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Keeping it Affordable

Non-profit partners with AmeriCorps to revitalize homes

A nonprofit in northeast Portland is hosting 12 AmeriCorps volunteers this summer to protect vital affordable housing by upgrading homes with green technology, building community gardens and more.

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Honored for Social Justice

Two residents of the Vancouver area are being honored by the YWCA of Clark County for their leadership in working toward the elimination of racism and the promotion of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Churches Promote Early Screenings

A unique clergy breakfast program for congregations of all faiths to learn about and support breast health awareness is being held Thursday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Legacy Emanuel Lorenzen Conference Center in north Portland.

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Celebrating Juneteenth 2018

Portland’s 2018 Juneteenth parade honors the late Mother of Juneteenth in Oregon, Clara Peoples who brought the celebration of the emancipation of slavery from Muskogee, Okla. to Portland in 1945.

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Blues and Gospel Converge

"phenomenal Concert" at the Alberta Rose

Portland blues legends Norman Sylvester and LaRhonda Steele lead a special musical journey where blues and gospel converge Friday, June 29 at the Alberta Rose Theater.

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Hamilton Musical Tribute

Group performs Saturday at Alberta Rose

A tribute band to the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, called Rise Up, makes its Portland debut at the Alberta Rose Theater this Saturday, June 23 with two shows.

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Green and Equitable

Dispensary represents progress and end to war on pot

The opening of an African-American owned and hip-hop themed dispensary brings economic growth to a disadvantaged community while also giving back through its unique training program to help others find economic opportunity in the legal cannabis industry.

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Portland native makes splash in beauty industry

Brings science to her business

Portland native Kalauna Carter is making waves in cosmetics by helming an environmentally, cruelty free, nail polish business called Kolors by K that has already garnered some high profile customers.

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A fashion icon’s remarkable story

The life and career of André Leon Talley

New documentary ‘The Gospel According to André’ a dramatic profile of a fashion icon who reached for his own expressions of style

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Pardons Aren’t Policy

The president's offer to pardon people unjustly behind bars is a welcome one. But he could do so, so much more.

Individual pardons can’t replace policy in addressing racial inequity.

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Congratulations to Grant and Benson Honor High School Grads!

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Stunning Original Dance

Portland’s NW Dance Project presents “Summer Performances,” three stunning and original dance works coming Thursday, June 14 to Saturday, June 16 with 7:30 p.m. shows at Lincoln Performance Hall on the Portland State University campus, downtown.

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Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive

The Coalition of Black Men is joining the local chapter of the Red Cross by asking community members to please consider signing up for the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive, coming Saturday, June 16 as Portland’s celebrates Juneteenth.

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Waters of the World

Site specific dance for public engagement

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest presents its newest work, the world premiere of “Waters of the World,” as it forges ahead on building Portland audiences for dance by performing at site specific venues to cultivate public engagement.

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County Sues Trump Administration

Suit filed for changes to federal sex-ed grant requirements

Mulnomah County is suing the Trump administration for restricting a teen sex education grant to apply to abstinence-only curriculum.

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Community Land Trusts Build on Affordability

Portland’s Proud Ground shows the way

For many millennials, the choice between a job and an opportunity to own home is a stark one.

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More Than a Game

Coach offers kids opportunity for success

A basketball team for youth is changing the game when it comes to giving kids opportunities to college scholarships and putting them on track to a professional athletic career.

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New leader comes from Mayor’s office

TriMet Executive Hired

A high ranking African American in Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office will be TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer.

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Senate Panel Approves Bounds

Controversial nomination gets past objections; Trump’s other nomination goes unopposed

A controversial nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ryan Bounds from Oregon, won a party line 11-10 vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday overcoming objections from Oregon politicians for his record of making racist, sexist and homophobic attacks on multiculturalism as a student at Stanford University.

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Socially Conscious Films Round-Out Fest

Reviews from the Seattle International Film Festival, Part 2

I spent five days last week at the Seattle International Film Festival, sampling an array of what was on offer for Seattle's three-and-a-half week festival. A few of these films will get a theatrical release, and many others will appear in an online platform.

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