12-17-2017  10:45 pm      •     
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The Community Coalition for Contracts and Jobs will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, at CAMP, 722, 18th…

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Mayor Tom Potter has named a diverse group of 25 community members to sit on the city's first…

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It's all here: seminal local history in "Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz…


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Thirty-year-old Nikki Chase, the only Black professor in Harvard's economics department, has…


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WASHINGTON—The Republican-controlled Senate will begin hearings Jan. 9 on Judge Samuel Alito's appointment to the Supreme Court, spurning President Bush's call for a final confirmation vote before year's end.
"It simply wasn't possible to accommodate the schedule that the White House wanted," Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said late Thursday.

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As part of its commitment to engaging young people through arts participation, Intiman Theatre…


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Editorial: The Last Word

In a panel discussion at the Summer Television Critics Association tour this past summer, Aaron McGruder, creator of the popular comic strip, Boondocks, defiantly told the audience that he'll use the N-word as much as he pleases in episodes of the series on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. If folks don't like it, then they'll just have to get over it. After all, everyone uses it.

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Baionne Williams was one of the models who participated in the Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show, held Nov. 6 at the Royal Esquire Club. The show highlighted clothes, jewelry and hairstyles by local designers.


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Editorial: Civil Rights

Last week a young man whom I met in a church in Florida several years ago came to mind. He had his…


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PARIS—In one case, the catalyst was Hurricane Katrina; in the other, a freak electrocution accident in a Paris suburb.

What followed — drownings and dislocation in the United States, riots across France — has forced each nation to confront problems of racism and poverty that are deeply entrenched but usually ignored.


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