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‘Finding your Roots’ on Hold

PBS has temporary put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards.

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Summer Theater Production

The Clackamas Repertory Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' classic play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opened Friday on the campus of Clackamas Community College.

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A Crime Against Humanity Sent Me to Harvard

Slavery still shapes our society

It’s a profoundly shameful history. But if we don’t face that history squarely — and acknowledge the ways it still distorts the structure of our society today — we’ll be incapable of undoing its legacy.

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Amazing Grace

Rousing eulogy touches on racial past and present

President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America's racial history Friday, and then boldly sang "Amazing Grace," a spiritual meant to summon hope in the darkest of times.

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Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra Date Postponed

Cancellation due to heat advisory

Essentially Ellington winners will perform at later late and at other festivals

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Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater

A lively new dance performance group that draws from the work of famous black feminists and artists comes to Portland this weekend.

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Summer Concerts at The Round

Free Last Tuesday summer concert are coming to the Round in Beaverton, sponsored by the city of Beaverton and the Beaverton Arts Commission.

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County Budget Fights Disparities

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith is applauding passage of a new county budget that increases support for families in crisis and fights economic disparities.

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Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Exhibit delves into world of the unexpected

What's more amazing that Robert Ripley's legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats? The science that underlies them!

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First Job Brings More than a Paycheck

Summer jobs for youth pay future dividends

The unemployment rates for black teens is a staggering 30.1% - Latino teens, 19.2%. But these kids aren't just looking for a first job to fill their resumes. These are the teens most in desperate need of a paycheck to support their families, themselves, and even younger siblings.

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Tepid Response to Stop a Cooking Planet

World leaders fall short on climate change

After a quarter-century of buzz over global warming, the climate talkers are at it again, doing whatever it is they do.

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Good in the Hood

Multicultural festival kicks off Friday

The Good in the Hood annual celebration of multicultural music and food is coming to Lillis Albina Park this weekend.

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Historic Black Golfers Tournament

This week, the association’s affiliated club members, representing 34 clubs in six states, will be in Portland to participate in its annual championship tournament.

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Free Fishing Event for Kids

Young fish enthusiasts are invited to come fish for free at the 25th annual Junior Fishing Clinic.

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Minority Contracting Bill Signed

Oregon has two new laws to protect the integrity of programs that provide access to public contracts for minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small businesses.

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Vancouver BookFest Weekend

Kick off summer by stocking up on reading material for those long, lazy days ahead.

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Portland Airport Jobs Online

Interested in working at Portland International Airport, but don’t know where to start? The new Jobs@PDX website can help.

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Summer Reading for Kids

Free program invites youth to explore and learn

Kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library of the Multnomah County Library system for a free summer reading program that entices kids to read for pleasure and maintain the skills they learned during the school year, while also encouraging lifelong library use.

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Race, Faith and Justice

Ferguson activist to lead talk on black humanity

“Any city could be a Ferguson or a Baltimore,” says Sekou, “because the souls of black people are hungry everywhere for justice.”

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In Loving Memory

Rosalie Davis Allen was born Dec. 10, 1937 and died June 12, 2015.

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