10-28-2016  2:47 pm      •     


She was passionate about making a difference in her community




Eugene Jackson, longtime African American community activist, minority business advocate, educator, small businessman and local cattle rancher passed away earlier this year.  He was 82.



If you really knew or appreciated Peter and want to honor him, do as he so loved to do, and perform one completely unexpected, outrageous and lovely act in front of people you do not necessarily know, in order to lift at least one person out of their focus on mundane concerns by drawing their attention to the wide array of alternative and beautiful possibilities that are always available around us if only we take the time to stop and look.



   Floyd Adams, Jr., 1945-2014 was known as “The People’s Mayor.” 



Grandpa Sualee Cha did so much. And so well. Let me tell you what it meant, and what it still means to us. To America.



Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 4009 N Missouri Ave.


James W. Britt III, Jan. 8, 1963-Oct. 1, 2013 

Britt was a tender, smart, wise, funny, and it might be true the he made the best ribs in six counties

James will be remembered as the soft spoken, hard-headed criminal defense attorney who treated everyone from janitors to judges with the same respect and wry humor and oh, he smiled!



Garrison estimated that he delivered more than 6,000 babies in his career

Dr. James M. Garrison Jr.Dr. James M. Garrison, Jr., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.  A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.



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A local resident beloved by many, Afifa Ahmed-Shafi's sudden death last month from natural causes at age 35 was heartbreaking.
Ahmed-Shafi's funeral was held July 31 in Richland, WA., where her family lives and where she grew up.
Now her Portland-area family, friends and colleagues can gather together and celebrate her life with a potluck, photos and remembrances Saturday, Sept. 14


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