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Empowering Young Adults to End Social Injustice

A national survey by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics found that between 2004 and 2015, there were likely a ...

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Igniting a Movement for a Moral Economy

If you’re expecting a gift card from your boss as an end-of-year bonus, enjoy it this year because you probably ...

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Black Identity Extremists Who Don’t Exist

It is the wisdom of the ancestors that “if you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.” ...

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Invest in Treatment, Mental Health and Better Medicine

Nine years ago, I lost my brother to a heroin overdose.

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Rent Control, Gun Control and Impeachment

The excellent editorial cartoon and commentary about gun control (Preventing Gun Deaths and Protecting Gun Rights, Portland Observer, Nov. 15 ...

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Zimbabwe and Where it All Went Wrong

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's second president on Nov. 24, replacing his former boss Robert Mugabe who had ...

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Fragments of Shame, Contrition and Desperate Denial

Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse are catching up with powerful perps, sometimes decades after the fact. The only real ...

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Thanksgiving and Forging Unity in Divisive Times

While Thanksgiving is clearly a celebration of gratitude for a bountiful harvest, its origin and history in the United States ...

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Vote Yes to Make Our Community Stronger

Portland Community College needs your support

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Unlimited Hope for a Boundless Future

A high-quality education is a civil and human right.

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A New Low Even for Donald Trump

President Trump’s executive orders to kill the Affordable Care Act are a new low, even for a White House that ...

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A Prayer for Advocates for Children, Families

Below is a prayer for child advocates. Teachers and school administrators are always on the front lines advocating for children ...

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You Can Vote Every Day – With Your Dollars

Voting with your dollars can be done every day.

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Affirmative Action: Dissecting Rhetoric from Reality

According to a leaked memo, the Department of Justice is planning to redirect resources from its civil rights division to ...

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Where the Flames of Righteous Anger Burned

Three years ago this month, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot an unarmed, black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. ...