Beverly Corbell

Beverly Corbell is a writing and editing professional. She works as a free lance reporter and photographer for the Portland Observer.

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Back to the Drawing Board

ODOT to consider buildable lots over I-5

The ODOT Commission will meet this Thursday in Lake Oswego to conside a presentation from ODOT experts on the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

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Putting Kids and Families First

Bahia Overton is new leader for Black Parent Initiative

Overton is close to completing her doctorate in social work, focusing on black girls in foster care.

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King Defined by Rousing Speeches, Letters

His words continue to have relevance today

The words of America’s foremost civil rights leader stirred great emotions across the country and the world at the time, and are still so relevant even today.

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Performing for King’s Birthday

Opera star Angela Brown to visit Portland

Growing up, Brown said she had “a keen awareness” of Martin Luther King Jr. through her grandfather’s church.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

35th annual event includes speakers, entertainment

The day’s events will all focus on Dr. King and will showcase a variety of expressions in song, oration, dance and drumming.

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Communities of Color Leader Fights for Progress

Marcus Mundy says King’s message more important than ever

Mundy said King had such an influence on him that he often looks back at King’s language for inspiration.

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Fire Chief on Dr. King’s message

Sara Boone embraces roots in journey of discovery

Studying great black leaders, like Dr. King, on her own, helped the future Portland leader learn more about her place in the world.

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Housing and a Backup Plan

New housing director advances PCRI mission

Getting people into their own homes today – whether renting or buying – is the main goal of PCRI.

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Settlement in Jason Washington Shooting Death

PSU awards $1 million to Portland family

Portland State University settles with family of Jason Washington, a black father, U.S. postal worker and Navy veteran from Portland who was shot to death by campus police in June of 2018.

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Convention Hotel Opens

Equity was goal in construction, hotel staff

The 600 guest rooms at the hotel include 16 suites and the hotel features 20 venues among its 39,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space.

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