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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…

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…

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,…

collage

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…

Charlie Murphy

The beautiful and historic Aladdin Theater nestled in Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood will never be the same. The semi-packed Aladdin welcomed Charlie Murphy on a recent…

T2 on display in NBA Playoffs

The Portland Trailblazers aren’t the only thing you should be paying attention to in the NBA playoffs. Portland’s own T-N-T is bringing major heat! Terrence…

Sharon Maxwell 2

Sharon Maxwell has nerve! Nobody told her to cast a line into the river of Portland politics in an uphill stream attempt of hooking the Big Fish (incumbent Nick…

bruce broussard

This dude here has a bird’s eye view into Portland’s political scene and issues. How? For the past several years as host of Oregon Voter’s…

Kelvin Hall

Depending on the circle you’re in, Kelvin Hall is either well known or not known at all. Of the four candidates running for Multnomah County…

Teressa Raiford

Compared to her opponents, Teressa Raiford has two things going for her, she has one of the most recognized names and she knows first hand…

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