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The Wake of Vanport
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'The First Lady's lineage as a most-intriguing, multiracial mosaic'

The nation owes a debt of gratitude to Rachel L. Swarns, a reporter for the New York Times since 1995, for donning her investigative journalist cap to dig into Michelle Robinson Obama's past.


An impressive history lesson and compendium of fascinating information

Since the Harlem Renaissance, New York has been considered the unofficial capital of black America. However, that designation might be undeserving when one reflects upon Chicago's considerable contributions not only culturally, but socially and politically. 


Many in the community mourn the loss of African-American hub

Reflections/Talking Drum has served as a Black hub and meeting place for a variety of community members in Northeast Portland. Neighbors, community organizers and politicians alike have come to embrace the store as the place of choice to gather and exchange the news of the day.

A meaningful memoir by an introspective soul who has arrived at a peaceful place where he's perfectly comfortable in his own skin

Actor/artist/author Clay Rivers has certainly held a variety of jobs over the course of his career: graphic designer, teddy bear in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Donald Duck at Disney World, and bit roles on such TV series as "Charmed" and in movies like "She's All That."


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