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Chescaleigh, the YouTube sensation behind "Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls" will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark.

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Portland education nonprofit Self Enhancement Inc. held its signature event, Soul of the City, Feb 22. The annual event included a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, a fundraising auction, awards and an after party.

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Roosevelt High School students’ seminal Black history project focusing on Portland’s own civil rights icons – our local ‘Freedom Riders’ --  is on display at the Oregon Historical Society’s free family day this weekend

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Celebrate Oregon's 155th birthday in style at a birthday party with Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale on Friday, Feb. 14 at noon in the Oregon History Museum,1200 SW Park Ave.

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Throughout the month of February, EMPMuseum is partnering with local community organizations to celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of African-American artists, filmmakers, musicians, and authors.

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Watch the classic Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary, “Local Color,” free of charge at Legacy Health, Feb. 13 and 18

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Join photographer Intisar Abioto, creator of The Black Portlanders blog, Saturday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. as she marks the one-year anniversary of her effort by launching an Indiegogo campaign to branch out into even more avenues.

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Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has released a state audit that finds Oregon’s disaster plans may be hampered by planning and organizational failures at the Office of Emergency Management. 

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Oregon's troubled health exchange says insurance agents and community partners might soon be able to enroll Oregonians in coverage in one sitting. 

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Seattle Workshops will help community builders bid for funds. 

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