BBP Staff

BBP Staff

veggies everywhere

Summer ain’t here yet but it is fast on it’s way! Beautiful Black LOVES the foods of summer. The salads, fruits, neat summery recipes… Sigh, we just…

adrian adel

Adrian Adel is dope! She’s one of the most prolific photographers in Portland and she does it all. She’s an image stylist and creates outstanding…

David-Walker

David Walker is one of those people you can’t help but wonder what he was like as a child. There are a few things I…

Grooving High Steppers

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Chicago Steppin’. I warn you, this is much more than just a mere dance. Chicago steppin’ is an invitation. It…

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Portland Black Pride is poppin’! As an affiliate of other Pride organizations across the country and internationally, Portland’s Black Pride, PBP, celebrates the achievements of…

janice Scroggins

The word is spreading through Portland like flesh eating locusts with devastating effect, Ms. Janice Scroggins has given up the ghost leaving mourners grieving the…

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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…

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Jerry Mcgill lives in Portland, now. But he remembers what life was like as a 13 year old boy growing up in New York. One New Year’s eve night,…

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Quite arguably, Trina McCray very well could be the best hairdresser in the City of Portland, can we say that? Trina’s skills stand out from…

Sekai and Lauren

If you missed Portland’s first August Wilson Monologue Competition, you missed one of the greatest performances I’ve seen in Portland in a long time. A…

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Who would think a Butterfly could do so much? Afterall, she’s a social change activist, motivational speaker, spoken word artist and an event host/promoter. She…

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 MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY We partnered with THE AMAZING Jewelry Designer Jamila Clarke for this one. Jamila is crafting a custom piece as a part of…

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