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Diverse Films Stand Out

Seeing so many films together functioned as a sort of world tour of cinematic language, style, and culture that set my brain humming.

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Highland Welcomes New Pastor

Originally trained as an industrial engineer, Dr. Shon Neyland served in the Air Force as a nuclear launch officer and as an aerospace flight commander in the Milstar Communications Satellite program. At the same time, he and his wife of 34 years, Madeline, have served as devoted evangelicals, finding churches in communities from England to Abilene, Texas.

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On Stronger Footing

Q Center support serves diverse community

The Q Center, a nonprofit providing services and a safe space for Portland and southwest Washington’s LGBTQ+ community, has just completed an intense fundraising effort to complete much needed maintenance to their building on North Mississippi Avenue, but advocates say continued community support in funding and volunteering are essential to keeping the Pacific Northwest’s largest LGBTQ+ community center up and running.

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Democrats Defend Congresswomen

Trump’s racism called worst in history

House Democrats introduced a resolution Monday condemning the president for the racist comments directed at four newly elected U.S. Representatives of color in Congress, and a black Democratic lawmaker from Texas, says he will again force a vote on articles of impeachment against the president by next week, citing him as a bigot.

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Fighting for the Right to Fight

Exhibit tells story of African Americans in WW II

A new traveling exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society tells the important stories of the thousands of African Americans who enlisted during the World War II, intent on serving the nation that treated them as second-class citizens.

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On Police Response to Protests

Letter to the Editor

We are very concerned about the police and city's response to the protests on Saturday, June 29.

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Inhumane Treatment is New Level of Shame

Our moral duty is to protect all children

It is inconceivable that these latest headlines come from a civilized nation. “Detained Migrant Children Denied Adequate Food, Water and Sanitation in Texas.” “There is a Stench: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children.” “‘The Taliban gave me toothpaste’: Former captives contrast U.S. treatment of child migrants.”

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NW Dance Creatives Featured

You’re invited to see the future of dance and experience what the winners of the NW Dance Project’s “Pretty Creatives” International Choreographic Competition created when they perform Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. in a one night only show at Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University, downtown.

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In the Face of Deep Biases

The Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, downtown, presents a 2018 film narrated by Jodie Foster about the first woman filmmaker, an entertaining story of perseverance in the face of deep biases.

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‘Twilight Tuesdays’ for Summer Fun

The Oregon Zoo is offering visitors a little something extra this summer: A Twilight Tuesday special event each third Tuesday night of the month through August, featuring later hours and fun for all ages at a deep discount.

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The Promised Land?

Author traces monuments enshrining stereotypes

As many Americans debate the fate of Confederate monuments, The Promised Land statue stands hidden in plain sight in Portland’s Chapman Square.

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Lillard Inks New Contract

Blazers tap All Star for future of franchise

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed their sensational guard Damian Lillard to a multi-year contract extension, cementing the NBA All Star’s role as the team’s top franchise player through the 2023-24 season.

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Feasting on New Documentaries

I managed to catch 25 films at the Seattle International Film Festival in May and June--my idea of heaven!

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All Hands Raised

Homegrown school leader takes helm

Lavert Robertson, a seasoned African American education administrator at Portland Public Schools who was raised in northeast Portland, has taken the helm as chief executive officer for All Hands Raised, a non-profit organization working to improve learning outcomes county-wide for kids of color.

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Open for Summer

New pool at Peninsula Park expands capacity

To celebrate the reconstruction of north Portland’s popular Peninsula Pool -- which reopened Monday -- Portland Parks and Recreation is inviting the community to a grand reopening celebration and pool party featuring free swimming, cake, a synchronized swimming performance, and other activities, coming Thursday July 18, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 700 N. Rosa Parks Way.

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Happy Born Day

Happy Born Day Jamar Tarver and Hirani Baldwin

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Cycling for Sight

Gregory Reese is embarking on a five week bicycle ride across the country to raise awareness of retina disease, traveling from Portland to New York City.

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Summer at the Square

July kicks off two months of free events

Pioneer Courthouse Square kicks off the summer season with a host of free weekly events aimed at wellness, fun, dancing and community building.

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Guardino’s Featured Artists

Guardino Gallery on Ne Alberta St. this month features artists Gail Owen, Maude Anne May and Denise Althea Graham.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Miss Black Oregon puts focus on community

You’re invited to an “Afrodite” breast cancer awareness event intended to uplift the African American community featuring Miss Black Oregon US Ambassador Arya Morman and representatives of Susan G. Komen of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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