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Black History Month is being celebrated by the Multnomah County Department of Human Services with…


BEAVERTON—This February, as part of Black History Month, Nike is celebrating the accomplishments, heritage and history of Negro Leagues Baseball with its new Untold Truth Collection. The new line of urban sportswear showcases six legendary teams of the Negro Baseball Leagues: Chicago American Giants, Kansas City Monarchs, NewYorkCubans, HomesteadGrays, Memphis Red Sox and Philadelphia Stars.


HOUSTON--Black leaders who gathered Saturday to discuss issues affecting the community said Hurricane Katrina is forcing a much-needed dialogue on poverty in the United States.


"Lovebirds" Nathan J. and Lois Jackson — who have been married 58 years —…


PGE, NW Natural both offer aid for families struggling in winter

With a new wave of cold weather upon us, a less-than-robust economy and higher energy prices than we've seen in recent years, many Oregonians are wondering how they'll be able to afford to keep their homes warm until spring finally arrives.

Fortunately, whether you heat your home with electricity or natural gas, options exist to help you make ends meet during the remainder of the long winter. Both Portland General Electric and NW Natural have programs in place to assist low-income residents in paying their heating bills.

PGE, the electric utility that services most of greater Portland and several outlying communities, has an ongoing partnership with Oregon HEAT, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to lower-income households during the winter months. Oregon HEAT, in turn, partners with an assortment of community service agencies to distribute its funds.


"Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.

These are the poignant words of Carter G. Woodson, who founded Negro History Week in 1926. Woodson created an additional bit of Black history in his own right -- he entered high school at the age of 20, graduated in two years and went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.


Company's outreach will target women-, minority-owned firms

Kaiser Permanente is launching an outreach and mentoring program to help minority contractors…


New group aims to protect all Oregonians from discrimination

SALEM— Gov. Ted Kulongoski has signed an executive order establishing the state's first…


Community members interested in combating hunger are invited to join Ecumenical Ministries of…


SALEM—Gov. Ted Kulongoski has launched a summer internship program for underrepresented…


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