May, 2014

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UPDATE: Commissioner Smith’s amendment passed! 1million dollars is added to the budget. Way to go Commissioner Smith!  First and Foremost, Congratulations to Commissioner Loretta Smith…

my walk has never been average

When was the last time you drove down the street and saw a Black, woman construction worker? When was the last time you drove down…

Kenneth Acker

For those of you who follow us on Facebook this may seem a bit redundant. But, CONGRATULATIONS  to Portland’s Kenneth Acker! Kenneth is a former…

chris

These situations are hard. You have an ex-cop, a former wife and a trail of accusations. Recently, Chris Warren was found guilty of Welfare fraud…

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For the past 20+ years, Professor James S. Harrison has been one of the most influential people in Portland. Yet, unless you know him, you’ve probably…

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Note: A few things have changed since we interviewed Hannah Eko. (Ya’ll gotta remember, we’ve been working on BeautifulBlackPortland.com since 2011. We finally launched March…

first friday

Finally, Portland has a First Friday event of its own and you have Omarr Johnson to thank. It goes down every First Friday of the…