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Power Up for International Films

NW Film Center kicks off 40th annual festival

The Northwest Film Center kicks off the 40th Portland International Film Festival, a more than two weeks long schedule of movie screenings, with a Thursday, Feb. 9 viewing of the new Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.”

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Major Support for Affordable Homes

Wells Fargo grant to help displaced families

Donation to help build 22 housing units

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No Retreat on Civil Rights

Thousands join black ministers in call for action

An energized civil rights community in Portland is showing it will not stand down as it pushes for police reforms and faces a new federal government under President Donald Trump that threatens civil liberties of many communities

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Rent Hikes Bring Displacement

Two recent cases are vivid example

Recent massive rent increases and no cause evictions at two separate apartment complexes in north and northeast Portland are putting a vivid picture on displacement and the potential to move low income people out of their neighborhoods and local schools

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“I Am Not Your Negro’

Documentary opens in theaters Friday

The incendiary new documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” a journey into black history that connects the past to the present, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, Feb. 3

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African Dance Troupe Benefit

The Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe presents its annual benefit on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Madeleine Parish Hall, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave.

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PCC Names New Board Chair

Thorne-Ladd is first black woman to lead panel

The Portland Community College Board of Directors Thursday named Kali Thorne-Ladd as chair of the board from her previous position as vice chair. She is the first African-American woman to serve as PCC’s board chair, and at 39 years old, she is also the youngest. Thorne-Ladd represents north Portland and portions of Columbia County on the seven-member governing panel.

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Cascade Films Promote Cultural Understanding

African film fest opens with 23 vibrant films

The 27th annual Cascade Festival of African Films takes off this week in north and northeast Portland offering an exciting month of screening 23 vibrant films from across the African continent to inspire a bridge of cultural understanding with the community.

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Black Mozart Tribute Concert

In honor of Black History Month, Portland’s Baroque Orchestra will perform Black Mozart: Chevalier Saint-Georges, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium at Reed College in southeast Portland.

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Winter Light Festival Returns

Returning for four straight days, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Portland Winter Light Festival will illuminate even more of Portland’s cityscape, brilliantly awakening the city in the dark of winter into a glowing tapestry of light, color, artistry, performance and imagination.

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Constructing Identity

African American masterpieces on loan

A rare opportunity to view African-American masterpieces opens this weekend at the Portland Art Museum.

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Everybody Reads on Homelessness

Copies of ‘Evicted’ now available

Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads, the 15th annual community reading project, is underway with the library distributing thousands of copies of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond.

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Circus Show for a Cause

The area’s top variety and circus performers will put on an amazing, hilarious, family-friendly show to support Clowns Without Borders on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Alberta Rose Theater in northeast Portland.

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AMA March to Focus on Justice

Equality and love to frame Saturday events

Civil rights activists working through an organization representing black churches in Portland are inviting the public to join them on Saturday for a rally and march for justice.

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Resistance

Discontent with a Trump Administration

A myriad of community organizations and tens of thousands of individuals took to the streets in downtown Portland for a weekend of protests after President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday in Washington, D.C.

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Film Depicts Mysticism of Ordinary Life

A review of the film 'Paterson'

There is something so necessary about Jim Jarmusch's new film, "Paterson." In giving us this gentle examination of the life of a poet-laborer and his wife, Jarmusch has demonstrated something that we are always in danger of missing: the mysticism of ordinary life.

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In Loving Memory

Gladys Mae Waters

Funeral services for Gladys Mae Waters will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church.

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Building a Stronger Community

Artist to serve at Emerson House

There’s a new neighbor in northeast Portland’s King Neighborhood and he’s looking to shake things up with his appointment as the inaugural director of the DIY Artist-and-Residency Program at Emerson Street House.

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Big Melt Begins

Ice and snow to give way to rain and more rain

One of the largest snowfalls in Portland history started to give way to a big melt on Tuesday that brought freezing rain. Heavy rain was in the forecast overnight and into Wednesday to keep travel extremely hazardous before the big accumulation of ice and snow could be expected to slowly melt away.

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Citizen Police Review Panel Vacancy

Volunteers are needed to serve a three-year term on the Citizen Review Committee – an advisory body to Independent Police Review division under the City Auditor.

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