Church, school and college celebrate 125 years
The weekend of Sept. 11-13 will start of a year-long celebration for the 125th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church and School and mark the 110th year of Concordia University, a trio of northeast Portland institutions serving a diverse community.
Unfair markups for gender
You probably think you know about all the taxes you pay. Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes — it seems like the list is endless. But there’s one tax I’ve been paying for most of my life that you might not know about. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re paying it too.
School construction takes students into temporary quarters
Portland students are back to school this week, but not all of them will be returning to the same campuses because of school construction projects.
An age-old boy-meets-girl story comes to Lake Oswego’s Lakewood Center for the Arts this fall.
American Masters recounts the life of Althea Gibson
Don’t miss the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
Woman loses life outside her home
Authorities are still trying to find out how a Portland woman lost her life in a car accident outside her home.
Legendary soul vocalist Patti LaBelle is making her way to Portland for an upcoming show and there’s time for you to get tickets.
The Walmart Foundation has renewed its sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo’s Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Northwest Film Center and Zidell are welcoming the community to a unique, pop-up outdoor film series.
Fans of soul jazz singer Anita Baker rejoice – a Neo Soul Night concert featuring Baker’s greatest hits and performed by local performers is coming to Portland.
A group of Portlanders are encouraging the patronage of African-American-owned restaurants this weekend as part of National Black Business Month.
Rutherford house was a hub during Civil Rights era
A northeast Portland home that served as a family residence and support center for civil rights causes for more than half a century has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The house is believed to be the first historic property in Oregon listed in the National Register primarily for its association with the Civil Rights era.
‘The Tattoed’ at Guardino
Two local artists have created works from the same model in their new exhibit entitled ‘The Tattoed,” the September show at Guardino Gallery.
Black Lives Trump Politeness
Sanders’ reputation as a progressive should in no way give him a pass on racial justice issues. He voted for Bill Clinton’s Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, which props up the racist prison-industrial complex. He voted to extradite Assata Shakur, an African American freedom fighter who is living in exile in Cuba. And his refusal to denounce Israel’s war against Palestinians gives tacit consent to some of the most racist repression on the planet.
Making All Votes Matter
The seemingly obvious idea that a democracy functions at its best when the largest number of its citizens are afforded the opportunity to determine who will lead it—and how it will be led—is under a modern-day legislative assault.
The increased attacks on immigrants
Decision makers don’t use racial slurs like the 1954 "Operation Wetback" anymore; instead they say "illegal criminal aliens." The social construction of "other" relies on a system that racially profiles, targets low-income populations, and then criminalizes people of color.
Jurisdictions join forces to raise $3 million
Portland’s economic development agency has launched a startup fund specifically dedicated supporting and cultivating entrepreneurs from local African Americans and other underrepresented populations.
Vigil points to needless killings
With 18 and counting murdered trans women, most of them black, lost across the country so far this year, activists across the country and in Portland are calling a state of emergency and asking for support in stopping more needless killing.
Vancouver advocate petitions for women’s shelter
A local activist with a passion for helping those in need is working tirelessly to garner attention and resources for the homeless women of Vancouver. Find out how you can help now.
Janelle Monáe gives voice to Don’t Shoot Portland
Janelle Monáe came to town and joined a local rally asking all of us to stand up to police brutality with her hit protest anthem, "Hell You Talmbout."