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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…

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

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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,…

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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.”…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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