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Dr. Maya Angelou: I Rise, We Rise, She Rises

Marc H. Morial reflects on the legacy of the recently late poet, author, activist Maya Angelou.

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Finding Vivian Maier

Our 'Opinionated Judge' Darleen Ortega critiques the film "Finding Vivian Maier''--that probes mysteries about the human experience with a vigorous ...

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Getting at the Root of the Problems at MLC

Some local African American leaders commend Portland Public School superintendent Carole Smith for confronting recently highlighted racial inequities at Metropolitan ...

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Abolish the Unfair Death Penalty

Judge Greg Mathis calls the death penalty unfair and an assault on human rights as well as racial equity.

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Backsliding on Education Equality

Brianna Montague calls Michigan's repeal of affirmative action a "backslide for education equality".

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#BringBackOurGirls: Why We Should Care

Marc H. Morial calls the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls a "real war on women. Read Morial take on ...

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Supremely Mistaken About Affirmative Action

Marc H. Morial calls Michigan's strikedown of Affirmative Action a loss for true equality.

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A 'Sterling' Example of Our Confusion

Ron Busby Sr., president of U.S. Black Chambers Inc. says the widespread disdain shown at Donald Sterling highlights the confusion ...

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A Lifetime Investment in Deserving Kids

J. Byron Kellar, president of Albina Rotary talks about the history of Neil Kelly Scholarship and what it means moving ...

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Health Care Reform was the Right Direction

Judge Greg Mathis makes a case for Affordable Care Act aka "Obamacare"

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Laying the Groundwork for Dynasties

Chuck Collins says to balance the budget, leaders should take a look at closing the "Paris Hilton Loophole" he says ...

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Allow a Vote on Unemployment Benefits

Judge Greg Mathis examines "whether or not America should maintain its commitment to a robust social safety net for our ...

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Report Underscores Urgency of Jobs Crisis

National Urban League president Marc H. Morial looks at the recent State of Black America report that shows blacks at ...

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Lorraine Hansberry’s Wisdom

Our 'Opinionated Judge' Darleen Ortega reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of the late Lorraine Hansberry play "The Sign in Sidney ...

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Peddling Anti-LGBT Hate in Other Countries

Peter Montgomery examines lawful homophobia around the world.