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‘Summer of Soul’ – Much to Savor

'Summer of Soul' teaches us about our collective selves--what it takes for Black artists to gain recognition in this country, ...

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Helping Women Emerge from Trauma

Lisa Saunders and her nonprofit organization help Black women and other women of color emerge from trauma in a life-transforming ...

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Black Swimming Initiative Launched

The YMCA partners with volunteer water safety group and a few dedicated triathletes to deliver the Black Swimming Initiative, an ...

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Journeys to Justice

The experiences of being Black comes to life as part of a presentation by Portland Opera called Journeys to Justice, ...

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Illuminating the Black Power Movement

New documentary films shed light on the intensity of the FBI’s historic obsession with bringing down Black leaders.

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Black Women Seldom Get Support We Deserve

As the past year has dramatically illustrated, Black communities, and Black women in particular, are the backbone of justice and ...

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Vancouver’s African American Roots

The Clark County Historical Museum in Vancouver will launch its annual speaker series with a Black History Month presentation, open ...

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Race Double Standard in Capitol insurrection

The violent breaching of the halls of power on Capitol Hill by the insurrectionist mob on Wednesday represents one of ...

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Black Innovators Celebrated

Portland’s Black community and support for artists of color are celebrated with the creation of a new public mural to ...

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Tolbert to Lead Vancouver NAACP

Jasmine Tolbert, a Vancouver native and long time champion of social justice issues, has been elected the new president of ...

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Portland Observer’s 50 Years

Celebrating the past with a pledge to continue delivering solid news to our readers and viewers in the future.

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The Portland Observer: Did you Know?

Diverse publication celebrates 50 years of covering the African American community and other communities of color.

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Murals Showcase Black History

A panel of five murals depicting Black History in the Albina and Humboldt neighborhoods of north and northeast Portland is ...

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A Hero for Community Health

A long-time champion for community health from Portland’s African American community is honored for her work.

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'We Know We Have a Future Here'

His locally-sourced meats which include hard-to-find Southern staples such as oxtails and neck bones, along with more traditional meats such ...

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