What do we Americans truly value?
What do we stand for as a nation and who do we wish to be? In a 1968 speech at the University of Kansas, Sen. Robert Kennedy correctly worried too many used our nation’s wealth as the standard of greatness rather than the human values that should matter most.
HBO says "Scandal" star Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Equality and justice for all
Ferguson, Mo. awakened many Americans to a reality too well known in communities of color throughout the nation. From New York City to Los Angeles, the story repeats itself: an unarmed African- American male is shot to death by a police officer.
The time bomb of student debt
There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality.
Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Vancouver area parks and trails with the help of two new maps developed by Vancouver Parks and Recreation.
‘Ban the Box’ aimed at second chance success
A new campaign to help people with convictions find a way into the job market might provide opportunities for rehabilitation.
Ashley Marie Harris will truly be missed. She was born Jan. 25, 1989 and died March 5, 2015. Services will be held Saturday March 14 at 11 a.m. at Omega Funeral Chapel, 223 S.E. 122nd Ave
Earl Lloyd left a legacy to follow
In an era that can boast of legendary feats of basketball from black players like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and countless others, one might find it difficult to remember there was ever a time when black athletes were not a significant presence on professional basketball courts.
A crash course on reality and higher standards
My view of education changed the first time I had to grade my students. It was a difficult assignment, and I hadn’t prepared them adequately for it. I naively thought that because the material was easy for me, it would be easy for them, too. That was not the case.
Bible College land turns to market rate housing
While it may not be unusual to have sticker shock for the price of new housing in the heart of Portland’s historic African American community where gentrification is rampant, a property sold by the North Portland Bible College and turned into apartments by private developers, is making eyes roll.
Allen Temple struggles to carry on after fire
The Allen Temple CME Church is on its way to recovering after an electrical fire last month ran through its basements and sanctuary and has started fundraising to make repairs.
Multnomah County Commissioners have voted to restrict e-cigarettes and so called “vaping” devices to protect children and public health.
Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews will miss the remainder of the season pending surgery and the recovery from an injury.
The Grant High School Girls Basketball team is headed to the state playoffs after beating Franklin.
A wonderful exhibit on Anne Frank and the holocaust comes to the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
We can take nothing for granted
The historic Golden West Hotel stands as a marker to the development of the African American middle class in Oregon – and the nation.
Urgent plea for peaceful path forward
Gang-related shootings are on the rise and the mourning families of shooting victims are urgently asking for an end to the violence and a peaceful path forward.
African dance troupe integrates arts with education
An African dance troupe has a new program that integrates math and science education with traditional art and music, bringing STEM to children who naturally prefer to dance or sing.
Lesson in justice turns to a call for action
The Mock Trial team at Ockley Green Middle School decides to put on an assembly to share their hopes and fears around racial-profiling with the community.
A horrible thing to say on many levels
Questioning the president's patriotism isn't just inappropriate; it demonstrates a complete lack of respect. It begs the question that as Giuliani continues to seek a prominent role on the national political stage, will he choose to rehearse only in the Theater of the Absurd?