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Foraging Wild Edibles Creates a Business

An Interview with ‘The Truffle Temptress’

Secrets to finding the "diamond of the kitchen" -- truffles!

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Kickboxer Turns Sport into his Business

Curt’s Ultimate Fitness and Fighting Arts

Northeast Halsey and 109th Avenue is not an area you would usually associate with greatness.

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Mental Health Practice Opened

PDX Trauma Free serves local community, welcomes new patients, and fills the gap in service for people of color and other marginalized groups.

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Reaching Out to Help Business Startups

CLIMB center provides resources

Starting a small business is a daunting task, but potential business owners in our area may have an advantage.

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In Loving Memory

Kyle Nathaniel Baker

A Celebration of Life service for a beloved community member.

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Firmly Planted at Home

Retired NBA star celebrates 20 years of local business ventures

A staple of the Portland African American community, former NBA Star Terrell Brandon is celebrating 20 years as a local business owner

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A Nice Place to Visit

Short term rentals another blow to housing affordability and access

Vacation rentals by homeowners in the Portland market are a dramatic new housing trend that opponents say will contribute to gentrification and the loss of affordable housing options.

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Housing Bureau Reaches Out

Input sought on affordable housing commitment

Investment marks a win for the Portland African American Leadership Forum which originally criticized the Portland Development Commission project citing its lack of a housing plan.

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Great Playwright Inspires

August Wilson Red Door Project returns to Portland schools

Red Door Project introduces students to the works of August Wilson whose long-inspired work reflects the African-American experience.

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'The Piano Lesson' Extended to Nov. 16

Pulitzer Prize winning play follows black Americans in post-Depression era

The August Wilson play, now playing at The Church, 602 N.E. Prescott St., reflects the African-American experience, covering questions of legacy and reminders of painful family pasts.

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Ambition, Loyalty and the Glitter of Motown

Motown inspired ‘Dreamgirls’ takes Portland Center Stage

A groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes.

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Sickle Cell Awareness Walk

Young people help with education about disease

Pastor Marcia Taylor leads annual Sickle Cell Awareness event.

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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,

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Police reviews of police St. Johns disturbance ordered

Police used taser to arrest teenager

The use of a Taser gun by Portland police to subdue a black teenager and the actions of police to make the arrest will be investigated by Portland’s Independent Police Review Division as well as an internal police review

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When Justice Fails

Advocating for children tried as adults

Partnership for Safety and Justice leads a rally to raise awareness of the social and personal harm caused by policies that allow young people to be punished as adults.

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Misfits and Hidden Gifts

'A Wrinkle in Time' invites self-acceptance and discovery

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "A Wrinkle in Time," invites audiences to travel through worlds of imagination and meaning.

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Forum on Racial Disparities Law

Mechanics of law goes before the public

A forum was held in Salem Tuesday aimed at educating lawmakers and members of the public about a new law that can delay and possibly prevent future legislation that causes racial disparities in our criminal justice and child welfare systems.

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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”

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Dream Makers

Child Development Center opens at PCC Cascade

New classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will bring needed child care for people going to the north Portland school and enhance the abilities of children and their families to succeed in life.

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Look Out for Kids!

Crosswalk enforcement for back-to-school safety

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau are raising awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws as kids go back to school from summer break.

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