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Cervante Pope

Stories by Cervante

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Lofty Dreams and Aspirations

Jefferson student graduates to Juilliard

With only about a seven percent acceptance rate into the school, Sekai is the among the most talented ranked.

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Gender Barriers Hold True

State teams up with tradeswomen to fight job site duress

In the trades, it’s often issues of sexual harassment and bigoted opinions on race and gender that remain major obstacles to progress.

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Wellness at Benson

Health center improves outcomes and provides career mentoring

Providing students with easy access to health services, Benson Polytechnic High School recently unveiled their new student wellness center.

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Wheeler Elected; Sanchez Pushes Ahead

Votes have been counted, how did everyone stack up?

A race for state representative in north and northeast Portland has gone back and forth with Tawna Sanchez now pulling ahead of Roberta Phillip-Robins with a 90 vote lead.

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Arrested at School

Mother feels Beaumont failed her daughter

Getting arrested isn’t an act any child should ever have to experience, yet for 12-year-old Emaujah H., that traumatically scarring experience became a reality.

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A Fitting Choice

Diversity grounds race for state representative

With Lew Frederick stepping down to run for an Oregon Senate seat, finding a fitting replacement for his House seat may seem difficult

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Biggest Housing Push Ever

Portland awards $47 million for construction

The city expects to create 585 new affordable housing units, as well as preserving another 255 units through renovation.

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Right to Return Home

Pathway 1,000 aims to fix troubled housing history

The goal is to have 100 new and affordable homes and commercial spaces built every year for the next 10 years, with many of them to be available for affordable home-ownership.

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Commission Candidate Sets Priorities

Childs’ emphasis on children, seniors and the displaced

Childs understands the importance of properly representing communities of color and other disadvantaged populations.

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Arts Tax Due and Many Citizens are Confused

Paying it isn’t as easy as it seems

Elders in Action break down the details

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Portland Mayoral Hopefuls Debate

Communities of color hear from candidates

Housing and gentrification dominate discussion

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After houses shot up, elderly couple pleads for peace

Caught in the crosshairs of suspected gang activity

A string of shootings has pushed an elderly black couple to plead for an end to gun violence while local law enforcement has pledged to step up efforts to combat local gangs.