police. Yet we must honestly admit that, too often, this is not true for a wide swath of our community: people of color."

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Struggling to Make Sense of Michael Brown’s Death

Structural racism perpetuates negative stereotypes

PeaceVoice journalist David Ragland weighs in on the Mike Brown controversy happening in Ferguson, MO

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Show of Solidarity for Mike Brown

Hundreds of incoming Howard University freshman in Washington, D.C. took to the historically black college’s auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 13 in a show of solidarity with those protesting the shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, MO.

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Stepping Up

Community bike ride a call for peace now and beyond

Hop in your seat, put rubber to the pavement and ride. You’re invited to help take back the streets as the longtime Northeast Alberta Street non-profit Community Cycling Center hosts a public bike ride in response to a surge in violence by local youth and other young men.

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Business Focus: Hip and Street

Duo brings menswear and art to Old Town

This summer marked the grand opening of Portland’s latest black-owned business, Kyoto. A menswear shop on the border of Old Town and the Pearl, Kyoto drew in a crowd of young and old, the hip hop fashioned, and music lovers from around the metro area for their opening.

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Reaching and Empowering Entrepreneurs

Startup business culture fostered

MESO pilots a project empowering aspiring Portland-based Black and Latino entrepreneurs through community-building, developings skills, and providing a roadmap to small business viability in the Rose City.

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Mural Ready for Debut

The Kirk Reeves Mural is complete, the scaffolding has finally come down, and a celebration is planned.

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Celebrating the Soul of Portland

MLK Dream Run makes economic and equitable impact

Over 1,500 participants came out to celebrate in the Soul of Portland at the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Run and festivities.

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How Can I Forget Those Frightened Faces

Families torn apart by a broken immigration system

Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo speaks on immigration, " As a religious leader, I am deeply saddened by the family separations that deportations create across our country. I respect the law of the land; however, I respond to a higher moral law."

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Our Education System’s Racially-Charged Crisis

When children are afraid of learning

"Covertly racist corporate media and hegemonic Caucasian opinion make dangerous implications that suggest minorities are both incapable and unwilling to learn and our education system reflects these untruths." says Jeanine Russaw

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Groovin’ on the Grass

Mini blues festival at Beaverton complex

Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray headlines Saturday concert.

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