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Community Leaders Honored

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson and long time social justice leader Sharon Gary-Smith, two members of Portland’s African American ...

Candidate Takes Aim at Incumbent Blumenauer

Lee says Blumenauer has been in the job for too long and has been an ineffective representative for the people ...

Coronavirus Threat Grows

Portland area grocery stores saw toilet paper and other supplies sell out and leave shelves virtually empty.

Edwards to Lead Clark College

The Clark College Board of Trustees Friday named Dr. Karin Edwards as the next president of Clark College in Vancouver.

Guilty on All Counts

The fatal stabbings’ racial undertones shook Portland, which prides itself on its liberal and progressive reputation but also grapples with ...

Housing Honors Early Black Leader

Life was not easy back then when anti-black sentiments led to discriminatory practices in housing, employment and voting rights.

Minority Business Outreach at PCC

Portland Community College seeks small businesses that are emerging or owned by minorities, women, veterans to meet the school's general ...

New Support for Head Start Families

Thanks to a substantial grant from the Kresge Foundation, Portland Community College and Albina Head Start will have more resources ...

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Black History Salute

Taylor has been a champion of improving health outcomes for countless Afro-Americans and others impacted by Sickle Cell Anemia.

Wrongful Arrest

Fesser this month won $600,000 in a civil suit against West Linn police, claiming he was targeted for arrest as ...

Minority Business Outreach at PCC

Portland Community College is recruiting participation in an event where certified minority, women, emerging small business and service-disabled veteran-owned firms ...

Power in Governing

Hardesty believes in a “housing first” approach to the housing crisis, but said developers are not really building affordable housing ...

Concordia to Shut Down

Concordia University, a northeast Portland landmark serving a diverse population, will close its doors after 115 years of operation

Publisher Meets Governor

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown welcomes Portland Observer Publisher Mark Washington Sr.

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Governor Honors Black History

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown welcomes representatives of African American communities across the state to the state Capitol in Salem last ...