Betty Jo Green's funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at Love Temple, 8660 N. Willamette Blvd.
Our Opinionated Judge on the poetic film ‘Museum Hours’
I despair of conveying just how rich and profound an experience watching "Museum Hours" can be.
Daimler Trucks to expand in north Portland
Daimler Trucks North America announced Friday it will expand its north Portland headquarters, bringing 400 high-paying jobs to the local economy. The economic boost comes with about $20 million in incentives from local and state government agencies.
Family’s grief raises profile of sickle cell anemia
Pastor Marcia's family has been stricken with tragedy through the years due to the disease sickle cell anemia. Through the years she was worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the blood disorder which affects 1 in 12 African-Americans.
Algie Gatewood, president of the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College, was honored during a public farewell party Thursday and then thanked by the Portland Public School Board during its meeting Monday.
Portland Public Schools’ newly named athletic director Marshall Haskins held a news conference Friday to announce a formal proposal to have all of the district’s high schools to compete at the 6A level, the highest sports ranking in the state as part of “re-establishing” the Portland Interscholastic League.
Ticking time bomb on the GOP’s doorstep
"Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the federal government wouldn’t challenge Colorado and Washington state’s ability to implement a legal regulatory system for adult recreational marijuana use marked a tremendous political victory for reform if not a definitive legal victory. Technically, pot remains illegal across the nation. But Holder went as far as he could under our system of checks and balances." -Sanho Tree
Marker to mention first black visitor to Oregon
Oregonian Gwen Carr worked fervently to include a crucial part of the state's black history on a historical marker near Tilamook.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival wades in where angels fear to tread
"It's hard to imagine a setting for a play more challenging and complex than the slave trade. It's a history that we as a culture carry in our collective DNA; our very economic system was built, quite literally, on the backs of human beings who had been kidnapped and transported under unimaginable conditions into lives that explicitly denied their status as human beings. We have barely begun to scratch the surface in our collective consciousness about the implications of this past for our present. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has waded in where angels fear to tread with a new play this season, "The Liquid Plain."
Haskins looks to re-energize school programs
Portland Public Schools recently named community fixture Marshall Haskins the new athletic director of the district and he has already come through the door shaking things up. Less than a month into his post he put forth some radical proposals that however unofficial and unlikely to be put into play, create the thing Haskins desires most at the moment; dialogue.
Our Opinionated Judge examines 'The Tenth Muse'
The play centers on three young women who find themselves taking refuge in the convent: Jesusa, a Mestiza (half-Spanish and half Amerindian) who has come to care for an ailing nun; Tomasita, a timid Nahua Indian who has come to serve in the kitchen; and Manuela, a noblewoman whose arrival is occasioned by circumstances that are not immediately explained. The three are relegated to the basement storage room and are instructed not to open a locked armoire that sits in the corner. Oppression and class fuel the story.
Relay teams shine at Portland to Coast
Soleful Strutters, Soleful Brothers and Soleful Masters were all part of a “Soleful Family” scoring big victories in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay.
Rededicating ourselves to the fight
"I joined over 150,000 people at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was a powerful moment that showed us how Dr. King's dream is still alive, yet reminded us how far we still have to go to see it fulfilled. The simple backdrop of last month's event reminded us how much has changed in 50 years. "-Benjamin Todd Jealous
Enforcement a first under 2007 civil rights law
Last year, investigators with the Bureau of Labor and Industries found substantial evidence of unlawful discrimination, including phone messages from P Club bar owner Chris Penner asking a group of transgender patrons to stop visiting his establishment because he didn’t want the venue to become known as a “tranny bar” or “gay bar”.
Bells toll for justice and freedom
Bells ring in Portland to commemorate 50 years since Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.
Everything made from scratch and fresh at the Miracles Café
Soul food eatery, 'Miracle's Cafe' on Martin Luther King Boulevard is quickly becoming a go-to spot for many people across the city.
A final evening with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
How did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Portland Center Stage’s production of The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, previews Saturday, Aug. 31, opens Friday, Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 27.
Outreach workers invite students back
Teachers, outreach workers, staff and community members are turning out Saturday Sept. 14 to knock on the doors of students who are not in school and invite them back to the classroom as part of Portland Public Schools third annual Reconnection Campaign, a key district initiative to get more students to graduation and beyond.
William James Noble Sr.
A Homegoing Celebration for William James Noble Sr., who passed away quietly in his sleep on Aug. 22, 2013, will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Bethel AME Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.
When the focus is on making as much money as possible
"As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever," says William A. Collins.