Watching your dollar as the holidays close-in
Spending money is a familiar scene from one of America’s favorite past times. But shopping for Christmas in an economy that is still far from healthy, with many-a-pocket hollowed out, also raises concerns. How do you make sure that when the spell of the holidays where off on Jan 1, you are not left with unsavory ends?
A collage of news reports detailing shootings in north Portland with a haunting chant of “bang! bang! bang!” is how Glenn Waco, an upcoming young rapper in the city’s hip-hop scene introduces listeners to his second project, fittingly titled “NorthBound”. Untrained ears may hear glorification in such a chant, but a closer listen to the entire project reveals the tale of a 21-year-old man balancing the struggles and joys of coming from what was once treated as a forgotten part of town.
Gracie Knapper was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Portersville, Miss, the fourth of nine children born to Will and Ethel Johnson. She passed away, surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 11, 2013 at the age of 90.
Portland’s Hip-Hop community came out in full support to help victims of the Philippines disaster Typhoon Haiyan. They typhoon, which rocked the island nation in mid November, claimed over 5,000 lives and brought massive damages to millions of people.
A memorial Service in Portland for Nelson Mandela, the father and former president of the new South Africa, drew hundreds of people to Maranatha Church in northeast Portland.
Thad Spencer, one of the heralded boxers from Portland’s former Knott Street boxing gym, died Dec, 13 2013, at the age of 70.
Remember, honor and celebrate
" There are few men or women who leave such an indelible imprint and impact on the world that they are remembered, honored and celebrated by nations near and far for centuries after they depart. There are few people for whom even all the words in every language fail to convey the magnitude and meaning of their lives. Without a doubt in mind or heart, I know that Nelson Mandela is one among a very select few." Marc H. Morial
Urges enforcement of professional behavior
The director of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights is urging the Portland Police Bureau to respond to recent reports of an officer using a racial slur as an opportunity for daily training and making reminders about expected professional behavior.
Lewis and Clark students call for more diversity
Lewis and Clark students and their Black Student Union are calling for more diversity on campus after a string of racist incidents. Despite bitter cold temperatures, around 200 Lewis and Clark College students showed up Friday morning for an on-campus sit-in. Organized by the Black Student Union, the event generated major support from the southwest Portland school’s mostly white students.
Stellar cast gives ‘Out of the Furnace’ much to savor
Our 'Opinionated Judge' reviews the film 'Out of the Furnace' starring Christian Bale.
Program aims to dismantle myths of nursing field
What do you picture when you think of a nurse? Sonya Justice’s theory is that if you’re like a lot of people she’s encountered during her 15 years as a registered nurse in an Intensive Care Unit, you equate her profession somewhat to a second-rate role to doctors, a notion she is trying to destroy with her new television program Reel Nurses Talk Show.
Acting like we can’t afford spending makes us poorer
Rob Kirsh examines the budget 'crisis' and spending problem.
‘Nebraska’ uncovers a father and son’s humanity
Our 'Opinonated Judge' reviews Alexander Payne's new film Nebraska.
Historic resource not protected
1924 building was of Colonial style with a portico and Tuscan columns.
PDC defends controversial project
Does a Trader Joe's on MLK Blvd. foster gentrification?
Dawson Park renovations begin
Members of the Portland community gathered at Dawson Park on Thursday to celebrate the start of construction to restore the park as a key community gathering space while honoring its rich African-American history. The $2.6 million renovation project will make the park more welcoming and attractive, with an improved playground, interactive water play feature, barbeques, picnic tables and benches, and better lighting and accessibility.
Dress for Success expands with career center debut
Dress for Success, a northeast Portland program designed to help disadvantaged women break into the corporate world with style, celebrated the debut of their brand new Patricia Whiting Career Center on Thursday.
New executive for youth advocacy group
There’s a new driver at the Bus, well at least a new leader. The social justice and activist group, the Bus Project, recently named Tara Sulzen as their new executive director.
Local governments pledge to help with jobs and services
Oregon’s top veterans official says that it will take a broad community effort to meet the needs of four generations of military veterans who've served in five major wars. On Thursday, Multnomah County pledged to lead the way.
Two local student athletes who have played together since the second grade decided to sign their “National Letter of Intent” together in a special ceremony dedicated to their accomplishments.