On Monday morning, the Urban League of Portland releases its report on the state of black Oregon. This is the first time the organization has compiled a comprehensive assessment of the local African American community in 17 years. The report features personal stories as well as statistics. And it makes police recommendations in the areas of education, economic development, housing, health and criminal justice among others. The Urban League turned to professors, business owners, elders and civic leaders for their take on how African Americans are doing in the state as well as in their local communities. Tune in Monday to find out what they said.
Are you part of the black community? Did you move here from another state or another country? How does Oregon compare to other places you have lived? Regardless of your race or where you come from, how do you assess the state of black Oregon?
- Marcus Mundy: President and CEO of the Urban League of Portland
- Henry Luvert: President of Eugene NAACP
- Karifa Koroma: Vice President of Africa House
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017