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Luminous Zoolights

Annual light show and festivities bigger than ever

ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s popular walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, is bigger than ever this year

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African American Wellness Village

Saturday's activities to include health screenings

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Dec. 17 as the African American Health Coalition kicks off its annual Wellness Village, a free event with dozens of health-related booths and a wide variety of health screenings

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Circus Carol at the Alberta Rose

coming for one weekend only at northeast Portland venue

The Wanderlust Circus performance group and band 3 Leg Torso combine forces to present “A Circus Carol,” a retelling of Charles Dickens’ holiday favorite by blending circus arts and musical theater

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Constructing Hope in the Trades

Apprenticeships power carrers

Retired boxer and current construction business operator Ray Lampkin encourages members of the black community to look for job opportunities in the trades

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Willie Taggart Era Begins

Oregon’s new coach aims for a championship

Willie Taggart, the new coach for the Oregon Ducks, says he has a goal to become the first black coach to win a national college football championship.

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Staying Put

Building a community on a controversial homeless site

Hazelnut Grove residents continue to take actions to enhance their community for the long run

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Drug Clinic Investigated

Opioid addictions expert fights to keep doors open

Ram Clnic, one of Oregon’s only independently-operated methadone clinics is facing the threat of having its doors shuttered

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A Refusal to Cave and a Right to Assert

New film depicts woman in a fight for her home

'Aquarius' is a canny film that has the power to stay with you for a long time

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In Loving Memory

Lydia Ruth Roy

A memorial service for Lydia Ruth Roy will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at Maranatha Church in northeast Portland

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A Place for All People

Poster exhibit is peak inside new national museum

Oregon Historical Society presents a commemorative poster exhibition, “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Hip Hop Toy Drive

Holiday show at the Ash Street.

Breakout Tuesdays hip hop show, Dec. 20, to collect toys for disadvantaged kids

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Historic Choice for PSU Athletic Director

Viking program gets a new leader

Valerie Cleary to become one of the rare female college executives at the NCAA Division I level

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Rebuilding Trust

Alberta Main Street markers to honor black community

Keeping African American roots alive on Alberta Street

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Police Conduct Probe on Activists' Arrest

ACLU calls police actions retaliatory

Mayor Hales calls for investigation to determine if excessive use of force was used in student protest that led to the arrest of three adult activist leaders.

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Portland Fitness Model Crowned

Andrea Green wins a first place trophy for natural bodybuilding at the recent Pro Elite World Championship

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Bikes and Helmets for 400 Kids

Holiday Bike Drive brings Joy

The 21st annual Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center gave 400 children their first bicycles and helmets.

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Looking to Make Democracy More Democratic

Eliminating the Electoral College

The National Urban League's take on the electoral college debate

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A Joyful Noise

Black Nativity at Greater St. Stephens

A Christmas production deemed the Black community’s gift to the world

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Brothers of Color

Lincoln forms diverse group to build community

Minority students at Lincoln High School band together to form a club tailored to create and support their own sense of community

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Following Where Love Led Them

Movie about historic interracial couple shows a path forward

Loving” is a new dramatization about the couple behind a 1967 Supreme Court decision overturning laws against interracial marriage.

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