Beverly Corbell is a writing and editing professional. She works as a free lance reporter and photographer for the Portland Observer.
Pandemic has made things worse
Community leaders are grappling with the problem, with several ideas being floated.
Young woman finds success after troubled youth
Few people could overcome Shalimar Williams’ tough beginnings and open their own business, but with the help of some caring individuals, she has beaten the odds and will open Holy Beanz Coffee Shop at Northeast 26th and Alberta at the end of November.
Candidate speaks out on gun violence, other issues
Capt. Derrick Peterson is pointing to extensive experience in law enforcement and corrections in a campaign to become the next sheriff for Multnomah County
Albina Library moves to historic home
After being moved repeatedly, then shut down for several years, the Albina Library has moved back to its historic home at 216 N.E. Knott St. and is open for business.
Outreach targets Black community hesitancy
Ebony Clarke, interim director of the Multnomah County Health Department, said the gift card program has already seen an increase in vaccination rates among African Americans and other communities of color, but more is needed.
Group formed to renew ties to local youth
Law enforcement hasn’t solved the problem of gun violence, but Joe McFerrin believes a community can.
NAACP and Metro sponsor youth-led hikes
Black and brown kids haven’t always felt safe or welcome in the outdoors, but the Portland NAACP and Metro have started a program this year to reverse that trend.
Black author who overcame hardships now teaches creative writing
Mitchell S. Jackson, Portland native and Portland State University alumnus, was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor, for writing about the life and death of Ahmaud Arbery.
Summer event set to reclaim city streets
Through their nonprofit Straightway Services, Pastor Dwight Minnieweather and his wife, Cassandra, take action to help vulnerable young people, the homeless and other members of the Black community.
New legislation gives added protection
The Oregon Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to an amended bill that will give temporary relief to some people who are facing eviction when a current moratorium expires on June 30.