06-24-2017  8:40 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT





Portland Center Stage's 'The Mountaintop:' Actor Rodney Hicks on Martin Luther King, the Man
'We have to remember that night in history, that night before his assassination, and everything leading up to it' … For all the information click here






Mychal Tetteh is the New CEO of Portlands Community Cycling Center
Tetteh leads the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Portland for African Americans … To read the whole story click here






Cascade Campus Says Goodbye to President Algie Gatewood
Gatewood leaves a legacy that will help thousands of students for years to come … To check it out click here






Come Celebrate Sustainable African Food Practices at the Portland Roots Festival
First annual festival will feature nationally recognized agriculture movement figure Will Allen … To read all about it click here




 
                    




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