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"Today, the annihilation of humanity looms again as a possibility because of climate change. In 1964, King could not have imagined the particular features of global environmental destruction that we now face. Yet, he had reflected carefully on the forms of action needed to avert mass extinction before, so his work can still be useful today in thinking about directions for the climate justice movement." Jose-Antonio Orosco
Students from Jefferson High School in north Portland take to the streets on Friday to support teachers and avert a strike in their contract negotiations with the Portland School District.
Prominent youth programs coming to Gresham
The Rockwood neighborhood in Gresham will soon become home to two of the most prolific youth-service programs in the country.
‘Saving Mr. Banks’ renews Mary Poppins charm
Opinionated Judge Darleen Ortega reviews the Disney blockbuster
Gymnast helps kids, adults soar
What’s that flying in the air? Well, it very well could be you, momentarily denying the laws of gravity, if only for a moment once you become engaged in a sport coached by a Portland gymnast. Meet, Saidah Wilson the energy-charged founder of Bridge City Acrobatics, a new acrobatics and tumbling school that operates out of the Peninsula Park Community Center in north Portland.
‘American Hustle’ delivers on laughs, characters and fashions
Our 'Opinonated Judge' reviews the David O. Russell film, "American Hustle"
Portland giants in their work to make for a better community were honored by family, friends, and civic leaders at a special luncheon Friday at the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs.
FBI honors ‘second chance’ program
The FBI Portland Division has presented Big Brothers, Big Sisters with its annual Community Leadership Award for a second chance program that pairs adult mentors with youth, ages 12 to 17, currently involved in the juvenile justice system.
Trauma-informed program assists males of color
How do you heal hurt people? Dr. Alicia Moreland-Capuia would like to think she has an answer for young men of color who have been scarred by traumatic injuries and need help to escape a life of recurring violence and retribution.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' rich in storytelling and music
Joel and Ethan Coen have another hit with 'Inside Llewyn Davis' their feature film about the struggles of a young folk singer who navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Hannah Arendt’s riveting search for the truth
A riveting and inspiring film about a visionary thinker with the courage to rigorously examine hard questions and to express and then hold to her perspective on those questions, even in the face of withering criticism.
Watching your dollar as the holidays close-in
Spending money is a familiar scene from one of America’s favorite past times. But shopping for Christmas in an economy that is still far from healthy, with many-a-pocket hollowed out, also raises concerns. How do you make sure that when the spell of the holidays where off on Jan 1, you are not left with unsavory ends?
A collage of news reports detailing shootings in north Portland with a haunting chant of “bang! bang! bang!” is how Glenn Waco, an upcoming young rapper in the city’s hip-hop scene introduces listeners to his second project, fittingly titled “NorthBound”. Untrained ears may hear glorification in such a chant, but a closer listen to the entire project reveals the tale of a 21-year-old man balancing the struggles and joys of coming from what was once treated as a forgotten part of town.
Gracie Knapper was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Portersville, Miss, the fourth of nine children born to Will and Ethel Johnson. She passed away, surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 11, 2013 at the age of 90.
Portland’s Hip-Hop community came out in full support to help victims of the Philippines disaster Typhoon Haiyan. They typhoon, which rocked the island nation in mid November, claimed over 5,000 lives and brought massive damages to millions of people.
A memorial Service in Portland for Nelson Mandela, the father and former president of the new South Africa, drew hundreds of people to Maranatha Church in northeast Portland.
Thad Spencer, one of the heralded boxers from Portland’s former Knott Street boxing gym, died Dec, 13 2013, at the age of 70.
Remember, honor and celebrate
" There are few men or women who leave such an indelible imprint and impact on the world that they are remembered, honored and celebrated by nations near and far for centuries after they depart. There are few people for whom even all the words in every language fail to convey the magnitude and meaning of their lives. Without a doubt in mind or heart, I know that Nelson Mandela is one among a very select few." Marc H. Morial
Urges enforcement of professional behavior
The director of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights is urging the Portland Police Bureau to respond to recent reports of an officer using a racial slur as an opportunity for daily training and making reminders about expected professional behavior.
Lewis and Clark students call for more diversity
Lewis and Clark students and their Black Student Union are calling for more diversity on campus after a string of racist incidents. Despite bitter cold temperatures, around 200 Lewis and Clark College students showed up Friday morning for an on-campus sit-in. Organized by the Black Student Union, the event generated major support from the southwest Portland school’s mostly white students.