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ACLU Blasts Sheriff’s Probe

Says AG investigation falls short on protecting civil rights

An investigation that cleared Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton of criminal wrongdoing failed to account for actions that may have violated civil protections, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.

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Ballots Due

Decision time for Oregon voters

With ballots due by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, the time to hone in on which way to vote is now

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Curry Sensational in OT

Blazers fall to 3-1 in playoff series

Stephen Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score 40 points, helping the Golden State Warriors beat the Blazers 132-125.

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St. Johns Throws a Party

A free event, the St. Johns Bizarre takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Ethnic Studies for All High Schools

A new curriculum plan calls for at least one ethnic studies course in each Portland high school by 2018.

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Arrested at School

Mother feels Beaumont failed her daughter

Getting arrested isn’t an act any child should ever have to experience, yet for 12-year-old Emaujah H., that traumatically scarring experience became a reality.

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Minority-Owned Firms Hired

Black-owned Raimore Construction was awarded a contract with TriMet to install 14 shelters along the MAX Orange Line.

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A Fitting Choice

Diversity grounds race for state representative

With Lew Frederick stepping down to run for an Oregon Senate seat, finding a fitting replacement for his House seat may seem difficult

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My Non-Traditional Face Closes Doors in Election

Why I am running for mayor

A response to those Portlanders and entities that continue to question why I am running for the office of Mayor with my background as African American and female.

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Cinco de Mayo Fun

Largest multicultural celebration in Oregon

The 32nd annual event celebrates the richness and diversity of family, culture and community.

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A Man Who Refused to be Defined or Confined

Nothing compares to Prince

May Prince rest in purple peace.

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A Portland Leader for Racial Progress

Arthur ‘Bantu’ Palmer was a change agent

Arthur James “Bantu” Palmer Sr. was a change agent who is not forgotten and his works continue to enrich the lives of many.

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Activist Acquitted

Jury rules in favor of protester

Teressa Raiford was unanimously acquitted Thursday on a charge related to protesting the death of Micheal Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Shady Shell Companies and Tax Havens

Panama Papers reveal abuses

The United States is second only to Kenya for harboring these shell companies used to launder money and skirt their taxes.

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Ensuring Equity in Housing and Opportunity

‘Right to Return’ a good place to start

Fifty years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others led open housing marches in Chicago.

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Build for Miracles Central

Second housing site for culturally competent alcohol recovery

Miracles Central Apartments is based on the Miracles Club Apartments, specializing in culturally competent recovery support for the African American community.

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In Loving Memory

Jean Blocker

Jean Blocker passed on April 22, 2016.

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Soul District Leader Retiring

The North/Northeast Business Association event will present merit awards to 12 local businesses and provide the community an opportunity say goodbye to Joice A. Taylor.

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Discriminatory History Tour

Understanding the ghosts from Oregon’s past provides important background for understanding fair housing issues today.

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Rapper Finds Her Voice

The plight of women has always been about finding her voice and through her voice finding herself and her freedom.

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