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‘We should have our amputated body parts back. That’s the way it was before Oregon law, those are our traditions and cus...
08/24/2023

‘We should have our amputated body parts back. That’s the way it was before Oregon law, those are our traditions and customs,’

‘We should have our amputated body parts back. That’s the way it was before Oregon law, those are our traditions...

Urban League of Portland brought legislators and community members together virtually to share victories and unfinished ...
08/24/2023

Urban League of Portland brought legislators and community members together virtually to share victories and unfinished business from this year’s last legislative session

Urban League of Portland brought legislators and community members together virtually to share victories and unfinished business from this year’s...

Erica Loewe’s role as a public servant is deeply rooted in her passion for advancing the interests of Black Americans, e...
08/24/2023

Erica Loewe’s role as a public servant is deeply rooted in her passion for advancing the interests of Black Americans, ensuring their connection to the highest echelons of power in what’s famously known as “The People’s House.”

Erica Loewe’s role as a public servant is deeply rooted in her passion for advancing the interests of Black Americans,...

Today's Breaking News - KidzOutside Festival, Urban League, BIPOC Leaders, Oregon Black Pioneers Celebration and more
08/24/2023

Today's Breaking News - KidzOutside Festival, Urban League, BIPOC Leaders, Oregon Black Pioneers Celebration and more

KidzOutside Festival, Urban League, BIPOC Leaders, Oregon Black Pioneers Celebration and more

The theme for the event is “Shining a Light on Oregon’s Black History,” in recognition of the programming for which Oreg...
08/23/2023

The theme for the event is “Shining a Light on Oregon’s Black History,” in recognition of the programming for which Oregon Black Pioneers’ is best known

The theme for the event is “Shining a Light on Oregon’s Black History,” in recognition of the programming for which...

Through focus groups, Oregon Futures Lab gained a deeper understanding of the realities of public service for BIPOC elec...
08/23/2023

Through focus groups, Oregon Futures Lab gained a deeper understanding of the realities of public service for BIPOC elected officials

The issues today appear eerily similar to the issues in 1963. The undercurrent of it all is that Black people are still ...
08/23/2023

The issues today appear eerily similar to the issues in 1963. The undercurrent of it all is that Black people are still the economically poorest in American society

The issues today appear eerily similar to the issues in 1963. The undercurrent of it all is that Black people...

Can a festival revive a forgotten park? The organizers of the second annual KidzOutside Festival think so
08/23/2023

Can a festival revive a forgotten park? The organizers of the second annual KidzOutside Festival think so

Can a festival revive a forgotten park? The organizers of the second annual KidzOutside Festival think so.

More than 80% of U.S. nursing homes reported staffing shortages in early 2023. SciLine interviewed Dr. Jasmine Travers h...
08/22/2023

More than 80% of U.S. nursing homes reported staffing shortages in early 2023. SciLine interviewed Dr. Jasmine Travers how the shortage affects health care for nursing home residents

More than 80% of U.S. nursing homes reported staffing shortages in early 2023. SciLine interviewed Dr. Jasmine Travers how the...

There are many reasons why all trials aren’t televised, spanning the history of case law, congressional legislation, emp...
08/22/2023

There are many reasons why all trials aren’t televised, spanning the history of case law, congressional legislation, empirical research, high-profile “circus” trials and, in some cases, fear

There are many reasons why all trials aren’t televised, spanning the history of case law, congressional legislation, empirical research, high-profile...

The legislation would gradually increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $17 an hour by 2028
08/22/2023

The legislation would gradually increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $17 an hour by 2028

The legislation would gradually increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $17 an hour by 2028.

Online gaming communities could be a vital lifeline for young men struggling silently with mental health issues
08/22/2023

Online gaming communities could be a vital lifeline for young men struggling silently with mental health issues

Today's News Roundup, August 21, 2023 ⛅ Building a stronger Arts ecosystem, first GOP presidential debate, First mother-...
08/21/2023

Today's News Roundup, August 21, 2023 ⛅ Building a stronger Arts ecosystem, first GOP presidential debate, First mother-daughter duo to go to space and more -

Building a stronger Arts ecosystem, first GOP presidential debate, First mother-daughter duo to go to space and more

Statement from Commissioner Dan Ryan on the relationship between the city and the Regional Arts and Culture Council
08/21/2023

Statement from Commissioner Dan Ryan on the relationship between the city and the Regional Arts and Culture Council

When Republican candidates for president gather for their first debate Wednesday in Milwaukee, the spotlight will not on...
08/21/2023

When Republican candidates for president gather for their first debate Wednesday in Milwaukee, the spotlight will not only be on them, but Wisconsin’s role as one of a shrinking handful of genuine battleground states

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Republican candidates for president gather for their first debate Wednesday in Milwaukee, the spotlight will...

Keisha Schahaff randomly entered her and her daughter’s name to win a free trip to space and surprisingly, out of the 16...
08/21/2023

Keisha Schahaff randomly entered her and her daughter’s name to win a free trip to space and surprisingly, out of the 165,000 other names, Schahaff and Mayers were chosen

We know Mae Jemision is proud! 46-year-old health coach Keisha Schahaff was traveling from Antigua to London to rectify a visa situation for her 18-year-old daughter Anastatia Mayers when she ran across a random advertisement promoting space travel, The Independent reports. She randomly entered her....

The concept of treating people in the criminal justice system holistically is not new in Indian Country, but there are n...
08/21/2023

The concept of treating people in the criminal justice system holistically is not new in Indian Country, but there are new programs coming on board as well as expanded approaches. About one-third of the roughly 320 tribal court systems across the country have aspects of this healing and wellness approach, according to the National American Indian Court Judges Association.

The National American Indian Court Judges Association says about one-third of the U.S.’s roughly 320 tribal court systems have healing...

Typical Black family has 1/8 the wealth held by whites, says new research
08/18/2023

Typical Black family has 1/8 the wealth held by whites, says new research

Daily high temperatures on Monday broke records with readings from 103 degrees (39.4 C) to 110 (43.3 C) in additional ci...
08/18/2023

Daily high temperatures on Monday broke records with readings from 103 degrees (39.4 C) to 110 (43.3 C) in additional cities in Oregon — including Eugene, Salem, Troutdale, Hillsboro — and in Vancouver, Washington

Daily high temperatures on Monday broke records with readings from 103 degrees (39.4 C) to 110 (43.3 C) in additional...

The report exposes that in 2021, African Americans earn 62 cents to every dollar earned by white families
08/18/2023

The report exposes that in 2021, African Americans earn 62 cents to every dollar earned by white families

The report exposes that in 2021, African Americans earn 62 cents to every dollar earned by white families.

A central Florida art museum which was raided last year by the FBI over an exhibit of what turned out to be forged Jean-...
08/18/2023

A central Florida art museum which was raided last year by the FBI over an exhibit of what turned out to be forged Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings has sued its former executive director and others, claiming they were part of the scheme

A central Florida art museum which was raided last year by the FBI over an exhibit of what turned out...

Tipping has gotten more complicated – and awkward – in North America
08/18/2023

Tipping has gotten more complicated – and awkward – in North America

Tipping has gotten more complicated – and awkward – in North America.

The concept of Freedom Schools dates back to the Civil Rights Movement. Back then, they were used to educate masses abou...
08/17/2023

The concept of Freedom Schools dates back to the Civil Rights Movement. Back then, they were used to educate masses about voting rights, racial terror and what they can do to get involved politically

The concept of Freedom Schools dates back to the Civil Rights Movement. Back then, they were used to educate masses...

🗞️ Today's Breaking News - OHS Celebrates Black Loggers, Albina Arts Center New Owners, the Black Vote and more
08/17/2023

🗞️ Today's Breaking News - OHS Celebrates Black Loggers, Albina Arts Center New Owners, the Black Vote and more

OHS Celebrates Black Loggers, Albina Arts Center New Owners, the Black Vote and more

As a result of the Black vote, America has experienced unprecedented recovery economically, in healthcare, and employmen...
08/17/2023

As a result of the Black vote, America has experienced unprecedented recovery economically, in healthcare, and employment and in its international status

As a result of the Black vote, America has experienced unprecedented recovery economically, in healthcare, and employment and in its...

ARRAY Crew was created as a way to diversify film and television productions, connecting underrepresented workers with e...
08/17/2023

ARRAY Crew was created as a way to diversify film and television productions, connecting underrepresented workers with entertainment hunchos looking to hire

ARRAY Crew was created as a way to diversify film and television productions, connecting underrepresented workers with entertainment hunchos looking...

A 10-year-old from Oakland, went to a traditional Jewish summer camp last year and said he was bullied by some campers f...
08/16/2023

A 10-year-old from Oakland, went to a traditional Jewish summer camp last year and said he was bullied by some campers for being Black. “There were no kids of color there,” he said, “Some kids kept saying that you can’t be both Black and Jewish

A 10-year-old from Oakland, went to a traditional Jewish summer camp last year and said he was bullied by some...

Artists Repertory Theatre has made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend production of our 2023-24 season as p...
08/16/2023

Artists Repertory Theatre has made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend production of our 2023-24 season as planned

Artists Repertory Theatre (ART) has made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend production of our 2023-24 season as planned.

The Centennial Gala will be held Sept. 7 at Oregon Historical Society
08/16/2023

The Centennial Gala will be held Sept. 7 at Oregon Historical Society

Though Black women share the same responsibility as their white counterparts, many of their attempts to eliminate percei...
08/15/2023

Though Black women share the same responsibility as their white counterparts, many of their attempts to eliminate perceived structural racism and establish criminal justice reforms are often at odds with traditional tough-on-crime policies

Though Black women share the same responsibility as their white counterparts, many of their attempts to eliminate perceived structural racism...

The organization’s focus is to advocate, educate and connect African American businesses to available resources. During ...
08/15/2023

The organization’s focus is to advocate, educate and connect African American businesses to available resources. During National Black Business Month, the chamber will launch on Aug. 20, 11 a.m. at Hotel Interurban with keynote speaker Frank Boykin

The organization’s focus is to advocate, educate and connect African American businesses to available resources. During National Black Business Month,...

The Albina Arts Center Selection Committee and Oregon Community Foundation announced today the new owner and steward of ...
08/15/2023

The Albina Arts Center Selection Committee and Oregon Community Foundation announced today the new owner and steward of the Albina Arts Center in Portland. Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc. and Rosemary Anderson High School (POIC+RAHS) will assume ownership September 1, and form a partnership with PassinArt: A Theatre Company to serve as the lead artistic program partner. The unique collaboration will ensure artistic leadership and realize the community’s vision for centering and growing Black artistic talent.


Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival

Dozens of Black community, business and arts leaders Reveal future vision for Albina Arts Center

This year’s theme is “Believe in Portland” to inspire everyday Portlanders to come together to believe in the greatness ...
08/15/2023

This year’s theme is “Believe in Portland” to inspire everyday Portlanders to come together to believe in the greatness of the city

This year’s theme is “Believe in Portland” to inspire everyday Portlanders to come together to believe in the greatness of...

The indictment details dozens of acts by Trump and his allies to undo his defeat in the battleground state
08/15/2023

The indictment details dozens of acts by Trump and his allies to undo his defeat in the battleground state

The indictment details dozens of acts by Trump and his allies to undo his defeat in the battleground state.

The clamor for these lands is so feverish that even people with clear titles remain vulnerable. James calls it “the next...
08/14/2023

The clamor for these lands is so feverish that even people with clear titles remain vulnerable. James calls it “the next frontier in preserving African American property.”

The clamor for these lands is so feverish that even people with clear titles remain vulnerable. James calls it “the...

They’re making sure move-in day is the least of these students’ worries!
08/14/2023

They’re making sure move-in day is the least of these students’ worries!

Efforts have been underway to restore Mokuʻula in Lahaina and revitalize its history as a Native Hawaiian sacred place. ...
08/11/2023

Efforts have been underway to restore Mokuʻula in Lahaina and revitalize its history as a Native Hawaiian sacred place. These efforts, however, will be dramatically impacted by the devastation of the fire

Efforts have been underway to restore Mokuʻula in Lahaina and revitalize its history as a Native Hawaiian sacred place. These...

The program gives scholarships to students in the creative and arts sector at five HBCUs including Lincoln University, N...
08/11/2023

The program gives scholarships to students in the creative and arts sector at five HBCUs including Lincoln University, Norfolk State University, Bennett College, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Central State University

The scholarship gives scholarships to students in the creative and arts sector at five HBCUs including Lincoln University, Norfolk State...

Intisar Abioto curates a show of 67 influential Black artists, to open in September
08/10/2023

Intisar Abioto curates a show of 67 influential Black artists, to open in September

Intisar Abioto curates a show of 67 influential Black artists, to open in September.

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Portland NAACP 1120 Branch, Stephen Green, and the Coalition of Communities of Color all endorse a YES on Measure 26-228! Sharing in an op-ed on The Skanner News Group, they remind Portlanders, "Measure 26-228 is the comprehensive change that our communities need – not just a long-overdue scrapping of our commission form of government, but an elections system that promises to give every community a fair shot."

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