New requirements fail kids of color, advocates say
An attempt to increase the quality of preschool instructors in the process risks isolating kids of color.
Pre-school promise risks isolating kids of color
Hope lies in the seeds of early-childhood and K-5 interventions.
Oregon Humanities hosts conversation at Alberta Rose
A conversation about the Great Migration of black families who fled the south, the civil rights movement, and the reverberations of these historic events in Oregon and the United States.
REACH celebrates reopening
On July 15, REACH Community Development will celebrate the grand re-opening of the Bronaugh Apartments, a three story, 50-unit historic apartment building located in downtown Portland.
Command shuffle leaves out African- Americans
We need leadership in the police bureau, in city government and in the community.
1,000 rental bikes to dot inner city
The system was designed for quick trips with convenience in mind, as well as a fun and affordable way to get around.
Community and police respond to shootings
A sweeping march in downtown Portland happened before the Dallas violence on Thursday in the wake of the officer-involved shootings.
Obama pays tribute to officers; calls for racial healing
Obama insisted the nation is not as divided as it seems and called on Americans to find common ground in support of racial equity and justice.
Outreach expands business relationships
“Our goal is to create the appropriate business relationships to support and reflect the communities we serve”
Champs to represent Oregon in Arizona
Congratulations to the Beaumont Junior Girls Softball Team from northeast Portland who has won a state champion for a second year in a row!
Alberta Moody of Portland died June 28, 2016.
Facing down a locomotive in Vancouver
We call these oil trains “bomb trains” because we know, with one tiny loose bolt, they can erupt into an inferno, scorching everything for miles.
"Rangeela - The Dance Show" - was a unique effort by the Indian community of Portland to raise funds to build houses for impoverished people in the city of Chennai and its outskirts.
Police said suspect told them he acted alone
Police say a man suspected in the slayings had been upset about police shootings of two black men earlier this week and wanted to kill whites, "especially white officers."
“I Am A #ForceOf” gives youth good alternatives
The idea is to promote safe and productive activities as an alternative to gangs and other less productive pursuits this summer.
Initiative wants to tax sugary drinks for kids’ benefit
A new petition initiative seeks to counteract Multnomah County’s high rates of heart disease, tooth decay and diabetes, specifically in children.
Former Urban League official named to policy role
Retired Urban League of Portland president and CEO Michael Alexander was recently appointed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to the Port of Portland Commission.
Lannis W. Warfield
Lannis W. Warfield was born April 1, 1940 and died June 27, 2016.
Student services will transfer to re-opened middle schools
The return of the classic middle school structure to PPS sees the end of the Academy's era.
Local leader promotes peace and tolerance
Leonard joins peacemakers Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Pope Frances and many others in receiving the international Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Award.