Fighting for just policies and practices
Below is a prayer for child advocates. Teachers and school administrators are always on the front lines advocating for children so maybe one of them could use this today as they prepare for the new school year. They are not alone.
The power from your wallet
Voting with your dollars can be done every day.
For a few minutes on Monday morning, Hustle and bustle of Portland’s streets come to a pause as the moon passes over the face of the sun
Amazing sight wows crowds
The attack on equality of education
According to a leaked memo, the Department of Justice is planning to redirect resources from its civil rights division to investigate and sue universities that use “intentional race-based discrimination” in their admissions process because of its purported negative effects on Asian-American applicants.
Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band performing Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor in Troutdale.
For the second year in a row, Self Enhancement, Inc., the non-profit organization providing academic support and services for African-American students and their families, is breaking out the summer jams with a free community “homecoming” celebration and music festival at Unthank Park on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ferguson Empowerment Center rises
Three years ago this month, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot an unarmed, black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. The anger and unrest sparked by that shooting came to be symbolized by the image of a burning convenience store on West Florissant Avenue. And it presented one of the greatest challenges of his career for Michael McMillan, who’d been appointed President and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis just a year before.
Explore new frontiers with top local artists
You’re invited to explore new frontiers in jazz with top local artists during the Montavilla Jazz Festival this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20.
A number of diverse, low-income entrepreneurs in Oregon and southwest Washington will have better access to small loans to start their business thanks to the financial help Wells Fargo recently gave to Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), a community development financial institution working with disadvantaged communities.
Kayse Jama, the executive director of Unite Oregon and a longtime community organizer, announced on Facebook on August 7th that he is running for Oregon Senate District 24, currently held by Senator Rod Monroe.
Trump’s adolescent bellicosity
The problem with Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” statement on North Korea isn’t merely that it intensifies an already tense situation.
Oregon is one of the best places to view the rare total solar eclipse
Oregonians across the state are making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.
Portland Community College will close and Meals on Wheels People will close its dining centers and suspend Meals on Wheels delivery on Monday, Aug. 21, because of the potential of driving hazards during the solar eclipse.
A shot was fired in the early morning hours during a DJ Quik and Scarface concert at the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, August 12th.
The hotel is expected to lure national conventions to Portland and by bringing visitors to the area, create and sustain jobs – all of which will generate new and increased spending and revenues for the Convention Center and the community.
On Saturday, August 12th violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia at a white supremacist protest against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, the Confederacy’s top general.
Castine Cruz, a student from the U.S. territory of Guam who came to Portland to attend Portland Community College, has earned a scholarship to allow her to study for four weeks in Costa Rica as part of a program allowing Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad.
Voting rights have been lost before
Today, too many people take for granted that the advances achieved during the civil rights movement are still firmly in place. But progress is neither promised nor irreversible.
Did you know the Alibi Restaurant and Lounge in north Portland is one of the oldest continuously running tiki bars in the country?
Guadalupe Guerrero was announced Friday as Portland Public School board’s choice for next district superintendent.