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Misfits and Hidden Gifts

'A Wrinkle in Time' invites self-acceptance and discovery

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "A Wrinkle in Time," invites audiences to travel through worlds of imagination and meaning.

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Forum on Racial Disparities Law

Mechanics of law goes before the public

A forum was held in Salem Tuesday aimed at educating lawmakers and members of the public about a new law that can delay and possibly prevent future legislation that causes racial disparities in our criminal justice and child welfare systems.

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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”

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Dream Makers

Child Development Center opens at PCC Cascade

New classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will bring needed child care for people going to the north Portland school and enhance the abilities of children and their families to succeed in life.

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Look Out for Kids!

Crosswalk enforcement for back-to-school safety

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau are raising awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws as kids go back to school from summer break.

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Use of Force Settlement

Judge paves way for police reforms

Decision draws a positive response from the Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform.

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Good with MLK and Alberta

'Natural Grocers’ to construct store on vacant site

The construction will be headed by Colas Construction, a local African-American firm.

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School gets a Jump Start

As kids return to the classroom, Rosa Parks already in full swing

The end of the Labor Day weekend meant that Tuesday was first day of school for most children in Portland but not at Rosa Parks Elementary.

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Ferguson is a Critical Reminder for All Cities

Trust is a perishable commodity

A law enforcement agency must mirror the community in which it serves.

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Portland Responds to Ferguson

Shockwave shared at ‘healing conference”

In response to the police shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Portland stage actress Chantal DeGroat hosted a Ferguson healing conference at the Shaking the Tree Theater in southeast Portland Sunday.

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Blue presents: The Tao of Pimpin’

Local author merges unlikely concepts for enlightenment

Uhuru Rahman to some virtually, better known to many in the analog world simply as ‘Blue’ recently published her semi-autobiographical book titled ‘The Tao of Pimpin.’’ Now, she is inviting those willing to discover just how two seemingly different concepts can lead to a journey of fulfillment.

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Poised for a Breakout Fight

Portland boxer hopes to punch ticket to the pros

Former Jefferson footballer looks to make it big in the boxing ring.

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Diversity in Golf for 70 Years

Portland Leisure Hour Golf Club, a non-profit organization that has brought diversity to the game of golf since the 1940s held their 70th anniversary this month. It was a special event not just for the celebration but for all that attended.

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Residents Safely Flee Hotel Fire

Fire crews responded to a fire at the Joyce Hotel in downtown Portland late Saturday morning. Residents were temporarily evacuated from the building and watched from the sidewalks as firefighters arrived.

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Support for Head Start

$18 million investment to increase services for children

Thanks to an $18 million investment, five existing Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start program properties in Portland will be able to refinance, offsetting some of the organization’s debt burden, and freeing up resources to expand other services in the process.

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Housing Options Open Up

Section 8 reform bill goes into effect

Hopes are high for a Section 8 reform bill that went into effect this summer that might help reverse the effects of gentrification and curb discrimination.

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In Loving Memory

Connie Moore-McCool

Services for Constance “Connie” Moore-McCool, who was born March 21, 1962 and passed away on Aug. 21, 2014, will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. at Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan.

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Ferguson Exposes Issues of Race and Class

Real tragedy is lack of empathy for humanity

Physician and the chief medical director for Volunteers of America Oregon, Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia examines the tension in trauma from a trauma-informed perspective.

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‘Calvary’ grasps for a World beyond Fairness

A priest’s faith is tested as life hangs in the balance

Our 'Opinionated Judge' Darleen Ortega on the film 'Calvary', "This film deals with the question of faith in a challenging way, which also involves dealing with the question of fairness."

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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!

Portland voices solidarity with citizens of Ferguson

The police shooting death of a black teenager halfway across the country have Portland residents raising their hands and voices in solidarity demanding justice in the case.

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