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A Lens to the World

Immersed into an array of cultures at PIFF

Two weeks of world cinema will be scattered all over the city as the Portland International Film Festival begins Thursday, Feb. 15 and continues until March 1.

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Inspired to Keep Others Out of Gangs

She knows Portland’s history because she lived it

Nicky Taylor’s personal story of growing up with gangs in Portland and then escaping from gangs, a story inextricably tied to the city’s history of murder and mayhem on the streets

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Court Pick Apologizes for Racist Remarks

Oregon nominee says college writings were misguided

Federal prosecutor and Oregon native Ryan Bounds has come under fire for making racist, sexist and homophobic attacks on multiculturalism back in college

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Family Seeks Justice

Family Seeks Justice

Demanding accountability for what they believe was a wrongful death of their 17-year-old son and nephew

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Home Going Celebration

A Home Going celebration for our father J.T. Tims will be held Saturday, Feb. 17

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Better Health Care for Communities of Color

With this huge responsibility comes opportunity

Health equity is achievable and requires deliberate action on our part. That’s what we believe at Health Share of Oregon

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Community-Driven Banks Merge

Combining the financial strength and clout of two financial institutions is intended to boost banking services to low and moderate-income communities, and provide financing for renewable energy, affordable housing, and women and minority-owned businesses.

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Civil Rights: Then and Now

Social justice activists will lead the discussion

A free open-to-the-public panel discussion about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and what can be accomplished going forward will draw several Portland activists, past and present

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Our Quest for Social Justice Will not Wane

Cascade Connections

Just recently, here at the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College, a group of people saw fit over the winter holiday to come onto our campus and leave behind an assortment of anti-Semitic and white-supremacist posters, fliers, and stickers. The current political climate, it seems, has emboldened some racists and bigots to come out of the shadows and impose their views on others.

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Eagles Win Epic Super Bowl

Backup quarterback leads team to title

The Philadelphia Eagles won an epic shootout over the Patriots Sunday in Minneapolis, Minn. to win the franchise's first Super Bowl.

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Running for Public Office

Maxwell enters county commission race

Sharon Maxwell, a successful business owner and recognized community leader from Portland’s African American community has announced plans to run for Multnomah County Commissioner in the upcoming May Primary.

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Dennis Edwards was ‘Voice for the Ages’

Remembering a Motown legend

Dennis Edwards, a Grammy-winning former member of the famed Motown group The Temptations, is being remembered after his death on Thursday after a long illness. He was 74.

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Community Reading Project Begins

‘Exit West’ to spark conversations on humanity

Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2018, the library’s 16th annual community reading project, kicked off this month with the distribution of thousands of copies of Moshin Hamid’s Exit West.

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Black Film Festival Begins

Actor Joe Morton to attend special screening

A film festival to examine the black experience in America and showcase the cinematic achievements of African African-American stars and filmmakers fills the calendar this month at the nonprofit Hollywood Theatre in northeast Portland.

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What Trump Wants on Immigration is Ethnic Cleansing

‘Open hand’ full of poison pills

Trump had extended an “open hand” to work with Democrats on immigration, they reported. He crowed that he’d come up with a “bipartisan approach” that “should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise.” What Trump didn’t say was that he’d already removed deportation protections from the 700,000 young people who rely on the DACA program, which Trump unilaterally revoked.

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First Black History Festival

Theater group puts focus on culture, identy

World Stage Theatre, a multi-cultural local organization committed to performances that inspire social reflection, hosts its first annual Black History Festival NW this month.

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The Greatest Honor

FBI agent looks back on exciting career

Special Agent Pete Collier outside the Portland FBI Field Office where is retiring after an illustrious 27 year career as an FBI agent.

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Dynamic Portland Pastor Dies

Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr. was humble and inspiring

Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr., a humble spiritual leader from Portland’s African American community who inspired so many others with his inspiring sermons and lifelong service to his church and community, succumbed to a three year battle with kidney cancer on Friday.

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In Loving Memory

Mildred Carr

Mildred Carr was born Nov. 28, 1923 and died Feb. 3, 2018.

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In Loving Memory

Randy D. Barfield

Randy D. Barfield passed away peacefully at his home in Portland on Jan. 24, 2018.

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