06-23-2017  5:12 pm      •     
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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

On Monday, Feb. 28, the Lifesavas and the Thermals will be performing a FREE show at Oaks Parks Skating Rink. But there's a catch. There's always a catch.

You have to have a wristband to get in. Google Hotpot – the show's sponsor – is giving them out around town and will be revealing those locations on their twitter feed -- @HotpotPDX.

If you aren't able to make Monday's performance, Rev. Shines of the Lifesavas will be spinning some of his best on Thursday, March 3 at the Someday Lounge.

Shines and crew are celebrating 3 years of The Fix, the free weekly hip hop showcase of some of the best hip hop of Portland and the nation. This Thursday, Rev. Shines will be joined by DJ Kez and Dundiggy.

Show starts at 9 p.m. on March 3. 21 and up.

The Fix has been a weekly gathering of artists that have included M64, Ragen Fykes, Matt Nelkin, DJ IZM, DJ Nature, DJ Mello Cee, DJ Beyonda, Rich Medina, Bobbito, Spindarella, Count Bass D, Mad Professor, Large Professor, Diamond D, Crazy Legs, Jake One, Spinna, Shafiq Exile & DJ Day, Dam Funk, Crown City Rockers, Shawn Jackson, Giant Panda, Vitamin D, Mick Boogie, ?uestlove, & many more

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