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NEWS BRIEFS

PAM Presents African American Portraits

Exhibit demonstrates diversity of the African American experience, late 1800s to 1990s ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update

Construction continues on a project repairing more than three miles of public sewer pipes ...

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

Students Reach New Heights

Two rising sophomores attend aviation camp in Vancouver, Wash. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

EDITORIAL: It’s Time to Sunset the 48-Hour Rule

This week Mayor Ted Wheeler will ask Portland City Commissioners to end the hated 48-hour rule ...

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism

Lauren Victoria Burke reports on a series of domestic terrorist attacks across the U.S ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Sharon Gary-Smith

Sharon Gary-Smith announced Monday that in late 2016 she will be transitioning away from her position as MRG Foundation’s executive director.

“I’ve been humbled to lead great work, to continue to walk our legacy, and to promote the values and principles that have guided our foundation for the last 40 years,” Gary-Smith wrote in an email sent to MRG supporters and also posted to its website. “I envision the next 40 years of MRG will be just as strong and I look forward to continuing to champion the work as a supporter and friend.”

Gary-Smith is a native Oregonian with a two-decade career advocating locally and nationally for racial and economic justice. MRG Foundation was founded in 1976 and is a major funder of social justice organizations in Oregon, with grantees including Portland Jobs with Justice, the African Women’s Coalition, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and PFLAG Portland Black Chapter. 

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