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Pardons Aren’t Policy

Individual pardons can’t replace policy in addressing racial inequity.

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Community Land Trusts Build on Affordability

For many millennials, the choice between a job and an opportunity to own home is a stark one.

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Immigration Debate Needs a Lot More Humanity

I’ve been deeply uneasy with some trends that seem to rank some people as more valuable and others as less. ...

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NFL Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy

The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to "respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker ...

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Manifest Destiny in Modern America

Recent instances of white people calling the police to come and control the presence of a black person have startled ...

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Why Now is the Time to Celebrate Malcolm X

Today his legacy is more relevant than ever.

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Fighting Ben Carson's 300 Percent Rent Hike

Ben Carson, Donald Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), proposed a 300 percent rent hike last month against ...

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Letter to the Editor

Thank you to the 18,000 voters who believed in me, my passion, and skill sets to create positive change within ...

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On Maternal Healthcare, Race Trumps Everything

There are so many lies in American popular culture, beginning with the moment we’re born – in the maternity ward. ...

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Police Using Lethal Force with Impunity

The family of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was shot by Sacramento police, has filed a lawsuit ...

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Making Informed Choices on May 15 Ballot

The May 15 primary election provides voters with four excellent choices in local races: JoAnn Hardesty for the open seat ...

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Confronting a Violent and Tragic Legacy

I was deeply honored to participate last week in the opening summit of the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for ...

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Portland Observer Election Endorsements

These qualified individuals for office have deep, personal connections to our community

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The Good Far Exceeds Our Shortcomings

From the moment we received the call in the summer of 1988 from then Mayor J.D. Bud Clark to engage ...

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It’s Up to Grown-Up to Stop Bullying, Not Kids

Bullying’s been in the news a bit lately, in part because of the Parkland shooting. In response, some people suggested ...

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