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Janelle Monae and Jidenna Lead Rally Against Violence at Dawson Park

The two stars are helping call attention to brutality across the nation as the embark on free tour… Read more about it


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New Projects on MLK

Mayor, PDC announce plans to develop properties they say will enhance the neighborhood without displacing residents… Read the whole story


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Ferguson Municipal Judge Announces Sweeping Changes

Many old arrest warrants withdrawn, plus defendants get new court dates and payment options… Read all about it


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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, died early Wednesday… Read more


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Library Offers African American Genealogy Class

The North Portland Library is holding a free class on African-American Genealogy this Saturday, Aug. 29… Find out more


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The Legacy of Julian Bond

Benjamin Chavis remembers and celebrates the life of Julian Bond… Read more about it


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Gov. Jay Inslee Pays Tribute to Lost 'Hero' Firefighters

The blazes have "burned a big hole in our state's heart," Gov. Jay Inslee lamented Thursday, describing the outbreak as an "unprecedented cataclysm."… Read the whole story


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France Honors Brit and Three Americans who Took on Train Gunman

The president of France pinned his country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they "gave a lesson in courage" by subduing a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris … Read all about it


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Family Seeks Justice for Jonathan Ferrell after Mistrial

Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, Jonathan Ferrell an unarmed black motorist… Find out more


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Yoga, Fitness, Tai Chi: Could Wellness be your Work?

Black entrepreneurs are forming businesses across the country that focus on wellness that can combat inherit heath concerns… Get the details


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Woman Challenges Portland to Support Black Restaurants

Inspired by Black Lives Matter movement nationwide… Read more about it


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Economists Make Case for $15 Minimum Wage in Oregon

Advocates say minimum wage hit peak value in 1968… Read the whole story


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Seniors Can Now Age in 'Villages'

Virtual villages will ensure aging people can stay home with support… Read all about it


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Kam Williams Reviews Movies Opening August 21, 2015

Kam reviews American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, After Words, Grandma and more… Read reviews and watch trailers


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Portland Renters Assembly to Hold Two Events This Week

Assembly and march to take place Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 respectively… Read more


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Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Dies at 75

Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved … Read all about it


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Mayor Hales, Commissioner Saltzman to Announce Northeast Portland Projects

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Dan Saltzman, the Portland Housing Bureau, Portland Development Commission, and members of the Northeast Portland community will announce new developments in the City’s plans for Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard … Read more about it


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Police Seek Information in Rocky Butte Shooting Saturday

A shooting at the top of Rocky Butte in Northeast Portland brought police from North and East precincts, police with dogs and the Gang Enforcement Team to the scene, at 2:01 am Saturday Aug. 15, 2015 … Read the whole story


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PPS Considers New Design at Roosevelt

The Portland Public School Board passed a resolution authorizing the study of an alternate design for the remodel. The resolution will assess the feasibility of turning an existing 1970s shop building into a modern technology education “makerspace.”… Find out more


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Portland Prime Holds Fourth Annual Shoe and Steak Giveaway

This year again, the goal is to bring smiles to 500–1000 children’s faces as they prepare to go back to school. Each child will have their feet washed if they choose, receive a pair of new shoes and get a backpack with school supplies … Read more


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GOP Hopefuls Join Basque Fry Barbecue on Nevada Ranch

Four Republican presidential candidates rallied hundreds of voters at a Basque-themed barbecue in Nevada on Saturday, a sign the state is coming into its own as a relatively new hotspot for campaigns … Read the story


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Safeway Closes in East County

Gresham official says closure worsens Rockwood's food desert… Read more about it


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Activists Take to the Street After Arraignment

Teressa Raiford and Diane Chavez were arrested at a Sunday protest on the anniversary of Mike Brown's death… Read the whole story


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Cascadia Raising Funds to Expand Garlington Center

The agency plans to turn the center into a mixed use building with a wellness center and affordable housing… Read all about it


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Guest Opinion: Voting Rights Act – 50 Years Young

By Representative Lew Frederick… Read more


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