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Commissioner Loretta Smith knows the definition of underdog, she used to be one. In 2010, Commissioner Smith was given a mere 7% chance of winning…

Zine   /rhymes with mean/ : A small, noncommercial, independent, handmade or internet publication typically with focused content dedicated to a specific topic, issue or opinion.

Beenie Man Cometh! Monday April 7th, 2014 beginning at 8pm at the TAO Event Center, 631 NE Grand Ave. Get tickets at The Caribbean Spice Market,…

On October 6th, 2009 the subject line on the listservs of The Oregon Assembly of Black Affairs and GetInvolvedWithJeffSchools read, “Black Student in Serious Need.”…

When you hear the words “Urban Model” what comes to mind? For many, the term is associated with negative and demeaning connotations. I wonder why?…

Yep. He’s gay. Nah. He ain’t transgendered. Eh. He don’t care if you refer to him as he or she. It don’t matter. The self…

Looking at this picture you would think she’s a star. A rock star? Fashion star? Maybe even a movie star? She is a star but…

At different times and varied reasons four Portlanders decide to pack their bags, move to New York and have yet to look back. They are…

Cher’e Nichole is a triple threat — beautiful, smart, and a direct descendant of the Brame legacy. During the 1940’s, Cher’e’s grandfather, the late Herman…

Honestly? I don’t know where to start. Rupert Kinnard makes you question your purpose and what exactly it is you’re doing with your life because…

She’s like a plate of your favorite home-cooked meal, served pipin’ hot — good, satisfying and leaves you anticipating more. And when she steps on…

Back in the day, a group of young men descended on Portland and took the Hip Hop radio scene ova! It was the late 90’s…

Jamila Clarke is an accomplished jewelry designer, incredible photographer and a punk! A steampunk. Like most people, you probably aren’t familiar with steampunk, despite its…

Lupe Fiasco visited Portland to promote his latest album Tetsou and Youth. For this project he returns to his ratchet roots, his words not mine,…

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