Olivia Olivia


Olivia Olivia is a staff writer for the Portland Observer. She is also a columnist at The Rumpus, and her work has appeared on Salon, Jezebel, and NPR's CodeSwitch. Her work can be followed at www.oliviawrites.com.

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Home Ownership Fair this Saturday

Emmanuel Hospital hosts this years African American Homeownership Fair

Portland's African American Alliance for Homeownership is hosting a free-to-the-public resource event to help members of the community own their own housing and offer support to residents facing foreclosure.

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Get Healthy at Wellness Village

The African American Health Coalition brings free services to Portlanders this Saturday

Learn how you can get free immunizations, hearing and vision clinic aid, and more courtesy of the African American Health Coalition

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Promoting Neighborhoods and Trees

Group Celebrates 25 Years with Special Offer

Find out how Friends of the Trees is bringing a new canopy line to the Portland area

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Pumpkin Carving Fun at King Market

The Great Pumpkin celebration returns to the Portland State University Portland Farmer's Market on Saturday, Oct. 25th and makes its debut at the King Market in northeast Portland on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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Prayer for Healing

Community invited to join ‘Our Response’

Members of the African American community and others are invited to attend a spiritual response to issues impacting our community and the nation on Monday, Oct. 27 at Maranatha Church, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave.

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‘Dear White People’ Comes to Town

Long-awaited comedy on being black face in a white place

The Black indie comedy of the year is coming to Portland this Friday - will you be there?

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Ebola Alert

In Oregon, flu considered more of a risk

"What we've learned," says Dr. Paul Lewis, the Tri-County Health Officer for the Portland area, "is that we're probably more likely to deal with suspected cases than real cases."

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Family Mourns Father, Grandfather

Killed when hit by Max train

Tragedy befalls a Portland family when a Max train hits and kills local grandfather, Joe Hill.

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Voters Get Ready to Decide on Marijuana

Will Oregon go the way of Washington and Colorado this election?

Ballots went out today and Oregonians will be forced to decide the fate of marijuana laws in their state. Find out what effects Measure 91 could have on everything from who gets arrested to who gets taxed for what. And don't forget to vote!

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Unfairly Expelled from Schools

District fined; parent leader pushes forward for change

Sheila Warren has spearheaded action against the unfair suspensions and expulsions of so many black students. As the state pursues action against Portland Public Schools, Warren and her organization must find new ways to keep pushing for discipline reform and seek justice for students of color.

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