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The Goonies! and More

Portland Parks and Recreation presents the classic movie ‘The Goonies!’ along with live music from Portland School of Rock and the Portland Teen Idols.

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We Are Called in Aftermath of Charleston

Honoring our dream of equality for all

Until the United States sees and cures its profoundly evil birth defects of slavery, Native American genocide, and the exclusion of all women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral process, these birth defects will continue to flare up in multiple guises to threaten our black community’s and everyone’s safety, our nation’s future, and render hollow our professed but still inadequate commitment to ensuring equality for all.

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Gresham Arts Festival Saturday

The 14th annual Gresham Arts Festival, the city's most popular annual event, returns Saturday.

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In Loving Memory

Eleanor Pittman

Eleanor Pittman, 75, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend -- passed away on July 3, 2015. She was born July 1, 1940.

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Empowering Lives

Outreach evokes Black Power movement of the 60s

A local organization is bringing more than free meals to local students. Can a program created by the Black Panthers revive sustainability and cultural consciousness?

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New Dean Brings Diverse Experience

Warner Pacific names new administrator

Warner Pacific College has welcomed Rev. Dr. Reginald Nichol as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.

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British Comedian Comes To Town

British comedian Russell Howard will be performing at the Alberta Rose Theatre in northeast Portland on Friday.

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Movie at King School Park

The Summer Movies in the Park series sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation comes to the King Neighborhood on Thursday, July 16 for an evening of family activities and a screening of the original Karate Kid.

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Minority Entrepreneurs Rank High for Loans

The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs was recently recognized by the Small Business Administration as the No. 1 micro lender of the Western U.S. and No. 2 nationally among 178 micro lenders in the country.

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Tiny Dances Celebrate Diversity

A diversity of ethnic dance forms, including Aztec, Native American, breakdance, traditional lion dance, contemporary, and more, highlight “Ten Tiny Dances,” on Saturday.

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Street Fair Lines Up

The annual Mississippi Street Fair hits north Portland this Saturday, July 11. The festival will include over 200 local vendors and craft makers, six stages, and over 40 bands.

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Sweet Cakes Fine Made Final

The owners of a Gresham-based bakery that refused service to a lesbian couple have been issued a final order to pay $135,000 in damages.

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Session Ends with Progressive Victories

Bills expand contraception; fight racial profiling

On Monday the Oregon Legislature drew its current session to an end, a year highlighted by several progressive victories, including bills to make voting easier, improving access to birth control and fighting racial profiling by police.

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Black Lives and a $15 Minimum Wage

Proposal confronts poverty and racism

Racist violence is not just the work of bigoted individuals. Racism and its violent enforcers were created to justify the horrific --yet profitable -- economic system of slavery that the United States enshrined in its constitution.

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A Black Man who happened to be President

Obama’s Amazing Grace

If Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech is the 20th century equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s magnificent Second Inaugural — and I think it is — then what President Barack Obama gave us in Charleston, South Carolina is our century’s Gettysburg Address.

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Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Free Music on Main Street Concert

This Wednesday Music on Main street's free outdoor concert series will feature a tribute to Stevie Wonder.

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On Alberta Street

Featured artists for July

Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St., gives marquee treatment to three artists during July.

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Taiko Drumming Showcase

Portland’s newest professional taiko company, Unit Souzou, will be the featured noontime showcase at Summer Arts on Main Street on Wednesday, July 15.

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Ghost of Osama Rises with US Militarism

Since Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011, the official account of the Navy Seals’ raid has been challenged, most recently by journalist Seymour Hersh, alleging that “Washington's official account of the hunt for Bin Laden and the raid that led to his death was a lie.”

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Aldridge to Sign with San Antonio

Power forward latest Blazer saying goodbye

LaMarcus Aldridge announced Saturday that he will sign with San Antonio in a move that will align him with Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard to form what would figure to be among the league's most-formidable frontcourts.

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