Seeing so many films together functioned as a sort of world tour of cinematic language, style, and culture that set my brain humming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Letter to the Editor
We are very concerned about the police and city's response to the protests on Saturday, June 29.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I managed to catch 25 films at the Seattle International Film Festival in May and June--my idea of heaven!
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.
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.
Happy Born Day Jamar Tarver and Hirani Baldwin
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.
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.
Guardino Gallery on Ne Alberta St. this month features artists Gail Owen, Maude Anne May and Denise Althea Graham.
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.