Celebration of Black Culture

The Music of William Grant Still

The community is invited to celebrate Black History Month with a free concert by the University of Portland orchestra featuring the music of the late William Grant Still, known as “The Dean” of African American composers.
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‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’

The first feature documentary about her life, “American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” premieres nationwide Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS (Channel 10) during Black History Month.
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Right Kind of Discomfort

When was the last time you saw a film that challenged your assumptions about identity? Or one that depicted anything like the variety and complexity of identity struggles and micro-aggressions experienced by people outside the dominant culture(s)? Or one that ...
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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.
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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
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