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And In This Corner: Cassius Clay

Themes of racial injustice and childhood bullying come to life in a new Oregon Children’s Theater play about a young ...

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Grad Honored with Benson Support

To honor its retiring chief executive officer Jim Piro, Portland General Electric recently donated $100,000 to the engineering program at ...

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Cold Snap Brings Snow

Freezing weather with snow was forecast to keep its grip on the Portland area at least through Thursday as a ...

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Junior Chorale Forms for Easter

The Historic Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church is once again gathering children who love to sing, from the ages of ...

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Helping Others Succeed

Liliana Luna will receive a Woman of Achievement award from the Oregon Commission for Women during a ceremony on March ...

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Betty Before X

Jefferson High School alumna Renée Watson has co-authored a book with the daughter of the late civil rights icon Malcolm ...

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Portland NAACP Updates Issues

The NAACP Portland update session is an opportunity to connect with the organization’s work in advancing racial justice in the ...

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Envisioning Best Use for Russell Block

A diverse group of community representatives tasked with leading the visioning and development process for the Hill Block project at ...

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Black Parents Name Smith

The Black Parents Initiative, an organization that helps local families prepare children for academic success, announced Wednesday that it has ...

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Job Training Investment

The African-American led nonprofit Constructing Hope will expand its construction training facility in northeast Portland thanks to an investment of ...

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Inspired to Keep Others Out of Gangs

Nicky Taylor’s personal story of growing up with gangs in Portland and then escaping from gangs, a story inextricably tied ...

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Court Pick Apologizes for Racist Remarks

Federal prosecutor and Oregon native Ryan Bounds has come under fire for making racist, sexist and homophobic attacks on multiculturalism ...

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Community-Driven Banks Merge

Combining the financial strength and clout of two financial institutions is intended to boost banking services to low and moderate-income ...

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Running for Public Office

Sharon Maxwell, a successful business owner and recognized community leader from Portland’s African American community has announced plans to run ...

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Dynamic Portland Pastor Dies

Rev. W. G. Hardy Jr., a humble spiritual leader from Portland’s African American community who inspired so many others with ...