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Training and Connecting People to Employment

As the chair of Worksystems, the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board, the Trump Administration's new focus on workforce development sounds ...

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The Unfinished Struggle for Equality for All

As he prepared to step down as president and chief executive officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human ...

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An Assault on the Least Among Us

With President Trump's budget, Congress has now seen his plans for low income Americans, and Congress must wholly reject his ...

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Juneteenth Still Resonates in Powerful Ways

So why, amid all this progress, does the Juneteenth holiday still resonate so powerfully for so many Americans? Because Juneteenth ...

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What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

There is a three year educational gap between black and white students. Many people love to believe it’s due to ...

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A Feminist Perspective on Trumpcare

Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its ...

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Medicaid Essential for Mental Health Services

President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders justifiably want to curb the alarming growth in government healthcare spending. Their proposed solution? ...

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Remembering the Life of John F. Kennedy at 100

On May 29th, we marked the centenary of President Kennedy’s birth. Whatever history has assigned to him as flaws, shortcomings ...

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Fueled by Racism and White Supremacy

The reality is that people of color experience racism and harassment every day in Portland. We fear for our children ...

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Whitest and Arguably One of the Most Racist:

Portland, Oregon, known for its rainy weather, award-winning restaurants, hipsters, and all things Pacific Northwest, hides a very dark secret ...

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Same Divisive Ideals Make Us Less Safe

This isn’t some new, miraculously un-Islamophobic Trump. Just because his speechwriters know how to modify his word choice doesn’t change ...

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It’s Worth Asking: What would Jesus cut?

What would Jesus cut? Several years ago, Sojourners asked that question, leading a campaign to remind our leaders in Washington ...

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Sessions Charts a Course to Criminal Injustice

The Department of Justice is moving in the wrong direction and a course correction is critical.

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Students Get the Last Word on Commencement

These days, college students have no trouble transforming into activists to address big inequities — including from their own commencement ...

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Boosting Brain Power in Early Childhood

What if boosting a toddler’s brainpower was as easy as turning on a light switch? In fact, “Flip the Switch” ...