Danny Peterson is an accomplished writer, journalist and filmmaker from Juneau, Alaska. He received one-on-one coaching writing stories, taking photos, and voicing and editing professional broadcast pieces for local public radio station KTOO, in Juneau. During undergrad, he produced a documentary film about homeless advocates called “Invisible Hands,” which aired on public television in Alaska. He has a strong interest in arts and culture, homelessness and equality issues, and community reporting. He is a Community Reporter at Portland Observer and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Multimedia Journalism in Portland, Oregon. Contact Danny at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental health safeguards may have fallen short
Federally mandated reforms to better protect people with mental disabilities from being shot by police during a disturbance appear to have fallen short of preventing the recent deadly officer involved shooting at a southeast Portland homeless shelter, according to the Albina Ministerial Alliance, the civil rights advocacy group from the African American community.
The ideals of respect, social justice, peaceful resistance, and the power of education that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. championed were honored Friday during a community celebration on the 50th anniversary of renaming the northeast Portland school in his honor.
Inner City Blues a push for universal healthcare
Seeing families overcome with medical costs due to chronic illness or injury and being forced to take extreme measures just to stay healthy was all too familiar to Oregon Music Hall of Fame alum and bluesman Norman Sylvester.
Community in shock
A deadly police shooting of a 48-year-old man wielding a knife that occurred Saturday night at a homeless shelter holding an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting sent shockwaves through the community.
Civil rights group opens first office in 30 years
The Portland NAACP is celebrating the opening of an office in Lloyd Center marking a milestone for increasing public outreach and building on the local civil rights group’s 104-year-old history.
Free services help low income claim Earned Income Tax Credit
Non-profit CASH Oregon offers free tax preparation services at the Lloyd Center and other locations
special ceremonies on Wednesday to reflect on his life and impact
Church bells will toll for each of the 39 years of his life and special ceremonies will honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his death 50 years ago
Diverse books let children see themselves
Helping children see themselves in the literature they read
Principal lets guard down to dance and inspire
School leader finds a way to connect with the over 300 new freshman that come to his school
Walkouts a unifying message on reducing gun violence
At least 45 Portland area schools joined hundreds more across the nation Wednesday in solidarity with student-led walkouts to declare “enough” in response to growing gun violence and the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. one month ago.