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Police Oversight Hurdles

Portland community leaders are fighting to keep efforts to reform the Portland Police Department on track amidst a slew of ...

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Arrest in Fire Attack at Denny’s

Police arrested Deshawn Swanger, 24, on Friday on a charge of attempted murder.

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TriMet Police Budget Draws Fire

Advocates for low-income, transit-dependent communities are challenging TriMet’s budget priorities, arguing that an added emphasis on policing comes at the ...

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Author Exposes Online Hate

An award-winning black journalist is taking on the trolls. Anita M. Samuels’ new book, “Rants & Retorts: How Bigots Got ...

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Assembly for Black Affairs Turns 40

The official state advocacy group for Oregon’s black population turns 40 years old this week. The Oregon Assembly for Black ...

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No Satisfaction

Advocates for police reforms have added their voices to the mother of a teenage son killed in an officer-involved shooting ...

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The Rising Scourge of Voter Suppression

Editor’s note: The following statement regarding the issue of voter suppression was issued last week by the NAACP.

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His Life Mattered

Venus Hayes, the mother of 17 year old Quanice “Moose” Hayes who was fatally wounded by a Portland Police officer ...

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13 Trump Protesters Arrested

Tensions are running high between Portland protesters, the mayor, the Police Bureau and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon ...

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‘Flip the Script’ on Jobs and Homes

Local African Americans exiting the criminal justice system will have more support to succeed thanks to a new ‘Flip the ...

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Another Young Life Tragically Cut Short

Too many young people in our community are at risk of suffering the same fate as Quanice Hayes because they ...

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New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Court

The United States Supreme Court has played an important role in the progress of the Civil Rights Movement. The executive ...

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Safeguarding Values

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order to solidify the state’s status as a sanctuary state forbidding state ...

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No Retreat on Civil Rights

An energized civil rights community in Portland is showing it will not stand down as it pushes for police reforms ...

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AMA March to Focus on Justice

Civil rights activists working through an organization representing black churches in Portland are inviting the public to join them on ...

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