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Jazz from the Past

Blended into the façade of Innovative Housing’s newest housing complex are literal lenses to Portland’s African American history. Between the ...

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Home Forward Names New Board Member

Charlene Mashia has been appointed to Home Forward’s Board of Commissioners, replacing Lee E. Moore Sr., who retired from the ...

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Building Community

Sharon Maxwell makes it clear that as a long-time advocate for her community, she has been on the front lines ...

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Rose City Women Tell Their Own Stories

Women of color in the city are telling their own stories using a popular self-publishing artform called zines.

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Zoo Campers Learn and Explore

During spring and summer, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention ...

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Youth Employment Support

Through the combined efforts of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon and a generous equipment donation from CenturyLink, ...

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Recasting Trader Joes

The public outcry that led to specialty grocer Trader Joe’s pullout of a city-negotiated economic development project in the heart ...

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“16 Bars” Going WorldWide

Rapper/songwriters has amassed a huge following of fans across the states and the world at large following the release of ...

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Opportunity Shines

Home Forward has honored longtime board member Lee Moore in a big way after his announcement of retirement. A community ...

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Hip-Hop Shakedown

The shutdown of a Hip Hop show in SE Portland sheds light on a longstanding complaint that "Hip Hop is ...

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New Stewardship

Monica Beemer and Mic Crenshaw, two very well-known local non-profit leaders begin their stewardship at KBOO this month. They’ll share ...

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The Black Experience

A debut book of poetry about the pain of political prisoners and the power of the black American experience intricately ...

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PCC Men's Basketball Win First Title

Portland Community College's basketball squad has earned their first title in school history after defeating Pierce College in a 92-86 ...

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White Fighter Pilots Saved by Black Squadron

At the Tuskegee Alabama Army Airfield in the early 1940s a group of young black men would come to not ...

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Drawing to a Final Verdict

Judge Ancer L. Haggerty seems to prefer to let his distinctions and accomplishments shine for themselves. The journey that saw ...