06-26-2017  6:52 am      •     
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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

The public is invited to an informational community meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cerimon House, 5131 NE 23rd Ave., to talk about the Alberta Main Street’s storytelling project.

The Alberta Main Street organization is seeking stories about the history of the African American community to document the history of the neighborhood through storytelling and the creation of public art, including historic place markers. Stories will be accepted through Dec. 31 and storytellers will receive a $500 stipend and will be invited to consult with the artists selected to design and install the markers.

Organizers are particularly interested in stories from current or former King, Vernon, Sabin or Concordia residents whose lives and families have been impacted by social and economic changes to the area – or stories about historically significant events that have impacted Alberta or stories that recollect a personally significant event or experience in the neighborhood.

The second phase of the project will focus on the creation of the markers, and Alberta Main Street plans to issue a request for proposals in February.

For more information or to RSVP for Tuesday’s meeting, visit www.albertamainst.org.

Oregon Lottery PM Home
Calendar
Carpentry Professionals

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

The Skanner Photo Archives