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NEWS BRIEFS

Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

One App Oregon will reduce barriers to accessing affordable housing for the city's renters ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

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Photos and Video From Portland 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Fiery "Wake Up" speech from Tony Funchess, of Portland NAACP… To read the whole story click here




PHOTOS: Hood to Coast 2013
Photos from the finish line of the 2013 Hood to Coast relay … To read all about it click here




OBITUARY: George Rankins, War Hero and Community Volunteer 1926-2013
Rankins was Mr. Urban League of Portland during the 1970s and 80s … For all the information click here




Where Do We Go From Here? By Marian Wright-Edelman
While we love to celebrate Dr. King's dream and great oratorical skills, we ignore his fears and repeated warnings about America's misguided priorities and values… To check it out click here




         



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